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September Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: “Evening in the Cat Book Library”

Even though I sketched this in February, it is so autumnal and seasonal with all those muted earth tones along with bright leaf colors—and it has BOOKS! Just right for going back to school, or back to work after vacation, or just getting back to things after all the summer

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Daily Sketch Reprise: The Twist, 2014

Mewsette twists this way and that in the fervor of her bath. She knows she is modeling. Something interesting I’ve noticed about my sketches—they have grown larger over time. I started out with tiny sketches, some only 2″ x 4″, on 8″ x 10″ paper, now I fill up all

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Daily Sketch Reprise: Undecided, 2012

Someone was undecided in this sketch, and someone was undecided about it. Bean and Mimi happily bathe each others’ faces after dinner, but Mr. Sunshine just couldn’t decide whether to wash his face, sit down and wash you-know-where, try to be a part of the bathing party next to him

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Rescue Story: The August Kitten

In the middle of the night during a July thunderstorm many years ago a couple awoke to hear what sounded like a baby crying outside, and noticed their two cats Percy and Ebi on the windowsill intently watching something. They knew it had to be a cat, but on investigation

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Daily Sketch Reprise: Love Cats, 2012

Mewsette and Mr. Sunshine were bathing each other on my chair (yet more chair stealing today), and I sketched around, holding my place with my pencils until I caught the moment when, as Mewsette washed her brother’s face, he slipped his paws around her shoulders. That’s sweet enough, but when

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Daily Sketch Reprise: The Big Bath, 2013

Jelly Bean organizes himself for a really big bath on my unfolded shirt on my worktable, stretching himself into a bigger split than I’ve ever accomplished since I was about six years old. So much for that unwrinkled shirt. Love the toes all spread. Drawn in charcoal. Click here to

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Daily Sketch Reprise: Emeraude, 2013

Yes, it’s Emeraude’s debut as a daily sketch! She loves to sit on the windowsill, but today it was something special, gentle dapples, lots of green, and that lovely curve of her head and her back and her tail. She has the same mahogany tones in her fur as Mimi

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Featured Artwork: “Find the Kitty in This Picture”, 1988

I’m going way back to my beginnings with this painting/sketch. It predates all of my pastels, but is actually my first work in color, when I decided to move from pencil to try to interpret some of the lovely colors I saw in the world around me, and especially in

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Daily Sketch Reprise: On the Chair, 2013

Why I chose such an awkward angle I’ll never know, perhaps I just wanted a challenge, but I was totally taken by the simplicity of color and shape watching Mewsette settle down on the chair that was pushed under the table. There are other colors in the scene of course,

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Hand-printed “Tabbies” Summer Notecards

These cards must be purr-fect because Mewsette supervises the printing! In this case it’s my block-printed “Tabbies” notecards. Bright-colored card stock and bright-colored inks, I’ve been having fun experimenting with the “Tabbies” series in different styles and colors. The names of the designs, from top right in the above photo,

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