Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Vintage Style

I've always loved vintage holiday greeting cards & postcards, etc.  The illustrations are so adorable!
I decided to do a painting of this "cute little witch girl & her cat" in my folky style.  I'd like to give credit to the artist of the illustration but can't read the signature.
Anyway, this little Halloween painting is available on EBAY right now - right HERE!
Have a SCARY day!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Vintage Suitcase Cat Bed

I've been seeing some REALLY CUTE cat beds online made from old, vintage suitcases & decided I HAD to make one myself!  Got this wonderful case at an antique store here in town (actually last year) & finally got to work on it.  Added some legs, cute decorations & made a fleece poly-filled cushion to place inside & VOILA!  Turned out just how I wanted!
Do the cats use it?  no
Is it a great decorative piece next to our kitchen fireplace?  YESSS!
I think the cats will eventually figure out it's for them.  They can't seem too eager, you know.  That wouldn't be cat-like.  It took our dog about a year to use the antique bed I bought him but now he's on it ALL the time!
Happy cat-napping to you all!  purrrrr.......

P.S.  The stuffed kitty is from Urban Outfitters & the cute rug is from Target!

Friday, October 5, 2012


 Frida 1
Frida 2 (available on Ebay HERE!)

Yep, I've been GONE a looong time from the blogging scene!  I think I've forgotten how.
I won't bore you with dumb stories of how I've been so busy & taken lots of trips & all that crap.  I was pretty much just lazy & wanted to take a break from it.  Does anyone even blog anymore??  Seems like it's all Facebook & Twitter these days.  Really, who has the time to blog every day anyway??  Ok, enough of that. I'm starting to sound like a big grouch.

Just wanted to post my 2 latest Fridas.  The 2nd one was actually in an art show here in town.  I think my painting was the only "folk art" piece there.  Definitely the brightest in color (ha) so it stood out!

I have another painting to share, my latest foster kitties & a couple of cute cat things I recently made & bought so those will be in my next few posts - which I hope won't be 5 months from now!

By the way,  I read that book "Gone Girl" ~ very good!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

From 3 to 4

Meet little Amos!

My 3 fosters came from a litter of 5 ~ I took 3 & another foster mom took the other 2.
Sadly, 1 of hers didn't make it ~ a sweet little girl named Annie.  Bless her heart.  I offered to take her brother Amos so he could be with his siblings & not be alone.  He's just LOVING romping & playing with his brother Mowgli & sisters Moppet & Mitzi & is so happy! 
I took all the kitties in a few days ago for a checkup & vaccs.  They are all doing GREAT & just need to gain a few more ounces before they can go back, have their spay/neuter surgeries & be all ready for adoption!  I know they'll be snatched up quick ~ they are too adorable!

Having foster babies sure keeps you busy!  I have a sketch for a new Frida Kahlo & Cat painting I want to start but haven't found the time yet.  Really wanted to have it ready to list for Cinco de Mayo on Saturday but that's doubtful.  Darn.  I'm taking my daughter to "Junior Day" at K-State tomorrow, then taking her to KU in Lawrence where she'll meet up with her fellow Journalism students for the State Competition on Saturday.  Busy, busy, busy!  Not much time to paint.  I can show you the sketch at least.
Can't wait to fill her full of bright, happy

Ok, back to my foster duties...  =^..^=

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Finally some New Fosters!

Adorable Little Triplets!
Went & picked up these cuties at the KS Humane Society yesterday.  They are 6 week old fluffy brown tabbies sweet as can be!

I'm fostering them until they are big enough to be altered & also working on socializing them as they are still shy & skiddish around people (see the picture below). They're already warming up to me though.  They are VERY playful, eating well & using the litter box faithfully - yay!

No names yet ~ need to come up with 3 cute ones (2 girls & a boy)!  Any suggestions? 
This bunch is SO adorable ~ kind of hard to tell them apart though!  I'm excited to have little furballs in the foster room again ~ it's been a while since we've heard the pitter patter of little paws around here.

Happy Purrsday to you all!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Pressies for Me!

 I treated myself to a couple of new presents this past week! Got this cute vase yesterday at Two Attics Antiques ~ a shop I visit every 6 weeks when I drop our dog Koda off at the groomers nearby.  I'd been eyeing it for several months & finally decided if it was still there the next time I went, I was getting it!  Well, it was & I DID!  I love it ~ even though the cat looks kinda like a dog.
 Also found this adorable wool hooked pillow that looks awesome on our bed!  And Zoolou seems to approve.  Of course she's thinking to herself how much prettier she is than that wool cat!
I love wool hooked pillows ~ especially Laura Megroz designs.  I have a few of her chair pads & pillows ~ so cute!

Working on some sketches for my next painting right now.  Not sure what it will be but I'm thinking SPRING FLOWERS!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April Showers & Polka-Dot Umbrellas

CATS with polka-dot UMBRELLAS! 

At least in this painting it does!
In honor of our recent (& much needed) rain storms we've had here in Kansas I painted this sweet kitty in her wellies, rain hat & cute polka-dot umbrella, which she cleverly holds with her tail.  I added pink polka-dots around the sides for more fun!  I love how it turned out.  It would look so SWEET in a little girl's room!
I love the rain.  Painting in my studio with a mug of coffee, Irish music cds playing, cats dozing nearby & the sound of rain on the roof is one of my favorite things!

"Ready for the Rain" is up for grabs on Ebay ~ click HERE for a peek!

Happy Wednesday & stay dry!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Calicos & Tulips

In honor of the beginning of SPRING this week & all the pretty tulips I've seen popping up around town I wanted to do a bright, funspringy painting with colorful flowers & colorful cats.
I came up with a trio of cute calicos taking in the sweet smell of tulips in the window box!

"Sweet Smell of Spring"
is up for grabs on EBAY right now!  Click HERE & it could be yours!

Hope you're having a Springy weekend wherever you are!  meow

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cupcake with Sprinkles

I have been thoroughly SPOILED lately going on FUN trips out of town with friends & family!

Chicago with my daughter for a long weekend with good friends,
Topeka with my daughter to meet up with my best friend & her daughter,
Scottsdale, AZ with my hubby for the Am. College of Trial Lawyers Spring meeting,
& Oklahoma City with my mom for a fun long weekend with my sister!

It was nice to get back in the studio & start painting again!  Finished up this little 6x6 last night.  It was inspired by 2 cupcake shops I ran across lately ~ Molly's Cupcakes in Chicago & Sprinkles in Scottsdale, AZ.  It was so fun I think I'll probably paint a few more "cupcake" themes!
"Sprinkles" is now listed on EBAY. Click HERE for a peek!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Little Pot of Ginger

Saint Patrick's Day is coming soon!
Just listed this sweet 6x6 painting on EBAY.
Come take a peek HERE!

P.S.  I LOVE ginger tabbies!!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Rub a Dub Dub!

5 Cats in a Tub!
Just listed this cute 8 x 8 original painting on Ebay.
Click HERE to have a look!
My daughter & I are off to Chicago tomorrow to visit some good friends we haven't seen in a long time.  Can't wait to catch up & do all the FUN things they have planned for us including Vintage Shopping, Lake Geneva (in Wisconsin), Whirlyball, Portillos & Molly's Cupcakes - YUM!!!  That's just to name a few.
Hope you have a FUN weekend planned!  purrrs...

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Patchwork Purries

My sister gave me a bunch of scraps from an old vintage quilt several months ago & I'm finally putting them to creative use! 
I made these 2 Cat Art Dolls with 4 different quilt blocks (front & back are different) & I added fun buttons!  Their faces are hand-painted.  I have lots of quilt scraps left & more kitties already cut out ready to be stitched so keep an eye out on my blog & shop!
The 2 Dolls in the photo are available NOW in my ETSY SHOP!
Come & see how sweet they are!  meow

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Purrs

Happy Valentines Day!
Purrs & Hugs to all my 2-legged & 4-legged friends!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pawprint on My Heart!

I completely forgot to post my newest painting last week!
I wanted to do a more "subtle-toned" painting for Valentine's Day with RED being a rich accent color. I think my tuxedo kitty with his pawprint/heart greeting card turned out very sweet!
"Pawprint on My Heart"
is up for auction on EBAY right now.  Go have a look-see!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Siamese if you Please

A NEW ADDITION to my Etsy Shop today!
A sweet hand-painted & hand-sewn cat art doll for you or maybe your special VALENTINE!
You can find "YING THE SIAMESE" in my shop HERE!

Starting work on a new FRIDA doll soon & another Valentine painting.
I can tell 2012 is going to be a creative year for me!
Happy Hump Day to you!  meow

Monday, January 30, 2012

Frida & her Furry Friend

I was in the mood to paint FRIDA last weekend!
She is such a FUN subject! 
This is another version of a painting I did a few years ago (below).
I wanted this one to be RED & TURQUOISE!
Of course she still has her CAT!
"Frida & Her Furry Friend" is available right now on Ebay.  Just click HERE!
Prints of the other painting are available in my Etsy Shop

Hope you're having a purrrfectly wonderful Monday!  meow

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Purrfect Valentine

Valentine's Day is coming soon!
Just listed this sweet little 5x5 painting "Be Mine" on Ebay.
Miss Vivian is trimmed in a pretty bow & ready to be your sweetheart!
Did you notice the black patches on her coat are heart-shaped?
purrs & kisses...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Warm Winter's Nap

This tabby has the right idea!
When it's COLD & SNOWY outside ~ find a nice warm bed with cushy pillows & curl up for a long winter's nap!  You can always enjoy the view from the window!

This sweet 8 x 8 painting is up for grabs on Ebay right now!
Check it out HERE!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Guest Room Makeover!

Inspiration Room & My Take on it

These photos are the main reason I didn't get many Fall or Christmas art projects done this year!
My oldest daughter graduated from high school & moved out so I had a fun new GUEST ROOM to create!  (& I wanted to finish it before company came for Chrismas!)  My sister had given me the bedroom photo on the left (she definitely knows my taste) & I carried it around for a few years vowing to someday model a room after it.  I finally got my chance & went to town!
I did find an awesome iron bed but it was after I found this great antique oak bed so the iron bed went in the other guest room.  I tried to go as inexpensive as I could on the furnishings & think I did pretty well.  The bedding came from Target & Walmart, my talented sis made me the green & white Irish quilt, the snowflake pillow is from Tuesday Morning & I made the 2 small green leaf pillows.  The furniture is all from Craigslist or local antique shops.  The pretty plates above the bed are from Etsy & the rest of the furnishings I either had already or bought cheap.  I did splurge on the adorable wool hooked CAT pillow from Chandler 4 Corners!  LOVE Laura Megroz's designs!  One of the lamps I ordered went on backorder so I'm still waiting for it. 
It was SO FUN making up this room & putting it to use when all my family was here for Christmas weekend!

Here are a few additional photos of the room:

I even found red NOEL letters like in the photo!

You can't see them very well but I have CUTE set of embroidered towels hanging on the black painted shutter against the wall & there's also the coolest CAT rug on the floor I got from Urban Outfitters!  I'll post pictures of them on my next post ~ along with my other guest room I made over.  This one is already long enough!  :)
Just wanted to show off my new room!  I should've taken a "before" picture ~ this is a FAR CRY from my daughter's..... ummm..... dump heap!
HAPPY HAPPY MONDAY!  (as happy as Monday's can be)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year - New Painting!

Winter Saint Francis & Cat

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  We had a houseful of people here for the weekend & it was awesome!  Time spent with FAMILY is the most special thing of all during the holidays!

Well, the festivities are over, the candy & cookies are all gone, the decorations are coming down & now it's TIME TO PAINT!  I decided to do a "winter themed" St. Francis with a snowy white kitty this time.  This new original painting is available NOW on Ebay ~ Just click HERE!

Wishing you a blessed New Year full of JOY & PEACE!
xoxox  meow