Daily Sketch Reprise: A Tiny Moth, 2015

"A Little Moth", brush marker, 4" x 8" © Bernadette E. Kazmarski
“A Tiny Moth”, brush marker, 4″ x 8″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

We’ve had an outbreak of tiny little moths in the house that flutter and don’t seem to get anywhere, they hover in the air and would seem easy to catch, but they are frustratingly elusive. This has proved to be an important catification exercise in stalking, leaping pouncing, and running up and down the steps. This particular tiny moth was actually on the wall in the tub, and was out of reach of even Giuseppe as he stretched his full length, standing on his toes.

Sometimes I see them staring intently at apparently nothing that is apparently in mid-air. It generally turns out to be one of these little moths. I have been known to give a moth a little nudge so it leaves its perch and gets the felines all a-flutter all over again. I think they are grain moths of some sort and seem to have come from a sack of bird seed.


What was I sketching last year?

Healthy Competition, 2013

charcoal sketch of two catsw with wine cork
“Healthy Competition”, charcoal, 9.5″ x 6.5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Mr. Sunshine is ready to go in for the kill of the wine cork but Giuseppe has been watching around the corner and the plot may come to a quick change. I’m so glad they finally did something interesting today. Of course, I was not terribly interesting myself, if you ask my feline roommates, it was such a gloomy Monday.

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What was I sketching last year?

Line of Giuseppe

line drawing of cat
Line of Giuseppe, ink © B.E. Kazmarski

Giuseppe was politely sleeping on my desk, so he became today’s subject as I attempted another reticulation…read more and see the original post.


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“Bella Birdwatching” revised photo reproduction (more accurate), black and white charcoal on gray toned paper, 5.5″ x 8.5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

So Bella is an avid birdwatcher. She spends long hours by the big north window watching the birds at the feeder. I spend long hours studying her profile while she does so. I decided to finally sketch her and thought of the toned paper with white and black charcoal, and I also added a bit of pale yellow green in her eye.

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2 thoughts on “Daily Sketch Reprise: A Tiny Moth, 2015

    • March 29, 2017 at 10:42 pm
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      Annie, give it a try. When I did my daily sketches I started with easy, pencils on paper, but eventually added all the other media. I had a type of sketch pad I really liked and eventually bought a half dozen, and a bag that held the sketch book and a few other watercolor pads plus a set of each media so that when I wanted to draw, because they were always my of my cats from life, rarely from photos, I had everything ready and available. One big piece of advice: don’t try to create a masterpiece, just choose something about the scene you want to share and draw that.

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