September Desktop Calendar: Kelly in a Ball

September desktop calendar featuring "Kelly in a Ball"

I know it’s most of the way through September, but we’ve still got a little over a week for you to enjoy a sketch of a happy little Kelly with a convenient September calendar for your reference.

For something sweet to look at as the month of September rolls by, I chose an image of Kelly, one of my daily sketches of something I always found endearing about Kelly—the way she’d roll into a tight ball when she was really happy. She’s also in those wonderful warm autumn colors that I welcome in September. And ironically it’s literally a “desktop”—my desktop, covered with papers, and a cat, probably much like yours.

colored pencil sketch of cat curled in ball
Kelly in a Ball, colored pencil on multi-media paper, 6" x 9" © B.E. Kazmarski

And it’s a sweet moment as well, not only capturing one of Kelly’s sweet routines; it was also my daily sketch from February 11, 2012, just a week after we’d lost Cookie, and the first time after that when I’d seen Kelly relax and feel secure, getting back to herself.

Kelly has been sleeping a little more comfortably on my desk, right on top of everything. And there’s a lot there to sleep on.

But she has a totally endearing habit of rolling herself up into an ever-tighter ball of tortie spots with her legs all tangled and her tail twisted in there and her head turned sideways or upside down. Cutest of all, which you sadly can’t hear in her sketch, is how she talks to herself and to me, making little happy Kelly sounds, chirps and soft mmmrrrrrrrs, now and then a real meow, and lots of purrrrrs.

Download a desktop calendar featuring Kelly in a Ball

Kelly can be on your desktop too! I’ve designed a simple desktop wallpaper calendar featuring Kelly in a Ball. It’s too darned difficult to create one that fits everyone’s desktop, so I’ve created three basic shapes—full size, wide and square—that will probably adjust to fit most desktops; I can give you some help with this if it’s not working quite right.

  1. Click on one of the images below to pull it up in a new page.
  2. Click on the image on that page to pull up a full-size version of just the image.
  3. Right-click on that image and choose “save as desktop wallpaper” or “save as background” or whichever option your operating system gives you to be able to do this.
Regular monitor size 1000 x 1393

Wide monitor size 1000 x 592

Square monitor size 1870 x 1394

Read more about what products and ideas are new for September, and take advantage of your coupon if you see something you’d like to purchase or want to start your holiday shopping early. Use the link at the end to sign up for my e-newsletter and get the first choice on new items.


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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