You know that song? "Down by the baaaaay, where the watermelons grooooooow, back to my hooooome, I dare not gooooooo. For if I dooooo, my mother will saaaaaaay, 'Have you ever seen a bear combing its hair?' Down by the bay!" Well Hazel thinks it's hilarious and loved when I said, "Have you ever seen... Continue Reading →
We were in the car and Hazel and I were talking about going to the beach. She was telling me how the ocean waves take sand away and I said how they can leave sand there, too. She then told me that ocean waves open a door and the sand comes out. So here you... Continue Reading →
Adam was doing yoga upstairs and Hazel really wanted to join in. Before that could happen, she had to change her outfit. This included: a Hello Kitty swim suit; a purple tulle tutu; and a pair of purple and pink goggles. Because...obviously. So the next time you feel the call to exercise, remember how important... Continue Reading →
Hazel is now a little over 2.5. She's funny and imaginative and I'm feeling inspired to draw based on her toddler creativity! She's really into Diego and calls herself that all the time, and insists we do, too. I get to be Alicia and her dad is "Baby Jaguar." So Diego just started going to... Continue Reading →
So I decided to draw a little about what Duncan would do if he won that Powerball lottery. He definitely would start his own catnip farm and since he's such a down-to-earth kind of cat he would work this farm. Now, being as it's a catnip farm he would also most definitely not really work... Continue Reading →
So life got busy and rich cats fell by the wayside, but tonight my daughter said this gem on the car ride to play at gym class. Out of nowhere, I hear, "I really like elephants. I want a purple one to ride on as a friend." Needless to say, I will begin the... Continue Reading →
Well, unfortunately for the cats (and me, and nearly everyone else)......they didn't win the big Powerball lottery. However, I feel like Duncan and Smudge would want to explore what would happen if they became billionaires. Because, really, why not? Didn't everyone have a plan in their heads if when they win? I know I did.... Continue Reading →
So the cats are really interested in becoming billionaires. Can you call it being a billionaire if it's only 1.5 billion? Well, regardless, the cats are searching the coin jar to get a ticket they can share. They said that if they win they'd share the winnings and give me a small cut. I thought... Continue Reading →
I thought it was just a college guy thing when we first started dating. Adam would always be dancing the line of being late and being really late. I figured, eh, whatever. We'll this has not changed and I end up turning into a nag because I hate being late. Likes sweaty palms anxiety hate.... Continue Reading →
Duncan has been exploring several of Smudge's spots in the house. Yes, I know that cats are territorial and have their own spaces, but Smudge has been quite rude about it all. Duncan will hang out on the cat bed or up on the top level of the cat climber, minding his own business, when... Continue Reading →
There was this ridiculous video I found on Reddit of a drunk guy serenading his cat to the Seal song "Kiss From A Rose." The guy was honestly pretty good....and I about died laughing, or rather trying not to laugh. I was watching it on my phone in bed and Adam was sleeping, haha. So... Continue Reading →
The story continues.... Shortly after I posted yesterday's cartoon, I walked into the kitchen to this. Was Duncan emulating his smudged brother? Did he feel left out? Did he find some flour or powdered sugar? No. Duncan, in his quest for claiming/loving everything he loves, found the paint on the wall or paint tray that... Continue Reading →
I finished off a bag of delicious baby carrots and had the bag sitting on the coffee table...lazy, I know. Anyway, Duncan comes along and begins his ritual display of affection for inanimate objects. Actually as I am typing this he's doing it again. He schmears his head on the object repeatedly and profusely for... Continue Reading →
So I got something in the mail and it came in a nicely sized box. So obviously, the cats were immediately interested. Duncan jumps in....and sits. Just sits. For like 5 minutes. Now I know that's probably not a cat record but it was weird all the same. He didn't lay down, he didn't do... Continue Reading →
So I got a pretty cool gift this holiday season - an iPad! I am going to try and draw on it more since I've been a big slacker and haven't done a lot in a long time. Here are a few I made with the Paper app, which is really nice. Plus a fun... Continue Reading →
I titled this "What." This was intentionally not a question but a rhetorical statement (can you even do that?). Duncan KNOWS he is not supposed to march on countertops or tables but he is also stubborn, too smart for his own good, and stubborn. And a jerk. We'll snap and "chuch" him (say the word,... Continue Reading →
I'm in a fat cat phase...but it has NOTHING to do with Duncan's and Smudge's weight. (Now that I've covered myself and they have no idea for my inspiration...). I found this fat cat luxuriating in some overalls. I don't think I quite captured the stuffed sausage look, but it's pretty close 🙂
So we got these plastic snack balls where you put dry food in and it's supposed be hours minutes seconds of fun where they push it around and little food bits fall out to their delight. Needless to say, Smudge ended up sitting and watching Duncan enjoy the food ball thing. I tried to tell... Continue Reading →
Oh my gosh, I've been busy. Literally sitting at my computer from the time I come home to when I go to bed getting ready for work and doing college coursework. Sorry! I know it's been excuse city around here, and I hope this summer to have some more time to get back to drawing.... Continue Reading →
So I found this picture on Reddit and felt inspired to draw it. 'Cause it's funny. And cute. And I liked the color of the sky. Enjoy!
As I sit trying to finish up some college class stuff, of course Duncan just decides to lay pretty much on the keyboard of my laptop. He's done it enough that we have a thing now where I move the laptop to my knees and he gets to lay close to me. It's not that... Continue Reading →
The other day, Adam came home, walked in the door, and before I could even see him I hear him say in a nonchalant voice, "Call the police...I've been robbed." It turns out that when he was talking on the phone with me when he was at the grocery store, and when he got to... Continue Reading →
So Adam came home today and put his keys and wallet on the floor. As he was taking off his boots, Duncan decided to just lay down and rub his little cat head all over the wallet and keys. I wasn't sure if the message was that he loved the wallet and keys or he... Continue Reading →
So I've gotten Adam hooked onto Star Trek the Next Generation. We love it. And we have a love-hate relationship with goofy old Geordi La Forge (which I found out today is this strange spelling...look it up!). His awful humor and one-liners kill me but his Coco No-Nos on the beach (and I want to... Continue Reading →
As I'm sitting here at my pal's house (who has power) finishing this drawing from yesterday, I think I should have been more scared of the wind like poor ol' Smudge here. I hope the power comes back on soon or it might be a sleep over for a few days!
So I've started to bring my drawing tablet to school. It's awesome to make my projector kind of into an interactive-type thing. I've been able to emphasize things, draw images, and take notes with the kids. But I've also used it for a bit of fun. At the end of the day I have a... Continue Reading →
Hi, friends. Adam sent me a hilarious picture of a little dog. We like funny looking animals. So I was playing on my phone and adjusted it a bit. Enjoy!
Ok, so I have been in a bit of a creative funk lately but it's starting to come back! Starting with these doodles. As I was mindlessly watching Dropdead Diva I doodled these doodles, which I figured I would share since it's about all the drawing I've been doing. BUT....it got the rust off the... Continue Reading →
So I've been working at a day camp and during free time a kid and I started drawing and she asked me to draw her something. So, I did and she liked it and asked for Hello Kitty. I told her I can't do it from memory and needed a picture so we got a... Continue Reading →
So my friends Emily and Brett have a pretend pet cat. Pretend pet cat, you ask? Well, it's just that he comes around and is super friendly. His real name is Dakota, but they've given him a new name...and he has accepted it. I honestly don't know how the name change started, but I'd like... Continue Reading →
So I've begun to let myself go and the URL of this blog is becoming more misleading. I realize lately that I totally go places (work included) with cat fur on my clothes and am not specifically aware of it....nor do I really care - until I realize I have stupid cat fur all over... Continue Reading →
Oooooooooook. I'm back. Yes, I am here and moved in to our newly fixed up little house. So hello, again! Firstly, we've been working super hard on getting our house all fixed up....like 3-5 days a week after work and almost all weekend every weekend since January. I know, right? I totally didn't imagine that... Continue Reading →
Adam and I used to rock climb at a gym in Raleigh and we both really miss it. So here is my homage to that....with Trudith and Percival really showing off their stuff bouldering. This might be one of my favorite drawings of all time, actually. My favorite part is....can you guess? Ok, I'll tell... Continue Reading →
Did you know that Trudith likes to go snorkeling? And it's not just her. Her kitty loves a good adventure, too. Can't you tell? And I think the cat has a name now....thanks to a nice blend by Nora combining Jessi, Matt, and her own suggestion, the cat is named Sir Percival Chauncy Fuzbluffen. He oftentimes... Continue Reading →
Trudith isn't just an old fuddy duddy who sits around her house in the sitting room all day long. She and her cat enjoy a good outing at the park. P.S. I totally had one of those umbrella hats that I recall buying on vacation in Florida....and it was awesome. Well, awesome when I wore... Continue Reading →
Trudith loves a good chat with her gal pals, and her cat does, too. I still haven't decided on a name yet. Maybe I'll just leave him/her/it nameless and let you choose your favorite. It might be more fun that way (What a cop out! I should just make a decision.).
Thanks for all the cat name suggestions. Trudith hasn't told me yet which is the right one, though. But anyway, here they are just chillin'....'cause that's what Trudith does.
I decided to draw this lovely lady on paper instead to see how she would turn out and I have begun to draw here in a bunch of situations. She now has a name, as you saw in the title, and she NEVER goes by Trudy. I haven't decided on a name for her... Continue Reading →
I was reading a comment on a website where someone was trying to be funny (I think) and said they like to pretend that their bed is an island that they and their cats are stuck on it. So here is my rendition because that was too funny not to draw. Cats, of course, would... Continue Reading →
So first, we've been totally wrapped up in house stuff and not to throw excuses all over...but I will anyway. I'm mega-bummed that I haven't had the energy and drive to get more cattoons done. Don't worry, I will not disappear for too long but don't expect anything prolific for the next few weeks, anyway.... Continue Reading →
Adam and I were talking and all the sudden Duncan trots toward and quickly past us. Not like a gallop sprint somewhere or a slow saunter, but a determined and focused jog. Was he coming to see Adam? Or me? No....he was just running kind of fast but not actually fast to his favorite chair... Continue Reading →
Firstly, so sorry about no updates for the week. We were on a bit of a vacation. And it was awesome! But that's why I was busy. Secondly, this story happened when we were on vacation. We were sitting in the airport about to board when I see a lady carrying a case with something... Continue Reading →
So I totally apologize for not having drawings the last week but I seriously have not sat down on a couch since Tuesday. We have been doing house stuff galore and I ended up taking a 4 hour nap today because of it. Can a nap be that long? Or does it have a new... Continue Reading →
It's true. We got a house!!! It's our first home and we're excited...and a little poor. And the new house is actually an old house that needs some fixing up. Oh, and it smells like a nasty wet dog peed on itself and rolled all over the carpet for a year. So we have to... Continue Reading →
I decided that instead of a regular collar Duncan should wear a tie everywhere. And then he can be a business man (business cat?) since he's already wearing a tie. Or maybe a lawyer. Whatever brings in more money is good for me.
So I have a horrible secret to reveal. I cause my husband gratuitous injuries. Not like in a secret abusive relationship way, but either directly or indirectly, I cause Adam injuries on a fairly regular basis. For example, this weekend we decided to try cross-country skiing because the park system had a rental for boots... Continue Reading →
So I've been drawing on paper while I wait for my stylus to arrive and I kind of like it more. Except for the scanning. I don't know why but I seriously hate scanning stuff - for some reason it just irks me. So anyway, I got a kitten daily calendar (go figure, right?) and... Continue Reading →
Sorry for all the caps up there but I AM EXCITED! This marks the end of the first year of notacrazycatlady and also the conclusion of my post a day challenge. For those of you from the beginning, you know that I have boldly accepted the challenge (from WordPress.com and I suppose myself) to post... Continue Reading →