Painting Cats in Clothes Inspired by Literature

My Blog Journal


How Do I Make Prints of My Artwork?

I knew that selling prints would increase my sales and exposure, and I sought guidance from other artists who were successfully reproducing their artwork. I learned that collectors were looking for quality reproductions, and I chose to invent money in a professional grade Epson printer that uses archival pigment inks.
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Simon Tabby Cat in the garden, art by TaraFly

Flower Fairy Cats on eBay, and a New Kind of Voodoo…

January has flown by in a burst of productivity! I’ve completed three paintings this month, and am currently working on a fourth, which I hope to have finished in the …

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Red Dragon Kimono Cat Art by Tara Fly

Take A Look Inside My MILKBook Portfolio

A couple of months ago, while deeply immersed in designing the layout of my 2015 Literary Cats calendar project, I had a spare thought to imagine what a book of …

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Cottage garden, hyacinth bean, hollyhocks

A New Year Brings Reflection

Looking back, 2014 was an eye-opening experience for me, a blessing often in disguise. It has taught me that the road ahead is very, very long. Although I've come farther than I expected in a few short years, this is only the first rest-stop on my journey. There is still so much to do.
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Catmint, allysum, chrysanthemum

My November Cottage Garden

In mid-November, I captured a few final photographs of my cottage garden before a week-long frost swept in and killed the majority of my plants. I also took a couple shots of our first snowfall in the garden.
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An Update on My 2015 Calendar….

My 2015 Literary Cats Calendar Kickstarter project will run until this Friday night, November 21st, 10:00PM EST. I've added two Stretch Goals to keep momentum going, and hopefully we can reach at least one of these new funding goals. :) I would highly suggest pre-ordering your calendars from Kickstarter if you want one, as pledging will GUARANTEE you get as many copies as you'd like, as well as the exclusive backer-only perks! Leftover calendars will be sold in my Etsy shop.
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Tara Fly cat art booth at Carroll County Farmer's Market, MD

I Want to Start Selling My Artwork, Can You Help Me?

When people ask me, "How do I sell my artwork?" I reply that there is no easy answer. There is no One True Way. I can't tell you how to sell YOUR ART, but I can tell you how I sell mine.
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Coming Soon! 2015 Literary Cats Calendars

This year, after much deliberation, I will be producing 2015 calendars of my literary cat portraits! I am running a Kickstarter campaign through November 21st to raise the funds needed to print them in bulk, and expect to receive the calendars in early December to ship to customers. :)
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Rabbit Hole Collective: Creatures of the Night

Three weeks ago, I joined The Rabbit Hole, an invitation-only artist collaborative on Facebook. Several of my (online) artist friends are members, including Brenda Saydak (who does gorgeous portraits of …

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Customizing My Prints for Gifts

Every so often, someone will ask me whether or not I can “customize” one of my prints, or other merchandise, as a gift for a friend. My answer depends on …

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Apple Butter Festival Berkeley Springs WV

Berkeley Springs Apple Butter Festival

This past weekend, I participated as a vendor in the 41st Apple Butter Festival in Berkeley Springs, WV. There was an incredible turn-out; my booth was very busy all day, and I want to personally thank everybody who came out to visit me! This was my first year selling my artwork at Apple Butter, so I had very few expectations for this show, but the reception I received surpassed them all. :)
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