Happy World Photography Day!

I wonder what kitty was going to photograph today? What are you going to photograph!?

Happy Pet Appreciation Week!

Rosebud in the VW

Rosebud Hugs

Happy Pet Appreciation week to our pets! Here I’m sharing photos of my Rosebud and his sister Willow. Rosebud went from a tiny floofy kitten, to a giant floofer. Like, really, he’s massive. But he was SO tiny! Look at him, life imitating art, playing in a Barbie VW.

Willow & Dorian

WIllow and Stevie

Willow went from a tiny floofy kitten, to a petit kitty who loves to hang out while I’m painting! She’s also an art critic, along with her Mother Stephen. =P

I hope everyone has a wonderful week, and let your pets know you extra appreciate them!

Happy Caturday! Black Cat and Spotted Chicken

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My newest painting for today! Digital week is over so I thought I’d start back painting with a funky chicken and cat. If you’ve followed my blog for some time, you know I used to have backyard chickens. They were wonderful. Not only because of the fresh eggs, but we raised them from chicks and they were the sweetest and funniest creatures. Puddy cat loved to hang out in the yard while we tended to the chickens.

On a different note, today is also World Goth Day. It’s a running joke in my close circle of friends and family that I’m goth, only because we’ve all been asked so many times by random people if I’m goth. I’m not. Also, I re-did the first version of my Black Cat Lady digital art piece, took away the blue hair, kept the orangey background from the second version, and put the black button up blouse back on her. So that version is also available in my Society6 Shop now. I figured she’s kind of apropos for today. =)

Monday & Tuesday New Digital Illustrations

One of my favorite photos of my Puddy cat before he passed was “Sleeping Puddy, Paper Cranes.” I have painted versions of it a couple times and decided to do a digital version. This time it’s Wally Bear going on an adventure!

I drew out these cafetière images on the iPad last year and never did anything with them, so I decided to add more colors for a print. As a coffee-lover, I’d actually hang this in my own kitchen. =)

Of course, I can’t not do a cat with coffee, so here’s a ginger kitty drawn after my Rosebud, with some glasses and coffee!

I have a few other illustrations in the works for this week of “not painting” with traditional paints. It’s actually been rather difficult because I have ideas for paintings, but for now those just get scribbled into a sketchbook for later. Are there any themes you’d like to see me draw for this digital week? Let me know in the comments below!

May the 4th!

I’ve taken quite a few pictures of my son’s Star Wars figures over the years, and maybe painted a Darth kitty or two. But my favorite photo set is of Minnie burning on the pyre after the news of Disney buying Lucas Film.

Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day!

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“The Little Witch”

-Painted with Golden acrylics.
-Approx. 8″ x 7 1/4″ x 1″ Piece of pine (left over from shelves I put up)
-Topped with two coats of gloss varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

Sitting on the moon with her cute little pumpkin!

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Me with our semi-feral kitty, Lily! She will cuddle at night, but try to take a picture with her…aka anything that may require holding her, is off limits!

Little Clay Houses

My daughter wanted to collaborate with me, making some sort of art, so we decided on the miniature clay houses. _MG_6997-26

Taking her Icelandic heritage, she decided she would like to make some Icelandic turf houses! She came up with the rounded design and hand sculpted each of the little round turf houses. =)

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We also have some ornaments, and plan to make a lot of the styles available as ornaments as well. I think a Christmas tree with the stark white houses, with their chartreuse moss rooftops, will look lovely!

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