Kitty Korner

Several months ago I sketched a corner in my village while waiting for my husband and daughter.

I didn’t like the sketch so I ditched it and had to do another. It’s been in one of my sketchbooks as a bookmark. Today I decided to play with it to see if I could salvage it.

I like this version much better. Kitty is watching the street activities from above.

Aura kitty

This kitty is totally by chance. I used a thick brush of gesso to paint a kitty on white paper. The interior of that white gesso’d kitty is the final orangey kitty that you see here.

Update on my mom:

She looks forward to these cards that I send her. When I am on the phone with her, she talks about them. She makes up stories about them. She compares them to her cats. Mailing her these cards is helping her in a way because she has a connection with them. She says when she’s feeling sad, she looks through her book of cats. Dementia can be hard on the patient and it’s little things like these cats that make all the difference.

Striped kitty

One thing I like about doing these kitty postcards for my mom is it gives me a chance to play with different media and techniques. Today’s kitty is one of those experimental kitties and I really enjoy doing them. It’s more about mixing things up to see how it turns out. This even includes what colors I choose, and which media, to see how they interact.

This kitty was done with a mixed grey watercolor, one tombow, 2colored pencils, and black & white ink.