Daily Sketch Reprise: Cuddles, 2014

two black cats on bed
“Brother-Sister Cuddles”, pastel on blue paper, 9″ x 7″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

This was the scene when Sunshine and Mewsette decided to cuddle down for a nap after the sisterly forehead lick earlier today. Spooning together, Mr. Sunshine slept with his chin on Mewsette’s back.

I have always loved it when my cats settle on the bed in the afternoon. I often tiptoe up the stairs so I don’t disturb them, hoping to capture their naps in the reflected light from the window. I change the bedspread each month in part because of the collection of cat furs on it and because I find the change refreshing. I just changed the bedspread from the purple and white pinwheel quilt I love in summer to the white chenille in long awning stripes of texture, knowing it would provide a bright background to autumn afternoon naps.

pastel sketch of two black cats on bed
“Brother-Sister Cuddles” cropped version.

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“Autumn Afternoon Bed”, pastel on sanded paper, 5.5″ x 7.5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

The maple outside the window that casts green tones on my bed all summer now casts shades of yellow as the leaves begin to turn on a sunny autumn afternoon; the bedspread is actually solid white. Some other cats had their way with the covers, leaving a rumpled mess that added character to the simple scene. Read more and purchase.


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