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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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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TaraFly 78 Tarot Deck, 5 of Pentacles

An Art Auction for 78Tarot Artists

My "Five of Pentacles" (from the 78Tarot Project) is up for auction, with a starting bid of $40. It is an acrylic painting on a sheet of Canson art paper, and measures 8"x12". It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and is signed, titled, and dated on the back.
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Confederate Rebel Soldier Cat by TaraFly

Gone With the Wind Cat Art, featuring Rhett Butler

I've completed three more paintings in my "Gone With the Wind" series for the 9th Annual "Art for the Animals" Guiding Eyes charity fundraiser: Rhett Butler, and two Civil War soldiers in Union and Rebel uniform.
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Walking in fields of gold

Fields of Gold and Lace

My Wish List of "Plants to Plant" is growing longer every time I encounter something lovely, and my eyes are bigger than my garden! We walk through fields of gold, purple, and Queen Anne's lace, and I was so inspired by their blooms that they will definitely be planted in my garden next spring.
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