Hi Everyone! Let me introduce you to my Midnight Cat and a new set of Simple365 photos. I started taking these photos in February. This is the fourth set of 16 pictures each, so these are from late April. This one mostly depicts me working in my atelier and in the garden when the flowers were in full bloom.
Simple 365 – Set 4
Please Click on the image thumbnails to see the photos.
Simple365 – These are photos of everyday little things or things that I do that remind me to be happy.
Right around that time, I got into ink-making using flowers around the garden. That is a story for another day. Doing that reminded me of growing up around my grandfather’s printing business. I remember being mesmerized by the world of ink and paper, and it has remained a lifelong passion.
When I started this website, Whims And Fancies was the perfect name as I was standing at the beginning of many paths. Over time, I gravitated more toward my love of ink. Recently I have been thinking of changing the name to suit my current journey.
So, Whims And Fancies became InkTorrents Graphics.
The web address is now www.inktorrents.com
However, I have it set up so that Whims And Fancies will still be around as it is a very important part of my past.
All the old pages will still work and my email address is going to remain the same. If you have linked back to my site in the past, you don’t have to change anything.
Hope you like the new name, I really love it!
Speaking of the past – many a year ago, while I was volunteering at the local shelter, a battered and cranky middle-aged cat stole my heart and came home with me. Over the next months and years, he became a confident and loving gentleman. This painting is his story.
Originally he was going to be farther away, along a path. Then I thought of how observant he is and decided to do a more close-up painting focusing on his eyes.
The Midnight Cat loves to roam about the forest. During his jaunts, the Moon himself gives him a blue glow and lights his path through dense green forest.
I didn’t think of it much then, but now it looks to me as if something has caught his attention. I would love to explore that more. One day.
Thank you so much for leaving such supportive comments and making purchases from my new shop right here.
Thank you again and until next time,
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Susan September 9, 2020 at 02:55
Oh I love that cat. What a gorgeous painting and love the colours together. Wouldn’t be ones I’d have thought about, but they go great xx
Michelle September 7, 2020 at 16:45
I will be featuring this painting in this week’s Creative Compulsions.
dee September 6, 2020 at 00:48
I love your cat story. Lovely painting too.
Inktorrents sounds great too.
Good luck to you. :)
rachelswirl September 5, 2020 at 10:22
Oooo that’s so amazing – such awesome artistry! Thanks for sharing and for linking up with #MySundaySnapshot.
Donna September 5, 2020 at 02:38
Such a beautiful picture x
Cat September 4, 2020 at 01:08
The Midnight Cat is beautiful!
Tanza Erlambang September 3, 2020 at 19:22
beautiful painting with two dominant colors…….great work.
Tammie September 3, 2020 at 18:14
your kitty is lovely
i enjoy your simple yet vibrant use of two colors
Your photos are a treat to see as well
lovely evening to you.
Luisella September 3, 2020 at 02:30
Really well done. I agree with Riitta: your cat looks tridimensional.
All the best!
betty September 3, 2020 at 00:48
Oh, I love your midnight cat! Such a gorgeous painting. Your monochrome photos are really great to see, too.
I’m so excited to see you at ‘My Corner of the World’ this week!! Thanks for linking.
BillieBee September 2, 2020 at 19:00
Veronica September 2, 2020 at 01:09
Love your blue cat! How lovely!
Sarah MumofThree World September 1, 2020 at 22:36
What a fabulous cat! I love all your photos too – they definitely say ‘spring’ with all the flowers.
Angie August 31, 2020 at 19:59
Soma – welcome to Mosaic Monday! Your talent is a fabulous addition to our little community. I don’t know your midnight cat personally, but I think I can surmise some of his personality from your painting! Enjoy the rest of your week!
tomthebackroadstraveller August 31, 2020 at 18:13
…it’s nice to have such talent, I will need to stick with my camera!
gillena August 31, 2020 at 05:30
My linky is back. Feel free to link up if you visit
Have a safe and happy Monday
Julie Margaret Bryant August 31, 2020 at 04:54
Visiting your blog for the first time today, Soma. What a talented artist you are, I wish you all the best with your artwork. The black & white images are so beautiful.
Happy Mosaic Monday.
Eileen August 31, 2020 at 02:44
Beautiful blue cat, your art work is lovely. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!
Lady Fi August 31, 2020 at 00:48
Your blue cat is lovely!
Ira August 30, 2020 at 23:09
That is an interesting post with a beautiful cat ( looks she is deep in thoughts!!) and those wonderful black and white photos.
sam August 30, 2020 at 12:48
What a lovely painting of the cat X #mysundayphoto
Darren August 30, 2020 at 11:17
Gorgeous collection of photos
Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto
Alison August 30, 2020 at 06:24
I love the Midnight Cat and his back story! Beautiful photos too.
Carol August 30, 2020 at 04:52
Your blue cat is striking! #MySundayPhoto
Anne August 30, 2020 at 04:15
I love your cat, what a lovely story. I’m also liking your new branding, and your shop is looking great too. Good luck with your ventures, I’m sure you will do well.
chickenruby August 30, 2020 at 03:57
Beautiful story about the Midnight cat #mysundayphoto
Kim August 30, 2020 at 03:39
What lovely photos. It is good to remind yourself of happy things.
I do love that Midnight Cat. What a great piece of work x
Tamar August 30, 2020 at 03:14
So lovely — great collection of black and whites.
NatureFootstep August 29, 2020 at 13:02
I love your “Midnight cat” and the story behind it. What a wonderful story. :)
Rain August 29, 2020 at 08:26
Your Midnight Cat is beautiful Soma, and a lovely story! :)
Nikki - Notes of Life August 29, 2020 at 05:47
I’m loving The Midnight Cat, but I’m really looking forward to your ink making story :)
riitta k August 28, 2020 at 21:10
Your midnight cat is fabulous – the cat and the branches look threedimensional! Creative weekend!
Mary August 28, 2020 at 16:31
Your cat is lovely, Soma. He has such nice detail. I’ve so enjoyed your simple photos from everyday life. Love the new name. It’s perfect for you. It’s nice to know how you became so fascinated with inks. It obviously runs in the family.
A ShutterBug Explores August 28, 2020 at 15:26
Midnight Cat is gorgeous and so well done ~ l love the story about your grandfather’s influence ~ what a gift and gorgeous BW photography ~ ^_^
Live each moment with love,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Linda Calverley August 28, 2020 at 11:33
Perhaps he has seen a mouse? Lovely photos.
Martha August 28, 2020 at 08:59
Your art is gorgeous and I love your simple 365 too. Have a happy Friday :)
lapaylor August 28, 2020 at 08:59
redefining your self and your work… as you learn about yourself… so important and a bit brave
gillena August 28, 2020 at 06:57
Luv the orange tabby. Happy PPF
Kokopelli Design August 27, 2020 at 23:49
Great painting! Thanks for taking care of this cat and giving him a good home. Would love to hear more about plant inks in the future. Happy PPF!
Linda W. August 27, 2020 at 22:35
Beautiful image! Love the blue colors.
Nicole/DVAtist August 27, 2020 at 19:29
I love your midnight cat. What a beautiful piece of art. Those photo are amazing. Well done on the still life.
Bleubeard and Elizabeth August 27, 2020 at 18:11
Your gorgeous Blue Cat stole my heart, too. He is lovely and his story is poignant.
I absolutely adore the beautiful black and white photos you shared. You have some beautiful things and create incredible vignettes. Sorry I’m late visiting. My internet has been down all afternoon and early evening. You take absolutely incredible photos and draw SO well, too.
Susan August 27, 2020 at 15:38
I love the blue cat in the green forest. Beautiful colors. I am glad to know if I can’t remember the new name of your blog, I can always find it from the old. :-)
Kim August 27, 2020 at 14:03
Cats are very wise creatures knowing those who are kindred souls. The painting of your Midnight Cat, Soma, is lovely, as is the story. Your new blog is a perfect fit for the path you are now travelling along, though ‘Whims and Fancies’ will always make me smile each time I visit. I must say you have been gifted beautiful flowers over the last little while; the irises, freesias and roses are beautiful. Oh yes, so many possibilities of new discoveries within those little jars.
Michelle August 27, 2020 at 12:46
A lovely piece of art to honor a fine cat! He does look as if he is studying something. I love your new blog name!
Dixie August 27, 2020 at 09:57
“ InkTorrents Graphics” What a great new name, Soma!
Wonderful photos. And, oh I love the shapes of the ink jars and pots.
I bet your Midnight Cat has many stories to tell. Lovely painting. It’s so wonderful and touching that you
brought him home to live in with you in love, comfort, peace and plenty.
Christine August 27, 2020 at 09:01
This is a beautiful still life with to honour this special pet..
KAREN August 27, 2020 at 06:47
Love the story of your adopted cat and his painting. Beautiful photos and I did a quick visit to your shop you have lot’s of wonderful items for sale. Enjoy the rest of your week
Cathy Kennedy August 27, 2020 at 04:08
The ease you display of your work is inspiring. I hope one day my art comes off like that or maybe it never will to the artist, I don’t know. lol I guess we all think that of the other, I suppose. Sometimes you need to change your blog name to suit your interests or personality. My site name is a play on words more than anything but I’ve incorporated my most passionate hobbies in my tag line. I’ve been blogging for 10-years and realize as I change, so shall my blog but I’ve found my loyal readers keep coming back because we’ve connected on a intimate level as close friends. I believe whatever you do, your loyal readers will continue to follow you on your journey. Thanks for the heads up on the name and URL change. Have a paintastic day! ;)
Valerie-Jael August 27, 2020 at 00:52
Love your beautiful cat painting, and the story of how he chose you! Cats are very clever.. Wonderful photos, too. Good luck with your new name and new endeavour. Hugs, Valerie