Friday, April 18, 2014

another princess and her cat!


Here is painting #3 for this month’s fairy tale at Carla Sonheim’s Year of the Fairy.

It uses acrylic paint put on with a credit card!


I added black lines with ink when it was dry to give definition to the pillows, mattresses, and princess.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Linking to Paint Party Friday.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I remember…

…the year my mom bought matching Easter dresses for my sister and me.


They were cute, and a little embarrassing. I was such a shy person that I hated when people noticed me.

But being dressed like your little sister just screams “LOOK AT US!! AREN’T WE JUST DARLING??”

Not something I enjoyed at all.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

where we hide the squeaky toys


For a while, we were hiding the squeaky toys on top of the cat condo.

We thought it was safe since the dog can’t reach them.

But last week, they ganged up on us and pulled a little teamwork! Lily is only happy to oblige her buddy!

Now I’m looking for a new hiding place. It's like having toddlers in the house! Nowhere is safe.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

stuff about me…my lucky number!


Even more auspicious this year...I turn 55 on May 5.

Monday, April 14, 2014

the groomer


Lily is the family groomer.

I think it’s cute when she licks the face of Luna. Or Dobby’s ears.

But I draw the line when she starts working on my hair!

Friday, April 11, 2014

fairy tale paintings

This month’s fairy tale to illustrate for Carla Sonheim’s Year of the Fairy Tale is the Princess and the Pea.


Only instead of just drawing her, you have to paint her.


Using acrylic paint.

I’m a watercolor girl.


Not only is it acrylic. We painted using a credit card.

Brushes were allowed but only at the end to fine tune a few things.


Then we used a ballpoint pen to draw the princess.


I was way out of my comfort zone on this one. In a good way.

Wishing everyone a great weekend!! Linking to Paint Party Friday, too, which is a fun group. Please head over there and check out some great work.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

i remember…


This isn’t a very good drawing … it’s much cuter in real life!!

My grandma gave me a little piggy lapel pin when I was young. It has (fake) Ruby eyes and a curly tail.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

the incident with the neighbor’s cat

First of all, thanks for the comments yesterday. Now I can find my way around in Spanish, too. ☺

I’m still waiting for the opportunity to say “mon crayon est jaune” (my pencil is yellow). When I visited France, no one ever asked me!


Today’s doodle is about the Tuxedo cat that hangs around our house.

Our neighbor’s cat made the mistake of sniffing Dobby’s dog bone in the backyard. Fortunately, Dobby was inside at the time so no cats were hurt during this terrible event!

The cat was long gone but the barking continued for quite a while.

Don’t mess with her bones! She means it!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

stuff about me

Another interesting (??) tidbit about me.

Monday, April 7, 2014

be nice!

I used to worry about the dog and cat fighting. Now I know it’s all play.


Every now and then, the cat cries if she gets hurt, but so does the dog. Those little claws are sharp. I know that for a fact!

When the Dobby has had enough, she lays down in her bed. When Lily is tired of playing, she climbs the cat condo to the top shelf.

There is usually a break, then it all starts over again.

It’s really nice to see a big dog being so gentle with the kitten!! They are such good friends.

This isn’t the same story with Dobby and Luna. I don’t think they will ever be friends. They have learned to stay out of each other’s way. Oh, well.