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Daily Sketch Reprise: Kelly Sleeping On My Lap, 2012

"Kelly Sleeping On My Lap", charcoal pencil, 9" x 7" © Bernadette E. Kazmarski
“Kelly Sleeping On My Lap”, charcoal pencil, 9″ x 7″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

From two years ago when Kelly and I were taking care of Cookie in the bathroom. What a sweet memory, I can almost feel Kelly sleeping on my lap.

My other little tortoiseshell has been pretty upset with Cookie’s condition lately, but she gets a welcome respite on my lap. This is larger than usual, but holding the sketch pad out in front of me with my left hand and sketching with my right was  a challenge. Just in familiar old charcoal pencil, a relaxed and purring Kelly was a sketch I could not pass up. And I get to appear in one of my sketches too, sort of.

Because it’s quite cold, Cookie needs to stay in a warm place, and Kelly will stay with her. As I sat on the floor in the bathroom to talk to the girls and spend time, Kelly decided to take a little break from her caretaking and relax on my lap, a little bath, a big stretch, a lot of purrrrrr.

I had the time to catch some of her markings, and her toe curls and front paw air-kneading, her chin resting on my knee; her tail looks a little skimpy because you are actually seeing it foreshortened as it drapes off my leg and the end rests on the floor.

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