Seal Point Siamese

Around ten or eleven years ago, I adopted two Siamese cats from Siamese Rescue in Locust Dale, Virginia. The first was a young blue point. The other was an elderly, 18-year old seal point named Princess whose owner had died and the family “donated” the unwanted ancient cat to the shelter. Princess was blind and had the start of renal failure. She lived out her remaining days in a warm, cozy crib in the living room where she could be near us and hear the tv. Princess lived to the ripe old age of 21.

This apple head sealy sits 12″ high in the typically regal Siamese pose.

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Turtle with tie dyed shell

I had a great time constructing this dude. He took a lot of work to make sure all the appendages are reinforced, and then I decided upon a tie-dyed look for the shell bordered with a Celtic knot. 9″ x 17″.

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Art class today

Here’s a shot of the class just as they are beginning to paint their papier mache creations – we had two dogs, a piggy and a butterfly going on down at the Dunedin Senior Center. Due to the Toronto Blue Jays beginning their spring training across the street at the stadium, we’ll pick up Friday morning class again come March. I hope to have at least four people in our next class, too! This has been great!!

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Links – wire haired Jack Russell Terrier

Links was commissioned as a Valentine’s Day gift by my neighbor for her husband. The real Links is thirteen years old. I totally fell in love with this little dog as I was finishing it up and it came to life with a sprinkling of fairy dust.

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Update 2-15: I saw her today while walking Nemo and she said her husband absolutely loved it – that makes me sooooo happy!!!!

Phoofie helping

Phoofie modeling the bench I was painting. It’s got a purple, sparkly top with side panels covered with cat paw prints (painted, not his), and on the four legs are: a cat sleeping on a tree branch, a ball of yarn, a cat scratching the table leg and a cat with really long tail wrapped around the leg.

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One of these things is not like the others

Pearl frequently is under my feet in the studio. Chickens are flock animals, so when she and Ruby are bored, or its too chilly or windy outside, or they want a snack, or they want a nap, or any of a myriad of chicken reasons, it’s all about “togetherness.” I often have to remember to be careful when I stand up since they will sit under my chair.

On this particular day, she had it in her head that she wanted to lay her egg anywhere BUT in her coop and spent over an hour poking in and around my studio. Here, Pearl seems to be inspecting the goods:

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