Daily Sketch: Flash

charcoal sketch of cat going up steps
“Flash”, charcoal pencil, 5″ x 6.5″ © B.E. Kazmarski

This is pretty much what I saw of Mimi as I went up and down the stairs today, from studio to office. She never tired of racing me up the steps, and by the time I was part of the way up and looked up, she was at the top and coolly turning the corner. When she does this I call her “Flash”. She seems to like it.

I noted the details of her posture each time, as I have before. One of the times we were headed up I grabbed my sketchbook and charcoal pencil and was at the ready as she ran up, and did a quick outline before the details faded from my memory, making corrections another time, then finishing.

Mimi and I were having an adult day, letting the kids sleep in a pile while we shared time together, though the lure of a nap on her children eventually won her favor.

What was I sketching a year ago today?

conte sketch of cat rolling on back
Rolling in the Sun, conté © B.E. Kazmarski

“Impression: Cat Rolling in the Sun”


Giuseppe enjoys himself in the sun streaming in the back door.

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