Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Gray Baby

The gray baby still hasn't found a home, so he continues to sleep in the cat house on the porch. John didn't want to name the cat, so he dubbed him "the gray baby." I think it's John's way of not wanting to get attached to this little guy.

Gray Baby looks so peaceful when he sleeps. I'm trying desperately to find him a good home.

Today's sun was a pleasant surprise. Chiseler heads toward his favorite patch of grass. There's still a bit of snow on the ground.

Chiseler emerges from his favorite play spot. From the looks of the landscape, you'd swear we lived in the desert. Although, we're right next to the river.

~ Chiseler heading home ~

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Looking For a Good Home

We've had a visitor for a few days now. He's a beautiful, gray kitten, and he's super friendly. Even though Julius and Chiseler like this little guy, John and I are looking for a good home for this kitty.

He has a pleasant demeanor, and he'd make a great pet. I hope he finds a good family.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Kemler's Auction

Auction night at Kemler's is always exciting. The place was packed last night, and we couldn't get a seat until an hour and a half into the auction. I like the graphics on this feed bag.

~ Some Eastern Star dishes ~

Rolling Rock, anyone?

~ An Art Nouveau art print ~

~ A mixed-media artist's dream ~

I can't put my finger on it, but the portrait of this young girl looks very familiar.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Thanks to The Citizens' Voice

~ image used with permission of The Citizens' Voice~

Kristen Gadydos, staff writer of The Citizens' Voice, stopped by my studio a few weeks ago to try one of my art classes. She wanted to write about the experience of taking an art class and what it would be like getting back into the swing of things.

Staff photographer, Gale Figlerski, did a  fantastic job with the photos. In the picture above, I'm giving Kristen some drawing pointers.

~ image used with permission of The Citizens' Voice~

Kristen did a great job on her watercolor painting. Read the article and see more pictures by clicking here.

~ image used with permission of The Citizens' Voice~

This picture shows some of my watercolor and acrylic paintings in my studio. The pineapple painting was licensed to Toland Home Garden for use on garden flags. And the olive oil bottles, tomato, garlic, and olive branch are some of the many individual paintings that I used to create my Taste of Italy design collection. See that design collection by clicking here.

A big thanks to Kristen Gaydos and Gayle Figlerski of The Citizens' Voice for visiting my studio at Arts YOUniverse. We appreciate your supporting the arts in Wilkes-Barre!