Daily Sketch Reprise: A Basket of Sunshine, 2012

pencil sketch of cat tucked in basket
A Basket of Sunshine, pencil © B.E. Kazmarski

Yes, it was just as hard to tell what was in the basket as it appears here. I have no idea how Mr. Sunshine smashed his whole self into this little basket, but he’s been doing it for days now and he thinks he’s pretty clever. But he thinks he’s pretty clever no matter what he does.

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Rolling, 2013
 ink drawing of cat on floor
“The Magic Spot”, ink drawing pen, 9″ x 7″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

There is a spot on my kitchen floor where someone, some time in this house’s life, must have spilled some pretty potent nip and it permeated the floorboards. Years worth of kitties have stopped in that spot, dropped and rolled around like mad kitties, and not one has ever told me why.

But he does say, “Go ahead, touch that belly.”

My challenge was to capture an ecstatic Mr. Sunshine in the act, which of course I could not, but I did my best and had a heck of a lot of fun with it.

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