Yeah pretty much, here it is…Poor thing maybe it’ll be finished one day!
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.
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 Drcatz27@gmail.com! I’ve gotta jet and enjoy this 85 degree November weather we’re having here in Georgia. Have a great weekend!
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:
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!
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!
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!
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:
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!
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 :)
Have an awesome weekend and eat something pretty!
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!
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!
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!