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 […]

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 […]

Ready, set, paint!

I don’t know about you, but in order to sit down, be creative and get something accomplished, I need to have a few things in order. Firstly, I can’t paint when the house is a mess, or there is laundry to be done.  But with two small kids, this seriously limits  my options. When is […]