Catartist at Etsy

Sunday, 6 March 2011

The Colour Junkie at

I've opened up a Zazzle store and posted my first item for sale - a postcard of Felix. It's only a small start but I suppose I have to take little steps.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Fun With Faux Encaustics - Jodi Ohl

I don't get enough time to paint and it frustrates me, so I decided to try a little on-line class. It had to be reasonably priced, I had to be able to stop and start when needed and the techniques had to be something that I hoped I'd be able to use in many of my own paintings.
I decided to go for Jodi Ohl's class 'Fun with Faux Encaustics' - it uses acrylics and mixed media and Jodi had a special offer of a $10 discount.
I've signed up and have most of my materials though I'm still waiting for a few items in the post - I'm about ready to start.
There are written instructions with lots of colour pictures, on-line videos and you can email in questions. The visuals are very important to me as I take in the information better if there are colour pictures (OK, I'm a little kid at heart).
My four canvases arrived today - 8" x 8" - and I've applied some gesso - I don't have anywhere special to do this so it had to be on the dinning table. After leaving them to dry Carmen (one of my cats) jumped on the table and left paw prints in the gesso - never mind, they'll just add texture.
I'll add posts as I progress - unless the cats decide otherwise!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Painted Cat Ornaments Continued...

Not quite sure where I'm going with these recycled cat ornaments - or should I call them upcycled. Haven't had much chance to work on them but I'll see how they go - I may totally repaint them if I'm not happy!

Sarah's Fimo Jewellery

Sarah had her first go at making Fimo jewellery today - I think they came out really well. She made the beads and pendants from scratch and assembled it all herself.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

eBay for my art - rainbow-cat

I've been on eBay for many years buying and selling but I've decided to set up a separate account for my art. I've placed my Vampire Cat ACEO on a new account under the name of rainbow-cat.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

My first Etsy listing!

My first Listing on Etsy

I've made my first Etsy listing - a vampire cat ACEO using Inktense pencils - link is above.

I may also post a picture on Redbubble as it might make a cute card.

Sunday, 23 January 2011


Trying redbubble for the first time - have added some photographs which will be available as cards and possibly prints - this is new to me so I hope I'm doing it right!