Monday, October 12, 2015

Rocky and Buster

Now, how cute is this?
We've been trying to promote peace and harmony among the three cats.
I slowly introduced Rocky to the big boys.  Jack (not in this picture) has
warmed up to Rocky, touching noses when they see each other.  
There's a lot of chasing and playing, but most of the hissing has stopped (from Jack)
 and only cries (from Jack) when Rocky gets too aggressive.  
Yes, the almost 4 lb kitten is the aggressive one.

Buster is the 25 pound baby on the left.  He and Rocky are so similar in marking,
except for the face and sides.  Buster is still hissing and growling when touched by Rocky.
Rocky, of course, is on a mission to touch Buster, bounce on Buster and bite Buster's tail.

Monday, September 21, 2015

new kitten

We have two adored male cats, Jack & Buster. Last Monday this little one was in my garden.
I put food and water out for him and a cage to trap him.
Every day he ate the food but didn't set off the trap door.
Finally on Sunday morning, we found a scared little baby in the trap.

We brought him inside, keeping him in one of our bathrooms.
He was frantic and scared.  Eventually he let us pet him and then turned
into the most cuddly love bug!  He purrs constantly and loves being held.
This took one afternoon of cuddling him.  Poor baby was starved for food and attention.

To the vet today for his checkup.  He's happy and healthy and kitty boy #3.
We love our Rocky!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015


Where did this week go?
busy busy busy

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Cape May House

8" x 10" in the shop

I painted this one 5 years ago at a workshop with Marge Chavooshian.
What a wonderful teacher and artist!  I was terrified to paint a building and had tried several times in the past workshops with little success.  Plus, it's hard to sit next to my architect daughter and draw a building while she just whips one onto her paper.

This time I got it..I painted a house!
I was so pleased (and relieved) with myself, but when Marge looked at it, eyebrows up,
 and then looked at me and said "Wow!", I could have floated off the ground!

It's my husband's favorite painting and one of my favorite moments on my journey as an artist.

 Just took it out of the frame to change the mat and take a better picture.  
Better camera now than I had then.
Have a great week!  We're having a heat wave in NJ.

Sunday, August 30, 2015


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Monday, August 24, 2015

Finished commission for happy customer!