Today’s Blur of Kittens

Kittens Tonight! 30 Sept 2017//


Where that Experiment Ended Up

Remember me messing around with clouds with a splash of gouache?

I finally scanned the end result wherein I filled in the land area and then made it darker.

In reality though my life is all about these two little monsters. Still no names. And for the record… multicolor cats don’t need a splotch of graphite gray paint on their little cheeks… I’m looking at you little girl kitten…


Obligatory Cat Kitten Photo

They’re getting closer.

Tonight’s experiment and Tuesday’s

I was driving home thinking about clouds and paper and paint and had a “wonder what would happen if…” So after playing with the cats a little, I sat down and did a very quick experiment. This was taken very wet. We’ll see how it looks in the morning. The foreground and horizon stuff was just to get in some base colors – it was too wet to continue.

Also if you want to see a goofy experiment in time-lapse photography… Will try to do better positioning the camera next time.

Tuesday, mostly at home

Yesterday I went for coffee, stopped at the vets to see about scheduling some new kitten appointments and ask about their time frame for neutering, then I went to Hand Hollow for a brief bit of painting before the Apple event and announcements.

And then it was back home to placate Miss Molly and keep the kittens going until we all collapsed into something that looked like this:

PS I can tell you catcam fans that one of the kittens has tried to use the webcam set up as a perch so it’s not pointing at the cats at the moment – will fix that when I get home.

Molly and the Kittens

There was a lot of hissing yesterday. Molly had retreated to the kitchen and stayed there since Friday night. Yesterday, I successfully barricaded her into the kitchen for a little while. Then I reversed it and put the kittens in the bathroom by themselves with the door closed for a few hours. Molly came right out and enjoyed the sun and spent time with me getting lots of ear rubs and skritches. Then I heard the thump-thump-thump of little paws coming down the stairs. They’d escaped again!

Molly came within about 4 feet of them, fiercely hissing (not an aggression sort of thing more like a “I’m big I might hurt you stay away!” sort of device) and allowing me to still pet her. Then she headed back to the kitchen. The kits got scooped up and put back in the bathroom for a little longer and then released. There is still awhile of hissing yet to do but I think we’re on the road to successful integration.

And the cat cam shows Molly out and around today: