Monday, June 22, 2009


Romeo never met a person he didn't like (well, there was this one upholsterer that he took an instant dislike to, but no one else). He liked to bite my toes, and to try to steal cheese and yogurt, and to riffle through all my drawings and papers. He liked to try to bite the cursor on my Cintiq monitor. He liked to hang out and watch TV. He liked to eat flowers out of the vase, and chew certain kinds of foam rubber, and eat scotch tape. He liked his cat carrier, for some reason. He liked fishy foods, but not beef. He loved to be scratched, rubbed, petted, but NEVER to be held. He let me cut his toenails, and he liked to be brushed. He even liked to have his toes massaged, which is weird for a cat. He was very strong, and could jump very high. He liked to run his paws over the miniblinds to get my attention, and wake me up. If that didn't work, he would jump onto the dresser and knock over every photo and doodad one by one until I got up and chased him out of the bedroom. He liked to stand on my stomach and knead my biceps, first the right, then the left in the morning. He liked to lay on his back in the hall, with all his feet up in the air. He let my other cat, Moth, have the couch.

He liked being with me.

I miss you Romeo. Thanks for 16 years of true love.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pro Bono for the CDG

These are some illustrations for postcards that I did for the Costume Designers Guild. We made some for the last union convention, and so we are doing it again. Members submit illustrations, and they are voted on at the membership meeting. This year, illustrators and designers in the CDG were encouraged to collaborate. The theme is Florida (the convention is in Orlando this year) and we were asked to include the union logo in the design somehow. I did the bathing beauties with Joanna Johnston, and the Seminole woman with Hope Hanafin. It was fun! I used the bathing beauties piece to practice working in Corel Painter, and the other is traditional watercolor. The Bathing Beauties were voted in, and the Seminole came close, and may be included if they decide to print more than four selections. You can see all the entries soon at the CDG web site,

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