From January 2015, one of my favorite sketches, and it also won both a CWA Certificate of Excellence and a Muse Medallion for illustration in the 2015 Communications Contest. It’s inspired by Bella watching a snow flurry, and in honor of her new status as a member of our feline family here I’ve chosen “Snowy Morning” as this month’s featured artwork and desktop calendar.
Here’s what I said about it in January 2015:
We had some snow this morning. Kittens have only seen snow in the air once before today, and are fascinated.
This is Bella on my bedroom windowsill first thing this morning, watching the air thick with flurries, and no doubt birds too, in the maple tree outside the bedroom window. It is also many other cats through the years as well as I’ve awakened and watched them utterly immersed in whatever was happening right outside the window. The little cat, the big window, it seems to be a theme.
The “kittens” referred to are Bella and Basil.
Then when I shared it again in January 2016:
Yesterday when I woke up and saw Bella fascinated by the early snow squall, this is what I saw, and I also remember that without someone to rescue her she’d be out there, she might be trying to feed herself and kittens like Mimi did, she might not even have survived, instead of sitting safe inside a big window in a warm house with her current career as an artist’s model. It’s not just what I see that’s inspiring, it’s what I know too.
Where to find this artwork
The original of “Snowy Morning” is sold, but I have plenty of print options with the image, and also offer it as a greeting card and a note card.
I also create gift items with this sketch, such as keepsake boxes and gift bags. You can find this art on Portraits of Animals.
And a New Member Thank You
You can get get a free matted print when you register for an account on Portraits of Animals.
Register for an account on Portraits of Animals and get a free matted print of this sketch or choose from several other sketches, paintings or photos of cats and other subjects.
I offer it as an 8″ x 11″ matted to fit an 11″ x 14″ frame.
This print is only available as a new member gift during this month while it’s the featured artwork and desktop calendar, so make sure you sign up before the end of the month!
This month’s desktop calendar
If these sizes don’t work for your device, or if you have problems, please let me know. Often I can troubleshoot the reason an image won’t download or won’t load on your device, but if I just can’t figure it out I can just email it to you and hope that works.
How to download and use your desktop calendar
- Click on one of the images below that matches the dimensions of your monitor to open the image in a new page.
- For desktop computers and laptops, right-click on that image and on a desktop computer choose “save as desktop wallpaper” or “save as background” or whichever option your operating system gives you to be able to do this. You may also simply save it to your hard drive and set it as your background from there.
- For mobile devices, download the image to your gallery then choose it as your wallpaper—this is slightly different on all devices.
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Take a look at other featured artwork and desktop calendar posts.
Each month I feature a piece of feline artwork from the archives to the present day, discuss its history and process, and set it up as a free downloadable desktop calendar for just about every electronic device available.
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Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters
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Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
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