Category Archives: Quint

05/10/2017 – Three Word Wednesday

Quint - ©

Quint – ©

Artist in repose.

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For some online fun, here’s a 60-piece puzzle of Quint’s photo above courtesy of

04/17/2017 – ManCat Monday with the artist Quint

We were hoping to have lots of photos of Quint taking his first stroll in his garden today, and even after a first (first!) warm-ish dry weekend, but it seems Ms. Rain Showers and Mr. Chilly Skies will be with us for a while longer. We’re barely into fifty degree (F.) daytime temperatures here, too cold for Mancat walks outside just yet. Yes, we are officially tired of the cold and rain. We love cold and rain, but enough is enough already!

Quint watching the rain - ©

Quint watching the rain – ©

Quint’s been spending a lot of time up in the windows, looking for his flowers to start blooming. Sadly, the rain wiped all the Star Magnolia flowers away before they could be enjoyed and all we have thus far are a couple of sad daffodils keeping all the moss company.

The mini daffodils survived all the rain - ©

The mini daffodils survived all the rain – ©

This double rainbow brightened our day, however, and made us believe our garden will soon be bursting with color.

A double rainbow - ©

A double rainbow – ©

Quint’s not waiting around for a reason to paint.

Sure, I miss my flowers but a boy’s gotta march on forward when tough times call for it. My flowers will come along. I’m sure of it!

And then, he got to painting, using the colors he’d been watching all spring. You might remember at the beginning of the month, he spent a lot of time painting this and that, most of which is still waiting for those pops of color that he won’t add until his garden flowers arrive.

Quint painting spring - ©

Quint painting spring – ©

But he did create some pretty paintings given we’re still in our Pacific Northwest (Northwet?) gloom. We bet you’d like to see what he did with that navy blue and lavender, huh? Introducing Quint’s Pop of Spring 2017.

Quint's a Pop of Spring 2017 paintings - ©

Quint’s a Pop of Spring 2017 paintings – ©

And because sometimes, Quint likes the softer colors of spring before all the flowers go wild and bold, he created this second one called Spring Fling 2017.

Quint's Spring Fling 2017 - ©

Quint’s Spring Fling 2017 – ©

In both you might be able to make out just a little bit of daffodil color. If you know Quint and his color leanings, you know he really wanted to slather on the yellow. Good thing our outside moss isn’t all yellow, right?

You can bet he’ll get something all yellowed-up later in the year, and in the meantime, please visit his art shop to see his newest offerings. He’d love to know what you think of his latest efforts (and your thoughts on the color yellow), and hopes maybe, one of his works will find its forever home with you!

The serious artist Quint - ©

The serious artist Quint – ©

04/03/2017 – Monday Miscellaneous

Old raccoon (Happy?) visiting our feeders - ©

Old raccoon (Happy?) visiting our feeders – ©

Finally got a photo of the old raccoon staying on and off in one of our heated feral shelters. We do believe this is Happy and that she’s mostly blind and possibly deaf as well (for complete story on Happy, see bottom section here of Friday’s post). She has everything here she needs – food, clean water, trees and bushes for cover, and a heated feral shelter should she want it. She is safe here and won’t be bothered.

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Quint is painting - ©

Quint is painting – ©

Quint is painting at last. He painted and painted and painted and isn’t happy that Mom is trying to wean him off using so much yellow in his art. We think she’ll crack before he does. Look for new art from him very soon, and in the meantime, don’t forget to check out what he has currently at his art shop.

Dabbing lavender - ©

Dabbing lavender – ©

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Colehaus Cats photo boards - ©

Colehaus Cats photo boards – ©

Inspired by Quint’s creativity, Mom jumped into the craft pool by making Photo Boards of some of her favorite Colehaus Cats pictures. These are printed on cotton paper and attached to 6 x6 inch clear pine squares and then, covered using a glossy gel medium. The finished product has a slight textural feel of cotton, or linen, that you can see in some of the photos below.

Sunflowers and Quint photo board - ©

Sunflowers and Quint photo board – ©

Ruby Roo photo board - ©

Ruby Roo photo board – ©

She’s made six different boards so far with about ten others to go, all different and including some Colehaus angels.

A Wee Pia Bean photo board - ©

A Wee Pia Bean photo board – ©

Sweet Olivia photo board - ©

Sweet Olivia photo board – ©

Miss Newton photo board - ©

Miss Newton photo board – ©

Mom would love to sell these but isn’t sure if there’s a market for them, nor does she know what would be a fair price. Or, for that matter, if anyone else would like them as much as she does. Comments and suggestions much appreciated!