Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Tiny Watercolor

I’m curious which you like best - the first one with the background, or the second one without the background? 

Just a little watercolor sketch inspired by that teeny little branch I found on our recycling can.

 Sometimes I do little sketches like this as a segue into the big stuff, sometimes this is all I have time for, and often because it inspires me.  Also note the background color in the top half is Daniel Smith’s Fuchsite Genuine.  It is made up of ground fuchsite and has a smooth lay down with a bit of a sheen to it.  LOVE. 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

New Holographic Stickers

WOW! I am super excited about my newest hologram stickers!! 

I took a photo of one of my paintings using black light paints to make these.  Every angle changes the colors of these super cool holo stickers.  3”x3”   Find them at 
As you can see, every angle and direction of light changes them!  COOL.
Oh, man.  I LOVE these!
This was a paint pour I did which turned out absolutely lovely; I’m sure glad I made stickers from it!

My Painting Matches the Clouds

After spending days painting my kitty I looked up and noticed that I had chosen God’s color scheme. ❤️ Thank you, God, for making us creative people and for allowing us to appreciate your creativity.  

Wow.  The sky was sooo beautiful last night. It seemed like a verification that, yes indeed, I am doing exactly what God planned for me.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Cat Painting Finished!

Belly Boy!  I’m so glad to show my my latest painting  which I actually did name Belly Boy!  I tried naming him Comfortable Cat but that was just too boring.  

This is our Maine Coon with his double coat and super-pettable peachy belly.

This photo, with my super-gorgeous model, shows how I package my paintings for mailing.  Mounted and sealed in an acrylic envelope.

You can find this painting on my website with more pictures which I took in different lights so you can see how it shows itself off.  It’s 10”x7” - not too big, not too small... juust  right.  Watercolour

Friday, June 12, 2020

Need Inspiration?

Need inspiration? How am I inspired? People ask me this all the time.  Hello!  This is me with one of my paintings I just created!
I don’t create paintings this size without inspiration!  Now look at the next pic; it’s a tiny artist trading card.  A whole lot of my inspiration begins on teeny, tiny pieces like this.  I really liked the leaves in this little card and have been painting leaves big and small ever since. You need to also note my blue fingernail polish and long fingernails.  I haven’t polished my nails in a LONG time, during this lovely quarantine, but we’ve been ‘stepping out’ a bit lately so I’ve been inspired.  Pretty much thinking that when it wears off I’m also going to chop my nails off.  They’re getting a bit TOO long!

This big painting, which I named ‘Enter,’ was done entirely with palette knife. I gave you a couple closeups so you could see and feel the texture.

(It IS for sale on my website)
 Sooo... if you feel uninspired, start small.  Small things don’t intimidate.  Small things beg to be created.  Do it! 🙂 Just one tiny thing! 

Monday, June 8, 2020

Cat Painting

Since I seem to have this cat theme going lately I might as well continue with it. This is my baby watching over me. When I woke up from my post-surgery stupor there he was, laying there looking down over me. I did a sketch of him directly onto a canvas in bed and painted it later.  I don’t even remember making that sketch!  It was a bad surgery and a hard recovery.  Anyway, a couple weeks later I had this painting so that’s ONE good thing!  He’s for sale.  12”x24” on canvas, wired for hanging. You can find this fur baby at
 It’s a painting that’s hard to part with, but I still have my furry feline watcher. Some of these paintings need to go so I can paint new ones!

Saturday, June 6, 2020

New Studio Work

I am really loving the new designs coming out of my studio. It’s been an exploration of color and texture.

This piece is a good example. It’s heavy cotton rag paper, so the surface is uneven.  So, when I print the design, it takes in places, and doesn’t in others.  Also, I’ve got layers of color-changing and shimmery paints underneath, and they all accept or don’t accept paint in different ways.  

This adds up to some cool effects and textures!  It reminds me of flocked wallpaper.  Remember that?!  Really cool to touch and an affordable price too. 🙂. Good combination. At a mere $35.00, you can find it at www.colorcatstudios101.etsy.com.  Please help starving artists - man, business has NOT been good during this quarantine!

Friday, June 5, 2020

Art Giveaways

For those of you who entered and won my Win the Masked Cat art contest, they are now ON THEIR WAY!  If you didn’t win, I’m putting some of them on my website at Colorcatstudios101.etsy.com

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Giveaway Contest Art

Thanks to all that participated in my first art giveaway contest!  They’re all packaged up and I’m going to take an armful to the post office tomorrow.  

Those of you who won, keep an eye out for fun mail!  

(The inspiration for all this is inspecting my work and giving it not the SEAL of approval, but the foot of approval.)

Hope in a Dark World

In these precarious times we MUST turn to God’s word.  If each of us did our own part in following those ten extremely strong suggestions, can you imagine what kind of world we would live in?  LOVE EVERYONE!

‘Oh Lord, God of our fathers, are you not the God who is in heaven?  You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations.  Power and might are in your hand and no one can withstand you..... we do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.’  This is II Chronicles 20 verses 6 and 12.  These seven verses in order, which I did not type, are precious. They praise God, recall his deeds, remember his promises, tell him their problems and ask for help, then the last verse wraps up with ‘We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.’  Maybe this is all we need to do, huh?

Yesterday we got two inches of rain.  Rain and beauty are God’s blessings too. This beautiful hibiscus thrives because of God’s gifts.  Let’s obey him by loving everyone.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Newest Print

I love these bold lines, don’t you?  This tiny piece is one of my double prints. Layers of color and design build up to make one fascinating, tiny piece.  This is only 4”x6”, just the right size to brighten up THAT SPOT.  

So cool, huh? :). Here it is with my computer.  I.... uh... have always wanted one of those cool,
light-up, colorful keyboards - you know what I mean?  Well, here’s mine.  It’s... colorful. :)

Signed on the back. 4”x6” and packaged for mailing and displaY.
I carved the blocks to make this print and layered the colors.  This is an original print; I couldn’t make another one like this if I tried.  You can find it at