A Doodle A Day: Posting Long-Ago Pages

This spread is from 2017 and shows several important events: finding a litter of teenies on my birthday at one of my cat feeding stations, showing Gumball, from that same station (he is the teenies older brother) safe at our home,taking my late kitty Jasmine to the vet, and drawing late kitty Arnold.

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Teenies were bottle-fed by a friend, because that is simply beyond my limit–I fail at it and I am not trying it anymore. All three are grown up and  friends who are a couple took Tictac and Lollipop, and renamed them Stormy and Scout. The third, Smartie, is a beautiful boy, and rather impish, although he was the teeny runt.

 

 

 

Art in my Pajamas: Rock Star Monster!

It was an evening with some terrific requests that were a lot of fun, especially the Rock Star Monster. I reminisced about the times when microphones were on cords. Not being a musician,I prefer them. I don’t like the headset thing. But, I am certain that musicians today find them much more convenient.
All drawings from Art in My Pajamas are always for sale, $10 each plus shipping in a tube. Paper is 18 x 24. Will sign/personalize or even make a duplicate. Proceeds benefit my cat rescue.

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Pasquale, the Italian Restaurant owner from Cam and Friends
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Rock Star Monster
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Monster Needing Haircut, straight out of Quarantine!

Art in my Pajamas: Minotaur, Chimera and Fish-Cock-Horse Thing!

It was another fun evening of drawing for my guests on Art in my Pajamas. We went with a Mythology theme with a touch of the Medieval. At my viewers’ requests, I drew a minotaur,a chimera(which I determinedly mispronounce) and a rooster with a horse head and fish tail! Even cooler was that all drawings sold! I offer each one for $10, and I can redraw the subject if someone else wants the same one. All of it goes toward my kitty rescue efforts!

 

A Doodle a Day—This past eight day’s spread!

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There is so much nutty stuff in here. I have discovered that the day’s events usually influence the daily doodle; therefore, I have tried to hold off doodling it until the evening(I used to do it in the morning).

One of my  great accomplishments this past week was getting my office organized. I mean REALLY organized, which included culling dozens and dozens of my beloved toys out of it. There were just so many I couldn’t quite function in here. I hated to see them packed up, but they haven’t gone far—my favorites are in a bright orange tub under one of my desks.
I am slowly learning how to purge and focus more on art and writing than collecting. It’s a lifetime habit I am trying to curb.
Anyway, another task I completed this week was getting my address book situated. Before, my book consisted of a small looseleaf notebook that had about half its addresses entered in neatly and in ABC order—that was done about five years ago. Somehow over time I started just scribbling people’s info on little colored pieces of paper and simply shoving them in the book. I could remember what color of paper people’s info was put on, but their addresses were just scattered willy-nilly through the stack of paper. Finding an address meant unpiling the whole stack and boy was I sick of it. I was not ABOUT to recopy every address, so I got a big looseleaf notebook, filled it with paper, and taped all those colored pieces of paper into it in ABC order. Then all the previous book’s addresses got taped in, too. I am sure that was much more than you wanted to read, but hey, it was a victory on my end!

This weekend, Steve and I also watched the new Beauty and the Beast live action movie. I found myself really enjoying it, even though for the first thirty minutes I just kinda felt as if we were watching Hermione’s Continuing Adventures in France or somesuch. The characters that were “objects” got a little grating on my eyes until someone in my brain said “hey, that is probably what they would actually look like if they were real”, and I stopped focusing on them so much. I especially enjoyed Ian McKellan as Cogsworth. And I ended up liking the Beast quite a bit, too. Anyway, I was trying to draw the Beast from the old animated movie, from memory. Ergh.

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This is a screencap of the homescreen of my phone. I love my little alien friends!

And my beloved The Purple Stuff Podcast returned at last, with an episode all about sharks!    Shark week is just around the corner, so it was perfect, perfect timing.