Black Cats are Haunted by Halloween

“Were the diver to think on the jaws of the shark, he would never lay hands on the precious pearl.”
– Saadi

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Black Cats are Haunted by Halloween – 6″ x 6″ Watercolor & Ink

Haunt is the word of the week on Illustration Friday.    If you see a black cat over the next few days, give them a friendly pat or hug.   This is a scary time of year for them.    Their owners hide them inside  to keep them safe from all the pranksters that are out and about after dark on Halloween.   So… I thought I’d paint some happy looking black cats.  🙂

I have an alarm clock that automatically changes for daylight savings.  The problem is the clock is 15 years old, so it changes when daylight savings used to be.  The moral of that story is… I got an extra hour of sleep today.  I was an hour late for work, but since I work by myself, I’m the only one who noticed.  he he

About Saadi

Saadi was a Persian moralist poet best known for Gulistan (The Rose Garden), which combines prose and verse, and Bustan (The Fruit Garden), which includes histories, anecdotes, and fables. He was born in 1184 and lived in Shiraz in what is now Iran. For 30 years, he traveled throughout the Middle East, including Turkey, Egypt, and Arabia. One of his most famous poems adorns the entrance to the Hall of Nations at the UN building in New York. He died when he was 107 years old.



9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 09:11:10

    Very fun!


  2. Carol King
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 14:46:46

    Love your black cats and your scary haunted house. Really like the witch flying by on her broom.


  3. afternoonartist
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 08:55:43

    So cute. I love the turquoise castle offset by yellow.


  4. Cindy D
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 07:54:37

    Really neat design! I really like the castle and great witchy silhouette! Very cute bunch of kitties too!


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