Artist Laura Keenados (cat) crushes Inktober …
6pm, October 31st.
Penelope Kitten sits at the kitchen table doggedly trying to draw an illustration for her idol, Laura Keenados of Bad Cat Pomegranate.
She has a difficult time holding the black felt pen in her paws.
Marcy enters dressed as Marie Antoinette.
Marcy: C’mon, P. Get in your costume. It’s almost time for trick or treating.
penelope kitten (squeaking): can’t.
The pen flies out of Penelope’s paw and onto the floor. She patiently retrieves it and resumes drawing.
penelope kitten: #inktober is almost over. i need to get an illustration to laura before midnight.
Marcy: You’ll never get it done ’cause you don’t have thumbs.
The pen flies across the room.
penelope kitten (chasing after her pen): gotta try.
Cynthia enters, dressed as Luke Skywalker. She glances over at the computer.
Cynthia: Oh look! It’s Bad Cat Pomegranate’s Instagram page where artist, Laura Keenados, is participating in #Inktober2017. That’s where artists post an illustration every day of October according to a pre-set theme or “prompt” of the day.
penelope kitten: yeah yeah. laura’s cat illustrations are super awesome.
Cynthia (scrolling through): Oh wow! These are cat-tastic!
penelope kitten: here’s my all-time fave even tho it’s not for inktober.
Cynthia: So sweet and majestic!
penelope kitten: yeah yeah. i wanna express myself thru art and be whimsical and sophisticated and fantastical. just like laura.
Cynthia: Let’s see what you’ve got so far.
Penelope Kitten shows off her drawing.
Marcy: Whatever. Your drawing is nothing but scribbles. You’re going to miss all the trick-or-treating candy.
penelope kitten (busily drawing and dropping her pen): all i need are my “three p’s” – perseverance, patience, and panache – and i’ll be –
penelope kitten (stricken): i forgot about the candy.
Cynthia: I bet Laura won’t be mad if you’re a little late with a drawing –
Cynthia looks a Penelope’s drawing attempts again.
Cynthia: – or you know… even a lot late.
Penelope races off to change into her Van Gogh Zombie Halloween costume.
Marcy: Let them eat cake pops.
penelope kitten (squeaking): and candy corn.
*Thank you to Bad Cat Pomegranate for such a cat-riffic #Inktober2017! You can find more of Laura Keenados work at BadCatPomegranate.com. Some is available to purchase on linens, prints, and cards.
We love Laura Keenados and are with her 100% in her quest to defeat bullying, discrimination, and prejudice – through art and intelligent discourse.