Saturday, September 29, 2012

We Have A Winner!

Cutie Pye was anxious to help me with the drawing
for our Fall Giveaway tonight.

She's a natural. Without hesitation or practice,
she fearlessly walked right up and
pulled our winner's name out of the spooky hat!

 And the winner is . . .

Kim from Wiccan Life and Witchy Cats! 

Kim, you now own two bat prints and an original watercolor
(Crow and Friends #2) to add to your Halloween art collection!

AND, the winner of the second giveaway is . . . 

Robin from Wiccan Writes and PurrrrSnicKitty!
If you read her brilliant testimonial, I'm sure you'll agree
it would be almost impossible to beat it!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !
And many thanks to everyone who entered.
Stay tuned. More giveaways are coming soon!

(and Pye Pye)

Oh, and "It's A Fabulous Night For A Moon Dance"!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

How About Some Pumpkin Pye?

Poor Princess Cutie Pye has been feeling neglected after observing all the fun and attention that her brother, Opie, has been getting lately. It's a shame, but she's just not as photogenic. What she lacks in beauty on the outside though, she more than doubly makes up for on the inside. She is a true, pure, beautiful soul with an extremely gentle and loving spirit.

I know she'll purr when I show her this post!

(and Pye Pye)

This quote is just as applicable to our fur children.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Happy Pumpkin Season!

We love pumpkin season!
"You did know this gourd-ish squash
has its own season, right? 
Winter, Spring, Summer, Pumpkin....
We anxiously anticipate it every year." 
~ Trader Joe's

I hope you are enjoying the changing seasons
as much as we are!
(& Opie)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Talk Like A Pirate Today, Or Else!!

Ahoy!! I be Cap'n Happy here
remindin' all ye landlubbin' scallywags
that today be 


Th' 19th day of September every year
be one of me favrit 'olidays!

Cap'n Happy says, "Speak the lingo or walk the plank!"

All ye scurvy buccaneers better be
crawling out of yer bung hole today
and ye better be talkin' like a pirate
l o u d  and c l e a r !

Don't be a yella bellied bilge rat!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Frightfully Fun Friday

"Spirits roam the neighborhoods at night,
Let loose upon the Earth till it be light."

~ Nicholas Gordon

"The Headless Horseman Rides Again" ~ 16" x 20" Watercolor
This image was just accepted into my iStock portfolio.

Experts say that everyone needs to have a little fun in their life, 
because without it, we become dull, boring and depressed. 

"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing."
~ Dale Carnegie

"Where there is no imagination there is no horror."
~ Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

"Hold on, man. We don't go anywhere with
"scary," "spooky," "haunted," or "frightful" in the title."
~  From Scooby-Doo

Have a Fun Friday and a Great Weekend!
Eat, Drink and be Scary,

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wacky Wednesday / Midweek Mayhem

Here's the wacky part . . .

Princess Cutie Pye
would like to announce
G I V E A W A Y !

It's been a weird and wacky kind of a day.
You know, one of those ones that has it's own special agenda.

I started going through my lithograph prints.
I've got a lot of work to do in the next few weeks.

Finding a whole bunch of signed bat prints made me smile.
Signing prints is not one of my favorite jobs.

This one was already matted in black.
I found this tabletop frame, cleaned the glass and popped it in.
Wow! I really like how it looks.

I decided it would raise my spirits to give it away!

This time I'm not having a drawing though.
I will give it to the one who convinces me
that they really want it.
This should be interesting.

I'll be picking a winner right before the other
If you want it, comment before the next full moon!

Here's the mayhem part. . . .
This is (my) studio, after I tidied up a bit.

Opie and Cutie Pye think differently.
Everything in here, including me, is theirs.

They love their toys
(everything in the studio is a toy -
erasers, paint, brushes, waste baskets and paper)
and they love spreading them all around.

They are growing up so fast and happy.

Let it go, live with the mess,
savor the moment and let it happen.
It won't last long, I often remind myself.

Be Here Now and Enjoy!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A 911 Tribute - Never Forget

A Tribute to Liberty - Original Watercolor

Today I remember September 11, 2001.
It forever changed the way we think
and live as American Citizens.

View An Extremely Powerful Retrospective
with Music and Incredible Photographs.
It is dedicated to those who lost their lives
and to all the heroes that responded.

*A Cautionary Note:
Because of the length and strong emotional content,
a special time and tissues are advised.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Lets all think thoughts of love and peace.

Wishing You Many Blessings,

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Fall Giveaway's Pot Has Been Sweetened!

In my last post, the kittens and I announced our Fall Giveaway. Although the response to it has been OK, I really want to make it even better. I've sweetened the pot - (to bribe someone in order to receive a favor). I'm now offering the winner of this giveaway their choice of one of these featured original watercolors in addition to the bat prints!

Original Watercolor - Fall Pumpkins - matted 5" x 7"
You can read the rules for entering here.

Original Watercolor - Pentagram - matted 5" x 7"

My dear friend, Robin Larkspur, has announced this giveaway on both of her blogs, Wiccan Writes and PurrrrSnicKitty. I wanted to reward people who do such nice things (and bribe others) by giving them an extra two entries every time they mention it with links on their blog. So, as of right now, Robin is in the lead with 3 entries for being a follower and commenting on the first giveaway post and she has four more entries for featuring this giveaway on her blogs! (I did this watercolor today with you in mind my friend. Thank you very much!)

Each time someone links to this giveaway on their blog, they get two more entries! And each time they comment on one of my posts from now until September 30th, they get another entry. I've made a list and I'm keeping track, so be sure to send me a link if you post on your blog.

Original Watercolor - Crow and Friend #1 - matted 5" x 7"

This crow and pumpkin painting came about today because I have a crow and pumpkin theme starting to take shape this year in my kitchen.

I thought three crows would be cool too, so I did another version. (See Kathryn, you're not the only one who likes to do things over!)

Original Watercolor - Crow and Friends #2 - matted 5" x 7"

I hope to hear from you all. Please let me know which watercolor you would like to own if you win and I'll write it down by your name!

Best Wishes and Good Luck,

"There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky,
which through the summer is not heard or seen,
as if it could not be, as if it had not been!"
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

Monday, September 3, 2012

Announcing A Fall Giveaway!

The kittens, Princess Cutie Pye and Opie Darling, 
have been helping me decorate and get into the fall spirit.

They are always eager to pose

and help out

with every studio job!

I told them if they were good,
I would let them help announce 

my fall giveaway!

And they were and so I did.

The first item - 8" x 10' matted,
signed and numbered lithograph art prints

(A great gift and ready to put into a standard frame.)
Information about each species is on the backing board.


To kick off the fall, I am having a print giveaway (or two)! (I'll be sweetening the pot with a surprise gift as well.) To be eligible to win this matted 8" x 10" set, leave a comment here on this post and tell me why you would like to win. If you subscribe to this blog, or are already a follower, with your comment you get an extra two entries into the drawing, making it a total of three! The drawing will be held at 9pm, EST on the next full moon, September 30th, 2012. This contest is open to all residents of the USA and Canada. The winner will be notified here on my blog and by email. I will mail the art prints as soon as I have the winner's shipping address. Thanks to everyone who reads my posts and adds their thoughts and comments! Please tell your friends about this drawing and 

good Luck to you all!!