Monday, March 08, 2010

We Need Opposable Thumbs

We can't draw. We don't have opposable thumbs. Jan has opposable thumbs but she can't draw either. But we found an interesting place for pet lovers to visit -- Schlueter Art Works. We don't know the lady and we're not trying to sell you anything. We just love her drawings.

Genevieve Schlueter hand sketches pet portraits in graphite pencil from photos her clients provide. Her sketches are highly detailed drawings of a pet. We really enjoyed clicking through the lovely horse, cat and dog sketches on her site.

Her drawings inspire us to want to sketch too. Buddy tried to hold a pencil between his two front paws but his scribbles only tore holes in the paper. Sam's paws are too big and a pencil just slips right between his toes. Cameron and Cotton tried working together on a sketch but they ended up in a pawfight because Cameron lost his grip and the pencil hit Cotton in the head. So we furries might not be cut out for a drawing career.

But Genevieve can wield a pencil. You can see her sketches at Schleuter Art Works.

She also has a Facebook Fan Page, which is where we found her.

Have a great day. We're going to spend it practicing with a pencil until we can figure out how to hold it.


  1. Sounds interesting! We'll go check it out!

  2. We wishes we could draw. Alas we are not very artistic. ~AFSS

  3. We can't draw either and we know the Momster can't for sure - but we see the little biped here with some sort of gripper on her pencil. Mom says it is to help her hold the pencil better. Maybe we need to try one of those out.

    Thanks for the info on this site - we will go check it out.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  4. Very pretty pencil work indeed!

  5. We'll go on over to check it out. Sorry you guys didn't do so well trying to draw.

  6. Awesome sketches...Thumbs would be nice for lots of reasons, but they would probably get us in trouble too!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  7. You guys are soo cute.
    Beautiful art work, we agrees!

  8. I'll have to check it out. I have trouble just writing my name....

  9. Wow very pretty art work :).

  10. hi guys,
    I can't draw either - but I did dream about it - it was nice while the dream lasted.
    But the lady who's site you linked to sure is a mighty fine artist.
    Maybe someday I can get Pellie to have a picture drawn of me for her to keep for posterity.
    Hope you guys and girls have a very nice week. Not sure how often I'll be able to get on - Pellie has been real busy with some of her projects.

  11. Hello there! keep trying, if you can't hold a pencil with your paws try this kitty game: Peaches favorite activity is stealing pencils off my desk and carrying them around the house in her mouth.

  12. Yet another hooman with talent...


    Khan't draw or khut a straight line!

    Thanks fur sharing!

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie

  13. Our mom can't draw either - even when she draws a straight line it isn't straight! We hope you are able to learn, because maybe you could teach us too (since our mom obviously can't).

    We are going to go check out her pictures now!

  14. All her drawings are pawesome!
    Kisses and hugs

  15. Lovely sketches. SS can't draw either :(

  16. Fanks for the well wishes fur owr moov. We's not a'citied about it, and Momma is starting to stress (as usual before we moov). Please keep all of yur paws crossed fur a howse sooner rather than later!!
    ~Meeko & Kiara (and fambly)

  17. We came over to wish Samaritan a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We hope he's gonna be spoiled rotten today! Smoochies.

  18. We wonder if she give 13 group discounts.
    - TBH&K

  19. Oh yeah. You and I might not be able to draw, but we can pawpaint!

  20. I just looked at the artist's site. WOW! Beautiful! Those are great sketches.


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