Category Archives: ponderings

Are the holidays holy?

I was raised to be a good little Catholic girl. I went to Catholic school, wore my uniform, attended every first Friday mass went to confession did the sacraments and sat thru mind numbing altering homilies and incense. I did … Continue reading

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Owl Madness by Cathy Stevens Pratt

I never thought much about owls until I joined Pinterest. A friend on there LOVES owls. She pinned so many owls. What’s up with the owls??? They started to get into my head and my appreciation grew. Why would this … Continue reading

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Sweet Blue Cat hand painted on upcycled wood by Vermont Artist Cathy Stevens Pratt

My hubby goes thru the trash at his workplace and finds treasures like the wood he cut to make me this super cool panel to paint on. How cool, art made from trash, but that’s not a new idea. Sweet … Continue reading

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I love skulls.

I don’t know what happened or exactly when, but instead of being slightly repelled by skellie art, I started to love it. Then, to make it myself. I blame my dad or the monks who talk of studying death, thinking … Continue reading

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Vermont Black Bears Are Sweet art by Cathy Stevens Pratt

We have no reason to be scared of the bears around here. Try to tell my husband’s grandmother that and she would give you an earfullllll! We’ve done our research and listened to the experts and I am not afraid. … Continue reading

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Colorful Exotic Vermont Chicken art by Cathy Stevens Pratt

Howdy all. I’ve got chickens on my mind! My husband’s dad used to have these crazy German chickens with feathers sticking out in all directions, all different colors and those ladies had some attitude! This painting is inspired by his … Continue reading

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Dust and dog hair. By Vermont artist Cathy Stevens Pratt

My palette was covered in dust and dog hair! I have been watching the colors become a bit drab as I glanced at it sideways. Like an old friend cast aside, it’s been giving me the stink eye occasionally. Saying, … Continue reading

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Goodbye Purple Cat by Vermont Painter Cathy Stevens Pratt

I’ve been busy sticking my neck out there. I feel so naked at an art sale. There I am, my most favorite creations, straight from my brain mind imagination, out there for people to see!! To judge, to have a … Continue reading

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Can painters knit?

Well, this one can. In my opinion I’m definitely not an expert fiber arts creator. Not like my friend Kathleen. But I try, and honestly I love it. I knit and crochet when I can’t do anything else. Something is … Continue reading

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Celebrating Seasons and Having Babies

I wrote this piece for our local parenting group and it appeared on their blog. I figured I should post it here on my blog also;) Here’s the link to the piece on mamasays. And, here goes… I may be … Continue reading

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