Yes, I just featured this sketch the other day, but that was what made me decide I’d use Mimi as my June desktop calendar—judging by comments and feedback, she was a hit! That oil pastel brilliance and texture, all the intentional movement in the drawing strokes, and the colors of sunlight and shadow seem to feel good to people, and that’s actually what I look for in the image I choose for my monthly desktop calendar—just something people like to look at.
Here Mimi lounges in the light from the window, slipping in under the mini blind. Who doesn’t know that posture of the vigilant kitty, not sleeping, just kind of hanging out and waiting for…well, humans tend to be pretty dull, but that gives kitties a lot of resting time. In the strength of the sun, all colors appear in her fur and on the old marble windowsill and the hot yellow sun outside the window, and I’ve no doubt Mimi enjoyed her nap.
I worked out this style following Two Cats After van Gogh, and with the popularity of the style I’ve classified these little bright oil pastel sketches inspired by van Gogh’s art “Cats After van Gogh”. In fact, in my garden flags, this image backs Two Cats After van Gogh, and I just finished a few keepsake boxes bearing the image as well as other products you’ll see coming up in June. Sweet Mimi, so inspiring!
As a footnote, I usually post a rescue story on Tuesdays, but I have a very special story that won’t be ready until tomorrow so I’m switching posts today.
This month’s desktop calendar
I’ve worked this image into a desktop calendar for you to enjoy during the month of March. Reading statistics and knowing that more than half of my readers view this site on a mobile device, I also offer the dimensions for desktop images for mobile devices from iPads to Smartphones.
- Click on one of the images below that matches the dimensions of your monitor to open the image in a new page.
- 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.
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