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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Calm cat-astrophe


"Calm Magic," 5 x 7 watercolor, 140 lb Fabriano Artistico extra white cold press paper
I have two friends who demand to sit on my lap every day...early in the morning with coffee, and later in the day, usually when I am trying to work, paint or survive some new stress or anxiety in these pandemic, racist-plagued catastrophes we hope to survive.
They bring calm to me, take my mind off everything but the present. Petting them, sharing affection, reminds me of what is important in life...living, enjoying the moment, those who are important to you. For this old dog person, my first cats Sophie and Snoops won't take "No" for an answer, so I have to stop and enjoy the magic of calm.
Thus comes the idea for another watercolor series. I've done barns and unicorns. It seems it's time for a "Cat-astrophe"series.
Here's the first...inspired by the silhouette of Sophie looking out the door. 

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