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RabbitHoleCollective

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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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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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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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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