Friday, December 1, 2023
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Daily Sketch: Sitting on the Floor With My Cats

pencil sketch of cats on lap
“Sitting on the Floor With My Cats”, pencil, 7″ x 10″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

They are not quite on my lap, and there are a few on either side of me who didn’t make it into the sketch, but it’s one of my favorite ways to spend some time with my cats, especially with just one me and more cats than that. When I had as many as ten, it was the only way for everyone to have a chance at my lap, at least when we weren’t sleeping. But there’s something cats love when you get down on the floor with them.

I was working in my studio and decided to sit on the floor to stretch out my legs and take care of some proofreading. Mimi was on me before I was even completely seated, and I kept glancing at them past what I was reading as they settled around me. It was quite a reach to get my drawing materials from there. Mimi was adamantly on my thigh, and Bean was carefully balanced on my calf…at one point I had Mewsette on my other thigh and Mr. Sunshine sitting by my feet and Giuseppe next to me. It’s another interesting awkward angle too. I’m going to have to get bigger paper for things like this, but I’m sure we’ll do it again.

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What was I sketching a year ago today?

Four on the Floor
charcoal sketch of four cats
“Four on the Floor”, charcoal pencil, 7″ x 9″ © B.E. Kazmarski

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8 thoughts on “Daily Sketch: Sitting on the Floor With My Cats

  • So true Bernadette…all’s right with the world for my cats when I sit on the floor…they roll and lounge around me, very happy…

    • Sued, my little feral kitty Moses who had trouble getting up onto things was so excited when I got on the floor, especially for yoga–in the center of my mat!

      • 🙂 Mine get all underneath me when I do downward facing dog…LOL

        • 🙂 This crowd loves to hop on my back whenever they get a chance, so I’ve often got an adventurous one. One of the reasons I keep their claws clipped!

  • maru clavier

    Nice, very nice, I know the feeling the boys at home use to si on me as much as they can and the floor is a purrfect place for it.
    By the way… how is Emma doing?

    • Maru, I’m not much for picking up my cats, but they and I both love this type of cuddling.

      Emma is not very well, she’s rallied a few times and had good days, but the symptoms are progressing. Thanks for asking.

      • On her behalf, once again and just in case she does not get to express it properly, thanks for these times of love and caring however long they might be.


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