Monday, July 22, 2013

Cat Named Rumbles

Do you have a Cat?

What is a Cat?

Gentle eyes that see so much,
paws that have the quiet touch.

Purrs to signal "all is well"
and show more love than words can tell.

Graceful movements touched with pride,
a calming presence by our side.

A friendship that will last and grow –
small wonder why we love them so.
~ Author Unknown

I have an artist friend named AJ. From her biography, “AJ’s world is one of bright colours, and textures as tactile as an artist’s canvas, or as smooth as the fur of one her favourite artistic subjects, her cat Rumbles. 

Sadly AJ recently lost Rumbles… :(

I felt I had to do something, so I created a memory keepsake mini album for her.  I finished the album this weekend and delivered it to her studio today. She is away on summer vacation and it will be waiting on her return.


Cat Superstitions?
  • A strange black cat on your porch brings prosperity.
  • When moving to a new home, always put the cat through the window instead of the door, so that it will not leave.
  • To reverse the bad luck curse of a black cat crossing your path, first walk in a circle, then go backward across the spot where it happened and count to 13…. Really
Cat Facts?
  • A happy cat carries its tail upright, while a nervous one holds it down low.
  • Cats' eyes don't glow in the dark, they only reflect light.
  • Cats lick people as a sign of affection
I could tell you more, but I won’t do that to you all… ~ Sharka

Thursday, July 11, 2013

May & June Projects

It’s been pretty crazy around here and that is why I’ve been absent from the blog-o-sphere!
To be honest, I didn't even realize it has been over a month since I posted anything…

To catch up I’m simply going to show a bit of everything in this post - paintings and paper art I’ve finished from when I last touched base. Here we go...

    Yana 16" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas                  West Coast Treasure 
                                                                          12" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

    Haven't named this one yet... 14" x 18" Acrylic on Canvas
Wedding Album for a client

Memoy Keepsake of Rumbles for a friend  

Fairy-Spuds, 12" x 12" Acrylic on Canvas

I hope these give you some ideas for your own creations! ~ Sharka