Margaret sent me two snap shots yesterday of her Dad’s new mouser. The tag line in the email was ” portrait of a young cat”. The cat has grown since the last time she sent photos for me to draw. As I was sketching it out I was thinking of my own Dad, now gone, who once commented, ” It’s all in the eyes, isn’t it honey”?
Dad and I didn’t talk much about what I do but this comment was a sincere effort to get in there with me, just for a moment. So I was thinking about Dad and shifted the cat’s focus to look right at us, engaging, as cats seldom do, the viewer.