Celebration of Spring, Everything Is in Bloom!

© Ryan Conners

My rhododendron and lilac are in full bloom now and honestly just walking out my front door is a treat. The scent of the lilac bush is amazing-it almost makes me forgive this area of PA for not being able to grow my favorite night blooming jasmine. Almost. The bees are happily buzzing around, inspiring me to make another bee kitty painting (working on that today for possibly tomorrow!)

Happy Spring!

Ryan Conners

The cats are officially celebrating the start of spring! Birds are singing at ridiculously early hours outside my windows and the cats love it!

Ryan Conners

These are crazy times lately, with a lot of people self-quarantining or medically quarantining at home. My cats are used to me being home, since I work from home and am pretty much a hermit already. I know my schedule is dictated by the cats, for the most part. I know it’s break time when Willow shows up and starts batting at my paintbrush, or lays on my hand on the mouse. I hope you’re all taking care of yourselves, and washing those hands frequently!Ryan Conners

Spring Planting, Cats in the Potting Room!


“The Potting Room 3″

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

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. =)

Peonies and A Calico Cat


“Spring Peeking In”

An original illustration and watercolor painting.

A calico kitty, and many peonies, peeking out…just like spring these days! Some days it’s warm and sunny, others it is cold and windy!

Painted on Arches Watercolour, cold pressed, 300g/m2 140lb, 100% pure cotton, acid-free paper.

Size 9″ x 12″ – sprayed with a matte varnish.

Yummy Bubble Tea


“Bubble Tea”

-Painted with watercolors
-Approx. 10″ x 7 1/4″ x 1″ Piece of pine
-Topped with two coats of matte varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

Spring is just around the corner! This kitty was celebrating with some delicious bubble tea. =)


Watercolors painted on wood, using a watercolor “ground” by Daniel Smith. It acts as an absorbent surface on top of the wood, allowing watercolors to act similar to the way they act on paper.

Backyard Friends & Spring

Goldilocks and Puddy, hanging out on the not-so-swinging bench. Pretty sure Puddy cat was judging the height of the fence, and Goldilocks was judging Puddy.

Signs of spring with the forsythia blooming!

Are the roads clear?

Oh man, watching the snow melting away is such a happy thing to do! It’s definitely going to be road trip time soon!IMG_20150313_0001-1

“Spring Road Trip”

-Painted with Golden acrylics
-7.25″ x 8″ Wood
-Topped with two coats of gloss varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

The skies were clear and so were the roads! This family of felines figured it was the purrfect time for a road trip!

The Winter Slump is Almost Over

Oh sweet spring, I can see you in the not-too-distant future! The snow is melting, then re-freezing, and melting some more. We’ve got our garden foods and flower seeds ready to start-I can’t wait!

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