Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Friday, December 27, 2013

Painting Cats and Dogs

I'm trying to do more and more hand crafted items for gifts. The hard part is waiting for the holiday to come and go so I can share them with my blogging friends.

This year I was inspired by some paintings I saw to make little acrylic paintings for my friends and family.

The first one is for a friend who has cats. She is also a big tea drinker. 
This one has it's own little stand. It was so fun. The little dots on the blue background 
don't show up too well in the photo.

The dogs were for my family members. Although there are cats in the family we tend to be dog people.

 This one took a couple of tries to get it the way I wanted it but once I had the what
 I wanted going it was fun to bring some personality to the pups.

They are all a combination of acrylic paints and acrylic ink with a dip pen.

I also made some journals but I forgot to get photographs.

I enjoy making things for the special people in my life. 

I wish them and you, Dear Readers, the greatest of New Years.


  1. As a cat person the cat is fantastic, the dog is a dog and it is wonderful. Rita they are all super and your friends will love them.

  2. Thank you so very much for the adorable cat!!! He is sitting over my fireplace keeping an eye on the house and making sure the two live cats don't knock the tree over. I took some pictures but my colors didn't come out like yours did so I'll have to copy this one. Happy 2014!

    1. He was fun to do. I'm so glad you like him.


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