This *is* a mermaid's tail....
 
According to one of my references, one of Yemaya's sacred birds is the peacock. It seems a bit odd to me as I never associated them with the ocean. Nor are they native to Africa; rather, they are the National Bird of India.  So..... I don't know... but I wanted to incorporate peacock patterns into her mermaid tail just for fun. :)

The tail didn't turn out quite as I imagined, but I am content with it for now. Considering I have less than 48 hours to make the deadline, I might not get a chance to change anything about it, and I need to move on.

I will be working on the large crashing waves and the rocks tomorrow. 

This is a major project that I should have started over a month ago; it really needs more time and attention to detail.  Although I've been spending several hours on each portion of the painting, it still looks half-finished.  I could easily spend another 60 hours on it.  I hate submitting it this way, but there is nothing to be done except to press on and finish.

I already have another project lined up for February, an 8"x10" commission portrait from a repeat client. (He wanted it in January, but that wasn't possible).  I'll be jumping into that painting soon, and will share its progress (and my thoughts about it) with my Patrons. :) 

I also have a painting due for the Rabbits' auction on Feb 24th.  I missed so many of the group auction deadlines last year, and I've vowed NOT to miss any this year.  I have a concept in mind for the "Victorian/Gothic" theme, and I'm excited to work on it - hopefully I won't feel too rushed!  I'm aiming to make it a small piece just in case. :P

Good night! *yawn*

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"...It isn't just one of your holiday games;

You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter

When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES."  ~ T.S. Eliot


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First of all, there's the name that the family use daily
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"... Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,

Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey--

All of them sensible everyday names." ~ T.S. Eliot


  • Access to my Patreon-only activity feed. =^,,^=
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There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter
$10 or more per month
"... Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:

Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter--

But all of them sensible everyday names." ~ T.S. Eliot


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But I tell you, a cat needs a name that's particular
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"A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,

Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,

Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?" ~ T.S. Eliot


This is my "Magnet Collector" Tier!  

If you enjoy collecting my cat magnets, this is the tier for you! 


Each month, I will send you (at least) one magnet featuring whichever new painting I completed that month.  If I didn't finish a piece during the month, you can request any one magnet of your choice.  If I paint more than one painting in a month - you get them ALL as magnets! :)   (US Shipping is included in this tier.)


You also will receive:


  • Access to my Patreon-only activity feed. =^,,^=
  • Exclusive Behind the Scenes! An in-depth look at an artist's life.
  • 20% off discount on anything purchased through my website or Etsy shop.
  •  I'll send you a handwritten card in the mail.

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Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum
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"Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,

Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum-

Names that never belong to more than one cat." ~ T.S. Eliot


This is my "Mystery Cat Box" Tier!  

A package of surprise goodies, featuring my artwork, delivered to your doorstep every month!

 

Your Mystery Cat Box will include an assortment of prints, cards, bookmarks, and/or magnets that I select, with a minimum retail value of $30+.  Plenty of gifts to share! (US Shipping is included in this tier.)


You also will receive:

  • Access to my Patreon-only activity feed. =^,,^=
  • Exclusive Behind the Scenes! An in-depth look at an artist's life.
  • 20% off discount on anything purchased through my website or Etsy shop.
  • I'll send you a handwritten card in the mail.

    **You can always change or cancel your pledge amount at any time**

 

But above and beyond there's still one name left over
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"And that is the name that you never will guess;

The name that no human research can discover -" ~ T.S. Eliot


This is my "Cat Print of the Month" Tier!  

If you enjoy collecting reproductions of my paintings, this is the tier for you! =^,,^=


Each month, I will send you (at least) one reproduction print featuring whichever new painting I completed that month.  If I didn't finish a piece during the month, you can request any one art print of your choice from my previous paintings.  If I paint more than one painting in a month -  you get them ALL as prints ! :)   (US Shipping is included in this tier.)

 

(Prints will be in the original size of the painting, up to 11"x14" - paintings larger than 11"x14" will be resized down to scale)


You also will receive:

  • Access to my Patreon-only activity feed. =^,,^=
  • Exclusive Behind the Scenes! An in-depth look at an artist's life.
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But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess
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"When you notice a cat in profound meditation,

The reason, I tell you, is always the same:

His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation

Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name..." ~ T.S. Eliot

 

This is my combined "Print of the Month" and "Magnet Collector" Tiers ~ with extra goodies added!
 

Each month, I will send you (at least) one reproduction print featuring whichever new painting I completed that month.  I will also send you a magnet of each new piece.

If I didn't finish a painting during the month, you can request one art print & magnet of your choice from my previous paintings.  If I paint more than one painting in a month -  you get them ALL as prints & magnets! :)   (US Shipping is included in this tier.)


(Prints will be in the original size of the painting, up to 11"x14" - paintings larger than 11"x14" will be resized down to scale)


I will also throw in a couple of surprise items to your monthly package!


You also will receive:

  • Access to my Patreon-only activity feed. =^,,^=
  • Exclusive Behind the Scenes! An in-depth look at an artist's life.
  • 25% off discount on anything purchased through my website or Etsy shop.
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His ineffable, effable, effanineffable, Deep and inscrutable, singular Name
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Your $100 monthly pledge will be held as credit towards any original painting I have available.  If you wish to own a particular painting, please let me know so that I can mark it as RESERVED for you. 


You can also use this tier to pay installments for commissioned artwork. :)


You also will receive:

  • Access to my Patreon-only activity feed. =^,,^=
  • Exclusive Behind the Scenes! An in-depth look at an artist's life.
  • 25% off discount on anything purchased through my website or Etsy shop.
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