September Nature Desktop Calendar: Season of Plenty

While I often photograph butterflies and wildflowers in the wild, these were actually growing in a parking lot. When our town’s parking lots were rebuilt a few years ago standards for stormwater management were integrated into the plan, and a swale with plantings between the rows of cars was filled with native plants. Each year […]

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September Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: Kelly in Warm Colors

This sketch is a sweet memory, still one of my favorites, and one through which I still feel a deep bond with Kelly. The sketch is from April 17, 2012, and the light is coming around to that angle now as the daylight approaches the same position a few weeks before the autumnal equinox as […]

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August Featured Artwork Still Available, Get a Free Matted Print

I’m still working my way through a really big assignment and haven’t been able to choose my September featured artwork for nature or felines and put my monthly desktop calendars together. I know it’s going to be at least another day, so if you’d still like to register for an account and order a free […]

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And the Winner Is…Cotton Muslin With a Light Fabric Transfer!

The short news is, I’ll be selling garden flags again for the holiday shopping season this year! I am so happy to be able to offer these again, and making them myself gives me so much more versatility in size and shape, and a greater selection to offer at quantities that make sense, as well […]

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An Original Sold, and Sometimes Customers Have the Darnedest Ideas

I love this painting, and I was determined it would only go to the most loving home. Three years later, finally, it did! And in a very interesting circumstance. A longtime friend and customer has commissioned a number of portraits for herself and to give to friends as well as purchased several original pieces of […]

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Muse Medallions in CWA 2019 Communications Contest

Mimi is pleased to present our Muse Medallions in the Cat Writers’ Association contest. Without her, would there be any awards? I won two Muse Medallions, for my blog www.TheCreativeCat.net and for the painting you see there in print form. Read more on The Creative Cat: Muse Medallions in CWA 2019 Communications Contest

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August Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: The Purrfect Camouflage

Register for an account on Portraits of Animals and get a free matted print of “The Purrfect Camouflage” or choose from several other sketches, paintings or photos of cats and other subjects. You can read all about the artwork and download your calendar on The Creative Cat in August Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: The Purrfect […]

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August Nature Desktop Calendar: I Want To Be Where That Gull Is Standing

I always feature something beachy for my July or August desktop calendar, and this painting was a natural for this year. I am immensely proud of how the wave turned out, and really I’m pretty pleased with all of it. The title is true, I just decided to be honest there. The seagull is standing […]

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Color Inspired By Artists on My “Big Nap” Decorative Dishes

Jelly Bean’s roundness is a little exaggerated but it really was a big nap. Another one of the feline shapes I love. “Big Nap” decorative dishes are based on one of my brush pen sketches which I enlarged and use to cut the clay around the outline of the sketch for each dish, soften the […]

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An Update on the Garden Flags

I’ve been trying to figure out a way to make my garden flags since the printer for the last ones closed about six years ago. I’ve worked out the use of fabric transfers that should stand the test of time out in the weather. These four flags have been hanging in different areas in my […]

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