Saturday, March 18, 2017

March Magic

Around here, we love us some magic. I've mentioned before how I am a big fan of the fantasy genre, in terms of books, movies, and television shows. I believe I've also mentioned before how I can thank my dad for this. He grew up with a love for J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Then, he read The Hobbit to my sister and me when we were children, and of course also hand drew a map of Tolkien's Middle-earth and hung it from the wall of our childhood playroom. You know, just the usual.

In summary, I love fantasy. Perhaps that's why I've been in the mood to draw some whimsical doodles of late. At the same time, though, despite the cold temperatures and snow falling from the sky in mid-March, I've also been hankering to draw some Spring pieces. So, when I couldn't decide whether to make our contribution to Athena's always fun Caturday Art blog hop more on the magical side or more in tune with Spring, I ended up just meeting in the middle.
 

We hope everybuddy is having a magical March!

To see the lovely art created by many of our furiends, be sure to visit Athena today!

http://www.athenacatgoddess.com/2017/03/caturdayart-thick-oil-paint-effect.html



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Our Tip of the Day:
Though for many of us it may not seem like it quite yet, Spring is just around the corner. If you have some Spring cleaning planned, don't forget your furbaby's goods in those plans for tidying up. Consider the items that your furbaby uses frequently, and make sure that these items are cleaned and freshened up. For example, does your furbaby have a favorite pet bed? And has this pet bed been run through the wash recently? If not, have at it! The same goes for blankets or other bedding used by your furbaby, and even items such as your furbaby's clothing, collar, and leash can get dirty and need the help of a little soap and water. Also don't forget to consider the cleanliness of your furbaby's toys. Cloth toys may need a turn in the wash, and chew toys may benefit from a soapy soak and a good rinse to potentially remove bacteria or other debris passed along from your furbaby's mouth. And does your furbaby have one of those food dispensing toys? Crumbs and other debris can end up stuck in such toys, and old food and the like can spoil, and nobody wants to have filth or the likes of microbial growth in their toys. Of course, cleaning up after your furbaby is a year round duty, but Spring cleaning is a good time to take note of items that might be forgotten but which also might be in need of some care.

16 comments:

  1. Always love your art!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  2. Very pretty art! Can you please bring that magic wand over to our place and conjure us up some flowers to replace the snow & ice?

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  3. As usual your art is terrific. Looks magical to us. You all have a great weekend.

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  4. Very magically artwork😊 and very useful tips too🖒 Pawkisses for a Happy Caturday😘❤

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  5. Very magically artwork😊 and very useful tips too🖒 Pawkisses for a Happy Caturday😘❤

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  6. Snow, spring flowers and the gorgeous pink background hit the mark. Beautiful. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo & Cooper Murphy

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  7. Your picture is a beauty but not so much fantasy ... we have snow on the ground and little green shoots pushing up through it. So we have a taste of winter and spring at the same time ... and the birds are singing their love songs already. Great post and yes, we regularly run kitty things through the wash and will do so again during Spring Cleaning ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  8. We luv it! Momma luvs fantasy too!

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  9. Very pretty drawing. Excellent tips too, I need to do a lot of that kind of cleaning.

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  10. Great art ! Claire is a big fan of fantasy too ! Purrs

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  11. What a great compromise between the magical and spring. Beautiful. :)
    Have a blessed weekend.

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  12. We would love a few snowflakes. It is 75 at 10:30 pm. We like your art. My Dad's favorite book was Gulliver's Travels. He was away from home a lot and never got to read to us, but our Mom did!

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  13. That's drawing is definitely magical! We're excited for spring's impending arrival, but for now have lots of he white stuff outside.

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  14. What a great art piece. TW washes my bed all the time but not my toys. She doesn't want to put the nip toys through the wash.

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