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Raymi and Red, Painted Cat Ornament

I painted this ornament of our two cats Raymi and Red and stuck it in my son's stocking this year. We got Raymi from a shelter nine years ago for my son's birthday. She was the queen around here until Red came along. He was my mother's cat who came to live with us after she passed away four years ago. He has tried to make friends with Raymi ever since but mostly she will have none of it and will swat at him whenever he comes near.


There have been some moments of her allowing him to sleep a foot away and she also "sort of" plays with him but pretends like she's not. We're getting there slowly so there's hope!

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Hand Painted Cowboy Ornaments With a Twist

I bought a couple of wooden gingerbread man ornaments to paint but realized I was not inspired at all - I find the typical gingerbread man a bit soulless with their eyeball-less eyes. I tried drawing a few different interesting eyes but none of them were working for me.

So I looked at the outline shape and instantly saw a cowboy hat in the head and arms! The bowtie fit perfectly on the hat. Well, then I saw a handlebar mustache and these guys magically appeared. I gave one away as a gift but you can find the other one on Etsy.

Have a Yee Haw New Year!


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Hand Painted Birdhouse Ornaments

I painted a couple birdhouse ornaments as gifts this year. This one "flew" all the way to Minnesota to a longtime friend.

This second one was for my brother who is a mailman. I put his address on the mailbox and the initials of him and his wife in the heart.


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More Hand Painted Ornaments

These ornaments were all gifts and have been received so I can now post them! Hand painted on wood with acrylics. I have others available in my Etsy Store if you'd like to take a look. Have a beautiful Christmas!!

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Naughty Kitty Christmas Tree Ornaments

I love these naughty kitties!  When I was painting the trees, they seemed so boring and plain. I thought to myself, what would liven them up? Well, cats of course! Cats make everything better, don't they? These are wooden ornaments painted with acrylics, about 4x6" and available in my Etsy Store if interested.  Happy Holidays!!

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Hand Painted Bird Ornaments

It's that time of year again when I start making ornaments! Each year I make a series of ornaments using a medium I haven't used before.  In the past, I've made ornaments with  drawings, mosaics, felt, cross stitch, crochet, polymer clay, and embroidery. This year I am painting wooden ornaments with acrylics. Here is my first group of sweet little birds. I'm just finishing some Christmas trees that I will post next. You can find them all in my Etsy Store - they make great stocking stuffers!

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Pink Kitties

I love the way they look in these sweet green frames.  :)

More playing with brush pen markers.  These kitties are small, about 2x3" and sold right away!  If you would like something similar, please feel free to contact me here.


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New Drawing - Cat on a Flower

I tried something new this time, drawing with black ink and coloring with brush pen markers on some fun decorative paper.  I framed it in this found pewter frame which is 6 1/4 x 8".  You can find it in my Etsy Store if you are interested in purchasing it.  Hope you like it!

 

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Yellow Cat, Blue Cat

New little acrylic painting on sassafras wood slice.  It is 5" in diameter and 3/4" in thickness. I LOVE the edging of the bark on this, it is some gorgeous texture! If you're interested in purchasing it, you can find it in my Etsy Store.

 

 

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Painted Cat in the Snow

New painting by me called "Snow."  Painted in acrylics, it is 4x4" and 3/4" thick on wood.  If you're interested in purchasing it, you can find it in my Etsy Store!

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Public Art Project - Painted Piano

I was chosen to be one of 12 artists to participate in Pianos on State, an interactive musical experience that takes place during Arts and Humanities Month in October. Pianos are painted by Santa Barbara artists and are then displayed at various locations on State Street for impromptu playing as well as scheduled performances.

 

The eighth annual installment runs from Oct. 2-16, 2017. My piano is located in front of The Red Piano at 519 State Street. The design was inspired by my love of both cats and music, which includes musical terms and notations attributed to the various cats. The title of my piano is Giocoso, which means fun and joyful.


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New Book with my Illustrations!

I can now share what I've been working on the last few months - Creating illustrations for this new book by Elizabeth Stewart! Elizabeth is an appraiser of fine art and antiques, and her book, "No Thanks Mom, The Top Ten Objects Your Kids Do Not Want (and what to do with them)," offers advice on what to do with those objects that were lovingly saved but are not welcomed by the next generation. She is so charming and has such a great sense of humor and it shows in her writing. It was such a fun project and I'm excited and grateful to be a part of it. These are just a few of the illustrations, there are many more inside. She is selling her book on Amazon if you're interested - looking forward to getting my copy! :)
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New Note Cards

New note cards have been printed and are now in my store. They are blank inside for any occasion. Cat and dog friendships are the best! Find them here.

 


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Welcome to my new website!

I am excited to share with you the new work I have been creating for the past year. Many of you know me as a stained glass mosaic artist (www.cbmosaics.com) and have watched my curiosity wander from glass to drawing to painting. I love animals so you will be seeing a lot of those in my work. I am currently working on a very exciting project with my illustrations that I look forward to telling you about in the very near future. Thanks so much for visiting my site - I hope you enjoy my artwork!

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