Sneeeek eeek Peeeek into Judy’s Mask

It’s almost Halloween and masks are a hallmark of that holiday.  In my mixed media on-line class the assignment was “Divergence”.  It was hard to find my focus (what else is new? . . . ) and finally settled on a self portrait.  I thought about all the divergent paths my life has taken, shoulda, coulda have taken, didn’t take. 

I created each layer without conscious thought or choice.  I picked collage pieces at random, colors intuitively as I painted. The meaning of divergence evolved after I completed it.  There are layers and layers of paint and collage with I feel also represent me.  


The end result is my “mask”.

Divergence  Mixed Media Self Portrait, 14″ x 17″ Bristol Paper 

1st Divergence – Egg collage – Among all the eggs and sperm that could have been fertilized there were only two that created my DNA.

2nd Divergence – Colors that represent some of the “large” choices I made at pivotal points in my life that led to who I am and the blind eye I had at those times to choices I could have made but didn’t.

3rd Divergence – Lines of collage and paint that delineate & represent each wrinkle of “small” choices (not to mention my skin) I made and didn’t make.

4th Divergence – Flow of color from the background into my being which represents my spiritual connection to everyone and everything.

Ultimately, whether we are conscious of it or not, we all wear many masks.  There’s nothing wrong with doing so.  It helps us socially, professionally – what we show and who we show it to – to function in a multi-faceted world.  Halloween just affords us to have a bit of fun doing so.


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Halloween Pome

Orange pumpkins, black cats

skeletons, and scary bats

mummies that horrify

Witches flying through the sky

Thank goodness witches aren’t like birds

screeching and dropping turds

See our Halloween collection, with witches, black cats and Woofer at Zazzle. Click here. 

Frankly Freddie – Halloween Orange Alert

To all Human-beings:  It’s time for my Halloween ORANGE-ALERT.

 This Halloween

Don’t be mean!

Don’t you dare

make others stare

Dressing up

your precious pup

Please be fair!

just let us wear

our own hair.

Example of suspicious clothing

 To All my Canine Cousins:

Be on the look-out for your human coming back from the store with suspicious articles of clothing and paraphernalia that is NOT THEIR color, style or size.  If they start sweet-talking you or offering you treats RUN for your life & HIDE.

Example of humiliation.

No matter how many times I HAVE TOLD HUMANS not to humiliate us because they want to be amused it happens every year.  I prefer to think that Humans just aren’t very smart and have no memory retention beyond a few hours rather than the possibility they are simply insensitive creatures with no regard for our feelings.


Freddie Parker Westerfield, PIC&C

Protector of Innocent Creatures & Critters

and Kittys & Witches


Inky Tober – Graceful

Woofie’s Dancing Debut

Oct 17 Prompt GRACEFUL

Posting a drawing a day on Curious to the Max with a once-a-week Sunday-7 Day Retrospective on CATNIPblog for those of you who just want to click- off the dailies!

Inktober – Mysterious

This mysterious kitty is featured on Halloween stuff on our ZAZZLE CATNIP Shop.

  • Kitchen Towels
  • Paper Cups
  • Napkins,
  • Mugs
  • Special Orders on any thing your heat desires (as long as Zazzle makes it we can decorate it!)

Oct 15 Prompt MYSTERIOUS

Posting a drawing a day on Curious to the Max with a once-a-week Sunday-7 Day Retrospective on CATNIPblog for those of you who just want to click- off the dailies!

Inktober – Teeming with Good Witches

Whaahooo! These witches are found on our ZAZZLE CATNIP Shop.  They decorate:

  • Kitchen Towels
  • Paper Cups
  • Napkins,
  • Mugs
  • Special Orders

Can’t get more “teeming” than that!

Oct 13 Prompt TEEMING

Inktober – Which Way Witchy

Some days are just like this . . .

Oct 8 Prompt CROOKED – Which Way Witchy

Posting a drawing a day on Curious to the Max with a once-a-week Sunday-7 Day Retrospective on CATNIPblog for those of you who just want to click- off the dailies!

Happy Halloween! Duds to Dudes

Since my “vertigo episode” I’ve been in a fibromyalgia flare-up, complete with exhaustion.  Today I peeled myself out of bed, put on my best duds and went to class to draw a dude.  Can you guess which one is me?




After spending 3 hours drawing a nude dude this is what I looked like . . .


Happy Hallowee’eeeeeeeeeeeen

    HAPPY  HALLOWEEN! (don’t blame me for this, blame my friend Sharon!)

Two brooms were hanging in the closet and 
after awhile they got to know each other so

  well, they decided to get married.

One broom was, of course, the bride broom

​​the other the groom broom.
The bride broom looked very beautiful in her white dress. The groom broom was handsome and suave in his tuxedo. The wedding was  lovely.  
After the wedding, at the wedding dinner, the 
bride-broom leaned over and said to the groom-broom, 
‘I think I am going to have a little whisk broom!’  

‘IMPOSSIBLE !’ said the groom broom.  

Are  you ready for this?
Brace yourself; this is  going to hurt!!!


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…………  …………  …………..
Oh  for goodness sake… Laugh, or at least  groan.
Life’s  too short not to enjoy…Even these  silly
….little  cute………….And clean  jokes!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

Sounds to me like she’s …….  !
……been sweeping around!!! 
(the BROOM, not my friend Sharon . . . )