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Kelly the Art Cat: 2011

tortie cat with paintbrushes
Kelly the Art Cat

Kelly soaks up the sun on the windowsill, sharing space with my paintbrush vase, her eyes the color of summer leaves.

We don’t see Kelly as often as some other cats. That’s because some other cats tend to be in some human’s face all the time, now that they’ve apparently learned the joy of blogging.

tortie cat birdwatching
Kelly Birdwatching

But Kelly doesn’t care for the limelight, only the sunlight. Truly that’s a shame because she is the subject of some of the most beautiful photos on this blog. But I like this simple composition, so colorful and happy, and what could please me more—art materials, a handpainted vase, sunlight, summer green outdoors, and one of my precious kitties?

Tell me this—does Kelly look 17 years old to you? She is amazingly beautiful for her age (don’t let Cookie know I said that!).

“Kelly Birdwatching”, at right, is a photo of Kelly from a year or more after she first came to me; it was months before she would come out from under the credenza in the room upstairs, and months after that when she and Namir finally ventured down the stairs, and months after that when Kelly was finally comfortable enough to sit on a windowsill to watch birds and let her photo be taken. Read more about Kelly in her five-part rescue story, A Little Bit About Kelly.

Just like Cookie and her kitchen escapades, Kelly settles herself into some of my favorite places: my studio, my books, my crochet, even my computer when I’m designing, and of course, in the sunshine.

Click on any of the images to read about them.

tortie cat sleeping on books
Sleepy Kelly in the Library
cat on crochet project
Kelly has claimed my crochet project.
cat on keyboard shelf
Kitten on the Keyboard

tortoiseshell cat
Mysterious Kelly
animal sympathy card
Kelly Twice

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3 thoughts on “Kelly the Art Cat: 2011

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  • Paulette Smith

    I love “Kelly the Art Cat”. It is really a beautiful photograph — beautiful cat, beautiful colors & composition!!! I do So enjoy reading about all the exploits of your beautiful kitties and knowing that they are as cherished as are mine. Wish I could write about mine as charmingly as you do about yours! Would live to meet them all some day..

    • Paulette, thank you, that’s one of my favorites and I’ve always meant to paint it. Perhaps someday soon when my computer woes slow down I will! And thank you for commenting–any feedback gives me direction. It’s funny, when I started out as a portrait artist I didn’t think it was possible for anyone to love their cats as much as I did, but of course I found I was totally wrong, so now I try to give others a way to communicate how they feel about their cats through my art.


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