Painting Cats in Clothes Inspired by Literature

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Inside the Artist’s Closet: A Brief History of my Clothes

On Tuesday, I forced myself to take a critical look at my wardrobe… and weed out anything in my closet that I haven’t worn in the last twelve months. Barring …

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Lessons From Tragedy, and Remembering Christian

Sometimes life throws an unexpected gut-wrenching twist into your predictable routine, and like the first ice-cold blast of water shooting from the shower faucet – in that instant when your …

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Mother Earth and I Celebrate Another Year

2011 will be an exciting time spent experimenting with wood and cloth. Joe has been talking for months about purchasing a sewing machine for me – as a BIRTHDAY present, no less! – which means I’ll be cursing and stitching my fingers to assorted fabrics in an effort to create some stuffed animals for my shop. ;)

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The Gift of Friendship and Art

Following artist Jessica Doyle on Facebook, Twitter, Etsy, Wordpress, Buzz, and Flickr… eh, does that sound stalkerish? …over the last year and a half has been really meaningful for me, because she is full of insight and wisdom. And she doesn’t mind sharing it with us.

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A Story in Pictures

Whenever I pick up a scrap of paper, or study the faces in a photograph, my life becomes intertwined with theirs… perhaps in a minor insignificant way, perhaps in a more substantial way. If I reach out with my energy, I might as well be touching their hand.

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My Name is Peter, and I’m an Ailurophobic

Lydia once asked why the Easter bunny didn’t visit our house, after discovering Mom’s stash of candy for last minute basket stuffing… I informed her that Peter
Cottontail was afraid of our cats, who always attempted to eat him whenever he appeared. He quit coming to our house awhile ago, but I didn’t want to disappoint her on Easter morning, so I created my own baskets in hopes that she wouldn’t notice his absence. :P

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Junket At Thirty

I, on the other hand, was poorly acting in school plays, deciding whether to move to Minnesota, attend a performing-arts school, or get a job and my own apartment. I chose the job – to gain independence, entered into the world of retail, and have struggled to find my soul again for the last 10 years.

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Updates on Sammy

Lily is spending most of her time keeping him company, since he is locked inside a cage now (to keep from injuring himself further). She posted a few notes on …

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Times of Need

I’ve had two or three cheesy blog ideas floating around in my head, and until one hour ago I was planning to poke innocent fun at IvyLaneDesigns’ recycled grocery box …

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Bellasana Stables

My childhood was populated by a race of imaginary, winged cats that rivaled horses in their size. One gigantic white cat in particular, Cottonpuff, accompanied me on my various adventures, …

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