Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Green Fort

I've mentioned that Chani is a bit cunning. She will get attacked by 9, see 9 get chastised and then try to entice him into attacking her again so he can get in trouble again.

Yesterday, Chani saw 9 getting ready to climb up onto the green tower over which I had draped the green fort roof blanket. Using her superior speed and agility, she made it to the top of the tower first. And defended her tower...
This didn't stop 9 from trying to get up to the top and such, but he did get pulled off of the tower and placed on the tan tower. Sometimes I feel bad that I encourage Chani to "get" 9 and make 9 give up what he wants. Still, he does tend to steal Chani's toys and try to sleep on her tower. Someday, I might be able to resolve this crisis of conscience.

Below is a piece of artwork that I'm working on. It needs some color for the background. It all started when Emma and I were at a Japanese bookstore and we saw a book about Big Eye Art. Both of us are artists, so we looked through and I thought, "Why am I not doing this?" So, I sketched out a kitty based on Chani, scanned her into Photoshop, lightened up the sketch a bit and reprinted her on watercolor paper. Not the best choice as I was going to use marker to ink and color her and H2O paper tends to bleed. Still, this was just practice and I can reprint and re-ink and color her again.

Happy Sunday all!


  1. We have the same thing here. I have caught Angel teasing Kirby but when he attacks, she starts to growl and cry. But he bites really hard so I have to put him in time out for a while to redirect his energy. That is a very good Big-Eyed cat!

  2. We wanted to thank you for what you said yesterday about our blog. We had no idea and feel very, very honoured! We're glad we've found you lurking around (that's just what we did in th beginning) and now you inspire us!
    Lots of purrs, Siena & Chilli

  3. Thank you so much for stopping by our blog! I want to also thank you for my Happy Gotcha Day wishes! I am so glad that I have a fur-ever home, I wont have to ever worry about being lost outside again EVER!

    Sir Trooder Lioncourt

  4. We love the way the fur pattern is developing in that kitty!

    By the way, #1 has a favourite manga kitty series! It's called Chi's Sweet Home!