Category Archives: book

Rescue, Foster, Rehome, Repeat 2019: Pittsburgh C.A.T. 2019 Calendar

If you’ve been following me and my feline household, you’ll know that several of the cats who live with me now were rescued and fostered through the efforts of Pittsburgh C.A.T. Mariposa emerged from the abandoned house where I trapped and removed a dozen adults and 15 kittens and I am fostering her through Pittsburgh […]

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Shop Small, Shop Handmade on Small Business Saturday

Shop Small, Shop Handmade! Small Business Saturday gifts for $20 and under inspired by cats, nature and wildlife. Visit Portraits of Animals for unique handmade gifts. Visit my Handmade Gift Gallery. Visit Books.

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Short Story: Witness to a Rescue

I’ve been trying to organize my writing and realized there were a few things I could offer here on Portraits of Animals. This little short story is essentially free—I have the text below, a recorded version and all the download formats here for you to use. If you’d like to support me by “purchasing” it, […]

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Reduce Your Stress With the Creative Cat Coloring Book

I recently read about a Drexel University study of the effect of creating art on just about anyone—just 45 minutes of art creation can significantly reduce your levels of the stress hormone cortisol. And you don’t have to be an “artist”, it works for anyone even if you’re just doing construction paper collages or coloring […]

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Color Any Way You Want With the Creative Cat Coloring Book

In 2015 I’d been looking at and reviewing coloring books by other artists and decided I wanted to do a coloring book too. I didn’t really have the time to do the big one I envisioned of my larger portrait paintings and wanted to do something smaller and use art that is unique to one […]

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Rennerdale Church Spring Arts & Crafts Fair May 5

Rennerdale Church Spring Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday, May 5 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. First United Presbyterian Church of Rennerdale 151 Noblestown Road, Rennerdale, PA 15106 www.rennerdalepresbyterian.org I’ll be outside in my tent! This event I’ll feature “felines and flowers”, both my inspirations from my cats and from nature and wildlife. I’ll be introducing […]

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Pet Search Spring 2018 Art, Craft and Vendor Show Saturday, April 7

SPRING 2018 ART, CRAFT and VENDOR SHOW BENEFITTING PET SEARCH and HOMELESS ANIMALS Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018 American Legion, 168 Park Avenue,  Washington, PA Time: 10:00 am-4:00pm I’ll be there with all my handmade goods, artwork, books and greeting cards, things you’ve seen and all new things as well—including inspirations from nature and wildlife […]

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A Christmas Eve Rescue

I’m sharing a few Christmas stories on my writing website, PathsIHaveWalked.com, and on TheCreativeCat.net. I’ll be sharing the links here so please click over and enjoy during your holiday. “The night was cold, cold, just plain cold as that straight and icy wind whipped down the street straight off the frozen river enveloping him in […]

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Supporting My Writing With Patreon

This website is pretty heavy on the art and photography and handmade gift items. My Books page includes just a few selections, but that’s not for lack of ideas and even plenty of writing that’s in process at a certain level, from cat rescue stories to my family history, poetry to short stories, and combination […]

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Keep Track of Dates and Events With “Great Rescues Day Book”

I’ve used a day book for over 20 years and have all the arrivals and, sadly, departures of each of my cats along with my friends’ weddings, my nieces’ births and the births of their children, the day I first registered my business name, all that sort of stuff, conveniently included in one place. In […]

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