Monday, January 5, 2009

Mr. Bright Eyes, My King of Hearts


One of our cats, Alvin, always has such a bright-eyed expression. He is so lively and fun. I call him, Mr. Bright Eyes or Handsome! I decided to paint a primitive, folky picture of him for Valentine's Day. As usual, I made three nesting boxes to match. If we ever move, I will have plenty of storage boxes to use...at least for the small items!

Thank you to everyone who has visited and linked to my blog. I plan to visit each of your sites on a regular basis. I would like to extend a huge thank you to Sharon at PrimThyme for selecting my site for a blog award. Here is a link to her site: http://primthymesblog.blogspot.com/

I just posted another cat video to our Feline Films. It is amazing how much they can enjoy a little yellow & white mouse...I am calling it The Cat-and-Mouse Game!

The finishing touches are being added to my Gritty Jane doll, so I hope to post again this week with pictures of her.

15 comments:

Jennifer Williams aka Blueskysunburn said...

How on earth do you find time to paint AND make matching boxes? They turned out great. I like the colors.

my tiny studio said...

I like your painting the detail on the eyes and that little king of spades card that is on the corner is perfect .

Gail Lackey said...

Hope your year is Jolly and everything else ending in Olly!
Happy Hauntings, Gail

The Old Oaken Bucket said...

Hey Jennifer! I have been making collage boxes so long that they just seem to take less and less time. Now, I just try to make them to compliment my other work like paintings, hooked rugs and dolls...so I get to do other things I love this way!

Phillane E'lee said...

Love the painting. It reminds me of our dear bella. Oh and boxes to match. Wow is right. great storage and beutiful to look at. Perfect thing to have. Wonderful job on both.
may you have a blessed week.
Pea

i cant sew said...

hello thanks for visiting my blog. love the music that is playing on your blog i dont want to leave. %*_*% rosey

Becky said...

Hi,Im a new follower of your blog.I cant believe you have 10 cats,LOL Very nice!I have 2 both males.I have 2 dogs as well so thus I can only fit so many in my home LOL.Hoping to enjoy your blog and waiting for your artwork as well.Have a lovely day!Becky

Hilary said...

I love your cat painting :) What a sweet face he has!
Cheers!

Caroline said...

Nice work and love the painting! :)

Denise said...

Love the name Alvin! Too cute. I love Alvin's eyes.

Heather said...

what a cute painting!~

CARole said...

Like you I too appreciate old things, and the imperfections that come with them, it just tells me that it was loved and used. I have a rye basket that has an old mend with string on the bottom. That's what made me buy it. I hope you will come by and say hello. Oh, I too adore cats. My friend hooked me an amazing rug with cats. I talked about it on my blog a while back.
Happy day
Carole

Kendra Joyner said...

Hi! Love the cat painting! and your boxes are adorable!! Love the idea of matching them to your art!

Michele Reed said...

The nesting boxes are so pretty...I recognize your pretty choice of paper...love it!! :) I visited Eastern TN this last summer...loved reading your profile....I'm happy to now be following your blog!

Jeanne said...

Love your creations! And Love your Blog! Wishing you the Best for 2009!