Thursday, December 21, 2017

Happy holidays!

Hi everyone,

I'm still here!

I know it's been far too long, but I apparently needed this break. Life has gotten in the way of my creativity. Among other things, I had to find a new job, while my old one was puttering out. Luckily, I found a good one, but I'm still adjusting to all new daily routines.

I thought I'd have time to draw a few kitties, but distractions keep coming and going one after another. (Now, the Kitties are distracted by Christmas boxes, wrapping paper, and ribbon!)

Once things settle down, Melissa's Kitties will be back. I have several ideas brewing, like building a website and shop, refocusing my blog, and having the Kitties invade Instagram. You can look forward to two new kitties joining our family, long-overdue book and event reviews, and the latest Johnny Kitties tribute.

In the meantime, enjoy the season! See you in January!


Wednesday, October 04, 2017


I haven't meant to be away from my blog, but I'm still distracted from drawing. I'm slowly trying to get back into a routine, which I hope will happen soon.

In the meantime, The Kitties are finding plenty to do. For example, here Tyrone goes to hang out with the neighbors. Have fun!

Neighbor (October 4, 2017)
(Illustration Friday: July 28, 2017)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Comet was first to volunteer to pay tribute to one of his silent film era heroes, Buster Keaton, recreating this scene from The Navigator (1924).

And I thought cats didn't like water....

Sailor (August 29, 2017)

Monday, August 21, 2017


Hi everyone,

I'm having trouble focusing on drawing this summer, but the ideas are in my head and I hope to slowly get back into it now.

Kitties don't pose often for portraits, but I did my best to capture them here.

(You might notice some extra guests here. They are always practicing their ninja moves, but I will introduce them to the Melissa's Kitties family when I can get them to sit still.)

Portrait (August 17, 2017)
(Illustration Friday: July 7, 2017)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


This is part of Lily's nightly routine. I didn't even ask for it.

Love (July 17, 2017)
(Illustration Friday: June 30, 2017)

Thursday, June 29, 2017


The Kitties are good with numbers.

Three (June 26, 2017)
(Illustration Friday: June 16, 2017)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Sometimes I question Norman's embellished memories of the day Mini joined our family. However, she does not dispute any of his claims.

Sprout (June 26, 2017)
(Illustration Friday: June 23, 2017)