Thursday, December 20, 2012


These postings will now take a brief intermission of a week or two, whilst the artist enjoys her holiday with family, gets married and runs off with the photographer.  

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Green Cat

Moments after the Blue Cat photo.  It looks like her little heart Chakra ♥ is visible in the dim light. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Blue Cat

I thought I was going to bed around midnight last night, but Sierra was cuddled so sweetly on her rug.  Her eyes BEGGED for a good ear scratch from me before I left her in the dark for eight hours, alone.  I was putting the TV remote away in a drawer, and found a single, Christmas LED tealight candle in there from last year.  It's the kind that changes color every few seconds.  I lit it and laid it between Sierra's paws.  She thought it a most intriguing new toy.  The camera just happened to be nearby...

Saturday, December 8, 2012

You Could Eat The Walls

We had time to pop into Muskan, our favorite Indian restaurant, a couple days ago, and dined on way too much sumptuous food.  As often happens, the artistry of the decor in the place hadn't sunk into my awareness on previous visits until I whipped out my little Moleskine and pen that day.   It's true that one connects with their environment so much more when they sketch!  Even if only to sketch in the ink drawing and memorize the colors to fill in later at home.   I left the little banner that was hanging between the arches blank, as I couldn't remember the colors on that.  Oh, no... that means Jim and I will have to go back!  The figure on it looked like a stylized Ganesha, the elephant-headed god.  

This drawing was done with Staedler black pigment liner (01 and 03)  and "painted" with Derwent Inktense color pencils on water media Moleskine book paper, highlights done with white gel pen.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Playing With Textures

Late night creative frenzy in the studio in my jammies produced some test watercolor textures.  This is one.  

Monday, December 3, 2012


Some months ago, there was an alluring moth clinging to the outside of a window at night.... Can a bug be sexy?

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Reflection On A Cat

I've been away from my studio for awhile, so I thought I would post a photo or two I've done.  I'm certainly no photographer, but now and again a certain subject matter presents itself, and I just HAVE to capture it!  

This is our Maine Coon, Sierra, whose interest in the new water cooler gave me a morning of fun shots earlier this year.