Friday, December 21, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Real Grumpy Cat

Just my cartoon kitty with some found Christmas wrapping paper.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Loves Red Paper

My Cartoon Cat against a red origami paper background.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Cats Love Red

I think my favorite Real Cat Thoughts are the ones in the art museums.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cats Luv Ann Arbor

I took this pic in downtown Ann Arbor. I've always loved these blue gates with the hearts.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Real Cat Thoughts

I've been working on making my Real Cat move more in his surroundings.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cats Luv Art Museums

Real Cat loves hanging out at The DIA.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Cats Luv Butterflies

I drew this Doodle Butterfly with Sharpies.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cats Luv Matisse

I drew these Matisse inspired squiggles after seeing a Matisse and Picasso exhibit at The Toledo Art Museum.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Cats Luv Deserted Houses

Cat Toon in a Real Photo. This is a pic that I took of a deserted house on Michigan Avenue

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Real Cat Thoughts

I'm trying another style of Real Cat Thoughts. This one is the cat drawing in one of my photographs. I'm calling it "Cats Love Doorways." Plus I updated his look a little, too.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Cats Love Abstract Collage

I made this collage with some found magazine images. I used a cropped down image for Instagram, but I think I like the full image better.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Luvs Color

I drew the buildings with Sharpie and colored them in with art markers.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Cats Luv Summer

For this collage, I used a paper bag for the background and I cut green strips out a glossy sales flyer for the grass. I had the butterfly sticker in my stash.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Cats Love Meow

For this collage, I used decorative paper for the background, plus an image from Dover, a sticker stamp along with the Meow text.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Real Cat Thoughts

I used layers of decorative paper with a vintage kitten greeting card peeking out.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Cats Love Serenity

I made this collage background from some travel brochures that I found on my lunch at work, and I used a sharpie to make the doodles, then I smudged them.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Real Cat Thoughts

I've been thinking about trying different backgrounds for my Real Cat Thoughts, and I thought that I would give collage a try, since I have so many collage supplies laying around. It was fun to play with paper again.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Flowers

I took this picture at Greenfield Village last weekend. It seemed like the perfect vase of summer flowers.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Real Cat Thoughts

I've started an Instagram account for "birdonthehead" and I've been using my cat cartoon "Real Cat Thoughts" for some of my photos, combining the cartoon cat with different backgrounds.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


I've decided to start posting some of my photographs on this blog. I took this in the gardens at The Toledo Zoo.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Altered Travels-The Beginning

This is one of my first Altered Travels Collage postcards. Not the best work, but I still like the idea of it.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Altered Travels

The legend of the "Ghost Spirit in the Hills."

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Altered Travels

Giants love to visit the zoo, too!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Altered Travels

It's take your baby animal to church day!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Altered Travels

Not so Little Timmy looks for his Paw.

Saturday, January 7, 2012