Sunday, June 27, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Okay, there is no cat up in the trees. I just wanted to make some pretty trees. A little cat humor...maybe. But then it did give you the chance to imagine you saw a cat there...no THERE....no there it is. Hey, is there a cat in there???
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I'm so inspired to create today with Kelly Rae Roberts' Class and with the inspiration of all of my lovely classmates but I'm going to have to do it in an ice bath 'cause it isn't even noon yet and the heat and humidity is already oppressive.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Robbie, "Roberto," "Budda Boy"
Alpha Cat, Loveable and Loving
Leader of the pack with all except his sister, Angel.
Such a character, greeted all guests and insisted
on sleeping with them even if he had to break the door down!
All who knew him loved him!
Will always be number one in my heart of cat loves.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
I got home late tonight...too late for a longer post. Must keep up the momentum. Night kitties. Dont forget Kitty Curfew.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
We always had cats when we were kids starting with Maggie and Jigs. My mother named them after a famous cartoon strip of the time. Mom named all of the cats when we were kids. Next came "Miss Tidy Paws." Sadly we had to give her away as we were sent overseas and were unable to take her with us. It was a sad, sad day in our house. I still can't think about it without feeling a little sick to my stomach. As a result, I am a total bleeding heart for sad animal stories, and Lassie ruined me for all time. I am into animal rescue and adoption but I cannot, cannot listen to one strain of the music which accompanies the animal welfare commericials before I avert my eyes and turn down the sound. They don't know those pics have just the opposite affect they intend for people like me who care for all creatures great and small--except roaches and lately ants. Sorry ants, you were not invited to THIS picnic. Anyway, mom continued to name the cats that somehow always found their way to our house over the years... We lived on an island in the South Pacific for two years and in came "Freddy the Freeloader" -- (a Red Skelton character for those who remember). When we returned home to Williamsburg "Big John" was waiting for us--later two lovely red tabby kittens appeared in our back yard and she named them Frisky and Fluffy. Mom's final cat was named Eloise after one of our favorite childhood storybook characters. Eloise lived to be a ripe old age and mom swore she would never have another cat again. Upon reflection, she spent a great deal of time creatively naming the cat personalities that meant so much to us in our growing up years.
The first time I was able to name a cat of my own was after I moved away and got married, but that story will have to wait for another time.
If you love cats or know someone who does, you will soon be able to buy my illustrated "Catty Cards by Caryn" for cat birthdays and other special occasions. What cat doesn't appreciate a lovely Christmas card and a spoonful of tuna--okay, emphasis on the tuna! I have cards made for tuna cocktails too--just a slight tease for future reference.
Friday, June 4, 2010
I'm taking a GREAT online class from Kelly Rae Roberts! It's just the help I need to take the next steps.
I cannot recommend this class highly enough! It's only the first week, but I am getting all of the right information I need to progress toward my dream of making my art into a viable business. I have been fearful. I have procrastinated making the full commitment by researching, researching, researching-- due to the fear factor, the doubts about self and talent we all know. (For years I have put my toes in the water, but not my whole foot, much less my whole body and soul.) Kelly is generously leading us through the journey of making an art business viable and hopefully successful. The class is packed with the right information and inspiration. She knows the stumbling blocks we all experience along the way and she coaches us with words of wisdom gained from her experience--and, I think from her soul. Thank you so much, Kelly, I feel differently already!!