Painting Cats in Clothes Inspired by Literature


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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8th Annual Art for the Animals Reception

October 5th kicked off the 8th annual “Art for the Animals” charity auction hosted by Howards’ Arts and Frames, with all proceeds benefiting Guiding Eyes for the Blind. The money …

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If I Only Had a Brain, Some Courage, a Heart, and A Way Home

Glinda told me to follow the yellow brick road…. but where do I begin? Three weeks ago, I quit my job. (The real one ~ with the bi-weekly paycheck and …

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How Do I Make Prints of My Artwork?

This is a question I typically get asked by other artists looking to sell reproduction prints of their own art… and also by a few customers who are amazed at …

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How Long Does It Take to Paint a Cat Portrait?

That’s a tricky question, because as I gain experience through practice, something that once took 1 hour to paint, can take 20 minutes… and something that used to take 20 …

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