Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Keep an Eye on Your Cupcakes!

Excited to finish this sweet little Halloween painting!
I'm SO ready for FALL & COOL weather & all the holidays that are coming up!
More paintings & projects are in the works so check back!
In the meantime - "Cupcakes for Halloween" is now up for grabs on EBAY.
Just click right HERE!
Have a "sweet-as-a-cupcake" day!

Friday, September 6, 2013

My Summer Project & now - PRINTS!

Prints now available HERE!
This St. Francis painting was the FUN project I worked on over the summer!
It's a LOGO I was asked to create for a wonderful organization in Florida called the "St. Francis Ministry for Animals".  This AMAZING group of volunteers does many great things to help animals in need in their area including food drives, finding homes & giving care.
I was excited to be asked to design a logo for such a great ministry!
Since the group is in Florida, the logo has a tropical theme with foliage, a bird-of-paradise flower & an egret in the background.  St. Francis holds a sweet kitten & puppy!  The bold, rich colors will brighten up any room!
As a way for me to continue to help the ministry, I'm offering PRINTS of the painting in my Etsy Shop & 50% of all purchases will be donated to them!
Buy a print & help the animals! (Click on the link under the picture above)
To read more about the St. Francis Ministry for Animals, visit their Facebook page HERE!

Have an awesome weekend!   Purrrsss.......


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Quick Update & Latest Paintings!

Hi everyone! 
This past year has been crazy (in a good way) so I haven't posted in forever - but here are my latest paintings (all crammed into 1 post) so you can see what I've been up to!


LOTS of changes going on in our family here in Kansas!  Our twins (boy & girl) finished their senior year of high school & our son moved out at the beginning of summer to work at a family store for a year before starting college & we are moving our daughter to Nebraska for college on Monday!  Our older daughter finished a year of college & has just moved back home.  The doors keep rotating around here!
I've worked on commissioned paintings & a custom painting/logo (I will post about soon) which, combined with family stuff, kept me off here for a long time.  Things will calm down soon & I can't wait to dive back into painting!
PURRS to all...

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...  =^..^=