Monday 23 November 2020

Colouring with Cats #104 ~ Getting Your OM’s on with Mandalas on Mondays ~ The Cactus Make-Over, What Do Mew Think To It Now?

Turquoise Mandalas on Mondays Banner 2020 ©BionicBasil® getting your Om's on and unleash Your Zen Harmonies

Supurr Monday greetings beautiful furiends

A few weeks ago we shared Melvyn and the Cactus scratch post, well if mew look at the picture in the post mew'll notice that the bottom is covered in a beige/brown shagpile fabric, anyhoo we were looking at it the other day and decided that we really didn't like it that much and needed to do something about it stat.  

So we headed into the craft room and found some pom poms thinking that it might look quite funky and it did, but sadly we didn't have enough and so we went for option two, a nice verdant grass effect with some faux fur we had in stock and then we decided to change how the cacti were situated for a bit of variety too! MOL

What do mew think, is it improved or did mew like the beige shagpile more?

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats #104 Cactus Update

We would have really liked to do the pom poms but mew see those in pic 1, that's £33.00 worth and we'd probably need as many again to do it propurrly and we don't think £66.00 of poms poms is justifiable, that amount buys a lot of cat food and treats, and we know what we'd sooner have and it's not pom poms! MOL 

Anyhoo, we do hope mew've all have a totally pawesome weekend, and that mew're ready for the week ahead, so let's jump right in and start as always with our little breathing exercise, which we're sure mew all have down paw by now...  but if mew've furgotten, stop what mew're doing for a moment and take deep fulfilling breaths; counting to five on the inhale and five on the exhale:

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Smooch is here again to offur mew assistance in getting your OM's on and Zen Harmonies happening, so just press play, close your eyes and follow his instructions.

Don't mew feel better already?  I know we do!

All the mandala's featured are created & designed by us, aka The B Team.

Here's this weeks mandala.

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats #104 Downloadable Image
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And here's our finished version... this week we decided to use a warm, sunny palette mixed with cool blues and sparkling aqua tones.

We really like this colour combo, what do mew think?

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #104 coloured by Cathrine Garnell

Coloured on the iPad and then transformed in Prisma, this time we chose the effect - Puma.

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So on that note, we'll say bye for now and hope to see mew on the morrow when we're here with our next pawesomely informative Cat Hazards post with a free printable just for mew. 

Until then

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Supurr chilled purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox

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  1. The pompoms do look nice, but not at that price! The mandala is pretty.

  2. That scratching post looks totally fabulous!!!

  3. Love the scratching post.

    I love the breathing exercises. Well done as always.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥

  4. Love the cactuses you made with pom poms. We also love your Mandala.

  5. Great post! Thanks for sharing it at

  6. Very pretty Mandala. I love the scratching post. Your PA is so creative. XO

  7. We love the green faux fur as grass ! What a smart idea ! Purrs

  8. guys....we due like de pom pom post but we all sew understand
    bout CACHING $$$$$ .... de grazz ree mindz uz oh de golf corze !!!

    PA's mandala thiz week beez awesum..we most lee like de flowerz that
    look like dai$y but due knot ell er we said that ;) ☺☺♥♥

  9. Great mandala, mew guys! And we think the cactus looks terrific. Those pom poms are pricey!


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