062:365 Gracie with Scarf

Today at dinner, Gracie leaned over, reached out, and hit his paw on the table; a big kitty no-no. So we tied the napkin to his head and I snapped some photos and then gave him some crunchers.

He looked very annoyed about the scarf, but proceeded to happily much dry cat food when it was in his dish, so I guess he’ll forgive us!

060:365 Gracie on a Summer Evening

060:365 Gracie on a Summer Evening

Here’s a pic from last summer of Gracie surreptitiously pretending to take a bath after chasing a squirrel who dashed away too fast for him to catch. He looked up as if to say, “See, I’m just taking a bath!” Typical feline nonchalance.

Again this is that new recycled toned paper from Strathmore. I’m a big fan of paper that isn’t white, especially with pastels. It has a glow about it that doesn’t come through with white paper, and it makes you look at hue, tone, and color differently. This tan doesn’t hit you over the head, but sets a nice neutral background for achieving that glow. And as you might have guessed, I love environmentally conscious products. Although it doesn’t have as high a percentage of recycled content as some papers, it still has 30%!

Say goodnight Gracie!

This is the Instagram photo that the drawing is based on. Although I like to draw from life, I’m feeling nostalgic for warmer weather. We are still covered under several inches of snow, and though it’s pretty, it’s also wet, cold, and hazardous. Hopefully March will be kinder than February!

046:365 Coffee?!?!

046:365 Coffee?!?

Every morning when the water boils for the coffee; when the thermos with the coffee opens; or when the refrigerator snaps open, Gracie comes and rubs up against your leg and twitches his tail. He loves half-and-half, and he’s smart enough to know the sounds that lead to it’s appearance in his bowl.

I’ve taken some liberties with color to make Gracie stand out more. The carpet in the dining room where we eat is floral, not blue and grey checked tile, but using complementary colors makes him vibrate like his tail.