Bekah’s Kids

#163 15 Bekah's Kids 11 x 15 Oils on Luan

Children do not care how much you know until they know how much you care-Teddy Roosevelt

Hey hey hey! So I’m back and if you’re actually wondering about why your weekly dose of random arty bloggyness was M.I.A. these past weeks, two words: kidney stone. As in my dad has had a bad kidney stone and you may be saying “well how did that affect your blogging?” well what a good question! We were all suffering with him this time cos it was a big’un! 2 Er trips, like a zillion urologist visits in the past 3 weeks, 3 xrays, 2 procedures, finally culminated yesterday with the stent being removed, ordeal done! So I’m back and Halloween is over, very sad cos it was a fun one this year! I learned don’t try to do professional Bride Of Frankenstein makeup in 30 minutes or less. It didn’t come out like I wanted at all and I was just plain moody on the way to our festivities. But oh well, I ate chili, had fun, and went on a hay ride, then went to the movies in full makeup…so yeah that was awkward. Anyway, blog ho!

This week’s selection’s is courtesy of my friend’s request for me to paint her kids…because I do pet portraits. She said can you paint my pets er kids? So of course I told her yes. I will do anything for money…artwise! So here is the journey of Bekah’s Kids:


At about this time, I was having daily meltdowns working on these kids.

IMG_20141025_203053IMG_20141027_201523-1IMG_20141103_174228-1Here is the final results of Bekah’s Kid:

#163 15 Bekah's Kids 11 x 15 Oils on Luan

Bekah’s Kids 9 in x 12 in Oils 2014

My friend Bekah, their mom, absolutely loved it but I did struggle slightly…well more than slightly ha ha. But her reaction to it made me feel good because these are her babies but let’s just say I’m more comfortable working with pets! If you’re interested in getting your own pet portrait, email me at! I’ve gotta jet and enjoy this 85 degree November weather we’re having here in Georgia. Have a great weekend!

Baby The Cow


The cow is of the bovine ilk; one end is moo, the other milk-Ogden Nash

Hello Fall! Well its south Georgia, so that means we won’t be seeing a real fall til about mid to late November probably, yeah. But it is officially Fall and I already miss Summer! Although according to the internet, I am a female so I should screaming with delight at the thought of pumpkin, crafts, lattes, hoodies, leaves, and chili…and I believe I will as soon as the fall spirit hits me! Ok enough of this seasonal talk, let’s get to the art!

About this time last year, I was working on this piece about Baby the Cow. A girl I went to school with commissioned a pet portrait of her cow, Baby. Never done a cow before but hey, I’ll do anything for money…artwise! Goodness I need to start re-phrasing that. So here’s baby’s journey:

IMG_20140913_190746-1IMG_20140904_154928IMG_20140904_155016-1IMG_20140908_153506IMG_20140913_190701-1IMG_20140917_161517-1Sp here’s the final step, the FINAL COUNTDOWN!!!! Sorry had a Europe moment…ahem here’s the finished product:

IMG_20140920_160822Baby The Cow 9 in x 12 in Oils 2014

So hello Baby! All righty I’m audi and I need to get my behind back to work. I have a new project to start today and I new client to start working with, very excited! Also I had a root canal on Tuesday. It wasn’t terrible but definitely not something I want to have done again! Free lesson, take care of your pearly whites!! Also if you’re interested in a pet portrait, visit my Etsy shop and I will work out a special commission for you!

Found this on Google and had to share, have a fun fall weekend!


#161 15 Mack 9 x 12 Oils On Canvas
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself-Josh Billings
Howdy y’all!…Nope I was born and raised Southern all my life and it still doesn’t roll naturally off my tongue, no idea why! But let’s quite pondering the mystery of my accent and get to the art! This is part two from last week’s post Pipa. Basically same story, painted a picture of my cousin’s wife other dog, Mack. Which incidentally this week I’ve finished a portrait of her third dog, Patches. Details of that will be in an upcoming post, see now you have to keep reading for the exciting conclusion to this trilogy! Anyways, here’s Mack’s story:
IMG_20140807_162757And here is the final result for Mr. Mack:
#161 15 Mack 9 x 12 Oils On Canvas
Mack 9 in x 12 in Oils 2014
So here’s the sequel to Pipa, her brother Mack! And remember if you like these, or you know someone who luuuurves their pet so much they want them immortalized in oils, check out my Etsy shop for details on how to get one! All righty, I’m out have a good weekend you all, not y’all! ;)



Dogs are not our whole life but they make our lives whole-Roger Caras

Hello!! Are you surprised that I’m back this week? Well color me surprised because I am too! Ok so to the art, its a pet portrait I did for my cousin’s wife. The dog’s name was Pipa and she was a pit mix and this was my first ever pet portrait. My cousin’s wife messaged me and asked if I did dog paintings. My response (and I what I tell anybody) I’ll do anything for money. Which I realize sounds very prostitute-y but oh well, I need dough! Plus I love dogs! So here’s Pipa’s journey!

IMG_20140708_120224IMG_20140708_160100IMG_20140708_182724IMG_20140709_160224IMG_20140710_161623And drum roll pleaseeeeee…’s the finished product!


Pipa 9 in x 12 in Oils 2014

All righty so there you go, first pet portrait ever and several more to go! If you’re in the mood (ha ha in the mood) for a painting of your favorite furry pals, hit me up at my Etsy shop!

Have a fantastic weekend! I have a pregnant DVR ready to give birth and about a million yarn projects I need to work on, so there’s my weekend! Oh what a life!

Why Hello There, Here’s Your CIsForCathy Weekly Blog After A 2 Week Hiatus! Flashback Friday!

#63 The Elephant In The Room With A Full House 12.8 11 x 15 Acrylic On Bristol

Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well-Jack London

Well hello lovelies! I have a nice new post for you today! Its a flashback Friday from about 5 years ago, craziness! Please Do Enjoy:

#63 The Elephant In The Room With A Full House 12.8 11 x 15 Acrylic On BristolThe Elephant In The Room With a Full House 11 in x 15 in  Acrylics 2010

All righty, I’m scootin’ on, have a super duper fantastic 3 day weekend!



The road to hell is paved with works in progress-Philip Roth

Hello all! So this week, I’m going to share a fact: I’ve got like oh let me see, about 10 billion different projects going at once, no big deal! I was even thinking about starting another one today…yes I am crazy! So on that note I’ll share what is going on in the Cat Cave:

P.S. I am sooo sorry for the horrid placement of these pictures, they are super cattywhompus!

This came about on a super wild hair!
Double skull…planning on incorporating some watercolors on this
Mini posters or mini cards…a weird version of the alphabet
One of my favorite quotes, hopefully will be turned into a typography piece
A business card idea…like a professional…ha ha me a professional
Playing around with some new spray paint
Its Gonna Be A Glorious Day, I Feel My Luck Could Change-Lucky by Radiohead
Coffee Rainbow!
In A Heartbeat
You are responsible for your own happiness…no one else!
Came from listening to Jay Z

All righty that’s all folks! Maybe in the future, these pieces won’t be babies anymore. They’ll turn into fully grown up artworks. Then you can say “oh I knew you when you were just a little thing”!

And just for a gratuitous note, this was my treat the other afternoon. I don’t even care for devil’s food cake (chocolate for that matter, aahh gasp and awe!) but this is one the most aesthetically pleasing snacks around  :)

Treat yo self

Have an awesome weekend and eat something pretty!

That’s One Classy Octopus

#159 14 That's One Classy Octopus 15 x 22 Watercolors

When Mary is confused or perplexed, she spurts anger the way an octopus spurts ink and hides in the dark cloud of it-John Steinbeck

Helloooooo!! And let’s get to it! I completed this piece last December and it was done for this year’s DrawProject. I have to admit the idea is there but I wasn’t 100% pleased with the execution because I felt rushed and like most of the time I waited til the last friggin’ minute! Sometimes doing that works okay for me but other times, not so much! This particular I think was bought in a silent auction but I’d love to re-furbish and try it again and actually take my time with it. Although I did hear that someone said it was creepy, score!

This was step 2, step 1 was in my sketchbook but i didn’t get a picture of it!
Step number whatever…I kind of forgot to capture the step by step process on this pieces, shame on me!

#159 14 That's One Classy Octopus 15 x 22 WatercolorsThat’s One Classy Octopus 15 in x 22 in Watercolors & Ink 2014

All righty so there you go, chalk up another masterpiece in the C Is For Cathy artwork collection, ha ha I’m hilarious! Have a great weekend!



In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Tattoo….You?.”

Quick random post, the daily prompt spoke to me, so I decided to share!

This was the day after I had I had it done before it got all scabby and gross! Back in high school and college, my BFF and I used to write notes and letters to each other. This was her signature at the end of her letters!

Yes I have a tattoo and I absolutely love it! 18 September 2014 was when I got it, so its almost a year old. So here it goes like this: my BFF was always one for tattoos. I liked them but never thought about them. She loved them and had quite a few in unseen places (she was a teacher so she thought about that when she got them) and was always saying we should get one together. I was horrified by the thought! A tattoo?! its seemed so permanent,and the pain, oh no ma’am! But after she was killed in a car wreck, it didn’t seem so crazy, I mean what’s so bad about it? I’ve already resigned myself that I’ll never have a professional job. I absolutely hate needles but this wasn’t like having blood drawn, so maybe it wouldn’t be that that bad. So I researched and researched and researched: placement, the risks, the pain, aftercare, infections everything I could find. So I decided I would get one. The other hurdle was my mother. Her exact words: “well I’ll be disappointed in you but you’re an adult”. I can live with disappointment, no big deal! So my other great friend and I went to town one day and I came home with it. It’s on my left wrist and honestly I would get another get another one in a heartbeat! Deciding on what I wanted was probably the hardest part because it would be there forever! I had a bunch of quotes typed out and wrote down because I wanted a quote or words since she was a writer/English teacher (me and her are both bookworms). And I had one of her letters with me and at the last minute, I gave the guy (he goes to church with my brothers and he’s a great guy!) one of her letters with her signature. So he got everything ready for me and I was sooo nervous while waiting! It took him more time to get things ready for to do it than it actually took for him to get it done. Which that’s a good sign that he’s knows what he’s doing. It didn’t hurt near as bad as I thought and the spot I have it on, I had heard it was really painful there but it wasn’t bad! It was was the best $50 I could spend and I would love to get more, I’m addicted now! I read a lot about tattoo regret and the only thing I regret is that I didn’t get it sooner with my BFF so we could have had that special memory together. But it there now so no going back!