Daily Sketch Reprise: Mimi’s Bath Flourishes

in sketch of cat bathing
“Mimi’s Bath Flourishes”, ink brush pen on multimedia paper, 5″ x 4.5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Mimi sits squarely on a little folded square of blanket, having a very thorough bath, including lots of little flourishes to gake sure each hair is cleaned. Sketched in ink brush pen while Mimi bathed on the floor next to me.

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Mimi’s Bath Flourishes, With Color

So of course this year I had to have some fun and fill it with color in Photoshop. Here’s one idea of color combinations, and what I just may end up doing with the sketch.

"Mimi's Bath Flourishes" with color.
“Mimi’s Bath Flourishes” with color.

What was that about wrapping paper? How about art paper?

art paper with ink sketches of cats
“Brush Kitties” art paper

I’ve had this idea in mind for several years trying to find the best way to put it together. Seeing text-weight and cover-weight art papers for scrapbooking and creative crafts I decided this was a good way to give it a try. These papers are designed from my portraits and sketches and printed digitally. Above is “Brushy Kitties”, which includes “Mimi’s Bath Flourishes” Below, I did the same color-fill idea with “Just Fits” and printed it as a repeating pattern, and I think this one could work for that too.

art paper with sketch of cat in basket
“Just Fits” art paper.

Both are available on text weight stock at 11″ x 17″ and cover weight stock in 11″ x 11″. The text-weight paper is printed on one side of 60# uncoated text weight paper—in case you want to add color yourself—the cover-weight is printed on 100# Lynx Bright White cover.

Use these papers for scrapbooking, wrapping gifts, decorating keepsake boxes or any creative project you can think of that needs a bunch of cats on it! I ship them flat between sheets of cardboard. I’ve included a photo of keepsake box I made as an example–this box is not for sale.

I’ve started with three different designs and two different paper stocks, text and cover, to see how popular they are. I have many more ideas in mind for these papers—consider the number of daily sketches and portraits I have, plus holiday designs, and artwork yet to come!

Click here to see other daily sketches.

For a gallery of the ones available for sale, visit my Etsy shop in the “Cat Art and Prints” section.

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

And download your free desktop wallpaper calendar for computer or mobile, usually based on a daily sketch.

"Sitting in the Dark", 2560 x 1440 for wide and HD monitors cats desktop calendar
“Sitting in the Dark”, 2560 x 1440 for wide and HD monitors

"Feline Style Sampler" book of sketches and portraits.

A collection of 34 images of feline artwork

Feline Style Sampler

Daily sketches, illustrations, commissioned portraits all in a small coil-bound gift book.

Click here or on the image to read more

or find this book in my Etsy shop and on Amazon.com.

Gifts featuring cats you know! Portraits of Animals on Etsy.


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All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, check my Etsy shop to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit Ordering Custom Artwork for more information on a custom greeting card, print or other item.

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One thought on “Daily Sketch Reprise: Mimi’s Bath Flourishes

  • October 27, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Awesome work. What I love the most is – “Brush Kitties” art paper. Very talented.


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