I always feel a bit sad to see that most of the things that grew in summer fade away, slowly. Leaves are slowly thrown down at first… those rose blossoms drop. Then before you know it there are PILES of colorful leaves everywhere!
Yet I am still happy as long as I look forward to the things which do not occur in the summer. The cold air, the icy dew that will no doubt begin showing up mysteriously overnight.
Time to get the winter coat ready!
Inktober is back this year! For those of you who were around when I last participated in this art event, you know what it means.
To be clear: I’m going to try to make a drawing a day in ink for the whole month of October! I love the fact that I don’t have to color anything and I feel encouraged to practice drawing knowing that there are many others who are also participating : )
So here it is: The Dandy Lion !
Its petals sparkle in the morning dew, now that is fine and dandy.
The lion which has petals for a mane, never needs to buy shampoo. It also has unusually sweet breath… like flowers… Mmm.
A side view, what does a dandy lion eat?
Its a sad time when the petal mane falls off and it becomes a normal lion… FOREVER! Oh no!
Thanks to all of my readers / fellow bloggers for providing feedback on my posts, it would be awfully lonely on my blog without you!
Here are my top 3 most viewed posts over the years:
A step by step picture tutorial on how to fold a gigantic origami dragon like the one below. I taped several newspaper pages together to get a piece of paper large enough to make this big guy.
For anyone who learns better from video instructions, I made an easier to follow tutorial on how to fold the origami dragon. This time it is a small one.
Who doesn’t like to see people with cats heads in business suits doing a funny dance?! I don’t think we had adopted Lisa when I posted this… Maybe a Lisa dancer is coming our way?
One of my Inktober drawings, yay! I want to do a drawing per day again in October this year but I’m not the most consistent person on Earth. We will see what happens : )
Its shocking how fast time has passed since I’ve been blogging. I started sometime in 2012 with no idea what I would blog about, besides cats and maybe drawings.
Nice Guy is now an old man cat, at 11 years old! He is still as handsome as ever though.
I didn’t know if I could keep blogging over such a course of time, for lack of anything interesting to write about. Good thing life is always throwing different things at me to keep things interesting!
Whew, all this blogging stuff has got Kyoko tired out. (he is now 4 years old, by the way.)
Lisa strikes a pose, who knows how old she is since we adopted her as an adult?
Thats all I have for this post, hope it was enjoyable… If anyone wants to share what they think my best post so far was and why, I’d enjoy some feedback : )
Thanks to the wonder of technology I’ve been learning to crochet!
At least I can try to crochet when Kyoko ALLOWS me.
Its against the law to move a sleeping cat.
Even more thanks to the many helpful people online who uploaded tutorials and most of all to a very nice blogger who gave me permission to use her kitten pattern ! You can make your own, or buy mine from my Etsy shop
So here it is: A Crochet Tuxedo Kitten <3
Pause for effect. . .
Very obedient, sits when you tell him to!
Is very smol, I has a bed and butterfly too!
Butterfly headpiece is stylish
One of a kind!
I’ve listed him on Etsy for anyone interested in having this little guy for company, laughs… or the unexpected.
Lisa is such a sweet cat, but sometimes she is confusing. First she acts like she doesn’t want out, then she goes cat scratch crazy trying to dig open the door.
All for the sake of a nap on the patio.
I harvested some catnip leaves from our plant and air dried them for Mr. Nice Guy to enjoy.
Here is his reaction:
Here he is a bit later:
Quite content, as you can see : )
Sometimes when Kyoko falls asleep he does the cutest whisker and paw twitches.
The cats have found the catnip bush in the garden and Kyoko is the first to claim it as his own with great big Kyo-hugs.
His mood is soured when Lisa comes into the picture and wants some of that fragrant catnip for herself.