January Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: “Snowy Morning”

watercolor of black cat on windowsill
“Snowy Morning”, watercolor, 5.5″ x 8.75″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

From January 2015, one of my favorite sketches, and it also won both a CWA Certificate of Excellence and a Muse Medallion for illustration in the 2015 Communications Contest. It’s inspired by Bella watching a snow flurry, and in honor of her new status as a member of our feline family here I’ve chosen “Snowy Morning” as this month’s featured artwork and desktop calendar.

Here’s what I said about it in January 2015:

We had some snow this morning. Kittens have only seen snow in the air once before today, and are fascinated.

This is Bella on my bedroom windowsill first thing this morning, watching the air thick with flurries, and no doubt birds too, in the maple tree outside the bedroom window. It is also many other cats through the years as well as I’ve awakened and watched them utterly immersed in whatever was happening right outside the window. The little cat, the big window, it seems to be a theme.

The “kittens” referred to are Bella and Basil.

Then when I shared it again in January 2016:

Yesterday when I woke up and saw Bella fascinated by the early snow squall, this is what I saw, and I also remember that without someone to rescue her she’d be out there, she might be trying to feed herself and kittens like Mimi did, she might not even have survived, instead of sitting safe inside a big window in a warm house with her current career as an artist’s model. It’s not just what I see that’s inspiring, it’s what I know too.

"Snowy Mornign: gift bag.
“Snowy Morning” gift bag.

Where to find this artwork

The original of “Snowy Morning” is sold, but I have plenty of print options with the image, and also offer it as a greeting card and a note card.

I also create gift items with this sketch, such as keepsake boxes and gift bags. You can find this art on Portraits of Animals.


And a New Member Thank You

You can get get a free matted print when you register for an account on Portraits of Animals.

Register for an account on Portraits of Animals and get a free matted print of this sketch or choose from several other sketches, paintings or photos of cats and other subjects.

I offer it as an 8″ x 11″ matted to fit an 11″ x 14″ frame.

This print is only available as a new member gift during this month while it’s the featured artwork and desktop calendar, so make sure you sign up before the end of the month!


This month’s desktop calendar

If these sizes don’t work for your device, or if you have problems, please let me know. Often I can troubleshoot the reason an image won’t download or won’t load on your device, but if I just can’t figure it out I can just email it to you and hope that works.

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. For desktop computers and laptops, 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.
  3. For mobile devices, download the image to your gallery then choose it as your wallpaper—this is slightly different on all devices.

Horizontal and HD monitors and screens

"Snowy Morning" desktop calendar 2560 x 1440 for HD and wide screens.
“Snowy Morning” desktop calendar 2560 x 1440 for HD and wide screens.

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Square monitors and screens

"Snowy Morning" desktop calendar, 1280 x 1024 for square and laptop monitors.
“Snowy Morning” desktop calendar, 1280 x 1024 for square and laptop monitors.

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Small Mobile Devices and Tablets

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"Snowy Morning" desktop calendar, 600 x 800 for iPad, Kindle and other readers.
“Snowy Morning” desktop calendar, 600 x 800 for iPad, Kindle and other readers.

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Cell Phones and Smartphones

"Snowy Morning" desktop calendar, for 400 x 712 for mobile phones.
“Snowy Morning” desktop calendar, for 400 x 712 for mobile phones.

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 daily sketches, click here to see daily photographs

click here to see other artwork featured on The Creative Cat

or visit Fine Art and Portraiture on my main website.


"Feline Style Sampler" book of sketches and portraits.

A collection of 34 images of feline artwork

Feline Style Sampler

Daily sketches, illustrations, commissioned portraits all in a small coil-bound gift book.

Click here or on the image to read more or find it on Portraits of Animals.


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All images and text used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission, although links to your site are more than welcome and are shared. Please ask if you are interested in using and image or story in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of an image or a product including it, check my animal and nature website Portraits of Animals 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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Weekly schedule of features:
Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life
Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters
Tuesday: Rescue Stories
Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
Thursday: New Merchandise
Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy
Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats
And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!

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