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Daily Photo Reprise: Pensive Kelly, 2012 and Hello, Little Friend, 2011

tortoiseshell cat at window
Kelly ponders things by her favorite window.

Thinking of little green-eyed Kelly with a few January photos of her.

Kelly’s tiny little face rests in deep thought as she sits in front of her favorite window on a winter afternoon, those vivid green eyes full of mystery.

I always associate this window with Kelly, even though she also spends time on the bathroom windowsill and the casement at the top of the stairs, and this year decided to visit my studio as I was working in there.

But since she began mingling with the house she’s been devoted to this side window with the bird feeders right outside and the lilacs where the birds perch and the butterflies visit, not far from the corner where I’ve been sitting to work for 15 years. She was such an inspiration at this side window that I’ve done two pieces of artwork featuring her at her post.

There’s Kelly at her morning bath, a linoleum block print I designed and first printed in 1998.

block print of cat at window
Kelly’s Morning Bath, block print on handmade paper, 12″ x 4″, 1998 © B.E. Kazmarski.

Kelly gives herself a complete bath every morning after breakfast on the table in front of the window in my studio, her every move full of purpose and industry. I always found Kelly’s Morning Bath very inspiring.

And you’re familiar with Winter Window.

pastel painting of cat looking out window
Winter Window, pastel, 8″ x 8″, 2002 © B.E. Kazmarski

Hello, Little Friend

cat at window with stinkbug
Kelly give a stinkbug a close inspection.

Kelly discovers a stink bug on the window while viewing the afternoon on the sunny bathroom windowsill.

Don’t let her fool you, the bug is not her friend, it’s her toy. I’ve always had a few around the house, even before they became an issue invading peoples’ homes; I have about the same number now. Kelly and my torbie Fawn from long ago both loved to chase and eat insects, and aside from the occasional wasp that would swing down from the attic I was never too concerned.

Kelly spared this one, however. She was much more interested in having her after-lunch bath and nap.

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One thought on “Daily Photo Reprise: Pensive Kelly, 2012 and Hello, Little Friend, 2011

  • Paulette Smith

    Kelly wasa beautiful little girl!


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