I have to sit with it a bit more and take additional photos post-varnish (no colors ever seem to be accurate as they are in real life), but here is my most recent commission. God I love that dress! It took a lot of patience but I really wanted to include it.
Ike does not look amused by this extra cat in the house.
It was crazy-warm, so I made Lime Rickey drinks with Rum and listened to The The “Soul Mining”. Because Rum.
Got accepted into another juried show.
Finished 2 commissions.
(Winter Women, 24×30″ oil on linen)
Injured my leg (again) from just getting up from a desk. I dulled the pain with a shot of Jameson at Moriarty’s Bar while laughing at the desolation that is downtown Cleveland.
Got my hair done. Because if you think a leg mishap is stopping me from getting my hair done you are wrong!
Blasted Hawkwind while making cookies.
Went to Target and wanted to remove myself from civilization.
Did I mention it is winter in Cleveland?
Went to the Cleveland Museum of Art happy hour and paid $5 for domestic beer because it is “craft beer” after all. Got a bottle of wine from a cafeteria-style restaurant. Because I’m classy! Saw a wonderful exhibit of miniatures, and Dr. Sketchy’s do their thing.
Went to a book signing with a cat.
Dared to contradict the crazy person at the bookstore — who kept circling around yet would never purchase a book — about C.S. Lewis and his friendship with Tolkein. This person also pontificated for 10 minutes about how Milwaukee is the Venice of the United States.
Went to a diner and was cold.
Went to a cookie party and drank bourbon and then Xmas Ale. Also assisted in the making of an enchanted wiener meat forest (my 2nd time!).
Discussed further details about the June cat wedding that is being planned.
Realized today is the anniversary of me being in Cleveland for a decade.
I’m currently working on a small painting for this show coming up at Spoke Art from Sept. 7th- 28th. It is Casey Weldon’s solo show, and a huge group show of the adorable internet sensation, Lil BUB the cat!
There is a book signing as well as a meet & greet with BUB at the gallery, but tickets must be purchased in advance. I wish I could fly out and meet her!
Those were a few of the things I did this weekend while house sitting 4 cats (2 my own) and a wiener dog.
First my friend Elle invited several of us to a Theirry Mugler dessert and perfume pairing event at Saks Fifth Avenue in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland. I’m shocked more people didn’t turn out for this, as only a handful were being done around the country, and we got some nice gifts. I had way to much wine (they just kept filling up my glass!) and some amazing chocolates while I had my new large bottle of Angel au de toilette engraved with my name. I had to stay away from upstairs at Saks, however, as even though I don’t have $300 to spend of a skirt or need a evening gown — I was tempted!
The rest of the weekend it was on for “Kitty Kamp!” where my cat Tina bossed everyone around, even two boy cats twice her size. Pooping; puking; creating a monster when I gave the dog bacon; the ‘pounding across the Serengeti’ noises at all hours as the heard of cats chased one another. At least my little cat Ike had a grand time playing.
Sometimes we joke about owning a “kitten farm” and becoming crazy cat people, but 4 is quite enough! I don’t know how people with more than that do it (oh right, they’re CRAZY) You said it Ben…