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October Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: “Allegro Moderato”

Some paintings wait decades to be painted, and when they have their chance they press on until they are fully realized. This was one of those paintings, one that monopolized the last four days of my life. I am not complaining in the least. My orange boy Allegro came to me in 1986 and left […]

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Such a Very Pretty Kitty

This small pendant is made with a print of a detail of my ink sketch “Kitty in Pink”, but I colored him in with black because I liked the silhouette—which may look familiar because he’s the same silhouette I used on my “Cats Are Like Potato Chips” sign. Click the image to learn more about […]

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Bella! Accessory Bags

I wasn’t sure the design would fit when I bought these, but she fit so well it was meant to be. I found sets of these white cotton accessory bags on clearance—a good price for me to experiment with. This is the largest bag, 8.5″ x 5.5″, the other two are smaller and smaller yet […]

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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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Kitty Love Picture Frames for Photos or Quotes

I purchase unfinished wood frames and add color and handpaint black cat silhouettes and pawprints in acrylic paint. I chose fresh, vivid colors to brighten the area where they’ll display. The art is “Mimi en Silhouette” as the cat shape. I named this design in French because it’s an homage to Theophile Steinlen’s style. Your […]

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Colorful Kelly, Not the Tortie You Expect

This sketch totally surprised me—I’d never done a thing like it before. Inspired by Kelly awaking from a nap on my desk, I’d been about to try out these watercolor pencils while she was sleeping. I discovered that what I thought was black was navy blue and decided to go ahead. I’m so glad I […]

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Garden Sketch With Mimi, When We Celebrated a Change in Status

Garden Sketch With Mimi isn’t just Mimi in the garden. It’s Mimi in the garden where she used to hunt for food to feed herself and her kittens and sneak sips of water from the water bowl I had outside for my own cats. I remember seeing her in just about this spot in 2007, […]

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New Handmade Feline Gifts at the HCMT/Pittsburgh C.A.T. Spaghetti Dinner May 20

A few more things I’ve been wanting to make and couldn’t wait for the studio remake because the HCMT/Pittsburgh C.A.T. Spaghetti Dinner is this Sunday! Black Cat Collection Cabochon Pendants Like so many other items, I’ve been envisioning this style of cabochon pendants with my art and photos in them for quite a long time. […]

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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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Let the Sun Shine With Hand-painted Trinket Dishes!

These little trinket dishes are 3.5″ in diameter and approximately 1/4″ to 1/2″ deep, made from natural white polymer clay. Each dish is formed and painted individually. When I first made polymer clay trinket dishes last year they were kind of lumpy until I worked out how to make the shape for “Curving Silhouette”, but […]

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