Daily Photo: Busy Studio

cats in studio
Cats in my studio

My studio has been taken over by cats, all six of whom want my attention in one way or another. And a bowl of fruit.

Jelly Bean wants my lap. Mimi wants me to go down to the kitchen to give her a snack. Mewsette wants my chair. Amy (on the easel) wants her portrait finished. Kelly (on my computer screen) wants her portrait painted. Allegro (on the wall above her) wants his portrait framed. The bowl of fruit wants me to get that piece of forest green velour matboard already.

But, later, it turned out to be another great day for a nap on the bed! Clockwise from the top: Basil, Mimi, Jelly Bean, Mewsette (facing Basil), Mr. Sunshine kissing Bella, Giuseppe.

7 cats sleeping on bed
Seven-cat puzzle


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Photos from around this date in previous years

Bean on Angle, 2019

Bean on Angle
Bean on Angle

Sometimes those odd angles are fun and interesting.


Photos from years past.


Studio Supurrvisor, 2018
Last night's studio supurrvisor, the elegant and introspective Mewsette.
Last night’s studio supurrvisor, the elegant and introspective Mewsette.

I do regularly spend time in the studio making new things. I don’t usually make five new things in three weeks, though. Even though this cat show is an annual event it snuck up on me—I attended it years ago but with one thing and another over the years it’s been over a decade since I’ve been able to set up as a vendor. In January, when I saw others posting about attending, I realized that this year I could go, and I would go.

But after my open house in December I was out of just about everything and didn’t want to go with just my leftovers. I also see this show as a unique opportunity to reach a new audience and have been planning a new display since last year, and a list of new ideas for gift items that I didn’t make last year because of my car. Getting ready for this cat show is so much fun and very exciting thnking about what I’ll make, thinking about the people I’ll see, considering the new display I’ve been planning since last year.

Along with a couple of design assignments I knew I’d be in a crunch this week so I’d planned to give up on my regular schedule of posts here and post at least once a day to share this adventure both here and on Portraits of Animals as well as Instagram and Facebook.

As long as Basil is happy I don’t have to fold the socks and put them away.

I think many of my followers on Portraits of Animals are already followers of The Creative Cat and my social media, so I apologize if you’re seeing way too much of me this week. It’s all part of self-promotion too, and it never ceases to surprise me that even when I’ve shared something in five different places, followers still miss it. Social networking is inexact at best, all the more reason for putting things out everywhere more than once!

Those of you who are signed up for “The Creative Cat Preview E-newsletter” will see it all one more time when I send out my summary email on Saturday morning—I hope to set up most of my display on Friday night and photograph it for that along with bits and pieces from my posts. And then when the show is over I can list it all on Portraits of Animals, so it’s available for everyone.

Hamlet explores.


At this point in my adventure I’ve been up very late for the past five nights and will be again, up early each morning since life goes on while I’m doing this, and even with what I’ve been making so far I’ve only made about half of what I’d planned, nor could I replace a few representative pieces of each of the handmade items I sold last year. I keep coming up against that time and space continuum thing…but even though I haven’t met the goal of making everything in these three weeks, unreasonable as it is, tonight I had to stop starting new things and finish off everything to be sure it’s dried, tagged, and packed for setting up my display on Friday.

Thanks for following along! I’m looking forward to settling back into my routine next week, getting back to writing up my posts and preparing my photos, and sharing my fine felines and life as a somewhat erratic creative person.

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2 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Busy Studio

  • February 9, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Your cat clan is all up in your business!
    We had a brief amount of sunshine today; I snapped some housepanther shots, trying to get the whole cat and their shadow.
    With an iPhone 8, I was able to get a few not-too-bad images…LOL!

    • February 9, 2020 at 7:10 pm

      That’s typical! Usually they stick around for about 20 minutes then find a comfortable place somewhere else to nap. I’m glad for that! Little phone is a cheap one, and my DSLR still needs to be repaired, but I guess I can’t stop myself even with bad quality.


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