Featured Artwork and November Desktop Calendar: Waiting for Mom

"Waiting for Mom" desktop calendar for wide and HD monitors.
“Waiting for Mom” desktop calendar for wide and HD monitors.

I’m going all the way back to my beginnings with this painting, one of the first I ever completed in pastel, from 1988. The soft umbers and golds are reminiscent of a November palette for me, and the little kitten peeking out from under the bed is a perennial favorite.

Fawn’s presence in my life reaches back to my beginnings as a cat rescuer. You can read about Fawn’s “rescue” and birth in the story “My First Litter, Part One” and “My First Litter, Part Two”  and a very special story about Fawn in “The Balloon”. The two-part series “My First Litter” won a Certificate of Excellence in the 2013 Cat Writers’ Association annual communications contest, and by coincidence I am headed to the Cat Writers’ Association annual conference today, November 1. You can read more about these awards and others I’ve won on this page. As always, I have my cats to thank for these inspirations and opportunities.

Below is the original painting, which you can read about in “The Portrait That Started it All”.

pastel portrait of cat under bed
“Waiting for Mom”, pastel, 16″ x 23″, 1988 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I like to offer a different style of desktop calendar each month, from a completed fine art portrait to a simply daily sketch. I hope you enjoy looking at Fawn as well as the details of my mother’s handmade braided rug, the somewhat wrinkled bedspread and dust ruffle and the slightly nicked up bedpost, all a clear memory for me of that moment of inspiration to capture the lifelong habit of a feline who shared my life.

Where to find this artwork

pastel portrait of cat under bed
“Waiting for Mom”, pastel, 16″ x 23″, 1988 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I offer giclée, digital and canvas prints of this painting, and can always have prints made for you in other sizes. I can also custom frame your print or custom cut a mat for a frame you already own.

This image is also available in my set of Feline Greetings Art Cards. You can also purchase a single card or a dozen in a box on my website, and I’d be glad to make up a special box for you, just ask.

Click the links below to find more.

Prints of “Waiting for Mom”

Greeting cards of “Waiting for Mom”

Feline Greetings Fine Art Cards

Merchandise featuring “Waiting for Mom”


This month’s desktop calendar

I’ve worked this image into a desktop calendar for you to enjoy and use for the entire month. Looking at the downloads from previous months and averaging out which dimensions fit which devices, I have reduced the number of variations from 12 to three. It was very time-consuming to create all the variations with new devices arriving all the time, so I have one for horizontal monitors/screens, one for square monitors/screens, and one that should fit the dimensions of nearly all mobile devices. If these sizes don’t work for your device, please let me know.

How to download and use your desktop calendar

  1. Click on one of the images below that matches the dimensions of your monitor to open the image in a new page.
  2. Right-click on that image and on a desktop computer choose “save as desktop wallpaper” or “save as background” or whichever option your operating system gives you to be able to do this. You may also simply save it to your hard drive and set it as your background from there.

Horizontal monitors and screens

"Waiting for Mom" desktop calendar for wide and HD monitors.
“Waiting for Mom” desktop calendar for wide and HD monitors.

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Square monitors and screens

"Waiting for Mom" desktop calendar for square monitors.
“Waiting for Mom” desktop calendar for square monitors.

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Mobile Devices

"Waiting for Mom" desktop calendar for iPads and vertical monitors .
“Waiting for Mom” desktop calendar for kindle, iPad and mobile devices.

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Take a look at other featured artwork and desktop calendar posts.

Each month I feature a piece of feline artwork from the archives to the present day, discuss its history and process, and set it up as a free downloadable desktop calendar for just about every electronic device available.

 


Click here to see other daily sketches, and click here to see daily photographs.

If you are interested in a print of this image, check my Etsy shop to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit Ordering Custom Artwork for more information on a custom greeting card, print or other item.

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All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, check my Etsy shop or Fine Art America profile to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit Ordering Custom Artwork for more information on a custom greeting card, print or other item.


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