It's been a while! Again. I'm hanging my head, totally disappointed in myself. Now that I've "stepped" back in here, I've taken the hardest step. I've been painting and it feels great. I didn't post step by steps for these but instead will post the finished pieces.
Nothing great, just having fun and getting back into it.
But first, I have to explain that my kitten died. By the time Scottie was about 2 1/2 months old, his health went downhill very fast. The vet said he was born with a heart defect - that his body was growing bigger but his heart was staying the same size as a tiny kitten heart and it couldn't keep up. He also said there was an extremely loud heart murmur and that such heart murmurs were rare in cats and even rarer in kittens. Scottie was SUCH a sweetheart, always wanting to be cuddled. I like to think that we made his last days easier and comfortable. The tough part was that I lost two cats within three months, both to heart problems.
Spin, on the other hand, is doing wonderful. She's just been spayed (three weeks ago) and is now back to her crazy-playful self. She is the most curious cat I've ever seen! Here she is sitting on a shelf in my painting room / studio.
One of the things that got me back in here was that I revamped my studio. Put in lots of those plastic drawers for storage, got rid of a lot of unused things and plan on putting a LOT of paintings up all over the walls. I took the shelving unit out of the closet and instead, put in a shelf and those drawers. I like it much better. BUT, I couldn't throw out that shelving unit so I put it to the back of my painting table which gives me lots more space there, too. All in all, I have much more space to work and enjoy it a lot more. Sometimes, I put one of Spin's beds up on the painting table and she loves sleeping there. That's only if I'm working at a different table or the computer because I've found she cannot sit on the table with me as I paint. That creates major problems! More pics to follow ......