Rainbow Cat

“The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.”
– Norman Cousins

Rainbow Cat

4″ x 6″ Watercolor Postcard attached to Canvas

While I’m on a roll, I thought I’d share another little cat.  Doesn’t it look sweet sitting on that little easel?  One of the fun things about small art is the many ways it can be presented.  This kitty’s eyes might follow you around the room though.    😀

Is anybody up for a Halloween challenge?  On Friday, October 29th, post a painting with a Halloween theme.  It can be spooky, cute, funny, scary or just orange.  Post it on your blog, then link back here.    Are you in? 

About Norman Cousins

American writer and editor Norman Cousins is best known for his book, Anatomy of an Illness, an account of how he used nutrition and positive visualizations, including laughter, to heal from an illness diagnosed as fatal. He was born in New Jersey in 1915. He served many years as editor-in-chief of the Saturday Review, a job he loved. Under his guidance, circulation increased from 20,000 to 650,000. He received the UN Peace Medal for his world activism. He died in 1990.


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Androgoth
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 12:29:05

    I was directed here from a link that lesliepaints offered on her Space, it was regarding your idea of a Halloween Challenge and so here I am taking another browse around your Space…

    I rather like the Cat you have posted here by the way, very cute…



    • Beth Parker
      Aug 03, 2011 @ 12:50:59

      Thanks so much, Androgoth! Leslie’s blog inspires me so much and we paint very differently. Come by any time! 🙂


      • Androgoth
        Aug 03, 2011 @ 16:11:02

        Thank you and yes I will be taking another look through your Space as of now I have only skimmed the surface so to speak… If you would like a glimpse into the darker realms of WordPress then do call into my Space and have a browse, or a read of my Scripts, don’t worry though as I will have all the Skeletons on a tight leash for your hopeful visit…

        Be well my friend


      • Beth Parker
        Aug 04, 2011 @ 05:30:02

        Yesterday, it said I needed permission or something. Today, I waltzed right in. I’ll loiter about and see what you’re doing. 🙂

  2. Alonso
    Oct 20, 2010 @ 19:40:01

    Does it have to be a painting?


  3. lindahalcombfineart
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 17:50:15

    Beth, love the pastel puddy cat – and its intense eyes! I will give the challenge a shot. The way I’ve been eating it may be a pumpkin pie with a happy face!


  4. asmalltowndad
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:07:08

    I thought my self portrait was scary enough… it even scared me… I’m still shaking!
    But I should be able to post something.


  5. Joan T
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:05:31

    This one is purrfectly adorable…I think his eyes would follow you around. Congrats on the sale!


  6. asmalltowndad
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 10:07:23

    It’s looks like it should have a purring sound coming out of it, very sweet.


  7. Erik R Davis
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 09:36:41

    Love the cat.
    Count me in on the spooky art!


  8. lesliepaints
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 09:25:47

    What I like about these little pieces of art is the incentive you give to others who could be disillusioned by the enormity of a 15’x22′ half sheet of watercolor paper and decide to quit painting altogether. I often talk to my students about paintings that can be found within paintings. They can often be cropped to eliminate the section of the composition they were not happy with. Love the cat eyes!
    I should be up for the challenge. That gives me two weeks! 🙂
    I also like your quote today. We, as humans, do “hope” a lot.


    • Beth Parker
      Oct 13, 2010 @ 10:16:53

      Thanks, Leslie! I am a little intimidated by a huge piece of watercolor paper, too. (I’m getting ready to try another big one, though.) These small ones allow us to not feel too bad about the amount of paint or paper we’re losing if we have a failure, too.

      Yay! Glad you’re going to play!


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