Cat and flowers…

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cat and flowers

This quick 4″x 6″ postcard was inspired by a photograph in a delightful calendar from 2006 (A Cat in the Garden – photos by Del Greger). I knew there was a reason I was keeping it!

UPDATE: New haiku from Tom!!

hunter stalks flowers
fierce eyes threaten destruction
inner cougar purrs

water colour (cc) Hilary Farmer 2016
poem (c) Tom Radcliffe 2016

today’s doodle – stretching cat

stretching...
stretching… or pouncing?

It’s been too long! I’ve been working longer hours recently and haven’t wanted to look at a computer too much after work but here is a quick doodle. Hoping to get back into the zone!

Hoping a haiku will be in order… Tom??

UPDATE: Thanks Tom!

beneath rainbow skies
stretching cat prepares for work
then goes back to sleep

image (cc) 2013 Hilary Farmer

haiku (c) 2013 Tom Radcliffe

summer doodle… cat and flowers

a cat on a summer day

Here is something new and summer-y but I think things may continue to be slow for July. I hadn’t expected to need a long break after finishing Albion, but that seems to be what’s happening. Instead of drawing on the computer as much, I will be spending more time outdoors and playing on my harp. It’s important to have a change of pace sometimes! In any case, I expect to get back at drawing and posting those drawings fairly soon.

Hey, how about a haiku for this one… Tom?

UPDATE: And here’s a wonderfully fitting haiku from Tom! Thanks!!

eager ears a-twitch
something stirs the summer flowers
cat pounces the breeze

Copyright (C) 2012 TJ Radcliffe

image (cc) 2012 Hilary Farmer

Cat walking away…with boots…

it's been a rough day...

The latest drawing for Songs of Albion. I have been falling a bit behind and my buffer is getting slimmer than I like… still, you won’t see this on Songs until sometime in March. So til then you can only wonder where Cat is going and why he’s looking so dejected.

UPDATE: A new sonnet from Tom for sad Cat.

So dejected and bedraggled
rejected by his lady-friend:
a tale that’s been so often waggled
by village gossips end to end
yet felt acutely by the subject
of each new telling of this object
lesson for all lovers spurned:
come close to fire and risk a burn!
To love and lose is worth the pain
and a solitary life
free of love’s tumult and strife
stills the heart and dulls the brain.
Though Cat might answer with his claws
a friend who argues for this cause!

Copyright (C) 2012 TJ Radcliffe

image (cc) 2012 Hilary Farmer

black cat… white toes…

twinkle toes

I drew this a while ago but was inspired to use it for a post when I saw this recent kitty cartoon. Which just goes to show that everything is better with more kitties!

While you’re checking comics, don’t forget to read Songs of Albion (every MWF)! The story is starting to pick up momentum. As Tom tweeted of the latest episode “Cultural confusion! Conflict!”

UPDATE: Poem from Tom!

Like stars in velvet nighttime sky
white toes shine out while still she lies:
a sleepy constellation purring
flexing claws in dreamy stirring;
hunters thoughts of fleeing prey
fat tins of tuna run away
through alleys dark where lurks a Narf
that’s wearing calico, a scarf
of iron, a helm of tweed,
it plants a shooting sunshine seed
whose rays pour down on sleeping kits
flexing claws within white mitts.

Copyright (C) 2011 TJ Radcliffe

image (cc) 2011 Hilary Farmer

Marlowe’s Cat!

Plum Bottom?

Sorry for the lack updates recently – well, my excuse is that I have been distracted by our new website and graphic web-novel – Songs of Albion with writing by Tom Radcliffe – a frequent contributor to this blog!
This was a very quick doodle that became the basis of a main character – and we liked him so much that this sketch has been included in the story. Check it out!!

UPDATE: Oops! I forgot to put this up right away when it came in from Tom… a ballad to a purple cat… but no, it touches on many things Albion in just three short verses… read on!

Upon the shores of Albion
our purple Cat abides
hunting mice in forests deep
or eels at lower tides

while Marlowe makes himself a fool
with dominating passions
Cat’s the perfect cat: aloof
from fickle human fashions

Perhaps a Spaniard in the works
will turn his world on end
where up is down and foul is fair
and enemy is friend!

Copyright (C) 2011 Tom Radcliffe

image (cc) 2011 Hilary Farmer