Cats, Cacti, & Succulents

Is it Memorial Day weekend yet? I’ve been waiting to start planting, and here in NW PA we’ve been told for the past 6 (or is it 7?) years that we’ve lived here, “Don’t plant before Memorial Day!” Why? Because frost. No kidding, it snowed just a few days ago. Ridiculous.

cats potting room

“The Potting Room”

An original illustration and watercolor painting.
It’s that time of year! Getting our seeds planted, with help from the cats of course. =P

Painted on Arches Watercolour, cold pressed, 300g/m2 140lb, 100% pure cotton, acid-free paper.Size 9″ x 12″ – sprayed with a matte varnish.


Thankfully, these cats didn’t have to wait, their plants were already potted, or being potted! I was going to start planting in the ground yesterday, but it poured all day. I’m thinking this might have been a sign. “Remember…Memorial Day…”

Cat Pattern Madness

Last week I decided I wanted to make some patterns for my RedBubble shop items. Never having made patterns before, I wasn’t really sure how to start, so I just dove right in. I wrote down a bunch of ideas, my daughter did as well, and I just started painting. I think the hardest part is sorting the actual pattern in Photoshop, but with enough tries, it’s starting to feel easier. Below are all the patterns, and a sample, that I’ve made thus far. =)

Southwestern Kitty


“Southwestern Kitty”

-Painted with Golden acrylics.
-11″ x 14″ Studio wrapped canvas
-Topped with two coats of gloss varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

A pretty sitting kitty, posed next to some cacti. =)