Monday, December 13, 2010

Chilled Elegance by winjimir on Etsy

Chilled Elegance by winjimir on Etsy

really nice collection....honored to be included....lots of gift ideas here!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

dragon tattoo session 6

dragon tat session 6
Originally uploaded by tagscats
Cherry blossoms colored this session....about 2.5 hours....tough session, I was a bit dehydrated going in and did not feel good, but, toughed it out to complete the blossoms. Perhaps one more session, work to do on the head still and a few other bits....go in again week after next....but I am so amazingly pleased with it!!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

dragon tattoo session 3

dragon tattoo3a
Originally uploaded by tagscats
Session 3 of my asian dragon tattoo...added some color belly, yellow back scales, red session 3 weeks...boy, hard session, boy I am tired......hard sit....

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Announcing the winner of the pet portrait give-away!

The second annual Bronte Memorial Valentine's Day pet portrait give-away took place this afternoon, despite a tough start to the day losing my cat Oscar. 

I started out by writing all the names of the entrants on slips of paper, and then crumpled each piece and place them in a bowl.  My cat Jackson heard me crumpling paper, and was immediately interested....he loves to play with paper balls.....

He then had to get up on the black and white cat Deck soon was a struggle to keep them from running away with the entrants....

Then it was time to head into the studio.....and I had a following.....


Jackson was the most interested at first, and I thought he would get the winning paper ball... was once again my little black cat Poe who grabbed the winner, as he did last year....


       And Poe says the winner of the 16x20 pet portrait is......Brenda Rion!!!

And because we had so much participation....I decided to do a draw for second place, that person to receive a custom pet rock portrait....


  As my former Forgotten Felines black cat Charles looks on, it was my big boy and also former Forgotten Felines cat Deck who pulled it out this time, and the winner of the pet rock portrait is Kathryn Leber!!


Obviously, choosing the second place winner took a lot out of him....and he had to stretch out for a while....

There was still a lot of interest in the bowl of paper balls throughout the afternoon....I will be finding them all over my studio for weeks does not take much to amuse my crew....



But finally....things got a little boring and it was time to take care of more pressing business....

So, the second annual Bronte Memorial Valentine's Day pet portrait give-away comes to a close.....congrats to the winners, and a big thank you to all who participated and helped out the cats of Forgotten Felines!!!  You are ALL winners!!!    And stay tuned for pictures of the portraits when I finish them!

Oscar is gone...

Originally uploaded by tagscats
I adopted Oscar from a breeder friend back in 2001...he was the brother of the first oriental shorthair cat I got from them, dear Maya, and the father of my cat Pearl who I lost last spring. Such a fun big boy he was....I will miss never gets easier losing them...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Custom pet portrait oil painting give-away!

Yep, it's my annual Bronte Memorial Pet Portrait Give-Away!  See my website for details on how to get in on it and help cats in need at the same time!!!  Click on the link below...

Tag's Cats

Saturday, February 6, 2010

pet portrait give-away!!

Time for the second annual Bronte Memorial Valentine's Day Give-Away!!  Dedicated to the memory of a rescue of my own, Bronte, a sweet tortie that passed away in 2009,  I wanted to create something good in her memory, hence, the annual Bronte Memorial Valentine's Day Give-away. I can’t think of a better way to honor her than to help other cats in need.  The Give-Away is a 16x20 custom pet portrait in oils, subject your choice, and the lucky winner is chosen at noon on Valentine's Day!

For more info on how to get in on the give-away and help cats in need, please email me at