Painting Cats in Clothes Inspired by Literature



October At a Glance….

Upcoming events and shows in October. I will be attending the Apple Butter Festival in Berkeley Springs, October 10th-11th, selling original cat portraits, as well as prints and gifts. My three latest Alice in Wonderland inspired pieces are up for auction via Art For the Animals.
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Monarch butterfly on coneflower

Monarch Madness Festival Was Indeed Madness

"The Monarch Madness Festival" celebrates the monarch butterflies' migration to Mexico, and raises awareness about creating and maintaining natural habitats to support wildlife, including monarchs, which are now being considered for Endangered Species protection. The monarch butterfly population has decreased over 96% in the last few decades, due to the agricultural elimination of milkweed, the *only* plant which serves as a host for monarch eggs.
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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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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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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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There Is No Place Like Home

Following on the heels of the closing reception for this year’s Art for the Animals charity auction, which raised nearly $3,000 in donations for Guiding Eyes for the Blind….. Joe …

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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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What Not To Wear: A Hurricane Costume

Happy Halloween! We already celebrated Halloween on Friday, the 26th of October, in Funkstown, Maryland. Lydia was attending a sophisticated party for 10-year-olds,¬†while I accompanied my two toddlers in their …

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Art For the Animals Charity Auction, Part Two

May I introduce you to His Grace, the Duke of Welfurrd, and his wife, the Duchess of Welfurrd. (Well-furred, get it??) They are my entries this year for the 7th …

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My Love/Hate Relationship With Outdoor Festivals

I realized last Saturday that outdoor shows might not be right for me, and yet there is something intoxicating about beautiful sunny weather and scenery that makes me want to …

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