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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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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Two Civil War soldiers carrying American Flag

Scarlett O’Hara, 9th Annual Art for the Animals

Scarlett O'Hara Cat will be donated to the "9th Annual Art for the Animals" charity fundraiser. If I had a penny for every time someone asked me, "Did your mother like Gone With the Wind?" after learning my name, I could probably buy a plantation house of my own. Everyone seems to love this movie!
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Sweet Allysum, Dianthus, Lily Turf

Growing a Cottage Garden: Our First Autumn

It's August in my new cottage garden, and the hollyhocks have surprised me with vigorous growth and even a few blooms in their first year! The sweet allysum has seeded itself all over the place, and the catmint and hyacinth beans are growing like crazy, too.
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Messy paint palette and acrylic tubes

What I Need to Create Art

For several years, I told myself that in order to be "successful", I had to have a dedicated art space and tons of supplies. Now, I'm evolving and discovering what works for me and what doesn't. I prefer to work on the go with a portable studio.
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Pre-order 78 Tarot Deck on Etsy!

King Henry VIII Cat, and 78Tarot Update

I've finished His Majesty at last! King Henry is an acrylic painting on a 16"x20" stretched canvas. I've decided to list the Tudor Wives original paintings on eBay; Catherine of Aragon is already up for auction! A limited number of 78Tarot Decks are still available for pre-order!
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Plantain, Plantago lanceolata

The Beauty and Benefit of Garden Weeds

While impatiently waiting for my seedlings to emerge, in the meantime, I have let the weeds bloom and grow... and have embraced the philosophy that weeds are just unappreciated plants that deserve a chance to "live and let live".
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Betsy Ross Cat

"Betsy Ross Cat" ©TaraFly, 2014. An acrylic painting on canvas panel, measuring 8"x10" (25.4cm x 20.3cm). Her eBay auction ends tomorrow night; don't miss this amazing deal on an original painting! The 78Tarot project is 85% funded, with 8 days left in its Kickstarter campaign! Hurray!
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