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Commissioned Portrait: Milan and Felix

Milan and Felix spend some time together; yesterday we read their rescue story and today we study their portrait. Their rescuers volunteered for Animal Friends in Pittsburgh and won a portrait certificate I’d donated in a benefit auction. They’d won a portrait from another artist a few years before and

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Feline-themed Art Papers

Art Papers With Cat Art! I’ve had this idea in mind for several years trying to find the best way to put it together. Seeing text-weight and cover-weight art papers for scrapbooking and creative crafts I decided this was a good way to give it a try. These papers are

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A Great Rescue and a Commissioned Portrait: Bandit Stole His Daddy’s Heart

SOMETIMES WE DON’T realize until years later that a series of odd circumstances has an intention beyond our control; often this involves the entry of one of our most cherished animal companions into the sphere of our life, and our entry into theirs. . . . . . . .

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Rescue Story: Irina and Isis, Saved From the Flood

Irina and Isis are a couple of rescued kitties I’ve met along the way, working on projects and visiting friends. These two are from a house that reminded me of my own through the years, and may remind many of you of your own houses full of rescued cats and

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Rescue Story: Simon Says…

“What are you looking at?” Simon lives with the family of Cooper, one of my portrait subjects, who have been rescuing cats for years. Animals are amazingly adaptive when it comes to changes in their bodies. Simon was a stray being fed outside by this couple who live in a

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Bandit Stole His Daddy’s Heart

For this week’s rescue story and featured artwork I’ve saved the story of Bandit for Valentine’s Day, as it truly is a story of love at first sight between a man and a cat. Bandit’s story from Great Rescues: Bandit’s dad arrived home early from vacation and decided to visit

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A Portrait in Oranges

Another portrait from back in my beginnings, and one of my favorites for both the cats and the composition. They are also a favorite of others—orange cats are a big favorite—and their person long ago gave permission for me to offer this as a print to brighten up a cat

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Milan and Felix, Two Happy Rescues

I received word last week from one of my portrait families that they had lost Milan in his years-long battle with diabetes. I’m always honored to be included on the list of those who receive the news, and I often hear how glad the family is that they have their

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Simon Says…

What are you looking at? Simon is another incredible rescue I met in the process of creating my art. He lives with the family of Cooper, one of the portrait subjects featured in Great Rescues, who have been rescuing cats for years. Animals are amazingly adaptive when it comes to

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Trumpet and Jasper, One of the First, and One of My Favorites

Yes, this portrait is from nearly 20 years ago! I can hardly believe it was that long ago, and I was so new to all this…And I was so happy to look up Trumpet and Jasper’s mom all these years later when I published my first Great Rescues book in

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