7.21.2006

Studio Friday: Studio Sidekicks

My two girls like to be where I am in the house so, when I’m working in my studio, they are, too. Although working may not be the best word to describe their activities. They sleep a lot, of course. This is Sienna doing just that:

sienna

Sienna likes to jump up into the closet or from my worktable to the top of the armoire where I store my fabric. Amaya likes to play with thread and push buttons off the table to watch them bounce across the floor. Don’t be fooled by how innocent she looks in this picture.

amaya

For those of you who haven’t seen my cats before, they’re purebred bengals. Bengals are descended from Asian leopard cats and are a relatively new breed—1980s, I think. The early lines were pretty wild, but these are just like regular housecats. Well, maybe not just. They like water, have strong personalities, like to talk, and are fierce hunters (pity the poor mouse that comes into my house). Sienna has typical coloring, Amaya is called a blue or silver but it's really more of a peachy gray. And she has the softest fur I’ve ever felt. They aren’t very hard workers, but they're happy to be paid in treats. And I love them dearly anyway.

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15 comments:

Carrie said...

They are beautiful!

naomi said...

They are so sweet. What great studio friends.

Laura said...

Awww... they're adorable! I just love kitties! :)

Ouissi Gresty said...

They are beautiful...lovely fur...I love to see my cat chasing buttons and stuff even if it was to be used in a piece...makes me smile and reminds me of what's important!

Ouissi x

tlc illustration said...

Beautful cats. Do you have any problems with cat-hair-in-the-studio? My cat's favorite activity is drinking the paint water. We're in constant conflict over that. And I'm always picking cat hair out of my watercolors...

Going For Greatness said...

They are gorgeous cats! I love the markings and can see that they have the finest, softest fur! Are they about the same size as the average domestic cat? Beauties!!!!
~ Gabi

janet said...

Yes, Gabi, they're the same size as regular cats - about 10 pounds. As for cat hair, Tara, they really don't shed very much. I'm careful to brush then a lot (which they like anyway) and that helps to control it. Of course, they don't get to sleep on my fabrics either :)

LB said...

My neighbor has a Bengal. The funniest thing about her is her lack of a voice; the best she can do is let out a little hoarse squeak. I don't know if that's a Bengal thing, but they are SO cute!

Lisa said...

They have such gorgeous markings. This was the first I have ever heard of this breed.

Lisa Marie said...

They're very pretty! I love watching cats sleep...

Georgia said...

Precious!

Anke said...

Cat who like water? Amazing! I'm not a cat fan, but look beautiful and yours sound like fun. Especailly watching them play with your art materials! Must be so amusing.

DEW said...

Oh - those pictures just want to make me "squish" them! Then I'd start sneezing, my eyes would water, etc. but it would be worth it! Fabulous post!

Stacia said...

I have to agree with everyone else, cute cats with beautiful fur.

Ellen said...

Absolutely beautiful cats!