The Spring Kitten Block Print

linoleum block print of white kitten on pink blossom

The Spring Kitten, hand-tinted block print © B.E. Kazmarski

As I assemble the photos and sketches I’ve done this snowy month, it’s time to celebrate spring with one of my favorite little kitty block prints.

I once had a pure white long-haired kitty with pea green eyes and a pink nose named Sally. She was also completely deaf, and completely fearless; without distraction, she lived in her own little world, full of sleep and joy and play. She was the inspiration for many sketches, paintings and photos, and for this little piece as well.

Almost everywhere I’ve lived has been a quince bush, an old-fashioned favorite for its early bright pink flowers—so early, in fact, that the bush in my neighbor’s yard in the years when Sally was young bloomed every year during the January thaw, and then snow would fall on the bright pink blooms, nestling in the curve of the branches like Sally when she’d found a good cozy spot. I have it shown with a watercolor hand-tinting, but you can see other variations on it on my Marketplace blog, and in my online marketplace where you can order through PayPal.

linoleum block print of white kitten on branck

The Spring Kitten, block print © B.E. Kazmarski

PRINT ONLY, $15
HAND-COLORED PRINT, $25
MATTED AND FRAMED, NO COLOR, $40
MATTED AND FRAMED, HAND-COLORED, $50

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