Thursday, November 30, 2023
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Daily Sketch: Bedfellows!

cartoon of two cats in basket
“Bedfellows”, brush marker, 8″ x 6″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

That’s one way to win the basket, just lie down atop your brother so he has to get out from under you. This is Jelly Bean’s new tactic. It was also very fun to watch. Jelly Bean always seems so innocent and polite, but just ask his siblings—he’s a real trouble maker!

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What else was I sketching on this date?

Two Cats with Green Apple, 2013

charcoal sketch of two cats with green apple in bowl
“Two Cats With Green Apple”, charcoal pencil and pastel pencil, 6″ x 7″ © B.E. Kazmarski

It was originally going to be just Mewsette in profile, possibly in silhouette, with the green apple in the stainless bowl. Giuseppe, who does not like to be left out of anything, showed up and plunked himself down for a bath right in front of me…so he’s right on the edge of the paper, but he still fit, washing his face. Such is the evolution of a sketch with input from cats.

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Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life

Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters

Tuesday: Rescue Stories

Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork

Thursday: New Merchandise

Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy

Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats

And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!





From health and welfare to rescue and adoption stories, advocacy and art, factual articles and fictional stories, "The Creative Cat" offers both visual and verbal education and entertainment about cats for people who love cats, pets and animals of all species.

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