Painting Cats in Clothes Inspired by Literature

Cats


How Did I Begin Painting Cats?

I’ve been creating cat-related art since I was a child. I also wrote stories and poems about cats, and performed “Oklahoma” the musical starring my stuffed cats dressed in costumes. …

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On the First Day of Christmas, my True Love Gave to Me….

A Viking Cat in a …..TARDIS? This dapper young feline bears a striking resemblance to a time-traveling doctor: The lady who commissioned this piece asked me to paint Van Gogh’s …

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The Real Truth About Creation…How the World Was Made

“In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” ~ Genesis 1:1 To hear a human tell it, you’d think it was The Beginning… but what do humans know? …

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Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Poem

I’ve been meaning to spruce up my various online profiles with a new bio… but describing myself in a few succinct paragraphs, while still maintaining the essence of an active …

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An Untitled Cat Poem

Lizzy and Darcy taking a turn about the garden, at Longborne    Cat Poem by Tara Fly    “Set out a saucer of milk, dear And lend me your ears …

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The Truth About Red Tabby Females… And Other Fun Genetic Cat Facts

I know personally that female orange cats aren’t an oddity, but I went off in search of scientific facts to prove it… spending an entire afternoon reading articles about genetics, and learning a great deal of fascinating info. :)

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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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A Free Coloring Page For My Friends

“At The Window” is a digital drawing of a Regency kitty sitting at her window, with a book in her lap. Perhaps she is waiting for a special visitor, or she’s watching the gentlemen hunting on the lawn. She is a free downloadable coloring page for you, and may be saved directly to your computer simply by clicking on the link above.

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Confessions of a Crazy Cat Artist: Part 1

I wonder what cats think about religion? See, cats supposedly do not have souls at all, and therefore do not have to worry about Hell and confessing mortal sins.
It is accepted that animals don’t even commit sins… although we cat owners would beg to differ.
Spitefulness is a sin, is it not? And my cats will puke in my shoe just to spite me.

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Behind the Scenes: The Making of Mr. Bennet Cat

Apparently, I’ve taken for granted that everyone understands how I create my digital art. That any explanation was unnecessary. And apparently, I was mistaken. I’ve run across people who grossly over exaggerated my abilities, and also people who wrote off weeks’ worth of work as “She just drew a cat’s face over a photograph”.

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