Sunday, 20 October 2013

BANDIT, THE ORANGE CAT

This week the "Take a Word" challenge is asking for an artwork using the colour orange and I'm also linking to "Mandarin Orange Monday".



THE STORY OF BANDIT, THE ORANGE CAT

Bandit, the Orange Cat, used to wonder what it would be like to be a pretty little kitten, one that old ladies would stroke and say "Nice kitty!", a kitten like Fluffie.






Then one day he saw that the flowers were waving to him




and the birds were coming down to say "Hello, Bandit!".





Even the sun was smiling to see him.









And Bandit thought

It's not how you look that matters.
It's how you live your life.

Be kind.
Be generous.
Be a good cat.

34 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous - and so right! Beautiful art work and story! Valerie

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  2. Sheila this is absolutely adorable! Oh your sweet kitty story I love it and your happy bright art work always comes together so great, yet another favorite here!

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  3. i totally love her bright colors and the bows on her ears:)))

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  4. I love the quote! It's such a shame that we can't figure this out as children. Adorable little Bandit lives in a wonderful place! Your imagination knows no bounds...this is a wonderful gift!

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  5. Simple delightful my friend...and your new banner is a plethora of wonderfulness.

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  6. Wondering what to say about another superb creation !! The birds, sun and flowers all love strokeable Bandit, the orange cat. Love the watercolour background. Awesome !!

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  7. Oh Sheila, that' so wonderful! Again!!
    Your oranges bandit is more than nice and he could be a good fried of "the crowd"I think. The blue kitten is so fluffy and alls the rest is beautiful as well.
    Ciao Beate

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  8. Haha, ROFL...how I love your sweet stories around your happy and joyful art!!! I would stroke orange cat and ask her if she would live with me...she is absolutely stunning!!! Love her earrings the most ;) xox ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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  9. Bandit is very wise cat as he has so good thoughts about life. He looks very pretty in his bright colors and because he is happy. Thank you Sheila for this wonderful piece of art:)

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  10. Your paintings like fairytales are always amazing, your creativity is adorable, dear Sheila.
    Wish you a wonderful week,
    big hugs Anja

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  11. What a great message. It should be a children's book -- but then I'm sure you hear that many times over. Great work! BRAVO

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  12. Lovely story and amazing art, Sheila, what a fabulous scrapbook of your art and stories your pieces would make!

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  13. A gorgeous, whimsical, colourful, beautifully designed piece of art and with the bonus of a moral at the end. Fantastic!! I love it.

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  14. What a wonderfully sweet and good natured kitty!

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  15. I love, love, love this! It is such happy art and a wonderful story. It makes me smile!

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  16. Enchanting. So much positive energy in your image.
    Greets, Gerda

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  17. Pure magic Sheila. You always make me so very happy with your art!

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  18. wow your cat has great thoughts!!
    Gorgeous combination of art and story! Groetjes Karin

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  19. Sheila as always your story is so sweet and your drawings so amazing.
    Hugs Anni

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  20. Oh Sheila, this is so sweet, I love your art!

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  21. Your artwork & story bring a smile to my face:) Love bandit and your art. Greetings, Shirleyx

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  22. Your artwork is always as sweet as your stories. Blessings!

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  23. Sheila, my friend, I so love this. You rock.

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  24. A lovly fairytale, great work.
    Hugs Dagmar

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  25. Bandit is so lucky to be surrounded by such happy artwork. Still think you should be illustrating your own series of children's books.

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  26. Everytime I come here I wonder what it will be this time I have to chuckle about. I love your sense of humour, Sheila! It is wonderful. And always filled with some truth! Brilliant!

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  27. I have read this story to my cats. They do not seem to be convinced about the "be a good cat" aspect but they seemed to like the rest pretty well.

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  28. Sheila, your tale of Bandit is brilliant, especially the quite magnificent square flowers ... and of course the 'be a good cat' ... very wise words! Anita :)

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  29. Sheila I LOVE your special orange cat...and he is in such happy , special place too.. Thanks for having him visit MoM#64...and sorry for being so late getting back to you....busy times this week...

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  30. Such a wonderful piece with such an important message.

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  31. How did I miss this amazing post!! Good job! A childs story writer for sure!

    Hugs Giggles

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  32. Oh, what a lovely simple way to say so much with only a few words & art. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing! xx

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