Saturday, August 13, 2016

Caturday Art: Beach Boy

Welcome to the weekend, everybuddy!

We love Caturday around here. It means the weekend is young, with plenty of rest, relaxation, and extra snuggles in store. And then, of course, there's the fun Caturday Art blog hop, hosted by none other than Athena!


This week, my boy Evan gets to be the artsy star. I mentioned last week how a number of things inspire me when it comes to my art. Obviously, my furbabies are a huge inspiration. I also mentioned muses in the forms of books and movies and music, and the weird conversations I have with my sister. This week, the Evan art stems from that last one.

You see, sequestering my sister and I in a room together can lead to some very interesting discussions. Oftentimes, we don't even remember how we ended up on a particular topic. Recently, we were left unattended in a room, and our discussion led to Evan (much to my pleasure) and his many unique poses. Remember, Evan is hind limb paralyzed. He pulls himself around with his front legs, leaving his back legs to follow along and to take on very unique positions. Some of Evan's favorite poses include sitting with his back legs jutting off to his right side, and letting his legs dangle in front of him when he sits up on an elevated surface. In our recent discussion, my sister and I ended up brainstorming what all types of characters Evan could emulate given his favorite poses. My sister ultimately said that she could picture him reclining in a chair on the beach, enjoying the sun and all that jazz.

Long story short, I thought, hey, why not? Hence this:


So there's my happy little guy, in all of his beach boy glory.

Happy Caturday, furiends!




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Our Tip of the Day:
This seems like a good time to reiterate a tip from earlier this summer. We mentioned before how our furbabies can be victims of sunburn and skin cancer, just like us humans. This is why, especially if your furbaby enjoys spending time in the sun, it is important that you always monitor their skin and keep an eye out for any abnormalities. More exposed regions of their skin, such as their ears and nose, are most vulnerable. Of course, those with highly exposed skin, such as Sphynx kitties or those that are shaved, should be very closely monitored for skin ailments such as sunburn. It helps to offer areas of shade or some form of protective shelter, especially for outdoor cat and dogs, or those accustomed to long naps in windows. And, just as with humans, sunscreen can benefit your furbabies. It may not be wise to use sunscreen formulated for humans, especially without consulting a veterinarian, but there are indeed sunscreens on the market formulated specifically for our pups and kitties.

16 comments:

Ann Adamus said...

When do you illustrate your children's book? OMC your art is sooooo good, touching, charming ... and always fun!

Marg said...

Great picture of Evan. I bet he would like to do that for real. You all have a great day.

Roby Sweet said...

Love it! I wish I was on the beach there with him.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I love your Evan art, so cute. I agree with what Ann wrote, you should illustrate children's books. Great tip, I didn't know there was sunscreen for pets, mine don't need it, but it is good to know there is such a thing.

Marie Symeou said...

Aww... such lovely art of Evan!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Andrea Priebe said...

Evan does look cool and comfortable in the shade of his umbrella and Palm tree ...just as you suggested, in the shade. Really cute and great tip especially for this time of year.

Andrea @ From the Sol

The Island Cats said...

That's pawsome! Evan looks like a real beach bum! (We mean that in a good way.)

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I love it!!! I can totally see your precious Evan as a cool dude on the beach watching all the ladycats go by ;)

Cathy Keisha said...

I LOVE this one. Evan is one cool customer on the beach.

Caren Gittleman said...

adorable but he needs some sunscreen ;)
xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Sweet Purrfections said...

We agree with Ann. You need to illustrate a children's book. Love your art.

Kitties Blue said...

Evan looks so adorable. Purrfect art, Lorianne. You always hit it out of the park with you rart. Hope to see you for selfies tomorrow. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

meowmeowmans said...

That's adorable! Evan would be the star of the seaside, for sure! :)

Hugs to you all, dear pals.

The Swiss Cats said...

Wonderful drawing of Evan ! Purrs

Anonymous said...

Fantastic artwork again. That looks like a long hot summer, Evan :D Pawkisses for a Happy Sunday :) <3

Peaches and Paprika said...

Evan, don't get sunburned! We need you to remain a timeless model for your charmingly talented human! (Wish we'd seen this before going to the beach this past weekend...) Love, Carol, Peaches & paprika