Thursday, September 23, 2010

Snow Bunny SnipPet for AHA update!

Here is a little sneak peek of my offering for the AHA Marketplace update on Saturday! While I am never ready for cold weather, I am always ready for the holiday season to begin. So, I decided to create a little Snow Bunny doll complete with a sculpted scarf, mittens and of course, a carrot to snack on :)!
If you haven't seen the AHA website yet, please check it out. It is a lovely site!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cat on a Hat Cake Topper

I was thrilled to create this custom Mad Hatter's Hat topped with the Cheshire Cat for a special cake! Don't you wish you could attend this wedding??!! People are getting so creative with their wedding decor and themes. I love fun! I am truly grateful to the bride for choosing my artwork to be a part of her big day!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Meet Chanel and Versace!

As soon as I got Nadia on her way, I had to tackle trapping two new stray kitties in the back of our neighborhood. They showed up together at least a month ago and were living in the storm drains. Poor things were so scared that they would only appear at night when everything got quiet. I would see them on my evening runs but couldn't approach them without them darting into the drains or the tall weeds. A kind neighbor who lives closer to where they were hanging out than I do was willing to start feeding them. I wanted them to get used to eating in a certain spot so that I could trap them more easily. Last week, we got Chanel without much trouble, but her buddy, Versace, just wouldn't go in. But thankfully, a week later, he decided that our chicken nuggets were just too hard to resist! I was SO relived to get him inside and safe with Chanel.

I am convinced that they are brother and sister. They look alike except that Versace has longer hair. They both had already been spayed/neutered, so we just took care of their vaccinations and flea meds. They are incredibly loving and affectionate. My theory is that someone moved out of the apartments that back up to our neighborhood and abandoned them out in the greenspace near between the houses and the apartments. I cannot imagine how anyone could part with these gorgeous sweeties!

With fall and winter on the way, their lives would have been so miserable living in the drains and dealing with the harsh cold weather here. They are definitely happy to be inside and well fed! I am planning on taking them to Good Mews in a few weeks if I don't find them a good home around here.

Chanel and Versace reunited....purr, purr, purr....

Monday, September 13, 2010

And the AHA giveaway winner is....

....fellow AHA artist, Shirley Kelly of Skellyton Art!!! Congratulations, Shirley! My holiday kitty SnipPet will be packing her bags and heading your way shortly! Be sure to check out Shirley's fabulous art blog blog and AHA studio page. Many thanks to all of you who read my blog and entered this giveaway!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hoot! Hoot! STJ Update tonight!

The Spookytime Jingles monthly update is at midnight tonight! Halloween is quickly approaching, so I made a very festive little owl for my STJ offering.

Meet Tricky!

If you haven't entered my AHA giveaway, please leave a comment on the AHA post from a few weeks ago. I will be drawing a name at 5pm today!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Horse Mania 2010

The weather in Lexington was absolutely spectacular last weekend, so we took a walking tour of the painted horses displayed around town for Horse Mania 2010. I see many of them every day while driving, but seeing them up close is a whole different experience. There are over 80 horses done by local artists and 50 foals painted by Lexington children. My in laws were in town for Labor Day weekend so this was such a perfectly fun way to entertain them too! I LOVE the wonderful, whimsical feeling they give to our city. We saw 40+ horses up close and took tons of photos, but I will share a few of my favorites with you.

Inspired by The Strand movie the pop art/retro look of this.

This is my second favorite...adore the bright colors and mixed patterns.

...and how could I resist an Alice themed horse!

This graphic design on this one is awesome...

The most clever and creative one of all....a godiva chocolate horse!