An open letter to my studio cat

Dear Ron Weasley, I think that if this relationship is going to work out, we need to establish some ground rules. Firstly, my desk must remain off limits. I am a very busy person and I don’t have time to pick cat hair out of my paintings or rework smudges that look remarkably like cat […]

Here kitty, kitty.

Wow. So yesterday The Pioneer Woman selected the winner of her cat photo contest and awarded one of my mini-portraits to the 14 runners-up! The winning cat photo will absolutely kill you, so take a look. Of course, I’m partial to “husky” felines. So I’m going to be very busy, which is great. And also […]

Profiles in Furrage

We have three cats in our household – my self-imposed limit. Sometimes I feel that I spend 60% of my time managing kids and 40% managing cats. They are equal parts muse and menace. Steve is the matriarch. We found her on my husband’s college campus almost 15 years ago and she has been giving me the Stink Eye […]

Painting Cats. Start to Finish.

First off, I have a feeling that writing this post – and more importantly, getting all the photos and captions in the right order – is going to take me longer to complete than the actual painting. I’m technologically challenged, but I have the best of intentions. Here goes.   Title: Redward and Whitey (RIP […]