Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June 29, Wed!

Wow!  I am featured on Dog Art Today, a great blog about Dogs and Art, TODAY!!!  And I am the DAY today!  Yay!
I am needing to do a little reconfiguring on the previous list, which is WHY I am reminding myself I shouldn't PUBLISH it before I have it all figured out~  because I don't want to be hurting any canine feelings here~ or human either, for that matter...  if you didn't get on the list, don't worry, I will still be capable of painting in August!
Just for a switch, and I really don't think the owners mind, I am giving you a house tonight...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

30 DOGS in 30 DAYS! Beginning FRIDAY!!!

Alrighty folks!  See below for the OFFICIAL LIST (and let me know if I screwed up on anything!) Things are filling up FAST!  I am nearly full at this point but could probably do a little shuffling if needed~
Here is the dealio~  this FRIDAY JULY 1 I will paint and post my FIRST DOG of the month!  This one is MO, my sister's dog that she had to leave behind in Columbia when she recently relocated to Lebanon~  yes, that's a whole 'nother story...  I will continue to post and paint ONE DOG A DAY (and possibly 2!) for the entire month of July, INCLUDING when we are up in Grand Marais, and when we are wandering around doing other things in town like Art Car Parades (July 23!) AND  Red Hot Art (July 29-30), etc.....~
THEN all the dogs will be on exhibition at Diamond's Coffee Shoppe (1618 Central Ave NE) throughout the month of August, with an OPENING on FRIDAY August 19th from 6-8pm!  We are working out when dogs may be invited too~
And above is "Bingo On The Sidewalk", and below is "Luna Posing"~

thanks for all your support!

July 1- "Mo"  Kelli C~ (mixed breed) 
July 2- "Rupert"  Mel (Papillon)
July 3- "Jeremy"  Lisa (mixed breed)  
July 4- "Toby"  Wendy (Boston Terrier)  
July 5- "Addie"   Jane  (Black Lab)
July 6-  "Atticus"  Lauren  (Golden Schnoodle...)
July 7- "Smokey"  Kelly G  (mixed breed)
July 8-  "Clover"  Christine (mixed breed) 
July 9- "Ike"  Julie  (Vizsla) 
July 10- "Hudson" Liana ( Basset Hound) 
July 11- "Arwyn" Sandy (Chiuaua)
July 12- "Blueberry" Michelle (Havanese) 
July 13- "Gizmo"  Michelle  (Papillon) 
July 14- "Stella"  Kari  (mixed breed)
July 15- "Bitsy & Otis"  Krista (Rottweiler & Boston Terrier) 
July 16- "Bassa"  Mark (Scottie) 
July 17- "Buster"  Mark (Scottie) 
July 18- "Cooper"  Mary (Corgi)  
July 19- "Afton" MaryJane  (mixed breed) 
July 20- "Champ" Rosemary (Chow-mix)
July 21- "Woodstock"  Karen (Basset)  
July 22- "Peeps"  Helen  (mixed breed) 
July 23- "Basil" Lea (Lhasa Apso) 
July 24- "Buddy" Lissa (mixed breed)
July 25- "Eddie"  Carla (Daschund/Beagle)
July 26- "Moxie" Rob (Burmese Mountain Dog)
July 27- “Cody” John Gettler (chiuaua/daschund mix) 
July 28-  "Henry"  Abbie (mixed breed)
July 29- "Ditto" Tabitha  (Schnauzer)
July 30-
July 31- possibly a cat...  just for contrast...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

June 21, Tuesday!

YES!  It is time to sign up your dog for the 2nd Annual "30 Dogs in 30 Days" Project!  I have just a few slots left, so if you are interested in having your favorite canine (present or past!) immortalized forever by the stylistic and brilliant hand of Kat, E-MAIL ME TODAY!!!!

And for your perusal, a few dogs...

And to contact me, please send an e-mail to or you can call me at 612-720-6675~!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

June 12, Sunday Eve~

Yup, I am gearing up to send out requests for participants for this years "30 Dogs in 30 Days" Project for this July!  That will come out TOMORROW i hope....

Here's a couple of the paintings I did at Valleyfair last tuesday, sweating and crabby, under an umbrella by the carousel being the moma hen for all my happy damp flirtatious middle school kids~  what a riot!  You know how you stress about doing something before it happens and you get all outa whack and snappish?  And then you actually go through with the event, and it really isn't that bad at all~  my fellow teachers were wonderful and sweet and cute, and the kids themselves were great, all showed up at our check-in times, and the busses were there on time, and we didn't experience too terrible traffic heading back to St Paul, and most of the parents were there right away!

Monday, June 6, 2011

June 5, MONDAY!

Good morning~  I don't like humidity and am gearing up to try and combat my soon-expected crabbiness...  I am also too aware that tomorrow is going to be even HOTTER and guess where I am going to be?  I think this is a punishment meted out by my Great-Grand-Uncle Mnsgr Corrigan for leaving St. Mark's after so long-  I will be at VALLEYFAIR with the sixth and seventh graders ALL DAY TUESDAY.  
I am planning on bringing my paints and some small panels so I can at least feel like I've done something... but wow~  that is NOT going to be comfortable....
And the show is now up at Private Art 2: Key North over by the Red Stag Supper Club and I Like You on 1st Ave~  The opening will be June 30th!  Wahoo!
And this is a recent commission~  Luna, a lovely big-eyed girl~

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 1, Wednesday 2011

 So these are a couple of commissions I've been working on~  just felt I've been a little negligent of what I like to think of as my secret little support group~  and I really wanted to post something!  I mean, I had a great time up in Grand Marais and got a PILE of stuff done, and then I've been busy as heck since then, with some GREAT news (for me!)~  I will be teaching art at Breck School next year!  I am SUPER-excited to be going somewhere new after such a wonderful long run here at St Mark's~  it is really nostalgic at this point to be cleaning up my classroom and getting rid of stuff~  I am one of the teachers who has been here the longest at this poin.  And I really love the kids-  man~
But I really am excited about new doors opening and new opportunities making themselves known...

I am also excited about my upcoming show at Private Art 2: Key North- The show will be hung this weekend and the opening is on June 30th, so you have lots of time to get over there!  It is ALL DOGS!  And it will feature my most recent 5 big paintings, 30x40!
SO much happening!
I have to get back to these commissions and get them FINISHED!!!!

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