Little paws are always grabbing for things they shouldn't. It might simply be the strings on my pants (while I'm wearing them) or a mysterious and irresistible item in a packed suitcase. Some days it's a magical twist tie forgotten on the kitchen counter. Or a cherished and forgotten piece of candy stashed in my purse. All I'll find upon return to the crime/purse scene is a few crumbs and a crumpled wrapper.
I was inspired to paint Desertus Interuptus because of these naughty paws. Sometimes I would actually have to lock the little monster up in the bathroom until I was finished with my desert. Because we all know how determined those little paws can be. Other times I would just lean away as the quick swipes and jabs tried to snatch a paw full. She's actually knocked popcorn right out of my mouth. But that's a whole other illustration! For more paws visit http://www.gattinamycats.blogspot.com/