Painting Cats in Clothes Inspired by Literature

Art


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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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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TaraFly 78 Tarot Deck, 5 of Pentacles

78 Tarot Deck Kickstarter is Live!

The 78 Tarot Project is now LIVE on KickStarter! I painted "Five of Pentacles" specifically for this project. I am so thrilled to be participating alongside established and well-respected working artists whom I've admired for years, and many others whom I have recently met through this project. The whole experience has been, and continues to be, a great pleasure! :)
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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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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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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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Community Art Show Featuring Jane Seymour Cat

The Washington County Arts Council is presenting the 2013 Community Art Show, featuring 70 pieces of juried artwork from local artists. I am pleased to say that "Jane Seymour Cat" was accepted, and will be on display at their gallery, located at 34 South Potomac Street in Hagerstown, from December 6th ~ December 31st.
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