Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Florida Swamp Painting

Original KeROBinson landscape painting.
14" x 18 inches on stretched canvas.
This is a NO Reserve auction with a very low start bid.  See HERE!


and a 6x6 inch CAT and catnip Mouse toy HERE!

"Have a Happy New Year!"

Friday, December 16, 2011

In the Christmas Spirit!

OK, so I am totally feeling very grateful this season especially to all
you who have liked my art enough to purrrrchase it.  (I know, lame! LOL!)
So I am putting up an original, 8x24 inch CAT painting for a $1.  starting bid.
Yep! You read right, one dollar. The shipping can't be helped though because of the 24" length, but
everything else ships free in the same box :)
You can find the tall kitty HERE!  Good Luck and thank you!  LOL!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Handbags and Cats!

I don't usually do these in case I mess up,  I just ruined a nice tote, LOL! , but
here's one that I have just completed!
I am so happy with the way it turned out! What do you think? LOL! 
This is the large shopper from Anne Klein in a jaquard print.
The fabric is so nice, I really hated to cover it up with paint! 
The listing will go live Saturday HERE!
I try to keep it low to give everybody a chance :) 
These are one of a kind with NO repeats exactly alike, anyway it's impossible unless it's machine printed or stitched! LOL!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Her name is TRUDY!

 She thinks her hair is perfect, loves tuna and her opal jeweled collar....er fur accessory!
Her bid starts at only one buck, with no reserve!
 (shhhh...don't let her overhear, she will be properly miffed!) 
Anyway,  she will appear HERE Saturday night at 9pm EST. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Rudolf Pencil Pets for kid's class - How To Christmas Tutorial

Quick and Easy Christmas presents for your kid's class!
Basically this is all just made up on the fly while I was in JoAnn's Fabrics,
 so you may have to experiment around little!  :)

Supplies:

  • Craft Fur Fabric for Rudolf's head. 

 I bought a 1/2 yd. (60"width) which was enough to make these all the way through college, LOL!  ( I made 42 and used less than two strips that were approx 2.5" wide).

  • Felt for snout / nose - matches fur.  I cut a 1/2 inch rectangle and folded it into a tent for top of nose bridge.
  • Red PomPom for  nose tip.  Dab of glue and place on top of felt. (see pictures).
  • Wiggle eyes - Attach with a dot of glue. 
  • Pipe Cleaners - One for each reindeer, folded in half and each side bent into 'points' (you have to play around with this).  This will be tucked into top of fur rolled /folded around the pencil with a dab of glue.
  • Craft Glue is tackier than Elmer's and seems to hold better.
  • Duh...Pencils! 
Cut a 2 - 2/12 inch strip of fabric inserting scissors under the hairs so that you cut only the backing and not the fur on top.
 This will let the longer hairs grow over the edge of cut strip instead of being wacked into a blunt cut!
(see how fur is hanging below the fabric in pic?)
   Google this (how to cut fur fabric) for clearer instructions,  LOL!

Divide this strip into , oh maybe 3 inches (see picture with cutting lines drawn on strip).

Add glue to fur piece and wrap pencil.  (see pic).   IMPORTANT: Make sure the fur is growing DOWN before you glue onto the pencil.  ;)  LOL! or you will have a different kind of animal , LOL!

Put a drop of glue onto red pompom and place on top of felt tent and position on front of face.  ( I had to pre-glue and dry the nose snouts to keep them in a tent shape)

Add Eyes with a drop of glue.

Fold PipeCleaner Antlers and tuck into top.

Feel free to comment adding any improvements or suggestions / ideas for others or even just to clarify what I have tried to explain!  Do in any order that works best for you,  LOL!



 Now for Cyber Monday sale HERE!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Cat Latte Mug and Flowers Painting inspired by Laurel Burch

I'm in the Christmas Spirit and am listing this just completed 6x12 inch painting with a starting bid of just one dollar!  Yep! No Reserve, so good luck to all you early shoppers!  :)
You can bid or read the full description here! 
Happy Thanksgiving!  

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cat Special!

Well, I have decided to give up one that I was keeping for myself, I just love it!
But you know it's just good karma to share the art, so
 it will go live 9pm EST tonight, (Saturday)
with a starting bid of just $1.


Yep!  
I decided to take a picture and offer it with a special price. 
Hope you like it, I just can't stop staring at it, LOL! I really do need to paint another.  Hmmm..
You can see it HERE!


Thank you to all my buyers this past week/month,
you keep me happy painting!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Veterans Day Operation Recovery

On Veterans Day take a stand with the Operation Recovery.
100% of proceeds from this Abstract painting go to support our soldiers.
An original mixed media painting entitled "SILVER BIRD" has real wood, 3 Moons that GLOW in the Dark, and tons of texture.
Well, not tons, this painting is light enough to hang on a push pin, but use two to keep it balanced >wink<
Great size to hang over a door jamb or anywhere else with minimal wall space. 8x24 inches long on stretched canvas, no need to frame.  Click Here to see Painting! 





OPERATION RECOVERY

Service members who experience PTSD, TBI, MST, and combat stress have the right to exit the traumatic situation and receive immediate support, and compensation. 
Too often, service members are forced to redeploy back into dangerous combat, or train in situations that re-traumatize them. 
 We say, individuals suffering from trauma have the right to remove themselves from the source of the trauma. 
Service members who are not physically or mentally healthy shall not be forced to deploy or continue service. 

"SILVER BIRD"  Mark Lindsay - Paul Revere and The Raiders

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Toucans and Cats

Just completed, "Kittens and Toucans" a 5x7" collage painting inspired by the colorful art of Laurel Burch!
I collect Laurel Burch latté and coffee mugs and other LB items. I can never have too much LB, and her influence has shown up in my own evolving cats! 
 Hope they bring you JOY!
PS.  For a limited time, email subscribers (upper lefthand box) will receive as a thank you 'original art card' in the mail!  I try to be diligent and post any 'specials' here to give a heads up to those who like my art.  
You have to enter your email in upper left hand box for me to know that you subscribed, (sorry, subscribing to posts is not an email subscription).





Friday, October 28, 2011

Colorful Cats by KeROB

KeCATs! 
 Up for auction is an Artist Trade Card from my private stash, LOL! 
This one was created in 2005,  they are all so different and my designs change that I like to keep some originals for my own collection, however I end up saving most of them, LOL!


ACEO or artist's trade cards were once only traded between artists, but I say share the love of collecting these original works of art with everyone! 
I keep mine in a notebook with archival acid free pages that baseball card collectors use.
This makes a great coffee table book and is fun to flip through! 
An inexpensive way to collect original art!
See the art here!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Trapper's Swamp House Texture Painting

Trapper John's Swamp House
 started a while ago, but just completed.
I once canoed past a dilapidated house on the Loxahatchee River and
this swamp house series was the result of it. 
I didn't bring my (expensive) camera just in case and
 it was fortunate because we ended up rolling the canoe, but
not on purpose, (on my part anyway. The bottom is gooey fish poop, GROSS!).
Anyway, I can't even remember what the place looked like, so 
this is purely from memory or imagination, but
the feeling of living on the river as I percieved it is there  :)
This is an 8x10 and one of the few where texture is pronounced.
On canvas panel, fits into an open back frame and 
is on auction HERE!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Florida Swamp Landscape Painting

Original Painting by KeROBinson ©2011
14x18" on stretched canvas, doesn't need framed, but
you may if you wish :) 
Three day listings on ebay,  HERE!  Starts Tuesday.
A drawing will be held for upcoming painting giveaway end of September for all new subscribers.  Old subscribers are already included. 
 Winner will be posted on this blog and will have 1week to claim the artwork. If unclaimed by 8th day, Oct. 8th a new # will be drawn.  (All subscribers are already assigned a number chronologically according to when they subscribed.)  

Details in a later post  ;) or maybe these are all the details, but I will post a picture of the painting before hand :)  Good Luck!



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Statement Necklace in garnet by Andrew Thornton

Just received this in the mail today! 
This necklace designed and constructed by Andrew Thornton http://andrewthornton.bigcartel.com/products  
and let me tell you it is FABULOUS! He used one of my focal beads for the drop and six strands of linked beads, (3 on each side) and he used a hand crafted toggle for the closure...so easy to wear!
The wire wrapping alone took hours of work!
 (each individual bead is linked/wrapped w/ gold wire) Here's Andrew's description,
The necklace is composed of Swarovski crystals, faceted freshwater pearls, borosilicate lampwork beads, semi-precious stones, a shibuichi toggle from Saki Silver, and of course, a polymer focal by you!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Henry Morrison Flagler's Sea Gull Cottage Painting

Finally finished!   :)  This painting is 12 x 16" on stretched canvas,
would look great framed in white. (just my opinion!) or maybe bamboo? hmmm.
Have a nice wk end :)  !

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sea Gull Cottage in the works!

Just a sneak peek of the upcoming painting, (Sea Gull Cottage) I'm currently working on  :).
This is the preliminary sketch I did yesterday. It was the home of Henry Morrison Flagler, you should be taken to a video of it's history by clicking on the title link above.  Plus a 9x12 addition to my 'Key West Conch House' series just finished.  :)
Haven't been painting for awhile.....got the big C scare, but had the most 
brilliant surgeon, not to mention his staff and 8 rest filled days overlooking the inter-coastal
right across from the Biltmore Hotel in Palm Beach and watching the yachts go up & down all day!
Beautiful lit up at night! YAY!  But now I am back and my painting has taken a somewhat different tack,
so hope you'll leave a comment and tell me what you think! 

Cheers! 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

KLIMT -one of a kind art necklace gift!

OMG! Look what jewelry designer JeannieMarie did with my beads!
FABULOUS!  PS. The wearer will attract positive Chi! LOL!
Here's her shop> http://www.etsy.com/listing/68764422/special-offer-tribal-elegance
and trust me, this is a BARGAIN Price! The beads alone took a week to sculpt and she has added what looks like Cat's Eye plus all the other findings not to mention the professional assembling!
*******
My purchase of the amazing art beads by Karen
(http://www.etsy.com/shop/wildpelican)benefited Andrew Thornton's* medical fund. Therefore I am offering this stunning statement necklace at a special price.

I chose tiger eye and gold to complement Karen's unique beads.

The necklace is 18" long with a toggle clasp.
If you need a longer necklace there are various options to lengthen it. Please contact me for details.

Earrings are available in another listing. Please contact me for coupon code if you wish to purchase the set.

*Andrew Thornton of Green Girl pewter designs is doing well now according to his blog

Saturday, February 19, 2011




Flower Power!  This is a Fund Raiser offered by Gurney's , selling seeds and flower bulbs!!
Go Gurney's! :)  Who doesn't like REAL flowers? Makes great gifts and easy to re-gift! Ha!
I'm all for GREEN living and this is not only Environmentally good, but
good for the psyche and wallet too!  :) 

http://www.flowerpowerfundraising.com/?sc=XXXX8091&lm=gurn
(copy & paste the link if it is not live)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunned In! Come On Down! :)

"Just heard on the news that the state of Florida could be sunned-in for the next several days. 
Residents have been urged to hunker down at your nearest beach and/or tiki bar for further instructions. 
Use extreme caution when braving this blizzard of sunshine, preferably SPF30. 
We are asking our friends and relatives to the north to please keep us in their thoughts as we deal with two feet buried in the sand."