Category Archives: animals

Three Cats: The End of a Sketchbook

Sleeping in Mitchell’s legs, all three of them. I don’t know how he does it… but maybe that’s what keeps him warm on cold winter nights! Chonky Gibbs, left, Yaman, center, and Savitri, far right. To hear about classes, follow … Continue reading

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Gibbs, Acrobat Cat

He gets into everything… He is a chonky fella now so it is a bit worrisome when he decides to walk along a narrow 2-inch walkway or worse, try and walk along the edge of a basket!!! I say “NO!”  … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Blue Cat Salt Shaker

We found this somewhat angry little palm-sized blue cat salt shaker in one of our treasure hunts in second hand store. A treasure. I am looking forward to Covid going away so we can search for treasures again. Happy Halloween! … Continue reading

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Gibbs Reclining, a Masterpiece

HA HA HA HAHAHAAAA! I don’t know what we’d do without the cats for laughs… Tough pose, finally tackled it, not liking it… Good practice but yeows, I need to do this again… foreshortened legs, all so very wrong! To … Continue reading

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Frank

I had two images from which to refer while sketching this softly grey-brown long-hair cat. (See one below, along with my first sketch of Frank done in 2014 — I’ve learned a LOT!) Frank’s eyes came out  bit too blue, … Continue reading

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Izzee the Climber

She is incorrigible… A climber, and as she is an indoor, and mostly in studio cat, she climbs the metal racks (scares the crap out of us) and then makes sure we see her.  We’ve put kleenex boxes in all … Continue reading

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Waiting for Daddy

I don’t know what we’d do without the cats… Yaman only has eyes for Mitchell… always waiting waiting or following him. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible … Continue reading

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Raccoon

I was feeding the birds and as I tossed seed onto the shed roof of the dock I realized I startled a raccoon.  I am glad I did, as s/he was heading toward Nicolai, which is not a good place … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Sharkavado

Hahahaaaaa! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. “I think not….” Me… why I journal! Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook, Lamy Joy … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Polar Bear

 Birmingham Polar Bear ink is named in honor of the Polar Bears at the Highland Park Zoo in Pittsburgh. I am disappointed that they do nto put this on the bottles anymore as they used to… It was a distinctive … Continue reading

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Middle of the Night

Nighttime has been a wholly different time with my not sketching much. A friend has just had their first baby, a sweet little girl that may be a teenager before I get to meet her… I know that babies get … Continue reading

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USk: Fire

Many weeks ago we had a big fire downtown… Sketched it from our studio window in Robert Oster Toffee Ink with a Sailor Fude pen. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved … Continue reading

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Rona2: The Squirt

She is the little Squeak, the Squirt — the kitten who didn’t make it to foster care for a couple more days after her siblings were found, and so also, missed feedings and started life the runt. She’s not getting … Continue reading

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Kamala’s Red Bowl

         Kamala was a smart tuxedo gurl kitty who lived on our deck for many years. We think she was abandoned by the previous tenants, and she was fascinated by our houseful of cats, but careful.  She talked to our … Continue reading

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Rona2: Day in a Pandemic Life

We are working, still, harder than ever it seems. As we have no employees and the people we work with all have their own studios, it is an easy thing to do except that now we spend much more time … Continue reading

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Cat Squares, 13: Tape

13. TAPE IS NOT A TOY We have resorted to putting it in small loops on a couple of things we absolutely cannot keep our willful, innocent-looking “kitten” from climbing.  We tried squirting her with the water pistol. No deterrent.  … Continue reading

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Sending Postcards

Everyone enjoys a handwritten note! And a doodly posie or a work of art makes it more special… What are you waiting for? Get your writing on — spruce up someone’s life! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook … Continue reading

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Sammy’s Chair

    Sammy held the post as Chief Studio Cat and Greeter! When clients visited, he was never shy… He came out to set them at ease and contribute to our contractual discussions. Whenever a new piece came into the studio, … Continue reading

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