Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gearing UP FOR '30 in 30'....and Welcoming Studio Guests

Stay tuned - gearing up for "30 Paintings in 30 Days" Challenge 
for 2014 - starts January 1!
This time I will be painting with a certain 'theme' in mind.
Gathering resources, materials and clearing the calendar.
Can't wait!

In the meantime, meet my 2 'studio kittens' we recently rescued 
from the dark and cold of night.
They were strays.
The black one was very small, and possibly dumped, as we cannot locate any 
'momma cats' or other little mates.
The striped one is perhaps a member of a 'feral' colony who decided to be more
social.  Both have responded well to bagged or canned food and warmth.
They say a cat needs 400 square feet if living indoors - the studio is 750 square feet 
and a 'climber's paradise' - all sorts of stuff stored in there. Ha!
Pye (Pyewacket) when she was first introduced to the indoors.
Filling out about a week and a half later.
They change so quickly, just like little kids.

Hard to catch Meenewkers...aka MEE.
and week and a half later..
also growing in front of our eyes. (Crate door always open, it's a sleeping compartment.)
It is becoming tricky opening the outside door now, they both want to go out, 
since I have taken them outside to see the world for little spurts at a time.  
They are in definite peril in this world, there are a myriad of predators - 
from coyotes to hawks to owls (our dogs)...
so for now, they will stick close to us.
Pye has NO outdoor skills, Mee - does.


Leann said...

My sister says pets are the soul of the house. Now your studio has a soul, too!

Vern Schwarz said...

You go girl...looking forward to seeing your efforts. Cute kittens, but are they ever anything but?

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments Leann and Vern. Yes, I believe that too, Leann. I can't imagine my life without pets or animals in it. It would be very dull and unfulfilled. These kittens remind me of little human babies - they are so full of love.