04/17/2017 – ManCat Monday with the artist Quint

We were hoping to have lots of photos of Quint taking his first stroll in his garden today, and even after a first (first!) warm-ish dry weekend, but it seems Ms. Rain Showers and Mr. Chilly Skies will be with us for a while longer. We’re barely into fifty degree (F.) daytime temperatures here, too cold for Mancat walks outside just yet. Yes, we are officially tired of the cold and rain. We love cold and rain, but enough is enough already!

Quint watching the rain - © Colehauscats.com

Quint watching the rain – © Colehauscats.com

Quint’s been spending a lot of time up in the windows, looking for his flowers to start blooming. Sadly, the rain wiped all the Star Magnolia flowers away before they could be enjoyed and all we have thus far are a couple of sad daffodils keeping all the moss company.

The mini daffodils survived all the rain - © Colehaus.com

The mini daffodils survived all the rain – © Colehaus.com

This double rainbow brightened our day, however, and made us believe our garden will soon be bursting with color.

A double rainbow - © Colehaus.com

A double rainbow – © Colehaus.com

Quint’s not waiting around for a reason to paint.

Sure, I miss my flowers but a boy’s gotta march on forward when tough times call for it. My flowers will come along. I’m sure of it!

And then, he got to painting, using the colors he’d been watching all spring. You might remember at the beginning of the month, he spent a lot of time painting this and that, most of which is still waiting for those pops of color that he won’t add until his garden flowers arrive.

Quint painting spring - © Colehauscats.com

Quint painting spring – © Colehauscats.com

But he did create some pretty paintings given we’re still in our Pacific Northwest (Northwet?) gloom. We bet you’d like to see what he did with that navy blue and lavender, huh? Introducing Quint’s Pop of Spring 2017.

Quint's a Pop of Spring 2017 paintings - © Colehauscats.com

Quint’s a Pop of Spring 2017 paintings – © Colehauscats.com

And because sometimes, Quint likes the softer colors of spring before all the flowers go wild and bold, he created this second one called Spring Fling 2017.

Quint's Spring Fling 2017 - © Colehauscats.com

Quint’s Spring Fling 2017 – © Colehauscats.com

In both you might be able to make out just a little bit of daffodil color. If you know Quint and his color leanings, you know he really wanted to slather on the yellow. Good thing our outside moss isn’t all yellow, right?

You can bet he’ll get something all yellowed-up later in the year, and in the meantime, please visit his art shop to see his newest offerings. He’d love to know what you think of his latest efforts (and your thoughts on the color yellow), and hopes maybe, one of his works will find its forever home with you!

The serious artist Quint - © Colehauscats.com

The serious artist Quint – © Colehauscats.com

04/14/2017 – Friday Fun

I am NOT Olivia Riding Hood - © Colehauscats.com

I am NOT Olivia Riding Hood – © Colehauscats.com

Mom’s calling me names!

I am NOT Miss StripeyHead Newton - © Colehauscats.com

I am NOT Miss StripeyHead Newton – © Colehauscats.com

Me too!

I am NOT FuzzyHead Viola - © Colehauscats.com

I am NOT FuzzyHead Viola – © Colehauscats.com

Ditto.

I am NOT NoEars Zuzu - © Colehauscats.com

I am NOT NoEars Zuzu – © Colehauscats.com

WHAT? I CAN’T HEAR YOU! SOMEONE FORGOT MY EARS!

MOL! - © Colehauscats.com

MOL! – © Colehauscats.com

04/12/2017 – Wordless Wednesday

Tessa - © Colehauscats.com

Tessa – © Colehauscats.com

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For fun, here’s an online puzzle with odd pieces of the photo above courtesy of JigsawPuzzle. com

Have fun!