We have two rescued tabby cats that live with us. Toaster tries to steal my paint brushes or sneak a sip of water out of my paint buckets. 

After he realizes that won’t work, he will lay down and watch me paint, or take/fake a nap. 

I think he senses when I am finished or when I’m not particularly paying attention to him, because then he will sneak and try to grab something.

Right after this picture was taken he had the object he was reaching for in his mouth. He realized I was busy taking this picture, and so he went for the opportunity. 

He’s a stinker. That’s our Toaster. We love him. 


I started this project a few months ago and I just wasn’t happy with how it was turning out.

I think I must have scrubbed off two different backgrounds and still couldn’t quite get satisfied.

Nothing seemed to go right.

I was disgruntled.

Then I realized that my subject matter looked pretty much the same way to me.

So today I picked up the brushes and played around a bit and this is what I’ve come up with. I’m ready to move on to something else!

Anyone else get that way sometime?

Presenting “Disgruntled”


Gallery Items

These originals are currently on display at the Great Lakes Mall, Spirit Lake Art Exhibition:

The originals are NFS (not for sale), however, 8 x 10 prints are available for $25.00 each plus shipping.  Please use the contact page if you are interested in a print.  Prints are not framed or matted.