Daily Sketch: Watching the Storm

pastel sketch of two cats looking out window
“Watching the Storm”, black pastel on pastello paper, 8.25″ x 11.75″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

We had a surprise storm late today, fast and noisy and dark, with lots of rain and wind, and then we had a neighbor’s tree in our yard. More storms came later, not as bad as the first, but bad enough to lose our electricity again. What else for me to do but a good old-fashioned manual sketch on paper? And what better subject than a couple of cats looking out the window at the rains and waving branches.


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8 thoughts on “Daily Sketch: Watching the Storm

    • May 11, 2013 at 2:39 pm
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      That’s cool, Layla! I actually several faces and figures, and it’s a random event–I took the excess pastel and little chips from the pastel stick that were sitting on the paper and smeared them around to do the background, so who knows what was speaking through my fingertips, like a creative Ouija?

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  • May 11, 2013 at 11:24 am
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    Glad all the damage you had was just the tree in your yard. Those storms are so scary and you two kitties were very brave to watch out the window at it. We usually head Under the Bed. Hope you have a great week end.

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    • May 11, 2013 at 2:40 pm
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      Marg, after the big tree fell, I think they wanted to be prepared, and also be near me!

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  • May 11, 2013 at 10:51 am
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    We love watching the rain. That is when we’re not napping through it.
    ; )
    Katie

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    • May 11, 2013 at 10:55 am
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      Katie, it was so exciting–the trees were everywhere earlier! We were watching to make sure no more trees fell down. Otherwise, we’d be just a big black pile of fur sleeping on the bed.

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  • May 10, 2013 at 11:31 pm
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    Hope everything is back to normal now (except for the neighbor’s tree that’ll have to wait until tomorrow, I guess)!
    Purrs

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    • May 11, 2013 at 10:54 am
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      Texas, Mimi and I thoroughly inspected the tree this morning and have a full report on the situation!

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