Wednesday, 2 December 2015

THE STORY OF BANDIT, THE ORANGE CAT

Elizabeth at the "Altered Book Lover" blog has lots of good ideas, and one of them is that we find an old blogpost we like and repost it on the 2nd of the month.  This is a great idea, as there is so much art and inspiration lost in the depths of blogland, never to be seen again.

So here is an old blogpost that I've always had a great affection for.

Some of you will have seen it and I hope you enjoy it again.
If you haven't seen it, please enjoy it for the first time.

And I hope that artists from "Paint Party Friday" won't mind seeing an old blogpost.



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.

40 comments:

johanna said...

and again i like everything about it: the fresh Colors, the decoration of bandit´s ears, the birds and the shapes of flowers... and of course bandit´s thoughts. happy Advent time, sheila!

sirkkis said...

Johanna said all the words I can agree. I haven't see that amusing bandit story, so thanks for you gave it now.
The quote is great, too.
Love and joy, Sheila xx

limmelon said...

Bandit again, Love it, Awesome !!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

This is just adorable and so colorful! Glad you showed it for second look on the 2nd because I had never seen it before!

Valerie-Jael said...

What a pretty story and pictures, good to meet a nice cat. Hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

life goes on and on!
Herzlich Pippa

Annie said...

Excellent message! And once you realize that, you find yourself living in a bright, happy, colorful world...like Bandit has discovered. I love all the bright happy color here. Bandit is so adorable in his uniqueness. And I always love your clever, creative foliage. As you say, so much art gets forgotten...I didn't remember this piece.

ULKAU said...

I did not know this colorful picture and the story of bandit.
So it is wonderful that you show it again.
The colorful and happy cat with calendula stockings and ribbons in the ears, is to smooch sweet! ... And I always love your birds, as they stretch their legs backwards when flying!
In this dark rainy weather at the moment, your happy post fits really good today! Ulrike

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is brilliant Sheila! I am smiling like a Cheshire cat now! Chrisx

Krisha said...

This is my first look at this post and I am in LOVE with it and the colorful kitty. Truer words were never said.
Thanks for sharing.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Yes, Sheila, I'm so new to your blog I've never seen Bandit before, either. You and I seem to have a deep love of cats. Bandit is not only beautiful in appearance, but in his outlook on life, too. What a uniquely wonderful approach to life, and one that not only applies to Bandit, but all of us as well.

Thanks for sharing Bandit, your gorgeous birds, colorful flowers, and eye popping trees for Second on the 2nd. SO glad you posted this, because the meaning of the story should NEVER be forgotten!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Great to pick out bandit to have a second look on the second at this lovely characters !
Pretty ART Sheila!
Happy rest of the week to you!
♥♥♥
Susi

kat said...

Oh this is so sweet and full of loving kindness, such lovely words to go with your great cat story. Bandit has such colourful character, the whole thing has me smiling, fab!

Tammie Lee said...

ah, Bandit is a wise kitty
so glad kitty shared it's insight with us.
Such a charming piece Sheila. Makes me think some day I will have to go back through your blog posts.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Sweet, love your orange cat and I agree! xox

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Thanks for making me smile... love it :) xx

Giggles said...

Fabulous!! Oh my goodness..this should definitely not be lost in blogland!! Wonderful message...full of love and whimsy! My favourite kind of post!! Sage words we all need to hear these days!! Bandit is one smart pussy!! Love the art too...great combo...so much said in so few words!

Hugs Giggles

Margik said...

What a colorful and happy drawing, I really love all on it... the trees, the flowers..., and specially Bandit, this super cat with wise thoughts. Brilliant!

My name is Erika. said...

I am so glad Elizabeth does the second on the second post and I am also so glad you reposted this post. I enjoyed reading and I am so glad this little guy found happiness.

Evergreen Mo said...

Another bright original art work. The cat looks great all dolled up. Love the ribbons on its ears although any cat I have loved would be hiding under the table if I tried to do that to it. Made me smil;e on this rather dank morning Thanks

Karin said...

Great thoughts and a wonderful creation!
Groetjes Karin

sirkkis said...

Happy PPF to Bandit and you Sheila xx

Strangely Creative said...

Hello! I love reading your blog, it always makes me smile its so fun. Hope you are well Cxxxx

Paper rainbow said...

Awwwwh ....how lovely is bandit!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oh that's sweet! I love it!

Mary Hysong said...

I think Bandit could teach a lot of people a good lesson!

Marji said...

Bandit the good cat. He's gorgeous!

Linda Kunsman said...

I don't recall seeing this so thank you for sharing it with PPF Sheila! Marvelous illustrations ad wise words too!

Christine said...

sweet post, great idea to resurrect it!

Gillena Cox said...

Absolutely lovely

Much love...

Beo said...

Of course I remember Bandit, as he visited us here in Germany some years ago!! I think he was the one who knocked over the flower pot, was he? And I think the lovely blue cat is Fluffy....

Beth Niquette said...

What a sweet story. :D

Jackie said...

It is always a joy to visit your blog, Sheila, and particularly when there is such a cheerful and bright story to greet me. Such a good moral too!
I'm glad you posted it for a second time. Jx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Bandit is wise beyond his years. Blessings, my friend!

Electra said...

Love this one, my friend. sorry I have not been by, lots (too much going on) Maybe we can connect in the New Year, I miss you and your art!

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Oh ... I remember Bandit! What a pleasure to see that cat again! Again and again a wonderful story and a beautiful and fun picture!
Hugs, Annette

Sharon Fritchman said...

I love this cute, cute story and your beautiful art work, Sheila! And thank you so much for your wonderful visit to my blog!!! Hugs!! Sharon

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is so cute a lovely story.

The Happy Whisk said...

How you live and love is for me, what it's all about.

janie said...

Bandit still looks very fierce, he has more about him than fluffy but I still like fluffy however bandit is much more ethnic especially with his tail and stripy legs