1)  Painted a green cat with purple whiskers

2)  Sold the cat
3)  Was encouraged
4)  Painted more cats

I'm a self-taught artist who started painting at age forty. I feel like every painting is an experiment and I never know what the result will be 'til the end.

People often ask how the Cranky Cat Collection™ started. It mainly came from having four cats and observing their interactions. I love that flattened ear thing they do when they're angry, or stalking and trying to be invisible.