Coloring in my K is for Kale and Other Illustrations Moleskine spread was the perfect way to make time fly today. And why did I want it to fly? Well, because I was eagerly anticipating getting my vaccine! Focusing on healthy eating of course brings to mind kale. I happen to be a fan of kale and enjoy eating it in several different preparations. (By the way, making your own Kale Chips at home is super easy.) But I digress. The letter K also brings to mind Kindergartner, Kitten and Kapellmeister. I hope you enjoy seeing those characters as well as my other K-inspired illustrations below!
K is for Kale and Other Illustrations
As for Getting Vaccinated…
I can’t say enough good about how the Javits Center ran my vaccination process from start to finish. Today’s vaccination tally (at least by the time I got my shot at 5:15 p.m.) was over 9,000 at that site alone. Yet, everyone I encountered was friendly, calm, kind and efficient. It took me 45 minutes of battling rush hour traffic in a Lyft to make the short trip from the Upper West Side to midtown Manhattan. However, once I arrived at the Javits Center, I was vaccinated within about 4 minutes. No kidding! And the physician’s assistant, quickly picking up on the fact that I don’t like needles, distracted me with small talk about my cat. The shot was, literally, over before I knew it.
Speaking of Cats (and Dogs)…
I keep working on refining and simplifying how I draw both. I’ve created a video on my channel at YouTube so you can see my latest attempt…
The first wealth is health.Ralph Waldo Emerson
I can definitely see the improvement in the cat drawings, especially compared to several years ago. I’m sure it helps having a real cat around, too!
Yes, having my own “model” at home to study is definitely helpful. 🙂
Little Ziggy has been a lot more vocal of late. We’re not really sure why, but he’s meowing much more in the mornings. I feed him, play with him, cuddle, play with him…sometimes all to no avail. Aaack! Then he konks out for hours under the covers. I’m hoping that this is just a phase. After all, he was neutered only a week ago. Any words of wisdom?
XOX – Joana
Nope, they go through their stages. Meshay does the same thing, and he’s a lot older than Ziggy.
Interesting! Ziggy is also going through new stages with his food. When we first got him, he inhaled his wet food in about 30 seconds. A few months later, he seemed to get much more picky about the wet food – hardly touching it – so I started giving it to him a 1/4 can at a time (from the teeny 3 oz cans!) so that it wouldn’t sit out too long. At that stage, he seemed a lot more fond of his dry food. Now he’s back to eating a lot of the wet food. Since his surgery, he seems a lot more hungry. The meowing/crying mostly happens in the a.m. when I go back to bed (I think he wants me to stay and play with him) and sometimes when we’re having lunch. But after lunch, he konks out for about a 6-hour nap and then remains pretty quiet for the rest of the night. He’s a doll. I can’t wait to start introducing him to friends and getting him used to other people besides (boring) us. 🙂
xox – Joana
Oh very cute, your kale and kitten! And very good your vaccine! Que coragem. Xoxo
Thank you, Mm! I’ve been tinkering around with my cat illustrations some more. I’ll debut the “new and improved” ones soon. 🙂 (Never a dull moment…)
xox – J