Friday, October 9, 2015

my apologies to…

Gustav Klimt

I haven’t done a “cats in art” painting for a while. When I was in Vienna last month, I got to see The Kiss up close and personal.

So…for inktober…here is the ink sketch:

And here is the finished piece:

Happy Friday…

Thursday, October 8, 2015


inktober #8

I attended a training class today and decided to doodle the bookmark in my notepad.

Doodling while I’m listening helps me to focus. Especially when the topic is a little “dry.”

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


inktober #7

I keep this close at hand in my office. From where I sit, I have a clear view of the couch in the living room.

Lily can’t resist sharpening her claws every time she walks past it! So a quick squirt from the water bottle and she stops immediately!

Sometimes I don’t even use the squirt bottle…I just make a sound “ssss” and zoom…she’s off!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


InkTober #6

A doodle of an old Argus camera gathering dust on the shelf. I use it now and then to shoot “through the viewfinder” pics.

Monday, October 5, 2015

cat calendar


This is a little “calendar” that sits on my desk. I got carried away with the background while on a phone call!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

mr and mrs fox

More doodles for inktober. Here is #3 and #4.

I bought these little stuffed animals a few years ago. I thought they were cats. Then I looked a little closer and realized they had little foxy noses!

Oh, well.

linking to Sunday Sketches this week.

Friday, October 2, 2015

stuff on my desk

Day 2 of #inktober

When you can’t think of what to draw…draw what’s in front of you.

Thursday, October 1, 2015


I stumbled upon InkTober last year and thought it looked like a lot of fun! Of course, I didn’t find it until December or something like that. Always too late.

Not this year. I started seeing posts about a week ago and thought …. yeah, I’m gonna do that this year! I’m nowhere near the level of InkTober creator, Jake Parker, but what the heck.

I’ll start out simple...stuff around the my purse here. Maybe work my way up to something grand!

I need a good kick in the pants to get me going again. I took of a few days off from blogging in early September and that turned into a few weeks.

My problem is that I continue to draw and doodle. I just get hung up on the scanning and blogging part! Life keeps getting in the way!

So now I’ve committed myself to #inktober. You read it right here!

Friday, September 25, 2015

flowers are fading fast

Summer is coming to an end here. Not so much that it’s getter cooler, it’s not! But the days are shorter and the flowers are starting to shrivel up.

I spent some time in the garden this week trying to find any “pretty” flowers left to paint. There were a few, most of the plants just need to be deadheaded. Or plucked from the ground entirely.

I much prefer the planting season of spring to the clean up season of fall!! (I should probably go back and reread any posts from springtime. I probably said the opposite then!)

Either way, here is a painting of a few flowers that haven’t died. Yet.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

ink cat

This started as a one-liner but I lost my mind somewhere in the floorboards!

Hope you are having a good week!