February Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: Dusk ~ The Creative Cat

It’s really some of my smaller, quick sketches that are deceptively simple where I feel I both captured the moment and my technique was right on spot, and this is one. Working quickly from life with light blue on black there is no room for “error”—marks can often be integrated into a composition, but can’t […]

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February Nature Desktop Calendar: Jammin’ Jay Blues

When a bunch of blue jays get together, you know it. This one particular section of the mulberry tree in my backyard is a favorite place for jam sessions. I saw this group in the bare branches, noising it out like a random atonal brass quintet, and went to get my pastels and paper to […]

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Let’s Make It Summer Again: Geraniums and Parsley

Oh, I can just feel that summer afternoon with the windows and doors open and birds singing and the noonday sun straight overhead to shine a spotlight on the pots of geraniums and parsley on the steps to my deck. Every time I looked at it I stopped and smiled. The original painting is still […]

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January Nature Featured Image and Free Print

Possibly just as much a question of my activities as my aesthetic intentions with my photographs of this one lone tree, at the top of a path at the top of a hill, clouds scudding across the sky on a dark winter afternoon, dark enough to dim the colors in the winter field. Something we […]

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January Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: Winter Cats ~ The Creative Cat

Register for an account on Portraits of Animals and get a free double-matted print of “Winter Cats” or choose from several other sketches, paintings or photos of cats and other subjects.The New Member print is a signed digital print of “Winter Cats”. This print is 8 x 11 matted to fit an 11 x 14 […]

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New Feline and Flower Votives

Some more of my Star of Wonder votives, and then some new ones! Since we’re not recycling glass anymore I’m still using glass jars from condiments and pickles and such for feline and flower votives. They are etched inside and have either a vinyl label I’ve printed or hand-painting on the outside. Because I’m largely […]

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“Columbines” Keepsake Box and Tile for Planning the Garden

Warm mornings and birds singing, when the columbines grow tall and bloom, that’s one of my favorite things about my spring garden.Here are some columbines in my garden. While it’s still cold, frozen and snow-covered here’s a way to make it feel like spring again—a keepsake to stash your garden seeds or gloves or even […]

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Marketplace: Warm it Up With Summery Oranges ~ The Creative Cat

I’m in the middle of several new designs and ideas right now, finding magnets the right size, experimenting with making cutting templates for polymer clay, working out the tote bags with different styles of handles, and a new painting, so I don’t have anything new to share this week, even though there will be a […]

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Winter Sunset, After Rothko

It’s actually the sunset reflected on the eastern horizon, but I guess it could be the western sky as well. It’s from memory, not from life or from a photo, but it’s something I visualized when I’d looked at the horizon at sunset out my back window, a clear cold cloudless sky and deep shadow […]

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A Warm September Morning on Main Street

There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, a little hazy from a morning mist, and though it was mid-September it was warm and humid. On the way to the grocery store that Sunday morning on my bike I was out early because the day would be hot, but at that time it was just sweet, […]

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