Ali Canary aka AliCat
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Starting My Portrait of Taz - Laying in Color

Last time, I showed you the photo of Taz that my friend Mark sent me to use as reference. He had caught Taz in the process of licking his face and loved his expression; he said it was "pure Taz". So we agreed I would just copy that photo. Whenever I start
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Posted in Art on November 12, 2022

A Portrait of Taz - The Reference Photo

This is a photograph of Taz, my friend Mark's kitty. Taz passed away, and Mark asked if I would paint a portrait of him. I usually do portraits in graphite (pencil) because I can do them quickly, but sometimes I will use other media, like pastel, colored p
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Posted in Art on September 4, 2022

Side Hustles: Art, Online - Print-on-Demand

Hey folks, hope everyone had a good weekend. My next stop on the side hustle train for artists is print-on-demand (POD). Some of you who are writers may already be familiar with POD for books. It enables you to sell your self-published books witho
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Posted in Art on August 7, 2022

My Side Hustles: Art, Online - Etsy, the Big Online Platform for Artists

Hi all, I hope everyone is having a nice weekend. I'm busy at work on--you guessed it--side hustles!!! Okay, so there are lots of sites that let you sell your art online. One of the best known is Etsy, at Etsy is a lot like eBay, in tha
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Posted in Art on June 12, 2022

Side Hustles, pt 2 - Art

Hi, and welcome back to my posts on my side hustles. Besides being a writer, a lot of you who have interacted with me here or on other sites probably know that I am also an artist. I suppose that I am actually an artist first, as I did get a college degree
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Posted in Art on May 29, 2022

Side Hustle(s), Part 1 - Writing - Some Websites Still Pay

Hey Friends, it's a bright, sunny Sunday morning in North Carolina, and there are contractors doing very noisy work on my house. We had chimney issues (refer to the lovely picture). Maybe I will write about that in a bit, but for now, I want to
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Posted in Writing on April 10, 2022

A Fun Game for Music Fans-- "My Life According to" (Kate Bush)

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. You can't use the band I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think! Repost as "my life according to (band name)"--good luck and have fun! Pick you
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Posted in Music on March 27, 2022

I Might Have COVID

The Omicron variant of COVID has been spreading like crazy here in the United States, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, has expressed that we may well all get it. ALL of us. 336,000,000 people?!? Yep, that's the US populati
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Posted in Health & Fitness on January 15, 2022

My Tattoo Design Goes Live!

Thank you, Dear Readers, for waiting patiently through my series of posts about designing a tattoo for my friend, who commissioned a tree of life design to get as a tattoo. He got it and sent me this picture showing it "live". I know some of you were wond
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Posted in Art on September 4, 2021

A Little Color for the Tattoo!

Now that the line art was finished, I wanted to do a color version so that Rich could determine whether he wanted to get color on the tattoo. To keep the original art clean and easy to reproduce as a stencil, I made a photocopy and added the color to that.
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Posted in Art on August 30, 2021

Comments (83)

Hi AliCanary , Are you on Facebook?

May 16, 2017, 11:34 AM

Yes, it is a good feeling to be getting closer to the goal.

January 17, 2016, 2:53 PM

Hi AliCat. I remember you from Bubblews. Glad to see you here. I just found the site recently.

November 29, 2015, 12:51 PM

Hi AliCat! I don't know if you're looking for any new venues or not, but I do know Daily Voice News is looking for writers to write about their favorite TV shows on a regular basis. I thought of you because your recaps are always so interesting and thorough. I just wanted to mention it to you. : )

November 14, 2015, 8:51 PM

You have been busy!! Congratulations on the milestone!

September 1, 2015, 8:13 AM

Hi Lady : ) I saw a new book at the library today titled, "The Secret History of Wonder Woman" and thought of you. I didn't know if you were aware of it or not, so here's looking at you, kid.

July 14, 2015, 9:44 PM

Free time is scarce at the moment and even though I try to pop in everyday not much time to post...hopefully things will get back to normal over the next few months...

July 13, 2015, 6:20 PM

Following you and eagerly awaiting The Saga of the Truck Battery, Part 4.

July 8, 2015, 12:49 PM

i went on an extended hiatus. i miss this place and of course my dear friends here in persona paper!

July 6, 2015, 7:13 PM

Following you! Have a great holiday weekend!

July 3, 2015, 5:25 PM