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Daily Sketch Reprise: Exhibit at the Feline Museum, 2014

Anyone who has visited here recently knows exactly what I mean. Stacks of boxes and bins, and a cat sleeping on the top of each one. I walked in this afternoon, and while there are only three stacks and more than one cat on the top of each one, this

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Daily Sketch Reprise: Boys, 2014

My studio supervisors for this morning. I sketched this very early this morning as I was working at my drafting table and the computer in my studio. Those windows face west and much of the light is absorbed into the spruce and maple trees with just a little reflected down

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August Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: “Three Blue Cats”

For some reason, this sketch has always been a favorite, and it’s actually been in the running as a monthly desktop calendar for a while. Finally, it’s time! The bright colors feel right with August sun and sky, the loose lines a feeling of freedom. For me, it is a

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Daily Sketch Reprise: Party’s Over, 2012

We had so much color in the birthday party, but no one held still long enough for a sketch until Mewsette decided to settle down for a nap afterward. What a sweet girl, always a good model! We had our party on Sunday, with or without hats and beads, but

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Daily Sketch Reprise: Pinwheels, A Nap on the Quilt, 2014

Mewsette and Bean were completely relaxed on the purple and white pinwheel quilt in my bedroom for the afternoon. Lucky them. I liked their silhouettes, but I also liked it when Bean turned and looked at me. I initially visualized this in colored pencil, but then tended toward watercolor pencil

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Daily Sketch Reprise: Summer-colored Kitty

I think I was overtaken by the Oaxacan feline carvings and all their colors—and also their stylized shapes. Sketching the black kitties is always a good exercise, but I truly appreciate their solid black when I’m working with simply form and non-representational color. I watched Giuseppe bathe on the stool

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Daily Sketch Reprises: You’ll Have to Step Over Me and Two Blue Cats

Cats laying in doorways, an age-old problem. What to do? Draw them! There was originally another kitty with Mr. Sunshine but he left, and then the phone rang, so if it looks a little unfinished, it is, but I like the loose quality. . . . . . . .

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Daily Sketch: Naps

We’ve been fortunate to have a temperate summer so far, but today it was just plain hot and humid. Jelly Bean was happy to have the entire top of the wardrobe at the top of the stairs by the open window all to himself. Some air circulates there and it’s

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Opening at “The Outlet Barn” Saturday, July 25

Published on July 23, 2015 in cats, garden, marketplace

The Outlet Barn Garden and Art Center is hosting an opening for its artisan market area, where I have my things displayed. All the artists’ displays are in place and the night should be fun with most of the 18 artists joining the event. My niece and great-niece and nephews

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Daily Sketch Reprise: Kennedy, Make a Donation With Every Purchase

A year I ago I created this sketch to help cover the costs of Kennedy’s care. I auctioned it off, and encouraged people to donate at least $25.00 and I would send them a print of the sketch. Since then prints of the sketch are still available in my Etsy

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