Tag Archives: cartoons

Harold’s Surprise

Perhaps you remember Harold from last week…if not you can find him, here.   Well, he is here today to reveal his surprise!!  (Drum roll, please!!!)

Meet Harold’s wife, Henrietta!  She always makes the sun shine even on a cloudy day!


Henrietta is all dressed up in her finest feathers to greet you!

Her feathered do is stylized in a bouffant with a branch and leaf or two.  She is wearing the latest glamourous party dress by Robyn’s Egg  paired with an authentic “Nine-Nest” bird-wing bag.  The tip of her beak and the tips of her bird feet are tinted in Autumn Berry Blush.

Harold is thankful for his styling wife, Henrietta!  She lights up his world!!

Happy Thanksgiving, Friends!  🙂

P.S.  And thanks for lighting up my world with all your kind comments throughout the year on my blog!  Cheers!

A Bird On Stilts

I created this bit of whimsy to give you a smile today!  🙂


Happy Weird Bird Wednesday, Friends!

Cheers!!  🙂

Why A Cat Needs An Umbrella


Yesterday, it rained cats and dogs – so to speak… which got me thinking about why a cat needs an umbrella!


I created this in my sketchbook.  Today I added color and shading with Tombow markers.  I recently purchased these markers to help me learn how to shade better:


I have to say, it was really fun!  I would love to know what you think!  🙂

Of course today we had sunshine, so Jack didn’t need his umbrella…


Hope I gave you a smile today!  🙂

Happy drawing or splashing in some Spring puddles…

A Litter of Cats?

Day 2 of the CATS! class with Carla Sonheim – practice drawing cats from REAL life or photos:

Day 2 - draw from real life

The assignment was to draw quickly and concentrate on the outline of a cat.  I think I did OK.  Always room for improvement!

Then try drawing cats with eyes closed:

Eyes closed cats

I think I did better with my eyes closed!  LOL!  🙂

I added some color with markers…

Today, I was tired so I added some captions to my REAL life sketches:

cats from real life - 2

Some days I just don’t FEEL like drawing but I do it anyway!

And here are my eyes closed drawings:

More eyes closed cats

I know these exercises are helping me to draw cats.

Hope they make you smile!  🙂

Happy FRIDAY!  🙂

My Alarm Cat – Jack

My cat has decided to be our early morning wake-up alarm cat.  About 4 am, he starts batting at the blinds in the bedroom.  This is our cue to let him outdoors.   My husband usually gets up and lets him out – we have a door in our bedroom to our deck.  My husband can easily go back to sleep.  Me not so much.

So the other morning, when my cat, Jack started extra early at 2 am – he got thrown out into the hallway and our bedroom door shut.  This is when he started doing cartwheels in the hallway:

cat doing cartwheels

At least this is what it sounded like!  The cat hates being put in “time out.”  After meowing for several hours, I finally let him out at 5 am.  So I’ve been feeling a bit sleep deprived this week.  This reminds me a little of Simon’s Cat on YouTube.  There are several cartoon videos but my favorite is Wake-Up.  It makes me laugh every time!

cat expressions

Cats have a way of showing up in my art journal.  I have always been a cat person.  My sister was the dog person.  Cats don’t require as much care – supposedly.

Carla Sonheim is teaching a short online class on drawing cats that is only $25!  It starts on June 16th.  If you what to check out a 1 minute video on her class, go to this link:  http://www.carlasonheim.com/cats-online-class-with-carla-sonheim/

I hope you will join me in this FUN class!

cat in art journal

Now I’m off to take a cat nap…

Happy Creating!  🙂