foo dog tattoo sleeve work in progress…

February 25, 2009


inside arm, wind bars & smoke

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Last Thursday we did more work on my tattoo sleeve. Seems strange to be going in so often for these sessions, but with Shayna leaving in April, time is of the essence. The nice thing is that we are able to work different portions of my arm in each session.

We did background this session, traditional japanese windbars and colored the smoke. The smoke looks reddish in these photos, but, as it heals is turning a light grey. The windbars will stay darkish.

Tomorrow, we will be doing more work, hoping to finish the blue peony flowers and perhaps do some more highlights of white and some touchup. Almost finished….

more photos of my foo dog sleeve here

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Rusty

February 24, 2009


Rusty

Originally uploaded by tagscats

was commissioned to paint a lovely german shepherd, and while I was working on this rock portrait, Rusty suddenly and tragically passed away. So bittersweet. I am so hoping his owner finds comfort in this portrait. Rusty was such a beautiful dog.

Frida wins EBSQ Simon Sez challenge!

February 24, 2009


Frida

Originally uploaded by tagscats

There is a weekly challenge on EBSQ called Simon Sez. The winner of the challenge each week picks the theme. Now how could I resist the “fur” theme?? lol! This photograph I took of my rescue cat Frida won last week, woo hoo!

See details on the EBSQ Blog!

On Ebay right now!

February 21, 2009


Dashiel Sleeps with the Beanies

Originally uploaded by tagscats

This is my entry for the Ebay Nibblefest art contest this month, theme Vintage Cats. My cat Dashiel loves to sleep on top of my Beanie Babies, and I have painted him as such. This is an original 16×20 oil painting with a no reserve starting price of $.99, so, don’t miss out on this auction! Search NFAC on Ebay this week from Feb. 20-27 for all the great Nibblefest entries!

Click HERE to see the auction!

Cat Charity Raffle Winner Announced!

February 14, 2009

Just announced the winner of my cat charity raffle, details in my LiveJournal blog…

Cats Decide the Winner!

This was so much fun to do, I think it will be an annual event.  Thanks so much to all those who participated in the 2009 inaugural Tag’s Cats Valentine’s Day Raffle!

Raffle Reminder!!

February 12, 2009

Yes, I’m posting about this again because, well, it’s important!  Time is running out to enter my charity raffle to benefit the cats of Forgotten Felines and get your chance to win a custom pet portrait!  It’s been tough times for everyone these days, and animal rescues especially have been hard hit.  These rescue folk work so hard for the cats in their care, and remember that every little bit helps. 

You only have until noon on Valentine’s Day to enter, that is when one of my cats will be picking the winner! 

RAFFLE INFO HERE

I’ve gotten a great response so far, thank you SO much to those who have opened their hearts to help these cats and those who so unselfishly care for them

win a custom pet portrait oil painting!

February 1, 2009

So, it’s no secret it’s been a pretty crappy few months around here in the house of many furries.  I have lost 3 cats and a dog since just before Christmas.  The latest, and really no surprise, was my sweet Bronte just this past Thursday.  It was time, though no less heart-breaking, Bronte had been with me for nearly 17 years.  She came to me a skinny flea-ridden kitten from the local humane society, and grew into a beautiful long-haired tortoiseshell cat, and kept her loving disposition throughout her life.  She loved to be carried around and would rest her paws on my shoulder and purr into my ear.  

I decided to honor her memory by helping other cats in need.  I am running a raffle, the winner of which will receive a custom 16×20 pet portrait oil painting.  The drawing will be held on Valentine’s Day.  All the proceeds will benefit a local feline rescue from whom I have adopted several cats, Forgotten Felines.  Full details regarding the raffle can be found HERE

I’m happy to say since posting about it for the first time yesterday, I have some entrants already.  Hoping for lots more!

Gentle journey, Bronte, my baby girl.  I will always hear you purring in my ear.

bronte

Cat Pillow

January 29, 2009


Cat Pillow

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Who says greyhounds don’t get along with cats? That’s Stella my greyhound using Dickens as a pillow….

Cat bed

January 15, 2009


Cat bed

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Sunshine hits the bed in the afternoon, and so do the cats…

Stella & toys

January 15, 2009


Stella & toys

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Is this cute or what?? Stella my greyhound sleeps with all her toys, apparently she can’t pick a favorite…