“Hi there. I have always loved making a illustrated cat portraits of my cats but they move when you try and draw them! Just when I have been sitting there thinking ‘yes, that is a good position’ I look at the cat, put my pencil to paper and like magic they tend to shift their pose! So sometimes it is just better to work from a photograph.
Cat Portraits a plenty
I have had so many cats come in and out of my life and I have loved them all, they have been firm friends. I have just read an article about the health benefits of having cats which is really incredible, according to studies they can lower your chances of having a heart attack and lessen the chances of having a stroke. They also lower anxiety levels and help with depression perhaps it is because they are comforting, grateful and constantly loving… well our cats are. I also find it interesting that some people really don’t like them whilst other love them, I am guessing as you are here you fall into the latter category (excuse the pun!)
So why do we love them so much? Maybe instinctively we know that their presence is good for us? Or perhaps is it that they are actually controlling us, could that be true? Or is it because they are just sweet and lovely (OK, not if you are a bird) I think that they are clever and just make the edges of the world seem a little bit softer.
Either way cats and I have always gravitated together even in the moments when I say I am no longer having a cat, sure enough one will turn up…So I wonder what is our grand connection with cats? I also ponder on that fact that when I start to talk to people about their cats, it is like opening up a huge door in their heart, I have friends that can talk for ages about them, it is lovely! I think it is a fact, a lot of people love cats and I have to admit I am one of those people.”