Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Kittens don't like Squash

Somebody just had an evil plan to kill Maria, either that or they just do not like squash. I can't say I blame them tho, if someone was trying to make me eat squash I might try to kill them too. I mean squash, really!
Anyway, what happened was, Maria tried to give her cats some boiled squash. Apparently there wasn't enought leftover to refrigerate, so she decided to give it to her living trash compactors which were not in the least bit amused by this. And so, to seek their revenge, they precariously placed the squash in a foot traffic zone. Even thought Maria had never been able to do the splits in her entire life, she just learned the hard way.
She is now in a body cast, which is why I'm typing this for her. Not really, she's just being lazy so I'm transcribing our phone conversation but the part about the kitties trying to murder her by squash is true.

Monday, April 12, 2010


Here for your viewing pleasure, are some pictures of baby bees:

This is Cookie, wearing a fashionable bee outfit that originally came on an Easter Penguin plushie. Because we all grew up with the story of the Easter Penguin .

I'm eating your fingers nom...nom...nom...

I don't know this other little guy's name but he is in a honey bucket. A honey bucket people! How adorable is that? Even if he does look a teensy bit extraterrestrial.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Muffy wants no part of this blog

This is what Muffy thinks of cat photography.

She also gets very bitey and scratchy so you won't bee seeing too many pictures of her in costume.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Barkley's First Motion Picture..err GIF

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This is my first attempt making a Moving Barkley with his damn program that has been giving me attitude for two days. I know I know the lighting in the third frame doesn't match, but it's the thought that counts. The thought here being "hey, that cat picture is moving!"
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Monday, March 29, 2010

I have been injured in the line of duty!!!!!!!

It was horrible! The blood...so much blood...

Ok, so here's what happened:
Maria's been having a hard time getting Barkley to stand up in costume so she brought him over to my place to see if we would have more luck toguether. Barkley however, decided to freak out at the unfamiliar surroundings. So while he is running around in circles in my back porch and we are trying to catch him, he ends up landing claws first on my foot.

it's amazing that I lived to tell the tale after the ordeal that have been through.

Eventually, Barkley calmed down thanks to numerous bribes of yummies and catnip and we were able to take some pictures. I'll post some later.

Oh yeah, Maria got injured too.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Here's one from xmas.
This is a better version of what I was trying to do in the last post. The flowers, tree, fence, clouds and sun were painted wood which I scanned. The background was painted with acrylics and the grass was easter grass. Those were also scanned and the whole thing was put toguether later as a puzzle.

Too Much Catnip

This is pretty awful, but at least it's colorful. It's hard to draw with a mouse. In MS Paint. At least I got Photoshop back.

Barkley's Adventures in Modeling

I'm starting this blog to chronicle the trials and tribulations involved in the dangerous world of cat modeling. This whole idea began with a need for illustrations and an overabundance of cats.
My friend Maria takes the photos and I have been playing around in photoshop with them.
Unfortunately most of the cats were not as exited about this brilliant idea, which is how Barkley got his big break and became our star. You will see other cats photographer here from time to time, but it's mostly Barkley most of the time, since he is the only one who has not tried to murder Maria so far.