Daily Sketch Reprise: Mewsette on the Afghan, 2014

black cat on colorufl afghan
“Mewsette on the Afghan”, markers , 6″ x 7″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I still love this sketch! It’s funny how many photos and sketches I’ve had with them on the afghan in previous years, but this year it just hasn’t been cold enough. It will be welcome again next year.

Mewsette nearly blends in with the afghan.

I’ll admit, this took a little longer than the usual 15 minutes maximum. I’ve been holding off the sketches with this afghan just because I knew they’d be time-consuming for part of the charm is the detail of all the colors. Today I could not pass up pretty Mewsette quietly napping on the afghan, especially when she opened her big yellow eyes. I drew the basic sketch in black, then later filled in the colors with every marker I have in the house. This afghan is more muted than this sketch shows, but I like the bright colors too.

I love that old afghan. My mother crocheted it years ago from a 1944 pattern book out of scraps of wool yarn. Each granny square is made of four rows, each a different color, with one last row of black; when the squares are sewn together there are two rows of black between each color set which gives it this stained-glass effect.

I wanted to see what it would look like without the white edges, and I think I like it this way too.

black cat on colorful afghan
“Mewsette on the Afghan”, cropped.
"Mewsette on the Afghan" mousepad.
“Mewsette on the Afghan” mousepad.

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What else was I sketching on this date?

Nose to Nose, 2013

marker sketch of two cats
“Nose to Nose”, brush marker, 6″ x 5″ © B.E. Kazmarski

They’d been bathing each other and fell asleep. What could be sweeter than two cats in such a simple embrace? It’s Mr. Sunshine and Jelly Bean.

And I just wanted to capture the essentials. I didn’t want to overwork this one.


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