Here Come the Holidays!

Sleigh bells ring, is Quint listening? - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Sleigh bells ring, is Quint listening? – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

I’m told I should be able to hear the holidays coming. What do holidays sound like? Is it bells, like in my sister Pia’s jingly mousies? Mousies aren’t holidays. They are just… mousies! Are they crashing and banging, like my sister Tessa when she’s had too much silvervine? That can’t be right. Tessa isn’t the holidays. I’m not sure what hearing the holidays means.

Listening to Viola all day - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Listening to Viola all day – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

I’ll bet it’s not the sound of scritchy scratching on my tower post either.

Oh, Ceiling Cat... - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Oh, Ceiling Cat… – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Oh, Ceiling Cat, tell me what the holidays sound like. And tell me it’s not the sound of baby sister Viola scratching on my post all the live-long day!

While I’m waiting to hear back from almighty Ceiling Cat, and I’m certain he’ll reply, well, almost certain, maybe pretty certain even, let me share my winter paintings with you. Please click to enbiggen.

Quint's Winter's Frost 2014 paintings - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Quint’s Winter’s Frost 2014 paintings – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

I’d been itching to paint for what seemed like weeks and weeks. Mom says it was two days, tops. I think she’s always downplaying things. Finally, I got to dip my paw in that oozy gooey paint and with mom whispering for me to be gentle this time, I created soft winter paintings we’re calling, “Winter’s Frost.” And what great timing, huh? It snowed here, there, almost everywhere last week and has been extra frosty ever since!

They come in 8 by 10 inch art paper size or 4 by 4 inch canvas size. The art paper size comes with a white 8 by 10 inch mat and are ten green papers plus shipping. The 4 by 4 inch canvas size comes with a simple, small easel and are fifteen green papers plus shipping. Both come with my postcard, a new one that I really like. See? That’s me on the front, listening for the sound of the holidays… or just being attentive. I like being attentive.

Quint's new 2015 postcard - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Quint’s new 2015 postcard – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

I hope you like my Winter’s Frost paintings and give a thought of looking more closely at them over at my Art Shop. Maybe you’ll want a Winter’s Frost for your very own. If you like my 4 by 4 inch canvas size best of all and are interested in giving one a forever home (that size isn’t shown yet at my shop), let my mom know she needs to get on the ball at cats at colehaus dot com. She’s pretty good about things like that and I promise she won’t downplay your decision.

* waves * Hi Mom!

Quint talks painting - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Quint talks painting – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

34 responses to “Here Come the Holidays!

  1. I am highly delighted, Quint, that after what is obviously forever, you have been allowed to express yourself once again! Da Vinci never had these constraints, I’m sure!! 🙂

  2. Quint, the holidays sound like the rattle of treat bags and presents, and they smell like yummy foods! 🙂

    We’re glad you’re painting again!

  3. Quint, someday I’d like to have one of your paintings; they are bee-yu-tee-ful! And you are such a charmer; look at the puss on that puss! I’ve never heard the holidays coming; they run me over like a freight train every year!

  4. Quint, it’s beautiful! I’m so happy to see your new works for winter! I don’t know about you, but it’s my favorite season to paint.

  5. Quint, you are so talented. I think your mom needs to get you a whole studio of your own!

  6. Quint, purlease tell us how you keep your furs so pristine white with your penchant for painting? You always look purrfect. We like your new art, but Mom has her eye on the violets. We are going to tell Dad and maybe he will get it for her for Christmas. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  7. How cool that you are back at the canvas, Quint! I think you are capturing the season quite well.

  8. Your painting is beautiful, dear Quint! 🙂 Have a PAWSOME day, sweetie! 😀 xx Roxy & Tigerlino

  9. Quint your white chest is soooooooo white and soooooo plush my mom wants to kiss it.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  10. Beautiful ! We can feel winter in your painting ! Purrs

  11. you have such talent..

  12. Looking wonderful as always Quint. Hey, I thought I heard something too!

  13. dood…noe matter de seezon…we loves yur werk !!! we hope ya sells 95 prints for west columbia !! ♥♥♥♥

  14. Wow! Winter’s Frost… <3 that! Beautiful name. BEAUTIFUL painting. Simply, beautiful.


    PS. I don't think I know what the holidays sound like, either, although maybe… just maybe… they sound like holiday music? purrs

  15. Quint, your paintings are just the best and are very pretty. You are so talented. The holidays have all kinds of different wonderful sounds. Take care.

  16. That is a beautiful painting! You are a great artist.

  17. Kitty Cat Chronicles

    We don’t know what the holidays sound like either. When you figure out, will you let us know??
    Also, we really like your painting, Quint. It is very soft and wintery. 🙂

  18. I think the holidays sound like eggnog. – Crepes.

  19. Quint, we love the colors on your latest painting. It’s like the most beautiful part of winter.

  20. Quint, your paintings are always so beautiful! we still have a couple we haven’t framed but we think we need some new winter décor now 🙂

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  21. Quint, we don’t think the holidays make any sound…they sneak up on you and are here before you know it! We love your winter painting.

  22. Well, we remember what the holidays smell like – very good, especially da turkey!

    P.S. da Winter’s Frost is quite lovely!


  23. Smell da holidays? Hmmmmmm Oh, me knows. they smell like nip. Lots and lots of nip. 🙂

    luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  24. Great painting, you are very clever.

  25. Quint, you are such a handsome boy! And very talented as well! 🙂 The holidays might smell fishy?! :p

    the critters in the cottage xo

  26. oh what a handsome dude you are Quint and super talented too. don’t tire of listening to Viola.

    Emma and Buster

  27. We think the holidays sound like Dad pulling miles of tape out to put up our cards and maybe pulling 4 inches to put up his MOL
    Wow Quint that is some fine work. You get better and better my furend

  28. you are busy busy cat Quint. And I suspect Viola will be at that scratching post most of the live long holiday…sorry ’bout that

  29. Quint, that winter frost painting reminds us of mommy’s tales of a sea of bluebonnets from her childhood home in texas! LOVELY.

  30. Quint you are a cutie, and we love your newest painting it is just gorgeous!