Thursday, January 31, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days..... Woooohooooo.... Day 30 - Snowflake and Knuckles


Wow.... this has been a month.  HH here. I'm writing the blog today. I can't believe that it's the last day of the 30 Day challenge.... It has been an adventure.

First of all... I counted wrong. So today we have 2 cats.  So, technically, it's 31 Paintings in 30 Days..

The first cat is Snowflake... It's actually a kitten picture of Snowflake. It was sent in by a friend and there is no blog to direct you to. It's a cute little cat though and was fun to paint.

Here's Snowflake...

Snowflake

 The second cat today is, of course, Knuckles... Last but not least.  His whiskers were a little out of joint because he thought I forgot him.  I could never forget Knuckles.... He and Bugsy and Max have helped me through this whole challenge.  Here's Knuckles photo....

Knuckles - his serious side.... Ha!


One of the reasons I wanted to blog today is that I wanted to thank all of you for all your support.  The comments and the tweets and the blog posts about my paintings really kept me going.

Tomorrow we resume regular blogging, but I am not going to stop painting... I'll continue painting cats on a commission basis..... But I'll explain all that later.  For now, I just want to thank you all for all you did for me this month.....

Whew..... I made it!!!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 29 - Wizard

Wizard from Angel and Kirby
Say Hello to Wizard...  He's been waiting to emerge...  HH couldn't quite see the color of his eyes in the photo, so his mom had to send more pictures.  HH said she can work on them a little if they aren't quite the right color.  Anyway,  he comes from a wonderful blog. Click here and stop on over there for a visit.

This is painting #29.... If you'd like to see more of the cat paintings, Click Here

Happy Wordless Wednesday to All....

Have a great day.  Hugs, Max, Bugsy and Knuckles



Tuesday, January 29, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 28 - Guido

Guido - Katz and Other Tales
Today's kitty is Guido from Katz and Other Tales. Yes, that's where Au and Target live too. If you'd like to get to know them, drop by.  Here's the link: http://blog.lepak.com/ 

This is painting #28.... If you'd like to see more of the cat paintings, Click Here

HH said she's gonna paint me (Knuckles) for the last day.  Oh boy. I'm excited.

Have a great Toona Tuesday everybuddy.

hugs,  Knuckles

Monday, January 28, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 27 - Target

Target
Today's painting is of Target from Katz and Other Tales. Yes, that's where Au lives too. If you'd like to get to know them, drop by.  Here's the link: http://blog.lepak.com/ 

This is painting #27.... If you'd like to see more of the cat paintings, Click Here

We are wishing everybuddy a happy week...

BTW.....????????  Has anyone seen my painting.? I think HH painted Max and painted Bugsy... Has anybuddy seen my painting... just asking?

Let me know.

Have a great day.

hugs, Knuckles



February Announcement:  First of all, the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge will be over, but HH has had such a fun time doing it, that she will continue painting cats. 

There will be one difference.  She will be painting them at a little slower pace (one a day is a challenge for sure) and she will be painting only pictures of cats for owners who want to buy a painting of their cat. The good news is that she is going to continue to sell the 6" x 6" x 1.5" paintings for $40.00 plus postage.  (If you want another size, just contact her and she'll give you an estimate).   Anyway.... you can contact her with any questions about this by email at maxthequiltcat AT gmail DOT com.


Sunday, January 27, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 26 - Mariodacat

Mariodacat
Today's painting is of Mariodacat of Mario's Mewsings.  Many know of him because he is always helping out with one fund raiser or another. Others of you know him from Twitter and NipClub.  In any case, it was fun to paint him.  Stop by and say hi to him if you have a minute.  http://mariodacat.blogspot.com/ 

This is painting #26.... If you'd like to see more of the cat paintings, Click Here

Hope you have a wonderful Easy Like Sunday, but before you go HH said we could announce what will happen in February...

February Announcement:  First of all, the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge will be over, but HH has had such a fun time doing it, that she will continue painting cats. 

There will be one difference.  She will be painting them at a little slower pace (one a day is a challenge for sure) and she will be painting only pictures of cats for owners who want to buy a painting of their cat. The good news is that she is going to continue to sell the 6" x 6" x 1.5" paintings for $40.00 plus postage.  (If you want another size, just contact her and she'll give you an estimate).   Anyway.... you can contact her with any questions about this by email at maxthequiltcat AT gmail DOT com.


Have a great Easy Like Sunday, everybuddy...

hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

Saturday, January 26, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 25 - Au

Au of Katz Tales
Today is Au from Katz Tales... Have you visited them.  There are three of the prettiest yellow cats over there.  What a wonderful place to visit.  If you don't know them, drop by http://blog.lepak.com/ for a visit.

This is painting #25.... If you'd like to see more of the cat paintings, Click Here

Hope you have special plans for the weekend.  We'll be right here, making sure HH keeps painting.  She says she's gonna do more in February. News about that tomorrow.  For now.  Have a great day.

hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

Friday, January 25, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 24 - Zoey

Zoey - The Island Cats
Today... the third Island Cat... It's Zoey. Zoey has those long multi-colored furs that make HH take thousands of strokes to blend them together.  What a beauty she is.  Well worth all those strokes.   If you don't know Zoey from The Island Cats, please stop by http://island-cats.com

This is painting #24.... If you'd like to see more of the cat paintings, Click Here

Have a great day... It's TGIF time. So celebrate... ( Of course, be sure to stop back, cuz HH will be painting through the weekend... we'll make sure of that.)

hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

Thursday, January 24, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days... Day 23 - Ernie

Ernie - The Island Cats
Now we're caught up.  This is Ernie.  Yesterday we had Wally for The Island Cats and today we have Ernie from The Island Cats.    He's another wonderful black cat with shiny furs that make it so fun to work on the shading.  If you don't know Ernie and the gang over The Island Cats, please stop by http://island-cats.com

This is painting #23.... If you'd like to see more of the cat paintings, Click Here

Have a great day...

hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 22 - Wally

Wally from The Island Cats
Sorry we're a little late in posting today, but HH wasn't able to paint today's kitty until this morning.  And here he is.  This is Wally. Many of you know him from The Island Cats.  His furs are so soft a beautiful, HH wanted to get them just right.  If you don't know Wally and the gang over The Island Cats, please stop by http://island-cats.com

This is painting #22.... If you'd like to see more of the cat paintings, Click Here

Have a great day...

hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

OH...Oh....


Oh...oh.... today's painting isn't quite ready... we'll have it for you in a few minutes......Sorry for the delay...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 21 - Mr. Puddy

Mr. Puddy
Do we need to ask if you know Mr. Puddy? We mean.... everybuddy knows Puddy, don't they? 

Ever since HH first saw Mr. Puddy, she has wanted to pick him up and hug him.  Well... next best thing, she got to paint him.  If you don't know Puddy, stop by his blog and say hello and tell him that Bugsy and Knuckles sent you...  Here's a link... http://everydayvisitor.blogspot.com/  (Oh... if you do stop by, you might want to take him a little treat. It seems he's on a diet and is feeling the effects of it.)

This is painting #21.... If you'd like to see more of the cat paintings, Click Here

Have a great day...

hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

Monday, January 21, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 20 - Sparkle

Sparkle
Good Morning.... Today's painting will brighten your day. It's Sparkle, our wonderful friend from the other side of the country.  Many of you know Sparkle because she is a writer and gives advice to the kitties in need of it.  She even has a book out if you're interested.  It's called Dear Sparkle: Advice from One Cat to AnotherIf you haven't read it, give it a looksee.  She also has a wonderful blog and you'll want to stop by there and say HI...  You'll find Sparkle at http://www.sparklecat.com/

This is painting #20.   If you want to see the other cats HH has painted, you can CLICK HERE.

Have a great week.

hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

Sunday, January 20, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 19 - Monkey and Murphy

Monkey and Murphy
Today's painting is a suprise for a dear friend of mine.  In the painting are Monkey and Murphy. Isn't this the best pose for Easy Like Sunday. We never met these guys, but what a great picture they make.

So Surprise H, hope you enjoy the painting. 


This is painting #19.   If you want to see the other cats HH has painted, you can CLICK HERE.

Have a great Easy Like Sunday everybuddy.

hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

Saturday, January 19, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 18 - Madi

Madi
Knuckles here with a little note about today's painting.  This is our pal Madi... HH showed Bugsy and me the photo of Madi and asked us whether she is dark gray or black.  Bugsy said black and white for sure.  I said that I thought she was dark gray and white.

Unfortunately, HH went with Bugsy's answer and painted her black and white.  Guess what pals..... I was right.  We heard from Madi's mom today and she would love it if HH would make her more on the gray side.  Woohoo... I do love it when I'm right.

So, since HH is operating on the cat-a-day premise, she is posting wonderful Madi as today's cat, but will fix her furs on Monday. And of course, we'll give you another peek at the revised version then. So without further ado....

Today's painting is of Madi. Most of you know her... she's our new mayor. We've followed Madi's blog for a long time.  It's very wonderful and very entertaining. Please stop by if you don't know her and tell her Bugsy and Knuckles sent you.  Her blog address is... http://www.downhomeinnc.blogspot.com

HH loved painting Madi with her beautiful eyes....   Hope you all like it too.

This is painting #18.   If you want to see the other cats HH has painted, you can CLICK HERE.

Have a great Saturday

hugs, Knuckles



Friday, January 18, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 17 - TwoTwo




Let me introduce you to the incomparable Two Two from Marg's Animals.  Don'cha just love the patch of black on her nose.  Very wonderful if you ask me.  Bugsy and I are both jealous of it.

Anyway, if you don't know Two Two and the gang over at Marg's... head on over and say hi to them...  Once you're there, check on the January 15th post and you'll find Two Two doing some amazing acrobatics.  Here's the link... http://www.margsanimals.blogspot.com/


Okay everybuddy... it's TGIF for all of us, but HH has paintings every day of January. Don't worry.... we know the drill. We will keep her awake with brush in hand.

This is painting #17.   If you want to see the other cats HH has painted, you can CLICK HERE.

Have a great weekend.

hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

Thursday, January 17, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days

Sweetie

Today's painting is of Sweetie.  She's all black which make her an extra challenge to paint.  What a beautiful cat.  HH had fun with her bright eyes.  We don't have a blog site for you to visit to say hellow to her, so you can just do that in the comments on our blog. 

This is painting #16.   If you want to see the other cats HH has painted, you can CLICK HERE.

Today is Thankful Thursday. We are thankful for all of you stopping by and encouraging HH in her painting challenge. 

Have a great day everybuddy.


hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 15 - Avalon Lion

Avalon-Lion


Today's painting is of Avalon-Lion.  What a beautiful white cat with just little patches of rusty colored fur here and there. We were so Lucky to have his picture as one of the ones to paint.  So we took some time looking at the blog site.  Wow.. you should see all the beautiful fur he has on his back and tail too.  If you don't know Avalon, take a little trip to http://avalon-lion.blogspot.com

This is painting #15. Halfway there.   If you want to see the other cats HH has painted, you can CLICK HERE.

Today is Wordless Wednesday.  Can't be wordless today though.  HH has us busy sorting paintings.  Have a great day everybuddy.


hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days- Day 14 - Pumpkin

Pumpkin
 
Sorry about being a little late in posting today. Had a little technical difficulty... but wanted to get this special kitty up on the blog...

Do you know PumpkinPuddy?  Max has been friends with Pumpkin for a long time. They first met on Twitter then they both got blogs... Anyway, Pumpkin has a wonderful website called Adventures of a Suburban Kitty.  Stop by and say hi.

This is the 14th painting and HH had fun with this one.  All those colors in Pumpkin's face.  If you want to see the other cats HH has painted, you can CLICK HERE.

Other news is that it is Tooooona Tuesday. Don't forget to have some tuna today or come on over here and we'll give you some.

We hope everybuddy has a great day.

hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles


Monday, January 14, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 13 - Pigeon

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Pigeon
Here's Pigeon (Scribbles  - from yesterday -sister).  She's the wonderful sister of  Casey the Boxer who sent HH his picture. They are from The Legacy Chronicles. If you don't know them, please stop by  http://savetheboxers.blogspot.com 

Happy Monday to all.... We are cheering HH on.... Only 17 more to go. She's loving it.


If'n you want to see the other cats HH has painted, you can CLICK HERE.

Hope you are all well and we'll be around to comment later.  HH promised to give us some typing time today.

hugs, Max, Bugsy and Knuckles

Sunday, January 13, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 12 - Scribbles

Scribbles




Even on Easy Like Sunday, there is no rest for HH. She's busy painting Pigeon (Scribbles sister) for tomorrow. Today we have Scribbles.  He's the wonderful brother of  Casey the Boxer who sent HH his picture. He's from The Legacy Chronicles. If you don't know them, please stop by  http://savetheboxers.blogspot.com 


If you do know them, stop by anyway.  HH had a great time painting Scribbles.  She meant to bring him home to lighten his eyes just a tad, but she left him at the studio. So that'll wait until Monday, but he's good to go for now. 

If'n you want to see the other cats HH has painted, you can CLICK HERE.

Only 18 more to go.....

Whew... on that note, Bugsy and I are gonna go get our Easy on.

Have a great day.

hugs, Knuckles

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Bugsy presents 30 Paintings in 30 Days - Painting 11 - Tiger

Tiger
Today pals we have Tiger... We don't think that he has a blog, so I can't send you there, but he's a beautiful cat with all those stripes and beautiful golden eyes.  HH loved painting him.  If you haven't met Tiger, sent in by Dorothy, say hello to him now.

So, HH has lost track of time in her painting frenzy.... She thought today was Friday and almost put up the TGIF sign.  But it's Saturday. The weekend to Knuckles and me, but we'll make sure HH keeps on painting through the weekend....

Hope you have a great one....  More to come...

Bugsy

Friday, January 11, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Day 10 - Moosey

Moosey from Animal Sheter Volunteer Life
Hi Pals... Today I have the great pleasure of presenting HH's painting of Moosey from Animal Shelter Volunteer Life WE fell in love with Moosey and especially the little patches on his head.  Hope you all like him too. If you don't know Animal Shelter Volunteer Life, hop on over to their blog and get acquainted.

It's Friday, and the weekend is here for Bugsy and me, but HH will be busily painting two more paintings.  Don't worry, we'll let her stop to eat....

Have a great weekend everybuddy.

Love, Knuckles

Thursday, January 10, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Painting 9: Noir

Noir of Noir's Nook

Blogging a little later today, but HH had a couple of final touches to put on Noir's painting.  Noir is the 9th painting and he was sneaky about keeping his nose down and almost in that blanket. 

If you don't know Noir, he's from Noir's Nook and describes himself as a Handsome, Tabby, Man Cat and we agree....  Click Here to go visit him.

It's Thankful Thursday... and we are thankful for all our friends who sent HH pictures to paint for this challenge. If you want to visit the challenge, go to http://www.lesliesaeta.blogspot.com

Have a great day and stop back tomorrow to see who HH has painted.  If you want to send a picture, send it to maxthequiltcat AT gmail DOT com.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wordless Wednesday -- Painting 8 ... Smokey at Riverview


Today a little change ...  The pace of painting a cat a day is intense, so today HH is mixing it up a little bit by posting this landscape with Smokey the Cat in it.  Hope you like something a little different.

Tomorrow, she'll post another cat portrait from those sent her, so stop back for that. If you want to see more of the cat paintings, Click Here

Today is Wordless Wednesday... sorry I was so wordy...  Hugs, Knuckles

I see you out there....

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

30 in 30..... Cody

Cody
Do you know Cody?  We do and now HH knows him a lot better too.  Anyway, here's his painting... He is a beautiful cat.  This is day 7 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days and we want to thank Caren and Cody for sending in the photo of him.  If you don't know them, CLICK HERE and stop by and say hi.

If you want to stop by the 30 in 30 site. Here's the link to that.  CLICK HERE

And if you want to see all the cats that HH has painted for the 30 in 30 challenge, you can CLICK HERE

Happy Tooona Tuesday everybuddy.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Easy Like Sunday...

Velvet
Good Morning.... This is HH's latest painting in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.  She let me put it up because we want to say a special thank you to all of you who sent in photos for her to use as reference for her paintings. 

Only 25 more paintings to go....  And  we, Bugsy and Knuckles, of course, are helping with the project. Most of the time she paints at the studio, but when she paints at home, we do try to help her keep the area straight by jumping up and inspecting her paints and trying to run off with the brushes. 

Today is Sunday though and we will be working on getting our Easy On.

Hope you have a great day. And thanks again for helping HH out. 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Cat Photos Needed

Painting #1- Max
Hi Everybuddy.... It's Knuckles here.  HH has started another project and wanted me to tell you about it and to tell you how you can participate if you want to.

She has committed herself to the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge from the Leslie Saeta blog. She painted this picture of Max for day one (as you can see her style is impressionistic).

Of course she chose CATS as her theme.  Well, she's into Day 3 and realizes that she needs photos of cats to paint (hee hee... it only took her two days to get tired of painting us...). So we're asking, on her behalf, for any of you who want to participate to send a jpg of you (close up would be best so she can see the color of your eyes) for her to paint from.

After she finishes the paintings, they will go in her gallery for sale. If you donate a picture of you to her, she'll give you the first chance to buy the painting at a discount rate (of course there is no obligation to buy if you don't want or need the painting).

So, if you want to participate, please send HH (Lou Belcher) a picture to my gmail account and put the word Painting in the subject heading.  Our email address is MaxTheQuiltCat AT gmail DOT com (Oh and be sure to give a little information in the email, please, such as name of the cat, name of the owner, so she can keep them all straight.)

Thanks for your help.   We look forward to seeing all the beautiful paintings.

If'n you are of the canine persuasion, this one is only for kitties, but you never know.... Maybe she'll paint dogs in February.

Have a great day.

PeeeeSssss:  Here's a link to HH's site where she is posting the pictures if you want to follow her progress. http://www.beforeyouwrite.com  She'll post them over here eventually also.


Woooohooooo.... Bugsy's sitting here watching the email for the pictures to start flowing in.  Can't wait to see them.



Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year's Resolutions... Bugsy and Knuckles

We were going to make a long list of resolutions, but then we saw this video and thought that this is a pretty good list. Why re-invent the wheel... 


Happy New Year