Rain, Rain

Well, fall has finally fallen in Oregon. It rained so hard today that people were pulling over on I-5 to wait it out. I brought out my fingerless gloves so I could huddle Bohemian-like in my studio. I switched to hot mochas, rather than iced. I might have even worn a Snuggie at one point. […]

It’s a Cat Week.

It seems much of my week has revolved around cats. First, Ron Weasley is losing his hair again so I had to get him dosed up on Advantage. During the summer he loses his big mane and fluffy tail but it’s growing back now…just in patches. He looks like a homeless cat, so I have […]

Lovely in Lavender

I just finished another portrait for one of the winners of the The Pioneer Woman cat photo contest. Here are the other eleven, as well as how I did it. I was excited to paint this one because of the cat’s brilliant blue eyes, and I was inspired by the really cool lavender color of […]

Vampire Weekend

There’s this movie, Twilight. Maybe you’ve heard of it? Maybe you’ve camped out for three days to get tickets to a premiere? Maybe you’re a 32-year-old mom who wears a Team So-And-So shirt to the gym? (Amy, I’m talking to you.) When I was in L.A. this summer for the MTV Movie Awards celebrity gift […]

Preparations

I am down to 15 paintings on my To Do List, which is amazing. But Christmas is coming up, and there will be a crunch for last-minute orders and I’ll probably increase my caffeine intake to inappropriate levels and drag myself around my studio at all hours wearing a Snuggie and fingerless gloves, show up […]