My surroundings are where I shall begin. This is a painting that was my fathers for about 40 years that I claimed as my own. It was painted by Louis Pieete and was apparently inspired by his own house on the hill in Connecticut.
An Aboriginal Australian tapestry that one of my brothers brought back from their travels there. Hand painted dots, one of a kind. Both these pieces occupy well deserved space in my bedroom.
For obvious reasons, this is the inspiration for my blog name. This was a cat statue that was owned by "chosen" family before my brother somehow inherited it during their downsizing. He was in high school and painted it green and white from its original black. Over time it sat around and recently I became inspired to paint it as you see in the picture. It is one of my favorite pieces I have created and it sits nicely in my bedroom now and will surely come along with me to any residence in the future. From this success I hope to explore my creativity in design, furniture refinishing and whatever intrigues me all the while chronicling my endeavors here. Enjoy the ride.