This dapper young feline bears a striking resemblance to a time-traveling doctor:
The lady who commissioned this piece asked me to paint Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” as the background, in reference to the episode “Vincent and the Doctor”.
I was flattered that someone would think me capable of recreating a famous painting. LOL
I had something nearly finished to publish here on December 17th, but it was quite depressing for a Christmas post…. as I was experiencing “the winter blues”; depressed and anxious, dreading each day, alluding to various stresses we’ve been dealing with (without mentioning details), grieving over lost children I never knew, and of course, making a few sarcastic references to The End of The World.
After two early appearances in December at the Westminster Farmer’s Market…
… I spent the latter half of this month buried under a mountain of blankets, eating comfort foods (lots of homemade pumpkin pie), and watching pre-recorded episodes of Glee.
Oh, and working on commissioned portraits that I’d assured customers would be ready by Christmas. :P
A Viking Warrior Cat on-board his long-ship, crossing the dark ocean to conquer new lands:
This fella is Angus McMeowd ….a.k.a. Otis the tabby, named after “Big Otis”, a fictional character on the cover of Kellogg’s OKs cereal boxes in the 1960’s.
I “borrowed” the Scotsman’s costume to dress this handsome boy. ;)
And here is a new portrait of a beautiful Bengal kitty as a Redcoat soldier:
As far as Christmas goes, it was a small quiet affair; just Joe, myself, and the kids.
He surprised me by bringing the Christmas tree down from the attic on Thanksgiving!
I don’t really collect fancy or expensive ornaments (although someday I may), preferring to use whatever we have on-hand.
This year, we made paper-chain garland to string around the tree.
I hung leftover cat art ornaments from my craft shows…. and we filled in the gaps with pine-cones.
It was a simple and fun tree, and I think, really captured who we are as a family. :)
Oh… and I’ll share one brief encounter that brightened one of my otherwise hectic work-days:
While setting up a cookie display in our bakery, a family passed by…
and I overheard the little boy asking his mother whether we made our Christmas tree cookies using real Christmas trees!
I wanted very much to reply,
“Why, yes! In fact, we use actual pine sap in our secret recipe.
They taste just like real trees!“
Yummmm nom nomnom. ;)
Tara Fly5 days ago
Sans realized that the printer was exposed without its cover, so he graciously loaned his fur coat to keep it warm. 😐🐈#somuchfur #studiocat http://ift.tt/2xMk5TI
Tara Fly7 days ago
Annually since 1974, the Apple Butter Festival fills the park and streets of downtown Berkeley Springs on Saturday and Sunday of Columbus Day weekend in October.
The traditional harvest festival is kicked off by a nostalgic hometown parade on Saturday morning followed by two days worth of family-friendly games and contests, music, country food, fine arts and local crafts. Undisputed star of the festival is the spicy apple butter stirred in giant copper kettles in the middle of the square.
With no admission fee and activities for all ages, this is the perfect day or weekend experience for everyone from grandma to the kids.