Tag Archives: Naughty Torties

Violent When Brushed

10 Jul

 

I did a quick scribble this evening into my tiny A7 size sketchbook with a biro (ballpoint) pen. It’s been a busy day; I went to Cardiff on the bus for two meetings with fellow artists, planning arty collaborations, and then I got travel sick on the way home. Not nice. So I’ve only just felt like having a scribble. Here she is, the scruffiest of cats, Ming The Merciless showing her best side. She’s brushed every night, despite being seriously violent, but she is always a total scruff. Bit like me really. Although I’m not violent when I’m brushed. Well, not often.

 

For a limited period I am putting a new drawing from my recent sketch books on my Artfinder gallery every day.  If you’d like to check them out, please click on the image below or the Artfinder link at the top right of this page.

 

 

Little Hairy Poser

28 Jun

 

Just time for a quick scribble in my sketchbook this evening. This is Ming the Merciless, our little hairy cat. She’s sixteen now and sleeps even more than cats normally do, which makes sketching much easier. Mind you, I’ve never met a cat yet that didn’t like to be drawn, they’re such a bunch of posers.

 

 

For a limited period I am putting a new drawing of an ancient monument on my Artfinder gallery every day.  If you’d like to check them out, please click on the image below or the Artfinder link at the top right of this page.

 

 

 

Little Lou Lou

26 Dec

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Husb and I visited relatives today and met the latest little addition to the family, a naughty Tortie called Lou Lou. She’s about 5 months old, shorthaired and looks like there’s some Siamese in her. She’s very leggy with big ears and a long nose and huge saucer eyes all wrapped up in a brindled tortoiseshell fur coat. And of course she’s made of tightly wound elastic bands with an uncanny ability to run up curtains.  I scribbled into my little ‘Cat’s Meow Journal’ by Peter Pauper Press, it’s lovely to carry around with me, just the right size to be portable with a strong elastic band to hold it closed and a gorgeous cover of cat cartoons. The drawings were very quick, she doesn’t stay still for long.

 

Let Sleeping Cats Lie: 2

11 Nov

My Chair

It’s my chair. Mine. You’d never know it!

Sparta Puss won’t give me my chair back!

Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens into an A6 sketchbook.

Monkey Magic

12 Mar

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Greetings trained apes. Sparta Puss here. I am now digitised. The idiot she-monkey usually scribbles into a book with sticks with dirt in them but now she’s managed to smear the dirt into the pooter box! It’s Monkey Magic!

(One for the baby boomers 😀 )

She says the smeared dirt looks like me. She’s an idiot.

How Can I Work…

7 Jun

….under these conditions!!!!!!!???

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My studio has been invaded by two small furry feline felons! The little criminals have been sunbathing all over my canvas!

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This Is Spartaaaaaaaa!!!!!

27 Jul

Get Off Those Curtains!

Sparta is a small ‘Naughty Tortie’ cat [that’s calico cat in some parts of the world]. She was eight weeks old when she came to us about 18 months ago and one of her favourite pastimes was trashing our net curtains; running across the room at full speed, launching herself up as far as she could and then slipping down with her claws embedded in them, ripping as she went, like in the cartoons. She was so fast that she was up and at ‘em before we could stop her.

 

One day I grabbed a camera and clicked away as she vandalised the nets. I made drawings of some of the photos and then carved a series of woodblocks, which I printed up into limited editions. They’ve been in a few exhibitions and I’ve sold enough to be able to replace the curtains that she destroyed. Here’s one of them.

 

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