Daily Sketch: Cat-eating Bag

ink sketch of cat in bag
“Cat-eating Bag”, ink, 5″ x 5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

That nasty bag is devouring my cats again, the same one that tried to swallow Mimi whole last week. Mr. Sunshine got out safely, but not before I sketched him. It was another case of pulling artwork out of the bag  to put away and leaving it standing in place there was immediately a cat in it, as if the cat had been under the art. He crouched in the bag, being secretive, but I knew he’d make an appearance. I sketched the bag first and waited for him to appear and chose a rather desperate-looking pose.

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What was I sketching last year?

Pink and Green Cats, 2013

pastel sketch of two cats
“Pink and Green Cats”, pastel, 4.5″ x 4.5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Just needed a bit of color today. Mewsette and Giuseppe were curled in tight balls and sleeping tucked up close together, Mewsette’s chin on his hip and his paw over his face.

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What was I sketching last year?

Two Green Cats, 2012

Colored pencil sketch of two cats
Two Green Cats, colored pencil © B.E. Kazmarski

Giuseppe is dark green, Jelly Bean is light green; I added the cranberry outlines for greater definition.

Bean is crouching just a bit as if he’s ready to lie down and curl up, but he really is significantly shorter than Giuseppe. Both are dozing under the kitty keep-warm lamps on my desk. Too bad for me if I need the light, quickly absorbed by two black cats.


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4 thoughts on “Daily Sketch: Cat-eating Bag

  • March 27, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Cute..I have one here who loves to nap in a paper grocery bag..

    • March 27, 2014 at 11:03 am

      Here, any container will do, Bluemoonalone! Even if it’s already got my stuff in it!

  • March 27, 2014 at 5:54 am

    Hi Bernadette! Happy postice-solstice!

    Lovely drawing.
    Mr. Sunshine is obviously a proud member of the Static Adposition Cat Club, “In” Chapter. You should design a badge for him.

    • March 27, 2014 at 11:01 am

      And he is very proud to be a member of that advanced grammar club, Meg! Our weather hasn’t caught up with celestial events…


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