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Daily Sketch: Stalking the Sparkle Ball

brush marker sketch of cat
“Stalking the Sparkle Ball”, brush marker, 4″ x 7″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Mr. Sunshine got himself all in a bunch about the sparkle ball.

That little sparkle ball was so completely exciting, quietly sitting there, obviously with no idea that a large black house panther was stalking it that Sunshine wiggled and wiggled and wiggled himself at the thought. each time bunching himself into a tighter ball, all the better to fling himself. The sparkle ball had no idea what hit it.

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What else was I sketching on this date?

Someone is Watching, 2012

charcoal sketch of cat sitting on steps
Someone is Watching, charcoal © B.E. Kazmarski

With six cats in the house I am certain to feel eyes on me most of the time, yet Jelly Bean always gets me when he does this. He is directly behind me on the steps, in a little bit of a shadow, and I need to spin 180 degrees in my chair to really see him.

He’s cute because he’s up to something. Anyone can tell he has a little bit of the devil in him by the slanted, shifty eyes. But it’s not me he’s interested in when I notice there is a bit of subtle feline conversation with at least one of the other cats who is in the room, just a tiny shift in body language and movement of the ears, then suddenly one of them leaps for the stairs and JB is gone! The race is on.

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