Cindy and Miki
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, and I guess it 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.
My family and I (twin daughters, husband and some cats) live near Lake Ontario in central New York State.