Tag Archives: cat sketches

Five Favorite September Sketches of Cats

I scroll through my folder of daily sketches regularly, looking for images to use for all sorts of reasons, and sometimes just to look at them. I look at collections images of some sort several times a day for inspiration, guidance, instruction, relaxation, and I’ve always found reviewing my own work, honestly assessing it and […]

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Honored in the CWA 2021 Communications Contest

Results from judging the Cat Writers’ Association 2020 Communications Contest are in. My works have won six Certificates of Excellence this year, a mix of essays and artwork. Read about these awards, the contest and the organization on The Creative Cat: Certificates of Excellence in CWA 2021 Communications Contest

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If You Enjoy My Feline Artwork, You’ll Enjoy My “Feline Style Sampler”

In autumn 2013 I created this little portfolio piece, Feline Style Sampler, sketches and portraits, to include in presentations to prospective illustration customers to both show a variety of styles of illustration and my ability to design a little book like this and have it printed and bound. I was very pleased with the way […]

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Stocking Up on Accessory Bags

I spent the dreary weekend stocking up on handmade things, like these accessory bags, plus totes, dishtowels and more. But for now, Sienna is most excited about the accessory bags! I create my own “fabric” swatches by pressing the pattern on fabric using a fabric transfer, the kind often used for t-shirts and other garments, […]

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Marketplace: Three Favorite Gift Books for $25.00, Limited Time

Stuck inside? Enjoy some artwork! I’m offering my three art books as a package for a special discounted price so you can look at 36 samples of my art from fine art to loose brush pen sketch, color up your own pages in a pocket-size coloring book, and enjoy fine art portraits and cat rescue […]

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February Feline Desktop Calendar: New Painting, “Draw Me Like One of Your French Cats”

I just couldn’t resist when Sienna decided to help me make the bed by showing me her belly and looking coy. Especially on that woven throw with its all-over pattern of fruits and leaves, I just had to draw her! Read more and download your feline desktop calendar: Featured Artwork and February Desktop Calendar: New […]

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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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New Polymer Clay Things

I have a lot to catch up on here! My hands have been busy with what you see above, and more, plus I’m still catching up on indoor and outdoor projects and upkeep around my house that have been waiting a couple of years. I’ve been putting my new hip to work every day with […]

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Handmade, Handpainted Curving Silhouette Trinket Dish

This 4” round curved dish is made from natural white polymer clay, handpainted with a black design adapted from a daily sketch. The design is adapted from a daily sketch that was actually made from cut paper, in black of course, and Mimi was the model, “Curving Silhouette”. Mimi inspects a few of the dishes […]

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Featured Artwork: “They Miss You When You’re Gone”

Years ago the owner of the veterinary hospital I used suggested he’d like to have customized sympathy cards. The project never came to be but I kept the ink and monochrome drawings I did in working out ideas for those cards and printed my own first set of note cards in 1992 (more about those […]

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