My November desktop calendars always feature warm colors, earth tones, and the idea of giving thanks, feeling safe, warm, comfortable, well fed, with family or loved ones. Most of my artwork is not themed in any way, so finding a piece that fills those ideas can seem a challenge, and sometimes I have to look a few times as I did this month, distracted by rescued cats, rush jobs and car inspection. I used this artwork as a desktop calendar way back when I began publishing them, and decided I’d like to use it again, still loving the sketch itself, and remembering Kelly.
I sketched this back in May 2012 when Kelly was still with us. At the time I thought it would make a nice piece of artwork for autumn. It started with the warm golds and oranges and creams in Kelly’s fur—really, what is more autumnal than tortie fur?— and her contentment in one of her happy spots. It may seem odd that I don’t have much detail on her face; for the most part her face was in shadow in that moment, but though you often saw my social, happy Kelly there was also a quiet part of her that was always hers alone, and in moments like this she enjoyed her own inner reflection.
The autumn colors continued to the olive green in that “totally different” fruit display dish and other related oranges, yellows and greens in the setting continued the autumn theme, and though the bright green grapes and red apple don’t fit that theme they remind me of the Thanksgiving cornucopia.
Looking at the sketch takes me back to that time and possibly even that day, the bright sun, the fruit, Kelly owning that space, being inspired by it all and having the freedom to drop everything and take 15 minutes for a quick sketch to record that moment forever.
A New Member Thank You
You can 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 double-matted print of “Kelly With Grapes and Apple” or choose from several other sketches, paintings or photos of cats and other subjects.
The New Member print is a signed digital print of “Kelly With Grapes and Apple”. This print is 5 x 7 matted to fit a 8 x 10 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!
Or purchase the original or a different print or item
I also offer a variety of digital and canvas prints, a greeting card and a note card, find this on Portraits of Animals.
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, 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
- Click on one of the images below that matches the dimensions of your monitor to open the image in a new page.
- 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.
- For mobile devices, download the image to your gallery then choose it as your wallpaper—this is slightly different on all 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 artwork featured on The Creative Cat
or visit Feline Artwork on my main website.
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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!