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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Happy American Thanksgiving!

Or you could paint the cat on the table. I am thankful for every frightened cat who finally finds a place of comfort in my home. On our American Thanksgiving I am grateful for my ability to see inspiration just about everywhere I look, and something beautiful in everything I see, and to be able […]

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Bella! and Her Foster Friends Tote and Accessory Bags

Tote bags make great gifts, and you know you’re supporting my rescue activities with every purchase! I created a silhouette from Bella and stenciled it in onto a canvas bag and embellished with buttons sewn on by hand. I know that not all kitties are black, despite what my house full of housepanthers try to […]

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Yes? Tote, Accessory or Reusable Shopping Bag

I’ve always wanted to see my lady leopard, “Yes?”, on a jute burlap bag. This line of shaped jute bags are more like purses than totes and very versatile. This vinyl-lined medium tote has sturdy handles and is a great accessory as a purse, and it’s also strong enough to be a year-round permanent reusable […]

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Winter Cats Holiday and All-purpose Greeting Cards

I love snow light, inside or out, and with the bare trees and in winter I’m reminded of other snowy days and the cats who enjoyed them with me. This set joins four paintings of my cats done in winter light in a looser, Impressionist style, in a series I call “Winter Cats”. Each was […]

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Holiday Greetings from the Backyard Birds

I truly love winter paintings because the light is wonderful without the shadows from trees, the reflections from the snow illuminating shadowed areas with soft purples and blues, and the patterns made by bare branches are mesmerizing. This set of four paintings of birds are ones I’d done “from life”, actually standing at a window […]

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Hot off the Worktable: Ornaments!

Today’s project as I work my way toward the holidays—ornaments! “Dusk in the Woods” and “Star of Wonder” are on thin 4″ polymer clay disks, one handpainted and one with an image transfer, ready with hanging hooks for decoration this holiday season. These are another idea I’ve been carrying around for quite some time, including […]

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Dusk in the Woods Votive

When I made the Star of Wonder votive yesterday I also had Dusk in the Woods in mind if the technique worked. It did, and I couldn’t wait to see Dusk in the Woods on a votive too. Dusk in the Woods is a nearly square painting to I had to decide how to crop […]

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Marketplace: “Star of Wonder” Holiday Gifts and Decorations ~ The Creative Cat

This glass votive is etched by hand and finished with a clear label I printed from my artwork “Star of Wonder”. It’s made from a purchased cube-shaped glass vase 3.25″ in each dimension and comes with an LED tea light. I posted this item on The Creative Cat and wanted to share it here as […]

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Give the Gift of Artwork, 25% Discount on All Original Art

Each season when I publish my quarterly Nature & Wildlife newsletter I extend a 25% discount on all original art that features the season, but for autumn I discount all original art so you can start shopping for the holidays. For the first two months of the discount it’s only available to list members, but […]

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