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Daily Sketch Reprise: Cup of Coffee, 2014

sketch of black cat drinking from coffee cup
“Cup of Coffee”, brush markers, 6″ x 7.5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Remembering Mewsette and Jelly Bean with Artwork

I decided I would share some of my favorite artwork inspired by Mewsette and Jelly Bean as a way of sharing their memory. My Daily Sketches were sketches from life and catch not only the best of the moment, but that visceral memory of studying them as I worked. It’s a very deep and special bond. Below is what I posted with this Daily Sketch on that day, and I love to read and reference my thoughts from then.

Mewsette does her best to get to my coffee in the red mug, but all she ever gets is to lick the sides. I think she learned this from Cookie, who really did drink my coffee when I wasn’t paying attention. I don’t see how they could like the taste of coffee, but I’m sure they like the half ‘n half. She is, of course, on the edge of the enamel table.

I’m working on a really cool project with this series of sketches from the kitchen, with black cats and those touches of red!


Two comments here!

That was back in 2014. By 2023 Mewsette was regularly stealing coffee from my mug at any opportunity! Nearly up to the day we lost her, so this sketch is even more precious than when I drew it.

AND…that “really cool project” turned into the hot plates/trivets and dishtowels!

Click here to see other daily sketches.

For a gallery of the ones available for sale, visit Portraits of Animals in the “Daily Sketches” section.

Read about the reason for the daily sketches in Three Years of Daily Sketches.

And don’t forget that each month’s Featured Artwork is also one of the free prints available on Portraits of Animals when you sign up for an account.

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