Ali Cat Originals

I’ve had the innate love of creating art since as far back as I can remember. My older sister teases me that I liked drawing so much, that when I was 3 years, I climbed over her bed and ate her crayons that she had tried to hide from me. So, if I take my sister’s view on things, you could say that art is truly within me. I still have a great many drawings from early elementary school all the way through college. During my early 20s however, my health began declining and my passion for art dwindled with it.

For 15 years, I went from doctor to doctor being told that I had growing pains and I’d get over them. I truly think they thought I was just desperate for attention. At the age of 22 I was finally diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and at 35 finally diagnosed and treated for a thyroid condition I feel I had all along as well. Since the age of 31 I’ve had a failed last ditch effort knee surgery before replacement and a non-functional knee replacement to follow. I’ve had both hips replaced. The right knee and right elbow are both bone on bone. I went out on permanent disability at the ripe old age of 34 (after having worked since I was 15). It was a dark and depressing time in my life.

Eventually, after the hip replacements took away enough pain, I started venturing out and regaining both some of the independence I had lost in the interim and some of my social interests. I once again enjoyed seeing and being with friends and family. I found my love of music again after a song by Lifehouse lifted me out of my deep dark funk that I had been in for several years. I fell in love and through some of my social interactions with my boyfriend I was introduced to a local professional artist who quickly became my friend.

My new artistic friend wanted to see some of my previous drawings and paintings. He convinced me to take part in the local art walk that was two months away. I had serious doubts and reservations but he was kind enough to be there for me every step of the way. Also during this time another fairly new friend convinced me to start going to a free watercolor study group with her in a neighboring town. It’s a group that meets every Tuesday morning where local artists get together to socialize while creating their own artwork. I’ve met many wonderful new friends and artists there who have further solidified the rekindling of my passion.

I’m now addicted to art again and enjoy creating in a multitude of mediums including: watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, graphite, pastels, ink, marker, mixed media, and some photography. I have at least 6 shows already lined up this year to participate in and pretty much live, breathe, and dream art once more.

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Framed Art Print
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iPhone Case
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Canvas Print
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Coaster
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Cutting Board
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Art Print
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Framed Art Print
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Framed Art Print
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