Thursday, December 12, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013


Up to 34 mourning doves in the tree outside a straight, short flight to tour deck feeders.  It appears they were taking turns coming to the deck, eating, then returning to roost, and another group of 3-4 would come in for nourishment.  At this point, there were 20-something.
Seems fitting I offered my first set of bird notecards today, though this group has no doves. 

Friday, December 6, 2013


As suggested by several people, I will begin to offer selected collections.   This is one that was specifically requested.   Essentially 3 $20 sets for $52.00; postage in the US included.
However, while much of the country is freezing, it is a weird but warm 70-something outside, so that's where I'm off to for now.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Choosing Six ...

Several friends and acquaintances have suggested or asked that I offer a choice in my notecards, so I spent the day setting up the first 18 to allow exactly that.  I like the idea because, since I print to order anyway, it isn't much more complicated to do this for people, and it will tell me over a few months which people respond to most.  I have dozens and dozens of cats so it's good to know.  
I really enjoy doing this, though I will admit I'm looking forward to getting back to creating new works on a steady basis.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Oh Julius ... You've been a Long Time Coming ...

On Sunday, I completed the first painting I had done in about 3 years, and the first cat painting in perhaps 4.  It's not that I lost my love of or fascination with cats, it's that living with eight has given me a bit of that "Coals to Newcastle " syndrome.

So without further adieu, here is Oh, Julius a composite of six creamsicle-marmalade-gingers I have known over the past 25.  Three lived or are living with our son, two with us and one a darling rescue from New York who it seems, half the social networking country fell in love with.  

The painting is 5 x 7 inches, his eyes follow you, and he is very sweet.  I will keep him for a time as a talisman which I hope will encourage me to get back to painting on a regular basis, but may do a limited number full-sized prints on canvas.