Painting Cats in Clothes Inspired by Literature

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vintage books on a shelf

Treasures in a Second Hand Bookstore Continued….

One of the books that I purchased for myself, a first edition 1911 hardcover of George Bernard Shaw: His Life and Works by Archibald Henderson, caught my attention because it included dozens of vintage clippings and images from turn-of-the-20th-century plays and actors.
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5 of Pentacles Tarot card by TaraFly

Margot, Tarot, The Wicked Witch, and The Bookworm

The "5 of Pentacles" is finished for the 78 Tarot project. I am super excited to be part of this crazy talented group of artists, which include a few big names in the fantasy art genre... including Jasmine Becket-Griffith and Larry Elmore!
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MegaCon 2014, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando Florida

MegaCon 2014: Behind the Scenes

After returning home from MegaCon on Tuesday morning, I compiled all the video footage we'd captured on our cellphones, and created this Behind the Scenes glimpse of MegaCon from a vendor's perspective. :)
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Why I Sell Prints of Custom Portraits

Creating reproduction prints and gifts using my artwork allows me to sell original cat paintings at prices that are affordable to people with average budgets. Every single customer is important to me! If you only purchase a bookmark, I appreciate that you spent a few dollars on my cat art.
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Daisy Buchanan Cat, art by TaraFly

Prepping for MegaCon and Two New Cat Portraits

I've decided to try something new with Gatsby, as I couldn't decide which color/breed to make him. I decided to list Gatsby as a CUSTOM portrait on eBay, with the auction winner deciding how Gatsby should look. :)
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The Post Where I Rant About English

My idyllic world on a cloud came crashing down when my daughter matter-of-factly informed me that "teachers don't have enough time to read all of our papers, so we have a computer program that grades our essays and gives feedback."
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Do You Make Everything Yourself?

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Which Types of Ink and Papers Do I Use?

I’ve been meaning to create a “Materials List” for awhile now, to distribute at craft shows, because I’m often asked this question by customers and other artists. I’m proud of …

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Snow covered Civil War battlefield

New Painting in Progress for a Collective Tarot Deck Project

It was profound and almost spooky how much I identified with this character in rags, face to the wind, shuffling through the snow, barefoot even! (Everyone knows I wear sandals in the snow, but I'd go barefoot if my toes wouldn't get frostbitten).
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Art for the Animals, Howards Arts and Frames

Relativity of Truth, Art, Money, and Suffering

Being an artist is something you are, not something you do for a living. You can make a living as an artist, but how much art you sell should never determine your actual worth. "I can't change the fact that my paintings don't sell. But the time will come when people will recognize that they are worth more than the value of the paints used in the picture." ~ VanGogh
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