Turtles and Cats…

Kathryn Jane shares her amazing talent as an artist on the Word by Word #blog. Stop by, you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

Word by Word

“Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.” ~ James Bryant Conant.

Trying something new–even though it’s not the most natural fit–can be daunting, but might be hugely worthwhile.

…or not.

A few years ago, after I’d been painting kindness rocks for a while, I stuck my neck out and started selling them through social media and sharing the proceeds with the cat rescue group I volunteer with.

Then stepped it up a notch by painting cat portraits on rocks, and doing commissions of cats, dogs, and even horses on tiny rocks.

Next, I tried selling at a couple of local events and was able to not only cover the cost of my supplies and my vendor fees, but make a bit of profit to supplement my pension.

In 2019, I was chosen to be a vendor at CATCON Worldwide, but logistics got in the…

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  1. These are gorgeous, Jacquie.

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    1. I love them all!

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  2. Pink Roses says:

    I don’t have a pet (apartment living) but if I did, I’d love one of those paintings.

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    1. She puts so much detail into these micro prints-amazing!

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  3. One or more of these would make a nice Christmas gift.

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    1. I love the holiday cards!

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      1. Now I have to go back and see. Somehow I missed those. 🙂

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