Kitties are nothing if not helpful and encouraging, especially if it looks as if we humans are struggling with something. As I balance on one foot pulling my tights up over my other foot and onto my leg and struggle to keep upright, Mewsette sees my imbalance and helpfully does her best to balance me out and keep me from falling with a good body rub against my shin as she wraps herself around my leg. I almost fall down from laughing instead. I could sit down, but this is more fun. So whether it’s my amethyst tights or your stockings or socks or yoga pants or whatever you’re putting on, I hope you enjoy your feline’s assistance gives you a laugh to start the day too.
Obviously, I didn’t draw this in the moment with my hands occupied, and I couldn’t see myself. But as I wear tights often this is a common occurrence and always makes me laugh so I thought I’d illustrate it from imagination.
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What else was I sketching on this date?
Mewsette was settled on the edge of my worktable watching me as I was working on my drafting table. I’m sure she enjoyed her supervisory capacity, but mostly I think she enjoyed the big worklight that was casting warm light down over her head, causing her to doze in and out; one moment I’d look at her and her entire face would be dark, the next her eyes would be open just enough to see them.
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Green Giuseppe and orange Mr. Sunshine watch birds in the bare lilac and at the feeder just outside the window.
No watercolor pencil to fight with tonight, just colored pencil. The only way I could catch the two of them in the act with a sketch, especially one so detailed, is because they kept coming back to approximately the same place and the same position. I lightly sketched their positions the first time they were there, then added a little more each time they returned which made their shapes exaggerated in some areas, like Giuseppe’s tail but it works. They don’t have squiggles either, they just came out of my pencils.
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