Friday, March 23, 2012

Feline Friday

Last night I was trying to think up some ideas for some new paintings.  Because we all know that I love cats, I automatically started sketching them while trying to come up with other ideas.  Turns out I liked what I drew and maybe, just maybe, these mindless drawings are the start of a new series or two, involving cats, of course.  Yes, yes, I will eventually get back to creating other critters and characters.  Just hold tight.  

The first of these two images I ended up drawing while watching The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.  As you can see I was a little inspired by the period attire in the movie.  It also kind of reminds me of the intro to Cheers.  I don't know.  Maybe that's just me.  

In the second drawing I was just playing around with different kinds of collars.  She's wearing a peter pan collar with a little bow in the center .  I've been digging those a lot lately.  I do have a few that I wear on occasion.  

The weather this week has been very warm, but today it cooled off a bit and it did rain.  During one of the quick-to-pass showers, the "outdoor office cat" ventured into the office to escape the rain.  She made herself right at home in an unused part of the office.  Isn't she a doll!  

Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Out and About: Crafty Supermarket

Well, it's official.  I'm going to be setting up shop at the upcoming Crafty Supermarket on May 5th!  It will be held at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220.  I'm excited!   Save the date and I hope to see you there!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Feline Friday: Bubbles

Mr. F has become fascinated with bubbles.  One of his favorite things to do is sit next to the sink during "dish time" and wait for bubbles to fly out of the soap bottle.  Seriously, every time one of us goes to do dishes, he inevitably pops up and doesn't leave til all the dishes are done and all the bubbles are gone.  What a guy!  Inspired by his newish obsession, I did some sketches of kitties and bubbles.

Here's a shot of my little guy with a bubble stuck on his ear.  He had no idea it was there.  Adorable!

And I'm posting this picture only because you can see Mr. E lurking creepily in the background, as he always does.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mission Completed: New Business Cards!

Normally I wouldn't think of posting this, but I received these in the mail the other day and am more than excited about how they turned out!  It was time for some new business cards and I thought I would try something drastically different from my go to business card design.  This time I incorporated one of my favorite pieces, and it turned out oh so cute.  Don't ya think?  They are front and back and I love how the two sides tie together.

And yes, I did blur out the phone # intentionally on the photograph.  It's not printed like that on the actual cards.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Mission Completed: The Hextalls

I was recently asked to do a T-shirt design for The Hextalls.  I shared a sneak peek of the sketch a few weeks ago.  Now, I thought I would share the final design.  Well, the actual shirt may or may not have the "27" on it, but this is basically how it will look.  I had fun doing it and am quite pleased with the finished product!  Not sure when the shirt will be available, so keep an eye out for it!

Feline Friday: Redo

I've mentioned before that I don't normally rework a painting, but it keeps happening lately.  Last month I finished a new flying cat painting and it was shown, along with the others in the series, at the Be Happy. Dammit show at the Museum Gallery/Gallery Museum.  While at the opening, I kept eying the new painting.  It was leaving me feeling unsettled.  The cat turned out more frightening than cute.  Now, I don't mind a bit of creepiness in my paintings from time to time, but it went far beyond that.  I don't know how I didn't see it before, or let it out of my hands without fixing it.  Anyway, I picked up the paintings from the gallery recently and FINALLY fixed the problem cat!  Man!  I feel so much better about it now!  Sorry to those of you that saw it prior to the redo.

Happy Friday!

Changes, acrylic on board, 8"x10"

Friday, March 2, 2012

Feline Friday

I recently completed a small painting of the sketch I shared last week.  It will be up for sale at my booth at Craft Menagerie at Arnold's Bar in Cincinnati.  I'll be at my booth from 11am-4pm.  Hope to see you there!

Happy Friday!

Cat Nap, acrylic on canvas, 6"x6"