A birthday wish

happy birthday kitten balloon

Where I stood, among the violets

skeleton leave feet

The violets are long gone, all that are left are leaves, and the leaves are being eaten by something, leaving delicate skeletons.


Who hung the starsfloating

A kitten is always learning

surprised kitty

It’s in a cup, maybe it’s food!

tasting kitty

It is not food.

See ya soon and playing kittens

see ya soonkittens at play

Where I stood, feeding a small cat

Tempo having lunch


This is Tempo having lunch off a yellow plastic lid, on her placemat because she is still quite messy.

Yes, Tempo is growing. She has gained a pound. Doesn’t sound like much, but she was ten ounces, so she’s more than doubled her weight! She is also learning to pounce, run, jump, and climb. In fact, Ms. Who-dini can also climb out of her tub, hence the tape around the top edges. She’s a very smart cat. She is very entertaining, and occasionally very scary.

Plymouth Fall Festival

was last weekend.Orient express swing ride minions bottle toss chicken dinners

Where I stood, at another Dally

I love nothing more than hanging out at Dally in the Alley! I met up with wonderful friends and got to see a lot of beautiful people and beautiful things. Here’s just a sample.

my feet, Issy feet

My feet, Issy feet

Alan and Mark have a lot in common

Alan and Mark have a lot in common

cool glasses

Cool glasses

strohs guy

Strohs guy

pink boots

Pink boots

Mark buys a confession

Mark buys a confession

Crown Royal

Crown Royal

Main line

Main line

Mark, Issy and bookMark W and Issy

Issy buys a dress

Issy buys a dress




The Painted Chair part 2

The Northville Art House will hold an auction on Thursday, September 18th.  They are auctioning off chairs painted by artists to benefit the Art House, and this is the second chair I painted.  I call it rebirth.

Chair 2 front view

The chair was another foundling, picked up by the side of the road.  I felt it needed some Egyptian designs.

chair 2 side view

It is a pretty chair to start with, and I wanted it to feel just a little throne-like.

chair 2 arm detail

I had a lot of fun playing with the colors and shapes.

chair back

I called it rebirth because the lotus flower represented rebirth in ancient Egypt.

The Painted Chair part 1

chair 1 full view

The Northville Art House is having a fundraising auction called The Painted Chair.  I’m proud to say I will have two chairs in the auction.  This is the first, I call it My Hoppy Chair.

chair 1 bottle cap detail

I am a big fan of beer, and that has left me with a plethora of bottle caps.  I decided to use them to cover an old chair.

chair 1 back detail

I painted hop vines on the back and around the bottle caps.

chair 1 goat detail

The goats hanging from the back of the chair are from Celebrator Doppelbock, each bottle comes with a little plastic goat tied around the neck.

chair 1 seatThe seat is painted with hops and wheat.  I’m quite pleased with the results.  Next time I’ll show you chair #2.