Monday, 8 May 2017

Colouring with Cats #28 ~ Getting Your OM on with Mandalas on Mondays ~ Plus Memorial Mandala for Flynn and Rumpy


Supurr Monday greetings beautiful furriends

Welcome to another week on the blog and we hope mew've had a fabulously chilled weekend. 

Mew know the blog'o'sphere has been filled with so much heartbreak the last few months with so many pawesome pals departing fur The Rainbow Bridge including our furry own Snowie and Humphrey, who both now have their beautiful wings.  Well this got us thinking about the heartache, loss and stress of grieving fur our beloved fursibs and how it affects us.

 We had a meeting in the bunker and decided that when the P.A. returns from Blogpaws in Myrtle Beach we're going to do a special Crafting with Cats post on how to make a furry purrsonal memorial fur those that have departed. As we think that by making a beautiful keepsake that mew can display in your home will help with the grieving and release all those emotions as mew'll be investing them into something new rather than physically hanging onto them, because consciously or even subconsciously holding onto sadness and grief only serves to weaken our immune systems and that my dearest furriends is no good fur anypurrdy.  

Anyhoo enough of the sadness, let's get mew feeling all nicely relaxed fur the next few days, so if mew're upset, tense or stressed we will assist mew in getting your Zen Harmonies happening and that fuzzy feeling of zen-ness back.

 Let's begin with our little breathing exercise, we're sure mew know what to do but if mew've furgotten: purrlease 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

Just let all those thoughts racing around at a gazillion miles an hour go, imagine them slipping into the ether and dissolving like a vapour trail until they've completely gone. Think of blue-skies, sandy beaches and waves lapping softly on the pristine white sand, feel the warmth on your fur and breathe deeply, letting effurything go.... all mew can hear is the azure blue ocean as it gently kisses the velveteen sand beneath your paws, the gentle rustling of the palm trees and the sweet songs of the birds above... effurything is at peace, effurything is just as it should be... just be and enjoy the moment.

Amber, Parsley and Smoochie are doing just that right now!

And what a great job they're all doing.

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If mew have missed any of the previous mandala's and feel the need to colour, here's the links:

All the mandala's featured are designed and made by us, unless otherwise stated.


This week the P.A. made a special mandala fur our furriends who recently departed fur the Rainbow Bridge; May they be frolicking in meadows of catnip and chasing flutterby's galore, though mew may be gone from this realm, mew will neffur be furgotten.

Just right click the image to save and print it... 


This week Merlin's mum Alice, who has been our resident guest colourist fur the last few weeks, did another amazing colour combo this week - Thank mew so much Alice, we really think today's mandala is just a wunderpurr colour kaleidoscope!!!


Coloured using glitter felt tips.

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This one was coloured by the P.A.

 In memory of bestest furriends we have lost this month.

Though mew have moved on to a new life, your memory will live on fur eternity with us...


Coloured using glitter & Metallic gel pens.

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If mew know of any blogging furriends who have recently departed OTRB and mew think they'd like a Memorial Mandala, or to be added to one we've already done, just drop us an email, we'd be honoured to do it...

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If mew'd like to share your peeps pawesome artwurk feel free to post it on our Facebook page at:

Bionic Basil & The 'B' Team @Facebook

as we'd really, really love to see your interpretation of today's mandala.



And if mew'd like to be a guest-colourist fur us, we'd love mew too, just let us know either in the comments box or email us at:

deardrbasil @ gmail . com

Don't furget mew can download our free Colouring with Cats ~ Book One here, if mew haven't already done so:


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So on that note we'll say bye fur now and hope to see mew on Wednesday when Amber is here sharing this weeks new must read novel, and hopefully we will announce the winner of Smoochie's Birthday Give-Away from Sunday's post, will mew be the winner of the epically epic surprise bag of goodies from the Kit Knit Cos Play Store?  So exciting!!! MOL

Until then

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Bestest chilled and most soothing purrs

Basil & Co xox



24 comments:

  1. I hope your human has an amazing time at BlogPaws. I wish my human and I could be there!

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    1. Hey Summer, oh what a shame mew aren't going, the P.A. would have loved to have mew and your mom, may be next year! MOL XOX

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  2. Lovely mandalas as usual!

    And a sweet memeorial too.

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  3. Such pretty mandalas especially for Flynn and Nellie - and for all our newest Angels at the Bridge, we wish peace and love. We miss them all - each and every one.....

    Hugs, Teddy

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    1. Hiya Teddy, thank mew, we're so glad mew liked the mandala's... we miss them too! XOX

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  4. guyz....both de mandalaz iz total lee total lee awesum ~~~~ we haz boomerz on R side bar wear it shall stay til de endz oh time....one oh theeze dayz when
    we think we iz bee in all tech we iz gonna tryz again ta get a mandala ta print frum thiz pea cea.....any way, happee monday two all ♥♥♥

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    1. Hiya Tabbies, thanks guys and we lve the one we did fur Boomer, we love all the memorial ones as they are so special fur our special departed furriends ❤️ XOX

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  5. Those are super pretty & the colors reflect the beauty & diversity of kitties that have gone OTRB. Mom likes to color, but hasn't set aside time to do it lately. She finds it relaxing.

    On another note, Mom is so glad to hear that you will be going to the BogPaws confurr-ence!

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    1. Hey guys, we're so glad mew like them, and yes mew are so right about it be furry relaxing! Is your mom going to BP too? XOX

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  6. The mandalas are beautiful. Thank you for having it in memory of Flynn

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    1. Oh Angel Flynn mew are so furry welcome, it was an honour to do it fur mew! XOX

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  7. so beautiful and heartfelt. I just love this. Beautiful!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  8. The Madalas relaxed us totally. We have been so sad over the loss of so many friends we look forward to you post. You cats rock. Mom too!

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    1. Hiya Timmy & the gang, we too are furry sad, it's been a tough year... big hugs XOX

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  9. Beautiful mandala for our friends that have left us. XO

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    1. Thanks guys, we try our best to honour our angel furriends! XOX

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  10. purrs for such a lovely tribute to Flynn and Rumpy. Both were two of my earliest pals when I started to blog

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    1. Hey Savvy, Flynn was one of our furry furst furriends too, so we know how mew feel... XOX

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  11. Those are some very relaxing photos. Hope the P.A. has a wonderful time at BlogPaws!

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    1. Hi Chatty Cats, oh thank mew and we're sure the P.A. will love her BP experience, she's really looking forward to it! XOX

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  12. So much loss ... so many holes in the blogosphere that can't ever be filled. I like the concept of peace in a mandala ... peace is so hard after we lose people or cats we love. I can't wait to see the crafting with cats. When Kitty died ten years ago, I didn't have the money (or the time - I was moving from the area in less than a week) - to get her cremated to keep with me. I improvised and took a huge clipping of her light brown spot on her back (she was mostly tabby ... except for that and a few more tortie spots) ... for something to concrete to remember her by. It doesn't seem like nearly enough ... but maybe I can find a better way to remember her :)

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    1. Hiya Momma Kat & Bear, yes so many holes in the blog'o'sphere. Oh we're excited that mew're excited about our memorial crafting with cats post, hopefully we'll be able to assist mew in making something truly beautiful in memory of Kitty, we'll do our best! XOX

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