Below are the fruits of my labor (so far.)
This one is not done. It may never get done because every time I go to work on the eyes freak me out and I have to go hide. That thing he is sitting on is a tree limb in progress. I've actually made it look more bark-y since I took this photo. I've also closed the gap between the cat's right side and the background.
(ps For those of you wondering "who is that handsome black man, smiling at me over the cats head?" That's Harvey Carey. Maybe I should hide him somewhere in all my posts in order to subliminally lift your spirits!)