Y is for yellow-eyed cat


Thank you for reading my previous posts about endangered and threatened small wild cats (the letters B, F, I, K, L, M, O, P, and R). Together, with a little knowledge, we are taking the first steps to help them to continue to exist. But this time we’ll talk about a domestic cat.

What can really make a black cat striking are its eyes. In the right light, all you can see are eyes. They might be reflecting light, and then they can actually be spooky. But here’s a cat hugging a person. He has brilliant yellow eyes and hopes to be adopted by that person.
This is a painting I did for a teeshirt contest for Animal Talk Rescue. They catch, neuter and spay hundreds of feral cats every year and then find homes for them. Two of my beloved cats are from their rescue.

If you like this painting, please go to Animal Talk Rescue’s facebook page and vote for it! THANKS

This painting is SOLD!, all proceeds go to Animal Talk Rescue

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Eccentric artist Mimi T Boothby participates in A to Z challenge which starts April 1st

Rachel Morgan from Rachel Morgan Writes made a video that explains it.

On April 1st I am participating in a huge social experiment called the A to Z challenge. Over 1200 bloggers including yours truly, will be blogging 26 separate days with subjects beginning with something that starts with A on April the 1st and finally ending in Z at the end of the month. Some of the other contestants are poets, some are writers, some do movie reviews, and of course, me; I promise you a painting or a drawing every day with an interesting story behind it. Some of the letters are harder than others, (E is killing me) but I promise you a colorful bit of eye candy on every single post.
Something this large in the blogosphere takes a lot of help, so I am listing (below) the team leaders. All of them have great blogs (and they’re all different) so I can’t really predict what you will find if you click on any of them. But it will be interesting for sure.

A to Z team for 2012

 Tossing It Out (Arlee Bird)
Amlokiblogs (Damyanti Biswas)
Alex J. Cavanaugh (Alex J. Cavanaugh)
Life is Good (Tina Downey)
Cruising Altitude 2.0 (DL Hammons)
Retro-Zombie (Jeremy Hawkins)
The Warrior Muse (Shannon Lawrence)
The QQQE (Matthew MacNish)
Author Elizabeth Mueller (Elizabeth Mueller)
Pearson Report (Jenny Pearson)
No Thought 2 Small (Konstanz Silverbow)
Breakthrough Blogs (Stephen Tremp)

Coming Down The Mountain (Karen Jones Gowen)

So are YOU a participant? If not, please feel free to follow some of these folks (or me) and be enriched for the whole month of April!

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Passionately Pink 2010

Two of my paintings were accepted into this, my first juried show. If you’re in the area, I’d love it if you could stop by. The opening day for an art show is always fun; there is food, drink and merriment.
Click on the thumbnails below to see the paintings I have entered in the show.



To support Susan G. Komen for the Cure, celebrate breast cancer survivors and raise awareness about breast cancer and resources in our community. Please join the C Art Gallery on Thursday, October 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month with our special, “Passionately Pink” group show exhibit.

All breast cancer survivors will be recognized with a gift from the gallery. There will also be breast health education information and resources throughout the exhibit.

Exhibit Dates: October 12-October 31

Work by the following artists will be on exhibit:

Sue Gill Rose
Pam Courtnage
Tracy Read
Debbie Halprin
Judith Helm
Beverly Shaw Starkovich
Blanca Santander
Michelle Ryan
Nanette Middlewood
Suzy Tidwell
Esperanza Grundy
Shirley Rudolf
Caitlin Dundon
Eden Hopkins
Brian Sostrom
Jane Mayer
Mimi Torchia Boothby
Eric Salisbury
Nimira

*** A portion of each sale will be contributed to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.***

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And the winner is:

Contest painting
Thank you all for all of your wonderful entries in the contest. We got a large range of entries, from a Haiku to a short story. Some were funny, some were sweet and some were macabre I really enjoyed them. I’d like to start with my honorable mention, because she really did create a mood. That was AynE, who wrote the short story. The winner, on the other hand goes by the unlikely moniker, Barkley’s Mommy. I am guessing Barkley is a dog, but I am not sure. Barkley’s mommy is an educator in New Mexico with 3 dogs.. Here’s her story:

Six year old Mabel loved this time of the morning, the not-light, not-dark moments just before dawn. Her mother had worked the graveyard shift at the mill and was snoring quietly on the couch. Her little brother was snuggled in his crib, surrounded by tattered stuffed animals with no eyes. She peeked through the curtains, eager to see what the day would bring. As she sighed with joy, she wrapped her threadbare sweater around her thin body, and quietly opened the front door. The crisp morning air tasted like grass and it was so silent and still that she imagined she could hear the dew drops falling from the lush, green boxwood bushes. She smiled the smile of an innocent child as a friendly crow cawed “good morning”. “Today will be a good day,” she whispered to the world.

thanks to everyone else who wrote and commented!

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A contest – that little beige house up the street


What does this painting tell you? Is there a story in it? Want to share? If I like your story/explanation, you will win one of my small original paintings. Post your story here on my blog in the comments or on Facebook, using a link to this blog page and this painting.

Does the sky make you joyful? Sad? Is it foreboding? What does the crow see?

Your prize will either be one of the small crow paintings or a post card sized cat hand painted and signed by me.
I am looking forward to hearing from you. The deadline is September 10, 2010

If you click on the painting twice you can see it larger.

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