Tuesday, February 17, 2009

illustration friday - celebrate

We have a lot to celebrate here. The ever fun juxtaposition of Friday the 13th with Valentine's Day, the kitten definitely has stolen my heart. My brother and my nephew's birthdays. USA's advancement into the finals of the Rugby Sevens tourney and just life in general.

It's been raining a lot here, we finally had a break in the weather and made it to the beach so the labbies could stretch their legs. Apparently being "water" dogs does not include going out in the rain, what babies!


I was tagged a while ago, at first I thought we were playing "freeze tag" so I just sat here immobile (my usual state), then I realized it was probably "cartoon tag" since I was tagged by Connie Martin at Drawing to an End.

I'm to reveal six things about myself but I'm just not that interesting. I drink way too much coffee, read multiple books at a time, watch excessive amounts of the tee-vee machine, usually all at the same time plus I'm a sucker for animals. So instead here are six things about my kitty:

1. She was cat-napped off the streets of Adams Morgan thirteen years ago by a friend of mine who thought I would give her a good home.

2. She didn't get along at all with my other cat, a big fat, black and white cat who ran the roost. They had pro-cat wrestling bouts on a regular basis and finally settle into a state of détente based on MAD (mutually assured destruction.)

3. While not liking our resident cat, she did put up with our old dog who sadly died followed by our cat a few years later (hhmmm, suspciously convenient) and she was able to accend to her rightful place as queen of the castle.

4. She loves to talk and eat schnackies.

5. She doesn't mind all of our moves and thinks hotels are fun to explore.

6. She's not too thrilled by our new dogs and wishes they and their stinky breath would just go away.

I'm breaking the rules by not tagging anyone right away but I will. Here are the guidelines for playing:

1. Link to the person or persons who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Friday, February 06, 2009

illustration friday - time

It's going to take some TIME to teach the kitten how to knit those little booties for Penelope's new baby. I would do it myself but I sliced my thumb open on my Hello Kitty scissors, who knew those suckers were so sharp!