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he Ocicat & The Black Cat
People regularly ask me how I came up with the name for my online studio. Did I have an ocicat, they asked. No, but I've had a couple of tabbies.
The ocicat has markings similar to those of
an ocelot, which is a wild cat. Despite
its appearance, though, the ocicat is a tabby, one of the most loved pet cat
I consider myself something of an
ocicat, much friendlier and cuddlier than
oth cats have green eyes. The ocicat's eyes are a
cheerful, bright green.
cat's eyes are mysterious, perhaps even dangerous.
Perhaps he is the wild cat in my neighborhood.
I love creating art, because it takes me into that eternal space in which the stresses of time drop away. Ah, to dwell always in that space!
My mother, who was an artist, taught me drawing when I was a girl. Growing up, I spent much of my time drawing and painting, both at home and at school, winning a number of school honors.
I've created art in pastels, ink, mixed media, textile arts, oils, acrylics and digitally. I've been a photographer for 30 years.
I am also a playwright and composer, as well as a fiction and non-fiction writer.
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