Vintage Photo: My Studio Window, March 1995

Kublai on my studio windowsill.
Kublai on my studio windowsill.

My first black cat, Kublai, sits on the windowsill in the sun in my studio, watching me work, sometime in March 1995.

Seeing my cats on the windowsill of the room I designated as my studio has been a view I’ve enjoyed since I moved in here. It’s my spare bedroom, and though it hasn’t always been completely an art studio as it is now for all that time, it was always my room for creative work. And my cats have always been available for supervisory duties. And as we know, seeing my cats in the sun has also inspired a lot of artwork.

It’s also one of the sunniest rooms in the house, especially when I first moved in and hadn’t planted my river birches near the corner of the house to give light shade to the room. My spruce, just outside, was then, as now, an avian high-rise, but was young enough to have green branches all around where now a good bit of the shaded sides are bare of needles.

Just another view.
Just another view.

But watching my cats sunbathe was always one of my favorite things to see, as I looked up from whatever I was doing to see one or more on the windowsill. I have very few photos of Kublai because he was usually riding around on my shoulders or he sat next to me in whatever I was doing, so these good photos are precious. And on this date not only did I have my heart cat there to observe, but in the photo above you’ll see there is another cat to the right of him.

And never too far away, Cookie.
And never too far away, Cookie.

Never far from me then or any time later in all the 20 years she was with me, Cookie, always near. And both still near, in my heart.

Read more about Kublai and Cookie.

This evening I handed over a finished portrait of another person’s house panther, in memory, sitting on another windowsill, and I’ve been thinking about these photos since I began that portrait. I’ll feature Chief Smithers next week.

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See other Vintage Photos of my household of cats from days gone by, and taken on film with my Pentax K-1000.


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3 thoughts on “Vintage Photo: My Studio Window, March 1995

  • March 12, 2015 at 6:28 pm
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    I always feel that my cats, sprawled across my drawing board, are more beautiful and magical than anything I could produce!

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    • March 13, 2015 at 11:38 am
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      Maggie, we may try to capture that essence but we fall far short–all they need is to swish their tail or turn their head and they are beautiful all over again! Thanks for visiting!

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