Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Jefferson Memorial

I've been following a fantastic blog named Different Strokes from Different Folks. Karin Jurik is a wonderful artist and photographer who will post a picture for inspiration. Artist from all over paint their interpretation of it, send her a jpeg and the weeks results are posted. It is facinating to see the different takes on it.

This is the first time I've submitted a painting. I went into this with little expectations... dark, a monument, blah attiude. But I love it how it turned out. I had a lot of fun working darker than I usually do, the glowy lights, the misty atmosphere. The hardest part? Not looking at Karin's blog until I was finished so I wouldn't be influenced.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


My cat is huge, a 15+ pounder. She adores cramming her body into small spaces such as this box. I love that. I have kitty beds all over the place and she chooses a box. She stayed in there all day.