Preparing the Studio

cat drinking water
Jelly Bean takes his turn at my watercolor rinse water while Mr. Sunshine waits.

As part of the set up for a day of working in the studio, every cat in the room needs to interact with whatever it is I’ll be using. This is especially important when I watercolor—each needs to have a good long drink from my jar of rinse water before I even begin painting. Perhaps it’s that little residual cat spit in the water that gives my work a special quality.

Then all cats must walk on all surfaces and inspect all boxes and other containers. Below, Mewsette waits her turn at the water while Mr. Sunshine pauses in his drink. Mimi has finished her drink goes on to inspect my work table.

three black cats in studio
Where am I supposed to fit?

I’ve discovered it’s best if I just let them do as they please, then settle down. That’s not a bad policy in other areas of life either.

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2 thoughts on “Preparing the Studio

  • April 30, 2012 at 5:35 am
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    Oh yes, definitely best to let them do their thing first lol Saves time in the end!

    BTW da iawn means “very good” in Welsh 🙂 Thanks for popping by x

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    • April 30, 2012 at 9:57 pm
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      Carolyn, they do their thing even if I’m doing mine. I always lose. I’ll try to remember that little Welsh phrase!

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