The OwlCat Art Studio

Part time do-gooder, full time day dreamer:

Kristin Huxman FREELANCE ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR

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*Sticky* Progress Pending (with updates)

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*If you consider any activity that abides by Cat Labor Union rules “work”. (I don’t). – The Management

 

The site is hereby under construction!  I’ll continue posting, but here’s a sticky post to remind you that things are, in general, in progress.  We can only hope that these “things” will be an improvement.  That’s the intention, at least.  Questions or comments? Let me know!  Maybe you’re a website-design-guru and feel inclined to help me, perhaps out of the goodness of your heart?  LET ME KNOW!  Otherwise, just y’know… bear with me.  Look at the cats.  Most of them seem to be on break, but I’m sure they’ll get right to work as soon as you navigate away from the page…

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Happy Springtime!

This past Tuesday (March 20th) was the first day of Spring!  Delightful.  I don’t know about you, but in my neck of the woods we’ve been celebrating with temperatures reaching the mid-60s (Fahrenheit)!  It’s quite lovely.  I tried a jog just the other day and proved to myself that, yes, I am indeed terribly out of shape.  It’s actually mostly my lungs in need of conditioning, but of course the main takeaway is: severe discomfort.

 

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Note: The above statement was written a day late.  Obviously it is way more than “a day late” at this point, except on the appropriate day of each following year.  For 24 hours each year, this will be accurate.

 

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Moving Daze

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My husband and I moved!  At the very beginning of January, actually.  It’s been quite a journey to get our stuff and our selves into the new place, but each of our rooms are finally looking usable, if not finished.  Below, you can see a bit of a before and after of the “study”/”studio”.  I’m hoping to get my second drafting table set up and still have optional space for the easel (as necessary), but it’s hard to say how that’ll ultimately shake out.  We still need to figure out storage for a lot of things (OBVIOUSLY).

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Turkey Day Activity

 

Hello everyone!  Here in the United States of America, we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow.  As an adult, it’s a lovely occasion to relax and cook and also be a little bit frantic at just the right times (so many sides!  How will everything be done at just the right time?!  It’s always a bit of a Turkey Miracle, if you will).  As a kid I loved it as a day off of school, of course.  I liked helping in the kitchen, but it was okay to be out-of-the-way and enjoy some reading, or maybe games with my brother and sister.  My trusty sketchbook would never be too far away either, and I could spend some free time feeling creative.

 

If you’re feeling creative, but don’t have the energy to start a fresh page, here’s something to get you started:

Click on the turkey for a poultry activity!

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Autumn in full color

Scarecrow Coloring Page

Get your coloring on!

The sale is almost over, but the fun just won’t stop! Snap them up for a discount now and get unlimited enjoyment from these instant downloads! I would love to know how everyone likes these unique coloring pages. 🙂 Would you prefer a special facebook or website coupon? Let me know, and I’ll consider it before the fall/Halloween season is over! 

 

 

 

 

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Fall is in the air…

Generally, I’m a bit crotchety about celebrating the new season before its time has really come.  Easter candy in January?  Back-to-school in early or mid July?  Blech.  Autumn might be the only exception.  I adore the season, which heralds the beautiful changing of colors for the local flora, plus that delicious cool scent in the air.  I’ll admit that I’m usually planning Halloween costumes at least 2 months out anyway, so it seems kind of natural to let myself get carried away with the season in general.

 

That said, I have a treat!

So many choices, so many weekends to fill!

 

 

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This is a real post

Sorry for the delay!  I have some projects in the works, which I’ll be posting about soon.  In the meantime, here’s a special treat:

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Conditionally Creative

I know a lot of creative people and it’s always interesting to me that certain occupations and activities require difference physical situations in order to work as intended. I know writers that can make do with a laptop anywhere, and others that need a whole room with their references and the atmosphere they’ve furnished (literally and figuratively) over their career. I know visual artists that can create a finished, whimsical or formal, piece of art while they’re about town or riding the subway. Others need a full studio with all the proper lighting equipment and materials just so.

The cat's not even pretending to help.

“This box is more infinite than I remember….”

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Feathery Sentiments

Now available! Hand made with affection.

Hey all, just a quick check-in to let you know I have a new item up on Etsy today.  Those cards I teased last time are now available, full size and full color!

 

I’m also preparing some information and pictures on my calligraphy journey so far, and maybe a sneak peak into my next project too.  This website is NOT intended for just pushing sale opportunities, so I’m considering ways to show the creative steps in my design and idea process.  Let me know if you have suggestions!  Stay tuned!

Back to it… with conviction!

Calligraphy, card stock, watercolors

The latest project, in development.

Hello Everyone!  I must apologize for my long absence.  I was working a “day job” and it was more taxing on my art time than I’m happy with.  That being said, I’m so excited to be back!  Please continue watching and supporting me.  ❤

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