So first, we've been totally wrapped up in house stuff and not to throw excuses all over...but I will anyway. I'm mega-bummed that I haven't had the energy and drive to get more cattoons done. Don't worry, I will not disappear for too long but don't expect anything prolific for the next few weeks, anyway.... Continue Reading →
Adam and I were talking and all the sudden Duncan trots toward and quickly past us. Not like a gallop sprint somewhere or a slow saunter, but a determined and focused jog. Was he coming to see Adam? Or me? No....he was just running kind of fast but not actually fast to his favorite chair... Continue Reading →
Firstly, so sorry about no updates for the week. We were on a bit of a vacation. And it was awesome! But that's why I was busy. Secondly, this story happened when we were on vacation. We were sitting in the airport about to board when I see a lady carrying a case with something... Continue Reading →
So I have been peepin' on my cousin's blog and she kicks butt for cool ideas and has what looks like incredibly patience and skills for detail. Above is just one of the really cool things she posts. So if you want cool ideas for painting your nails, check out her blog Mixed Mama! Plus,... Continue Reading →
So I totally apologize for not having drawings the last week but I seriously have not sat down on a couch since Tuesday. We have been doing house stuff galore and I ended up taking a 4 hour nap today because of it. Can a nap be that long? Or does it have a new... Continue Reading →
It's true. We got a house!!! It's our first home and we're excited...and a little poor. And the new house is actually an old house that needs some fixing up. Oh, and it smells like a nasty wet dog peed on itself and rolled all over the carpet for a year. So we have to... Continue Reading →
I decided that instead of a regular collar Duncan should wear a tie everywhere. And then he can be a business man (business cat?) since he's already wearing a tie. Or maybe a lawyer. Whatever brings in more money is good for me.
So I have a horrible secret to reveal. I cause my husband gratuitous injuries. Not like in a secret abusive relationship way, but either directly or indirectly, I cause Adam injuries on a fairly regular basis. For example, this weekend we decided to try cross-country skiing because the park system had a rental for boots... Continue Reading →
So I've been drawing on paper while I wait for my stylus to arrive and I kind of like it more. Except for the scanning. I don't know why but I seriously hate scanning stuff - for some reason it just irks me. So anyway, I got a kitten daily calendar (go figure, right?) and... Continue Reading →
Info first, video second... Adam and I were looking at YouTube videos of speed climbers to see them their climbing superpowers. Seriously, that's ridiculously impressive. So anyway, we click on this one....and I about died from laughring (laugh-crying). Mostly the music made the whole thing. And the intro text in the video. You might not... Continue Reading →
So my dumb ol' drawing tablet stylus is still broken and I had to order one from Amazon. Boo. But at least I'll soon be able to do better digital drawings than I did today with my mouse. What is this, you ask? I'm sitting on the couch, making a dumb face, with the "cats"... Continue Reading →
Sorry for all the caps up there but I AM EXCITED! This marks the end of the first year of notacrazycatlady and also the conclusion of my post a day challenge. For those of you from the beginning, you know that I have boldly accepted the challenge (from WordPress.com and I suppose myself) to post... Continue Reading →
I'm not quite sure why I'm so into dog drawings lately, but here's another! This one is in ink on paper....since my tablet stylus is acting up. So this funny fat dog is all dressed up with nowhere to go.
So I had a lovely time with my grammy today. She lives like 10 minutes from work so I stopped by to hang out for a bit and we went out for a bite to eat. I introduced her to Jimmy Johns and we both got my favorite...the Beach Club. Turkey, provolone (I think), lettuce,... Continue Reading →
Does anyone else have the problem where they believe their couches to have some sort of magical powers? It's like as soon as I sit near/on one with a moderate amount of relaxation, I'm immediately cast under its spell for a minimum of an hour, usually 3. What the heck? True story.
So browsing Reddit, as usual, I come across this little dog named ChaCha (awesome...I love it) who has three legs. The owner decided to outfit with another one. Sort of.... But this pup was so cute that the creepiness of a misplaced baby arm just seemed to meld with the cuteness of the doggy and... Continue Reading →
So I've decided to open a store on Etsy! Check it out! Right now I have some baby onesies but I might be branching out to whatever floats my boat, so to speak. Here's a sample! Monster onesie
So I took this photo on our honeymoon in Maine and I decided...you know, since I'm not a crazy cat lady....that it would be fun to pretend the cats were there, too. Since Smudge loves to get in the way of things he is photobombing a lovely shot of Duncan dipping his toes in the... Continue Reading →
I really hope Jimmie Chew doesn't get sick of me drawing pictures from his blog, but I just love them. They crack me up. Here is a basket chewing cat cattoon. On another fun note, in just a few short days (10 maybe? I can't recall) I will have posted a blog post everyday for... Continue Reading →
You remember that crazy owl I cartooned from a crazy owl photo? Here's the painting version. My friend made an innocuous comment on Facebook about how he would hang the cartoon up in his house....so I decided to just do it. He'd better hang it up next to the crystal bear holding a heart we... Continue Reading →
Dangit! A good friend is in town so I got distracted. But they're on a different time zone, so I'm going with that.
My little brother and sister got remote controlled helicopters and they were a big hit for everyone to play with. However, JoJo the dog also found them....intriguing. I can't really say how JoJo felt because he fervently began barking at it, following it, retreating from it, AND madly wagging his tail at it. I can't quite determine what... Continue Reading →
This is a post live from a family holiday party! I am a leaning cat because I am a bit tipsy, haha. There are a lot of family members here and I don't want to eavesdrop on their conversations so that's why I made them say "blah blah"...not that they just blah blah it up. 🙂
Ok, this totally sucks but I did it in 10 seconds on my phone because I'm at my aunt's house and I fourier to do one earlier. But I really saw the fattest squirrel ever today. 12 pounds easy. There it is. Sorry my phone couldn't zoom fast enough. Dang technology.
So yesterday my brother and I talked about tobogganing and I thought it might be fun if Duncan and Smudge went with me.
So it's late and I hadn't done a cattoon yet and I made a silly one about sleeping in and then I went to put it in the blog post and it had somehow not been saved and this is the second or so time this has happened so I made a cartoon about pouting... Continue Reading →
At work we had an ugly sweater contest. I decided to make my own. Here is my recipe for a delightful ugly sweater, which was actually a sweatshirt. Get a plain ol' sweatshirt (I got mine in the men's section at Target for $7.50!). Use puffy paint to create goofy looking snowmen who are sad... Continue Reading →
So I am in the middle of making an incredibly awesome holiday sweater, which should be ready for a post tomorrow I think, so here is a dumb drawing of a mini me getting super excited for this gum I tried today which totally tasted like apple pie. My fantasy of living in Willy Wonka's... Continue Reading →
So my Aunt Kathy was in town not too long ago and we took a family photo. Unbeknownst to me, apparently it was a bunny-ear-required photo and I didn't get the memo. I can't share the actual photo since I don't have it (Aunt Kathy, if you're reading this, send that thing my way!) so... Continue Reading →
So I was showing students this neat online whiteboard website and they asked me to draw Santa. So I did. Comments included, "He's creepy," "It's good but it's not good" (maybe 'cause it's creepy?), and "I like it." I guess that isn't so bad. Thanks, 7th graders; your 12- and 13-year old insights are invaluable and... Continue Reading →
Duncan totally winks at me. It might just be a one-sided blink but I like to think it's his way of saying hello and that he loves me.
Yes, I'll admit it. Sometimes Adam and I make up songs about mundane everyday things. Today Adam was singing about the cats. Specifically Duncan. Pretty much because Duncan was looking ridiculous and desperate but as if he was trying to hide it. We decided that it was his way of getting food since he knows... Continue Reading →
Adam's parents' cat does not really...um...fit in with our cats. They are a bit brutish with him. However, we had a breakthrough with the cats. They were all amicably near each other within a foot when Adam and I gave them all snacks. Could this be the beginning of a change around here?
So today turned out pretty awesome. Sorry for no cattoon but this was exciting. I got to go to my bff Sarah's community band concert (haha, I know. I totally am joining soon so there'll be funny cattoons on that topic coming up in the nearish future) and THEN I come home to this! What... Continue Reading →
So this was an interesting weekend. I got to go see the ballet The Nutcracker with Ken (yay!) because Lee was sick (boo!) and I went in his place. So then we found out this morning that Lee was sick not because of a stomach-bug but because of a stomach fight. His appendix was... Continue Reading →
So I offered a mini-contest to whomever got the 100th fan of notacrazycatlady.com's Facebook page. Thanks to Connie and Betsy who made that happen! Their prize? THIS CARTOON! Wooo! Anyway, here's what they had to say about this.... "Here is our 100th member picture choice! Kind of a crazy one, but this is my mom and... Continue Reading →
The other day Smudge was climbing on me to get to some food on a tv tray - way to go Duncan teaching your brother dumb tricks and bad habits. Adam tried to gently dissuade him with a wee shove but Smudge wasn't ready to budge. So he just casually pierced my fleshy quad with... Continue Reading →
So I'm really into this video game, L.A. Noire. If you don't know about it, it's a pretty revolutionary game where they did all this crazy technology stuff to get real actors to act the parts of the characters and therefore have remarkably life-like game people. Because of this, you have to read the faces... Continue Reading →
Ok, I give in. Mostly because Adam called me a wimp in my comments. Boo hoo - now I'm crying but when I'm done I'm gonna show you and post that dumb painting! That'll show you.... Here is the painitng of Mr. Smudge. It's on his favorite chair to add to the realism. I know... Continue Reading →