Painting Cats in Clothes Inspired by Literature

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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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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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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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2012 Hardcover Calendars – Better Late than Never, Right?

I have a confession to make, which I feel comfortable sharing because it’s not really a secret at all…. I’m a procrastinator. I’m flaky, scatterbrained, and absent-minded, too. And I …

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Times Have Changed, and Plymouth Rock Has Landed… In Jail

Why is Plymouth Rock being held captive inside …what appears to be… an animal cage?! Did it grow frustrated with being a stepping stone, and angrily maul a fanny-pack-wearing tourist? …

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AfriCat Painting Video and One Last Chance to Win

Last week, I blogged about my “AfriCat” painting, which I’ve donated to the charity fundraiser “Art for the Animals”, hosted by Howards’ Arts and Frames. The good news: Howards’ is …

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Behind the Scenes: Darcy’s Confession ~ A New Photomanipulated Regency Portrait

[pullquote] “How despicably have I acted! Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my folly. Pleased by the …

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An Artist’s Life Unscripted… And Caught on Video

  The video above was intended to document the time I spend in my art studio… ironically, I wound up with more footage of the children coloring than video of …

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Behind the Scenes: The Making of Jane Bennet

Looking for just the right pose for my portrait of Jane Bennet, I dug through my old Regency photo shoots, and came across this image. It reminded me of a particular scene from the 1995’s miniseries, where Jane and Lizzy have a tête-à-tête following the Meryton ball, while picking flowers on the grounds of Longebourne.
“He is just what a young man ought to be. Sensible, good-humoured, lively; and I never saw such happy manners! — so much ease, with such perfect good breeding!”

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Behind The Scenes: Gazing On Pemberley

I find myself, time and time again, trying to describe what “photomanipulation” is… what differentiates this piece from an actual photograph. As obviously I wasn’t standing there, in that field, overlooking Pemberley. ;)

I decided the best way to explain how a photomanip is created, is by showing a few screenshots of a work-in-progress, to explain the process in steps as I did earlier with “Mr. Bennet Cat”.
So for all you Pemberley fans, bear with me as I attempt to re-create “Gazing On Pemberley” from the beginning. :)

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