Zombie Warning Poster

#157 14 Zombie Warning Poster 11 x 15 7.6 Watercolors

When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth-Dawn Of The Dead

Its Friday and I’m back, what the what?! Two blogs in in two weeks, what is wrong with me?! Yes I’m trying to get better about my weekly blogging. In reality I’d love to get better about blogging whenever the crap I feel like it but things get in the way and the next thing I know it Friday again. So here we go getting back to posting some more stuff that I’ve done back in 2014, allons-y!

Zombies…I can’t say enough about the zombie genre. About 8 years ago, they (and all scary movies) used to scare the bejeezus out of me but after I watched Night Of The Living Dead and Shaun Of The Dead, I wasn’t yet convinced but was very intrigued. Then came one Saturday when one of my brothers made me to watch 28 Days Later and the new Dawn Of The Dead in one afternoon…then I was officially hooked!! So pretty much anything zombie-wise I’m there! But heed my warning, there is some terrible zombie media around. So long story short, that’s where this piece came from.

IMG_20140522_155349Pretty sure this came to me one Wednesday during Bible class. As I’ve stated before, doodling helps me focus so I’m not just ignoring the preacher, I promise! Ok that’s cleared up! So this little scribble came out and I immediately thought “yep this will become a piece sometime”.

IMG_20140522_155359Flash forward to who knows when, I quickly scrawled this out as study and I loved how simplistic and stupid it is!

IMG_20140523_180312Stage whatever number this is and here’s the brain that is in danger of being devoured!

Here is the final result:

#157 14 Zombie Warning Poster 11 x 15 7.6 WatercolorsZombie Warning Poster 11 in x 15 in Watercolors 2014

If you find yourself coveting this poster and just can’t live without it, you can buy it here on Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/240759816/zombie-warning-poster-original-painting?ref=shop_home_active_15

I had a creative blues funk yesterday and forced myself out but that means I’ve created three little art babies who need some TLC, I’m out, have a great weekend!

Bad Bad Blogger! But I Have Shiny New News!

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en_isell_2Ok soooooo kinda awkward I’ve been M.I.A. (missing in action, not the singer) for the past two weeks! I am super sorry and am now realizing that social media is a full time animal to keep up with. I used to think that once a week would cut it but my word, I suck at that! So my new aim (ha ha goals!) is to try and just blog when I’m working on something and keep with current progress. Also I realized earlier that I have to update my Behance, Redbubble, Pinterest, and Tumblr….hmmmm….well it’ll get done at some point.

But on the other positive note, I have been busy these past two weeks re-doing and updating my Etsy shop! Its all shiny and clean and stocked to brim with pretty much everything I do. Lots of paintings, drawings, illustrations, anatomy drawings, custom name signs, even crocheted and knitted things to order!

Check it out:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CIsForCathy

And also I re-did my Facebook art page or actually deleted it the old one and made a new one. Here it is!:

https://www.facebook.com/cisforcathyart

So yeah if you’ll bear with me, I am trying to get my crap together! More to come, have a super fun weekend!

#FBF Mass

#20 10 Mass 20 x 26 17.2 Oils, Paper

The mass of men leads lives of quiet desperation-Henry David Thoreau

Hellooooo! Ok so VBS 2015 Righteous Roundup is over and it was a blast!! At the same time, I’m kind of glad its done and things will be back to normal! It was a blast though and we had great numbers every night, woo hoo! So here we go let’s get to this week’s art!

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Also my day was made today. My sweet 6 yr old nephew Michael mailed me a picture he painted for me! When I got it and opened it I was oh my word, sweetest piece of mail ever!! Here’s his masterpiece!

imageSo there you go, bam! Gotta jet hope you all (y’all as we say here in Georgia and you have to pronounce Georgia like Blanche Deveraux does) have a suuuuuper great weekend!!

#FBF I Am The Night, Color Me Black

#77 10 I Am The Night 4.10 14 x 17 Acrylics, Bristol

In all this darkness, is there anybody who can make out the truth? He hated and he killed and now he dies. And you hated, you killed, and now there’s not one of you… Not one of you who isn’t doomed. Do you know why it’s dark? Do you know why it is night all around us? Do you know what the blackness is? It’s the hate he felt, that hate you felt, the hate all of us feel, and there’s too much of it. There’s just too much. And so we had to vomit it out. And now it’s coming up all around us and choking us. So much hate, so much miserable hate-I Am The Night, Color Me Black Twilight Zone Episode

This episode of the Twilight Zone aired in 1964 and we’re still dealing with this hate.

#77 10 I Am The Night 4.10 14 x 17 Acrylics, BristolI Am The Night, Color Me Black 14in x 17in Acrylics 2010

#FBF Icarus Set To Fail

#32 10 Icarus Set to Fail 18 x 24 24.3 Oil on Cardboard

All limits are self-imposed-Icarus

Never regret thy fall O Icarus of the fearless flight For the greatest tragedy of them all Is to never feel the burning light-Oscar Wilde

Hello! And here’s some flashback for youse guys!

#32 10 Icarus Set to Fail 18 x 24 24.3 Oil on CardboardIcarus Set To Fail 18 in x 24 in Oils 2010

And on that note, I’m out! I have a super fun day planned tomorrow, heading down to Jacksonville to see Jurassic World in IMax 3D! Then of course shopping will be done and delicious food will be eaten! Have a good one yourself peoples!

Exciting News Involving Coffee!

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Coffee and love are best when they are hot-German proverb

First things first…Happy National Donut Day!! And now…

Hey!!! Guess what?! You’ll never guess so here goes, I won a contest!! It was the Uppercase Stamp Contest back in April. You had to submit an interpretation of a stamp and I entered a piece involving what else, coffee! We had to give a brief summary and I basically said while we disagree on several things we can usually all (unless you’re a total tool) come together and agree on this magical beverage. I entered in April, not really thinking anything of it and especially not thinking they’d pick mine…I know I’m very confident. Anyways here’s my piece!!

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I say I won a contest, I guess I should clarify and say they picked submission along with other people’s. I tell you I was on cloud 9 (and still am!) that night I got the email, nothing could have brought me down! So on that note, I’m audi to work on some screen printing stuff, have a great weekend!

Busy Busy Busy!

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Always gotta keep busy or the voices start telling me to do wild things-Steve Brown

Hello Readers! I am bound and determined to make time and write and full blog for you today…why now? Because I have tons of stuff to share! Maybe you’ll care about it, maybe not, I don’t know but I’m putting it out there in the blogosphere. So here goes!

Monday was Memorial Day (Happy Late Memorial Day to everyone and especially to all our service people) and what did I do? Grilled meat, of course! My Papa was in the Army and the Navy and I wanted to go decorate his grave with flowers but didn’t happen. I know I know I’m terrible but it’ll get done at some point, maybe 4th of July, fingers crossed! So I’ve never grilled before and I wanted to, so my Mom and I went about getting stuff together and everything was deliciously amazing!

wpid-img_20150525_165415.jpg                                     wpid-img_20150525_172252-1.jpg wpid-img_20150525_175932.jpg So after the yumminess and memorial-ness of Memorial Day came the day after. My niece turned 4 last week so naturally their having a huge party for her tomorrow. Being the awesome aunt I am (not bragging if its true ;) ) that knows how to work a paintbrush, they asked me to paint a pinata for her. Last year I painted Spongebob for her. Here’s the before and after pics.

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Kids will beat anything to death for candy.

So all day Tuesday, I worked on Dora. Finished it around 9 that night and my niece had to call and say “thanks for painting my binata!” Too cute!! Plus my mom called it a poncho….how I laughed and laughed. I’ll admit its gonna be hard to see Dora get the stuffing and candy beat out her tomorrow but oh well. Here’s D-d-d-d-Dora!

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  I almost dropped it twice and about had a meltdown over the eyes but WOOT! Its done and my sis-in-law couldn’t believe I did it one day…I’m like greased lightning when I get in a working groove! So after Dora Tuesday came VBS Wednesday and Thursday. Its exactly how its sounded, worked on VBS stuff all afternoon those days. Our church’s VBS is in 3 weeks and a group of us are always on standby for decorations duty. So that’s been the rest of my week has gone and will probably be what I have going on until its time for it but I love it though! The other pictures didn’t come through but here are some posters I made. In case you can’t tell its a western theme called Righteous Roundup, yee-haw.

wpid-img_20150529_135425.jpgOh yeah and I completed these two yarn projects this week but I have so many more to do!!

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All righty as for this week that’s what’s been going on and I still have tons to work on! So I’m about to jet and get prepared for a birthday party with about 10 kids tomorrow! Will be sure and post pics of my destroyed Dora! I’ll leave you all with this, I had to order my dad a beard for a VBS skit and I’ve always been curious about what I’d look like with a beard, so here you go, Happy Weekend!

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Sooooo…..

Yeah Happy Memorial Day Weekend! And I suck cos this is a placeholder post until next week…hold your tomatoes before you throw them! I will have bunches to write about next week. And let me just say 2 words: tote bags…let that entice your curiosity! Also I’m trying my hand at grilling for the first time on Memorial Day. Let’s hope there are no flame attacks!