Painting Cats in Clothes Inspired by Literature

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Rough sketch for Art Nouveau cat

Eleanor of Toledo, and Two Works in Progress

I finished my commissioned portrait of a tortoiseshell cat, dressed as Eleanor of Toledo, the wife Cosimo I de Medici, the Grand Duke of Tuscany. I am currently working on my 78Tarot Nautical card, the Five of Wands. Next, I will begin on an Art Nouveau inspired piece, paying homage to spring. :)
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Cat Art Booth SuperPetExpo

SuperPetExpo: The Good, The Bad, and the Dog Pee

Last weekend, I set up my cat art booth at the SuperPetExpo in Chantilly, Virginia. This was the first event I've done that was specifically designed for pets, and I had no idea what to expect!
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Rabbit Hole Artist Collective ~ Gothic Fairytales

My latest acrylic painting, "Colony of Cats", is up for auction as part of The Rabbit Hole Artist Collective's February art auction, inspired by "Gothic Fairy-tales". Check out what is coming next!
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Voodoo Priestess Cat Painting by TaraFly

My Voodoo Cat is Finished, and a New Sketch!

January started off with a flurry of artistic activity… but when I began painting my Voodoo Priestess Cat, my expectations of finishing her in less than a week were a …

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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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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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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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