Wednesday, December 13, 2006


Mask (December 7, 2006) 
(Illustration Friday: December 8, 2006)

For this week's topic, my first thought was of Don Juan DeMarco, one of Simon's many heroes

Sunday, December 03, 2006


Might (December 1, 2006) 
(Illustration Friday: December 1, 2006)

B.J. is the biggest and the strongest of all of The Kitties. Simon - who wishes for that same manly physique - tries to get in shape whenever he visits. So here, Simon tries with all of his might! And, B.J. is happy to help. Only 49 more to go.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Invention (November 24, 2006)
(Illustration Friday: November 24, 2006)

Always interested in scientific advances, The Mother Kitty tries to break the human/cat communication barrier. Simon continues to be a mystery to everyone.

Sunday, November 19, 2006


Thanksgiving (November 17, 2006)
(Illustration Friday: November 17, 2006)

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday to spend with family because of the lazy long weekend, good food, and minimal shopping requirements. We have a big veggie meal (Long live the turkey!) and good pie.

Cozy indoors, we enjoy the aromas of our impending meal--the squash, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy--and we find The Kitties playing in the backyard on one of the last warm days of the year.

The full trees have changed colors and the leaves are all on the verge of falling. The brisk wind gives the hint of winter, and we can almost see the snow on its way.

As we watch through the kitchen window with our hands wrapped around hot cups of tea, Simon suddenly realizes that there are plenty of laps available in the house for his next nap.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Monday, November 13, 2006


Clear (November 10, 2006) 
(Illustration Friday - November 10, 2006)

Every day, Simon spends several hours thinking. Every so often, things become clear to him.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Ghost (October 20, 2006) 
(Illustration Friday: October 20, 2006)

Gordon decides to treat the world to a song. He hasn't figured out yet where the harmonies are coming from

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Phobia (September 22, 2006) 
(Illustration Friday: September 22, 2006)

For some reason, Gordon was always afraid of bananas. This mystery remains unsolved.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Farm (September 10, 2006) 
(Illustration Friday: September 8, 2006)

Sometimes, Mother Kitty dreams about visiting her kids on the farm down the street, even if she can't really remember exactly what they look like.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Sunday, August 06, 2006


Capture (August 4, 2006) 
(Illustration Friday: August 4, 2006)

Simon is never quite as graceful as The Mother Kitty.

Hugh The Man!

This weekend, my friend Anastasia is seeing Hugh Jackman in The Boy from OZ in Australia, where the show has gone on an arena summer tour. After a fantastic year-long run on Broadway two years ago, Hugh won a Tony Award for his brilliant performance as Peter Allen. I saw the show three times, and I made and gave Hugh this card because he brightened up my summer! How thrilling that he now has the chance to bring it home! Be sure to check Anastasia's blog for her review of the show!

Congratulations Hugh!!! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, and most wonderful, and yet again, wonderful....
The Boy from OZ card--front (August 8, 2006)

The Boy from OZ card--Inside (August 8, 2006)

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


Clean (July 28, 2006)
(Illustration Friday - July 28, 2006)

Simon always looks like a drowned rat at bathtime. Meanwhile, Comet is afraid he's next!

Monday, July 24, 2006


Opposites (July 21, 2006) 
(Illustration Friday: July 21, 2006)

Ashes and The Mother Kitty may be as opposite as black and white, but they are, of course, good friends.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Happy birthday, Johnny!!!

Everyone who knows me finds out pretty quickly that I'm hopelessly devoted to Johnny Depp. (Is it my massive Johnny DVD Library or my fantastic ability to relate any topic of conversation to a Johnny Story?) Last year while in New York to see a play, I secretly knew he was in town. I made a card for him - just in case a miracle happened - to thank him for...oh so many reasons. Unfortunately, that weekend, it wasn't meant to be, so the kitties came back home with me. In celebration of Johnny's birthday today (and to give these poor unseen kitties a glimmer of light), I thought I'd post it here:


Johnny's card--front (October 2004)

Johnny's card--inside (October 2004)

Er, that'll be after he wakes me from fainting.

See you at the movies July 7th! (The rest of you-Mark your calendars!)

Monday, May 22, 2006

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Fat (May 5, 2006) 
(Illustration Friday: May 5, 2006)

Norman settles in for a catnap after his latest snack... Simon didn't move over fast enough.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


Robot (April 23, 2006)
(Illustration Friday: April 21, 2006)

The Kitties haven't quite figured out yet what's different about their new friend.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Spring! (April 2, 2006)
(Illustration Friday: April 2, 2006)

Every spring, Simon turns into a deer and bounds all over the yard. I stuck some cherry blossoms in there since I just saw them last weekend. ...And I added a few more flowers here and there... Okay, this isn't really our yard.

Sunday, March 12, 2006


Tattoo (March, 10, 2006)
(Illustration Friday: March 10, 2006)

I didn't do these hands justice, as I can't really draw anything well aside from The Kitties. Thanks to Johnny for having simple tattoos in just the right places for this week's challenge!

Sunday, January 29, 2006