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My name is Silvia (also known as SalixTree ), I live in the Irish countryside. I write and illustrate children's books. I like to garden, cross stitch, crochet, and read fantasy books.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Tinkerbelle, our neighbor's cat, loves having a nap in my art room.

She takes over my chair, and makes big sad eyes at me if I need to sit there.

She's a sweet little thing, very friendly. At her house, she lives in a shed, and is not allowed indoors. I think I'm a big softy letting her sleep in my room..

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Monday, January 22, 2007

Pippin and Tas at "play"

Pippin and Tas love to play-fight. Most of the time, young Pippin starts it off.

It's ok, they stay friends, it's only a play-fight.

It always ends up with Tas walking off, and Pippin wondering why he won't play longer than a minute or two.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Feline Faces

I thought I would try some portraits of cat's faces.

This is the neighbor's cat, Tinkerbelle. It is really difficult to take a portrait of her, she's constantly moving. This pic was the best out of a dozen. She's a real pretty little thing, very friendly, very tiny.

Our Tas is easier, he sits quietly to have his portrait done. Well, he's getting on in years now, must be about 17 years old or so. Not like Tinkerbelle who is only 3.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Cats on Christmas Day

Happy New Year, cat lovers! I thought I would post pics of our 3 lovelies on Christmas day.

My daughter showing off her pressie, with Tas looking on.

Pippin enjoying the warmth of the fire.

Molly claiming her spot on the couch, and refusing to move.