Saturday, July 16, 2011

I'm a Featured Artist!

The very talented photographer (and fellow GCU artist) Doreen Erhardt of St. George Salon of Art, LLC interviewed me in her bi-monthly newsletter. It turned out great! Go have a look :-)

Doreen's Newsletter 'My Point of View' is very informative and well made. She gives photo tips and tricks, showcases new GCU talent, does interviews and much more. If you haven't signed up for it yet, I suggest you do it here.

Thanks Doreen!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Flying Piggies

My flying piggy stickers got featured on the Creative Artist blog today. 
Next to stickers we have a lot more to show you, in fact we created a whole piggie world over at our Corrieweb Zazzle store!

I love to paint pigs as well. Here's one I did back in 2006, with the Dutch title "Op stelten" (= on stilts).
This one was part of a series on paper that featured in a book called "Het Stapelschaap en andere dierengedichten" (stacking sheep and other animal poetry). The book combines 29 paintings with original poetry written by Dutch authors. The project was a lot of fun to do, it took me about 3 months of solid paiting to get the collection done. 

The book launched at the opening of my galerie show which showcased the original paintings.

Piggies on paper (Greeting Cards) at Greeting Card Universe:


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lightning Round - Kitties

Furry Friends
“Animals are such agreeable friends...”
Painted Cottage, Judith Cheng

Cats Are Angels Among Us
“Let’s face it, cat lovers are passionate about their cats…”
Rycky Creations, Robin Chaffin

Jack and Lillie: The Story of Two Rescues
“Jack and Lillie are cats...”
DB Visual Arts, Denise Beverly

Friends with Fur
“I wish I could say I have kitties and cats running all over the place...”
Janet Lee Designs, Janet Palaggi

An Ode to Kitties
“I love cats...”
Diana’s Cards, Diana Delosh

For All Us Cat Lovers
“A life without cats?!? A love story...”
Aura2000, Aura 2000

Everyday Art: Inspirational Kitties and Cats
“The key to finding inspiration in everyday places and things is observing…”
Sun at Night Studios, Sun at Night

Feline Friends
“Cats can be great companions...”
Sunshine’s Creative Explorations, Donna Lorello

Feline Fever
“I fell in love with cats almost twenty years ago...”
It’s a Beautiful World, Catherine Sherman

The Kitty and the Mashed Potatoes
“Sulu was a rescued feral kitten...”
Kilter Cards, A Ley

Luna, a New Family Member
“My daughter and her boyfriend just got a sweet little kitten a couple days ago...”
I Love Cuttables, Cindy Johns

Cats in Love
“Could it be that cats in love express more with their body language than we can imagine?”
Naquiaya’s Cards, Naquaiya

Meow, Meow, Meow
“Being the owner (did I say that?) of five cats…”
Cherie’s Arts ‘N Crafts, Cherie

When the Cat’s Away
“Cats, can anyone truly resist them?”
Salon of Art, Doreen Erhardt

Our Beautiful Gypsy Kitty
“One day probably 20 years ago a gorgeous seven toed calico cat just showed up literally on our doorstep…”
Dragonfire Graphics, Betsy Bush

Here, Kitty! Kitty! Kitty
“DogBreedz isn’t only about Man’s Best Friend…”
DogBreedz, Peggy Mundell

My Rescue Cat Speckles: A Love Story
“On one blazing hot summer night in 2006 in Plano, Texas, a cat wandered outside next to the large patio of my apartment…”
This and That, Rick McBride

CorrieWeb is the Cat’s Meow
“I love kitties!”
CorrieWeb, Corrie Kuipers

I Was Always a Dog Person
“Kitties were an acquired taste for me...”
Cottage Creek Greetings, John H. Johnson

My Cat Loves Birthday Candles
“I live with a cat who is fascinated by fire…”
Blessing Art Cards, Sharon Fernleaf

New ‘Kit’ On the Block
“Introducing Abby, our newest critter kid!”
Cards from the Heart, Lisa Charlton

Monday, July 4, 2011

Corrieweb is the Cat's Meow!

I love kitties!

I didn't have kitties untill Nene moved in with me. She was a real cat person whereas I only had dogs before. Not having kitties in my life didn't stop me from painting them, though. They're an irresistable subject.

In 2004 Miss Minny walked into our lives. Having a dog, birds and two guiniea pigs we weren't ready for a cat, but the universe decided we needed one, and that was that.

Miss Minny was very special and we loved her to pieces. So did Mo, our Cairn terrier. They died within a month of each other in 2007 (Mo of old age and Minny after a car accident) . That was a very rough time for Nene and me.

Zelda Mae came shortly thereafter. I found her on the internet, saw her picture and was sold!

We raised her well and now she is the scurge of the neighborhood. She loves to hang out with her best friend and neighbor kitty Baby Grizz.

Kitties inspire me a lot. They feature heavily in my work. So much so, that I filled a video with some of my favorite kitty designs.

Here are some other GCU artists inspired by their love for cats: