Friday, October 05, 2018

Outer Space

Recently, I read that a French cat named Felicette was the first and only cat to travel in space. In 1963, she flew about 100 miles and experienced weightlessness before returning to Earth.

Mini looks a bit like her and is proud to honor this heroic trailblazer here, but she has no plans to follow in her footsteps.

Outer Space (September 25, 2018)
Outer Space (Illustration Friday: June 29, 2018)

Monday, October 01, 2018


Did you know that these are two of the original Pink Ladies?

Pink Mother Kitty (August 2018)

Pink Ashes (August 2018)
Illustration Friday: Pink (April 20, 2018)

Monday, September 24, 2018


Here, the girls rule! (They picked their own crowns.)

Crown (July 13, 2018)
(Illustration Friday: Crown, April 13, 2018)

Friday, September 14, 2018


This is a late tribute to Koko, the smartest and sweetest of all gorillas. My sister and I grew up watching Koko, amazed by her capacity to learn and love. She was friendly with everyone, including cats.

Photo Credit: Elaine Thompson/Associated Press

Here, Koko and Comet enjoy a sunny afternoon.

Koko (July 8, 2018)
(Illustration Friday topic: Monkey - April 6, 2018)

Thursday, August 23, 2018


Photo by Jamie Davis Smith
In February, I saw the Burning Man exhibit at the Renwick Gallery. While I've never been interested in attending the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert, the creativity of this celebratory exhibit was inspiring.

I brought the Kitties to show them my favorite pieces – including the giant, colorful, moving mushrooms – but they were only interested in climbing.

Mushroom (July 4, 2018)
(Illustration Friday: March 31, 2018)

Here's more about the Burning Man exhibit, if you want to stop by to check it out. It closes at the Renwick Gallery on January 21, 2019.

Video courtesy of the Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018


Don't forget to stop and smell the roses once in a while.

Rose (June 21, 2018)
(Illustration Friday: March 26, 2018)