Monday, September 06, 2010

Sleeping Kitten and A Tree Full of Butterflies

Sleeping Kitten
Pastel,  Image Size, 9 x 12
Matted, Ready to Frame
A kitten finds a nice, soft, unmade human bed for a nap. There is nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby and this sweet kitten has found a quiet place to sleep.  It is amazing the way kittens can tear around destroying everything one minute and the next they look so sweet and innocent. Which of course, they are - even when they are creating chaos.  A lot like all children - and grownups, too. We all have our moments, and it is lovely when people remember us when we are at our best instead of our most chaotic.

This is a pastel on Wallis Professional Sanded Pastel Paper. It will be mounted and matted, ready to frame.  It is listed on Art Helping Animals and Daily Painters.

The Butterflies of Autumn
A sign of fall: the Monarch migration.  They rest in the trees and bushes on their way to Mexico.  There must be hundreds of them in our apple tree this evening.

Whenever I see a butterfly, I marvel at its Master Designer, but in the autumn when they fill the trees and cover the bushes,  I can only shake my head in silent wonder.  What an absolutely incredible sight!


Lee said...

Can I borrow your talent? What little I had, up and!
Love the kitten... all babies are sweet asleep...

You and Janine rock my world...

I have never seen butterflies do that? God is awesome! Boggles my little blonde brain... I guess by the time they get to Texas, there aren't so many.

Hope you had a great Labor Day!

dellartist said...

Nonsense, Lee! You have beautiful artwork! So sensitive and filled with meaning. I always look forward to seeing more of it.

martinealison said...

Hi,Je suis émerveillée à la vue de ces papillons... Absolument féerique... Je ne trouve pas les mots... Nature tu me fais tourner la tête...
Merveilleux également ce dessin avec ce chaton endormi. Bravo! j'aime vos dessins. A bientôt.

Graceful Moments said...

What a precious kitten! You have captured that peaceful moment perfectly...

Butterflies aren't they so wonderful but I must say that I have never had the pleasure of seeing so many of one kind in one place. I don't think we are in the migration path...surely I would have remembered such a display!
Beautiful job in capturing them in your photographs.

I always love coming here to see what delightful treats are waiting and I am never disappointed!
Love, Vicki

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, Della!!! That kitten is simply exquisite!!!! You are so fabulous!!! I could reach out an pet that kitten!!! So perfect!!! And your photos and thoughts about the butterflies? Wonderful!!! Love you, Janine XO