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Laptop Not Co-Operating - and Some Very Cute Kitties

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The past week or so the laptop has not been co-operating, or rather the router is acting up I suppose. The little Miss Blazey is as usual making sure to look after me.

In the Studio

The laptop is acting up again lately, it does not want to connect to the network.

I was considering starting up my eBay auctions again. Then as it turns out, I won’t be able to get any help with it. Taking pictures, listing, keeping track of inventory etc. = a lot of screen time. Too much screen time. So I guess no eBay auctions for a while more.

Plus, in all honesty, Blazey would not approve of me doing eBay auctions. If I even try (and I’m not joking here by the way) to start looking at eBay auctions to list… She gets like “What the kitten is going on here??! Hm!?” She will then proceed to start fluff bumping my chair, then me.

Then if I still do not listen, well, Miss Blazey gets in my face (quite literally actually). She will jump up on the table. Step in front of the laptop as if she is going for a walk (back and forth).

If that doesn’t work she will then do her next move. This include stepping all over the laptop and putting her tail in my face. If that doesn’t work to get me off the laptop she will start meowing loudly (in a very determined way) at me.

Blazey on Laptop Table - Kanweienea Kreations

Little miss Blazey on the laptop table.

Pages from the Sketchbook

I will be trying to list some pages from my different sketchbooks. I didn't get it ready this week, but I will try for next week. For now here are a few different older sketches.

Blazey pen sketch Gunilla Wachtel

A pen sketch of tuxedo girl Blazey sleeping on my drafting table. Yes, she approved of me drawing and was actually on the drafting table as I drew the picture.

A horse sketch from my sketchbook. Gunilla Wachtel.

One of my horse sketches.

I have been trying to decide how often to post on my blog. I like to use social media, but so many of these platform rules change and keep changing. That’s the nature of social media perhaps. However, I think it’s probably best to keep my website as home base so to speak.

For now I’m going to try and post at least once a week to the blog, sometimes maybe two posts. If you have any suggestions for what types of posts you would like to see the most, let me know in comments!

Featured Artwork

"Friends."

Friends. Original pencil drawing of a horse and cat. Artwork by Gunilla Wachtel.

I've always loved horses. To me, they are so many beautiful things. I love to draw horses and other animals. I was in the process of creating this pencil drawing of a Friesian horse when I took a short break to look at, and review, the composition of it.

It felt like there was something missing. I wanted to add something to it. I was not sure what and then I heard a loud, very loud in fact, purring sound. It was Tuxie, one of our Tuxedo kitties. She is, if you missed it somehow, the one I refer to as "boss kitty." She was laying on Othello just purring up a storm. Othello, if you didn't know, is a big stuffed toy horse that hangs out in my studio.

Tuxie the Tuxedo Kitty and Othello the Studio Horse. Kanweienea Kreations Studio.

Tuxie and her friend Othello. 

Random Thoughts and Not So Random Thoughts

I’m trying to get used to my studio schedule and make sure that I work on my art at least a certain amount each day. I also try to make sure that I study art books, any art courses I have etc so that I can try to improve my skills not just by making new artwork but also improving on techniques, etc.

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Enjoy your day!

Gunilla Wachtel. Conveying the Beautiful Essence of Animals in Art.

Kanweienea Kreations

Artist. Animal lover. Swedish-American.

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