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Daily Sketch Reprise: Dreams of Three, 2013

Giuseppe, Mewsette and Mr. Sunshine were all very dreaming very deeply on my desk, curled and tucked neatly together. I saw swirls, and began to visualize how I would interpret those swirls. No heavy lines, I wanted the darkness of their faces, where the swirls began, fading in swirls and

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Daily Photo: Today’s Array

This was today’s array of fine felines in the kitchen. Mimi and Giuseppe are there because they wanted a little time with me as I made lunch. Smokie and Bella are there because Mimi and Giuseppe are there. Smokie and Bella aren’t sure why they are there or what they

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Commissioned Portrait: Marley and Boo

These two very large black cats were really a challenge partly because black fur is a challenge, and even though they may look alike, black fur color is really all they have in common. Their two purr-sonalities were really quite different. Both felines were adopted from shelters, Boo first, a

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Daily Sketch: Bella Birdwatching

Bella didn’t hold still quite long enough to get this much detail as she watched the birds at the feeder at the big north window, but she does give me plenty of opportunities to study her and gather information and details so I can choose the best posture! In black and white charcoal on gray toned paper with just a touch of pastel pencil for eye color.

 
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Daily Photo: Suddenly Very Silent

Setting up for the day in my studio I realized, after listening to Smokie and Bella tear around the house after I’d opened the door to the bathroom, that it was quite silent again, and I was quite alone. Where could all the cats have gone already? They’d only been

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Adopted! Together! Bonnie and Clyde

From feral to friendly, and outdoors to inside, Bonnie and Clyde were rescued between five and six months and thought to be feral, to be returned to their colony. But people took a chance on them and a little fostering changed their lives. They’ve been adopted together and will go

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National Cat Day Specials!

It’s National Cat Day and what a day to celebrate the inspiration they give me EVERY day, and have given me for decades! Today through Friday, get 25% off everything in my Etsy shop to celebrate.

 
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Daily Photo Reprises: Laps Full of Cats

It’s been a constant parade of cats on my lap, from my tortie girls to a few black cats to both tortie and black cats together. How do I get anything done? Well…

 
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A Published Rescue Story

I’m so pleased to share that I’ve had an article published in a national magazine, six stories about senior cats and dogs who were rescued and later adopted to new forever homes. “Rescue Me” magazine is packed full of stories and information about rescuing and rescued animals of all sorts and half of your subscription cost is donated to the rescue of your choice!

 
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Daily Photo: Three on a Rocker

Hmmm, three black cats putting their heads together, should I worry? What do you suppose they’re discussing? Or purr-haps they are just getting literal “face time” with mom. It’s Giuseppe and Sunshine cradling their little mama Mimi, in fact they where cuddling face to face when she decided she wanted

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