Thursday, September 17, 2015

#Cats This Week--Posing by Karen Rose Smith

I have picked up my watercolor paint brush again to find a relaxing pastime away from social media and writing. It's "me" time and what better subjects to use than the family furry crew? This week I finished a portrait of Paddy and Halo doing what they do best...snuggling together. It seems word got around and now all the felines are posing to be the subject of my next project.  

Paddy in one of her more "adult" moments.

Halo poses in one of her few "awake" moments.

London poses in a "contemplative" moment.

Zoie unknowingly poses during her afternoon nap. 

Sunnybud poses in a "protective of my space" moment. 
Of course, Paddy was her usual curious self, always ready to explore anything "new."  She loves deliveries from UPS, high places and for some reason, this week, the kitchen counter.  I think she was watching the fruit bowl carefully to warn us of fruit flies that sometimes appear.  As you can see below, she did take time to "smell the roses"...or was she just trying to figure a path to escape with the bloom when no one was looking?

Zoie and Paddy were intrigued watching hubby through the living room as he was working in the front gardens.

Zoie also tried to disprove the theory that a square peg can't fit in a round hole! Despite her size, she still loves to sack out in small spaces.

And, of course, Halo slept through most of it!


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USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith is an only child who delved into books at an early age. She learned about kindred spirits from Anne of Green Gables, solved mysteries with Nancy Drew and wished she could have been the rider on The Black Stallion. Yet even though she escaped often into story worlds, she had many aunts, uncles and cousins around her on weekends. Her sense of family and relationships began there. Maybe that's why families are a strong theme in her novels, whether mysteries or romances. Her 87th novel will be released in 2015.

Readers often ask her about her pastimes. She has herb, flowers and vegetable gardens that help her relax. In the winter, she cooks rather than gardens. And year round she spends most of her time with her husband, as well as her four rescued cats who are her constant companions. They chase rainbows from sun catchers, reminding her life isn't all about work, awards and bestseller lists. Everyone needs that rainbow to chase.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Karen. I love all your photos but, especially, love your artwork of Halo and Paddy!