Last night was even worse than most nights because the cats were SO BAD. We are trying to find a good balance. Puppy is capable of sleeping all night in the bed, and she likes to do it; but John is NOT capable of sleeping all night (or any portion of the night) in the bed, and when you let him stay in the bedroom at night he bites your hair and your thumbs and tries to get his head under your face and knocks over the water bottles on your bedside table. But they like to be together, so it's hard to find the balance. Last night we left the door to the bedroom open and John came in and tried to knock over the flowers my parents sent while I was sick, and then Puppy decided that she would try to get me to feed her, and since I wanted her to stop licking my feet, I fed her at 12:30 a.m. rather than 4 a.m., which created a major ruckus for the rest of the night. Lots of scratching, meowing, rattling, noise-making. No sleeping.
So today I thought I'd post two more painting progressions from commissions. (Many thanks to Mysha and Alex, whose paintings these are and whose photographs were out-of-this-world great.)
And here's Mysha's; I enjoyed working with color on this; I didn't use any ink here at all.