About Cisforcathy

My painting teacher once said that I was the goddess of creepy…which of course was like one of the best compliments I had got.

I am freelance artist living in Georgia. I work in the areas of painting (oils, watercolors, acrylics, etc), illustration, and some graphic design. My work consists of lots of robots, skeletons, animals, humanoid figures, anatomy, society, astronomy, androids, text, and fairy tales. I like to boil my art down to a few phrases: juxtaposition, science-fiction, storytelling, and more recently anatomy.

Quick Facts:

  • I graduated from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia with a Bachelor’s of Art degree (with an emphasis in painting and graphic design) with a minor in sociology.
  • I am a Christian and have been going to church three times a week all my life but I’ve never read the Bible the whole way through…but I’m working on it
  • I have been called weird too many times to count
  • I love Hello Kitty
  • I have been accused of not wearing a lot of colors…last time I checked black and grey are colors
  • I don’t like cats
  • Striped shirts are awesome
  • My papa and my best friend are my personal heroes. My hero that I’ve never met is Tim Burton
  • Coffee makes the world go round

 

 

8 thoughts on “About Cisforcathy

  1. So you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

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  2. I think you and my sis would get along so well cuz she also wears a lotta black and gray colors and also doesn’t like cats. I used to feel the way about cats before too (how they can be “stuck-uppish” and would even scratch their own owner. But then I met a cat that acted like a dog! It was all cuddly, chubby (maybe overweight – hehe), and just adorably wanted to play like a dog did. So that was when I realized not all cats were the same.

    That’s cool that you were an art major and I love that drawing of the skeleton with a balloon. Interesting! I used to want to go into art myself, but had too much fear. My work didn’t seem good enough compared to others and I didn’t think I could handle a professor telling me WHAT to draw (or paint). Cuz you know, art is like personal. If it’s not gonna be sumthin’ that’s gonna come outta me, then I don’t think I’ll be happy as pie, trying to draw a building or a landscape that I’m supposed to draw for an assignment. So art education went out the door for me and I didn’t do it.

    I know whatcha mean about folks telling you that your work is “creepy”. When I was first in college years ago, I had submitted 3 drawings to an art contest, just to see what would happen (considering I had chickened out from going taking the college’s art classes). I was so surprised when one of them won a ribbon! The drawing was of a face sorta ripping, so I called it “Rip”. After that though, life went elsewhere for me, and I never continued to draw or paint again. So I very much admire your work and that you had actually graduated with art as your major. Awesome! For myself, I’m not back in college again (18 yrs later) and am taking HR Management. It’s bleh, but it’s coming along, so I’m relieved of that.

    Happy New Year to ya and keep up your fantabulous interesting and original art work!

    1. Hi there, thanks for checking out my page! I’ll correct myself, I like a cat (singular) as opposed to “cats” (plural) because one cat I can handle! I actually a had a cat that was very similar, he was a chubby tabby with a long fluffy tail who actually panted like a dog acted like a dog! I loved him!

      I’ve always been into art and at the time that I graduated high school, that was the only field I could see myself in (its all I know how to do!) So I was really nervous about taking classes because I had my own style of painting and I knew how to paint/draw the way I taught myself. But once I got there, I was like a sponge and soaked up everything I could. Now not everything was peachy, there were some very, very VERY frustrating times! But I knew what art parts I wanted to do (Painting and graphic design) so I chose a B.A. where I could concentrate more on those than having a whole bunch of art classes in areas I wasn’t interested in. In the beginning it was kinda bleh cos we had to things like landscapes and still lifes. But in my later classes it was more free choice stuff, score!

      Don’t get me wrong, I’ll do a landscape or a still life, but it doesn’t interest me to do them. And that has been a slight issue for me. I like creepy stuff! But sometimes creepy stuff doesn’t sell or it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. So I have people saying “You need pictures of flowers and mountains instead of skeletons and body parts”! Very frustrating! Its that fine line of knowing what people want and being happy with what I do and at the moment I’m very happy doing what I like to do, creepy macabre stuff with a whimsical twist!

      Thanks again for checking out my page and I hope I can keep this blog updated so people can know what I’m up to! I hope things good with your HR management and a happy new year to you too! 🙂

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