Waiting on Christmas Night, pastel, 10" x 12", 2021© Bernadette E. Kazmarski

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Waiting on Christmas Night, pastel, 10" x 12", 2021© Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Waiting on Christmas Night, pastel, 10″ x 12″, 2021© Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I’m so excited that my newest cat painting will be going to a new home for Christmas—a friend purchased the framed original for her nine-year-old granddaughter who is very sensitive to artwork, and also has her own black kitty to love.

I am thrilled! Sharing cats with another cat lover of any age is a joy, and then to know that a very visual thinker and creative girl will have an original painting that she can study as she develops her creative sensibilities, and also enjoy for our shared love of kitties, I’m just over the moon.

“Waiting on Christmas Night” is a 10″ x 12″ pastel, just painted at the beginning of December, 2021. I can still make giclee and canvas prints and already had greeting cards printed, and I also made a holiday votive. No doubt we’ll see more of this painting in years to come.

You can find the post for this painting in my gallery of Cat Artwork.


Mewsette always sat in the window and waited for me in those days, holidays or not. I took a bunch of photos of her at the window when I had my holiday decorations up over several years from 2009 to 2013, and shared them on my website, The Creative Cat, After that year I quit with the candles because my fosters and my cats had too much fun, all I did was put them back in place, even though I had them taped to the windowsill.

I always loved this one best, her expression, the drape of the curtains, taken on Christmas night in 2010, hence the title. I’ve wanted to paint this for years. but I had to put a bunch of photos together because the shots were so difficult, at night, and in some Mewsette was clear, in others the candle or the lights. And then, I have two front windows and only one had the colored lights underneath. So I made a composite of photos that I like.

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