Everyday Life and Kittens
“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
I suppose everyday life may be dusty for some, but this rolling stone certainly doesn't get a chance to gather moss these days. My husband and I pretty much lost the month of April, when our space-time continuum was mangled by the birth of a litter of kittens on our back porch. After some drama, we were left with a tiny newborn orange tabby, rejected by the mama cat. Since April 4, our lives have revolved around the new arrival, dubbed "Hobbes" (like Calvin and Hobbes); problematic bottle nipples, syringe feeding, trips to the ER vet, trips to the regular vet, feeding in the wee hours, first steps, teething, litter-box training... it's worn us out and made us happy, all at once. Gotta love tiny kittens! Lately, he's gotten old enough to let me get in some artz time. It's great being able to draw again!
Illustration Friday's theme this week is "Hitched", so I did a sketch of a certain galactic hitchhiker named Arthur Dent.
Shirt.Woot has brought back my "Bake It So!" design -- this time on an apron! Get 'em while they're hot!
Some tidbits from the children's book I'm illustrating...
Meet the latest addition to the household: "Hobbes" -- part orange tabby kitten/part homicidal jungle cat :-P