How to Chill Like a Cat by micklyn

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Just what I feel like doing. Although possibly in a huge, soft, four poster bed with fluffy pillows and soft blankets, rather than a pile of books. Isn’t it wonderful how cats can sleep in the strangest places? Nobody relaxes quite the way a cat does, all those liquid, floppy, warm and purry muscles… Just chilling. : )

Hand drawn with graphite pencil and coloured in photoshop with a few of my own textures thrown in for good measure.
PS All titles and authors names are fully imaginary. ; )


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In between cooking, shopping, doing laundry, washing dishes, changing nappies and schooling my children I sometimes find a spare moment to doodle, draw or photograph something or someone. Those are the moments that keep me going, even if they are few and far between. Food for the artist mom’s soul.

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  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 1 year ago

    This is wonderfully done, Micklyn, and so perfectly conveys the attitude of a cat…your book titles are hilarious too….and the little pink pads on that back paw are precious….a total fave for me…

  • What a great comment, Kat, you’re very kind, thanks so much!!

    – micklyn

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    Don’t forget to send him to Cat’s pajamas – lovely work Micklyn.
    There’s a cat that can select just the right books ☺

  • Just off to put him into groups now, thanks so much, Kira!! Yup, he’s an Amazon addict, just like me… It seems like almost everything I draw is just a little bit of me escaping…. : )

    – micklyn

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersover 1 year ago

    Wish I could chill like that ! Great creation and title micklyn, love, xo

  • Me too! thanks so much for your comment, Anna! xx

    – micklyn

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 1 year ago

    Wonderfully whimsical, Micklyn! Love the titles of the books too…so cute! A beautifully done piece of work!!

  • Thanks so much, Karen. I took a ridiculously long time trying to think up kitty-titles… maybe a bit longer wouldn’t have gone amiss, some of them are a little ridiculous. But it was surely fun to do. : )

    – micklyn

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    Here’s a newsflash:
    Everything you do has a specific “micklyn-scent” about it. I recognize your work anyday without even clicking. ☺

    Btw – thank you for the info on the books – I was on my way to the library to fine some of those titles LOL

  • : )) Funny, isn’t it? how our works carry our ‘signature’ without us even trying… I could say the same about your work, all of it has that wonderful unique Kira-ness that is irreplaceable and awesome. ♥ xx

    – micklyn

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 1 year ago

    Delightful work, Micklyn . . . you’re right . . . cats are great at relaxing . . .

  • Thanks so much!

    – micklyn

  • Ingz
    Ingzover 1 year ago

    too gorgeous for words dear Micklyn, love all those book titles! so kitty kat mode….and that tiny paw…adorable!! xxx

  • : )) Thank you, dear friend! xx

    – micklyn

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesover 1 year ago

    Just delightful!

  • Thank you!

    – micklyn

  • AnnaAsche
    AnnaAscheover 1 year ago

    Oh yes, what a dream :)

  • Thank you, Anna!

    – micklyn

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 1 year ago

    This is great, Micklyn. They have the art if chillin’ down pat, don’t they!?

  • Yes, they do!! this doesn’t come close to your amazing cat portraits, Marsha, really loving those!! but thank you!

    – micklyn

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