Friday, December 1, 2023
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Daily Sketch Reprise: The Basement Door, 2012

pastel sketch of cat at door
Looking Out the Basement Door, pastel, 8″ x 8″ © B.E. Kazmarski

This was actually from June 24 last year, but kitties watching out the basement door was an all-day activity today.

Generations of cats have sat and looked out this door. It’s right on ground level, though there is a small slab of concrete and the brick patio I built, but after that is grass and garden. On a hot day there is always a breeze here and the concrete stays cool. Understandably, it’s a favorite spot. And needless to say, though I’ll say it anyway, I love to watch them here.

The door is painted Caribbean Blue to ward off evil spirits.

You would never guess, but it’s famous art model, Mewsette.

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What else was I sketching on this date?


Mimi’s Bath From the Back, 2012
sketch of cat bathing on book
Mimi’s Bath From the Back, purple colored pencil © B.E. Kazmarski

Mimi deserved this awkward and uncomplimentary sketch. She was lovely, gracefully bathing on a stack of books and papers, but as soon as she saw me ready to work she looked at me, then turned around. I sketched the book and papers, and her tail, waiting for her to turn around so I could sketch her. But she was being stubborn so I drew her looking like a lump. I finished, she turned around and began bathing her face.

Back to regular old colored pencil.

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