"Life isn't long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is.
Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!"--Tasha Tudor

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Merry Christmas!

I would like to express my gratitude to all of my customers and friends and family (and friends who are more like family!) and to those who have shown interest in my artwork. It means more to me than words can express. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU! Merry Christmas and Peace and Joy to you and yours in 2006! Warmly, Cathy

Thursday, December 15, 2005

New Original Paintings!

Greetings fellow Corgi lovers and friends! It is freezing (literally!) outside here in New York tonight. I hope you are all warm and cozy with visions of sugarplums dancing in your heads. With less than 10 days till Christmas, I have listed a couple of my last Christmas paintings for the year. These are very short auctions, ending in a day or so to ensure delivery before Christmas. The paintings really can be hung year 'round, however. Check out the Corgis on the frozen agility course, too! These little fellows know how to make the most of any situation! To see these paintings, simply scroll down a bit on this blog and click on one of the Ebay buttons. You can always type Santarsiero in your www.ebay.com search as well.

I do hope that amidst all of the holiday hustle and bustle, you all will take the time to enjoy this lovely and meaningful Christmas season. Play with your Corgis. Write to Santa. Have a drink with a friend. Take a walk to look at the decorated houses. Drop a toy in the Toys for Tots box. Bring some cookies to your neighbors (you don't have to bake them, I won't tell!) Light some candles and sing Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer and the Allelujah chorus at the top of your lungs. Pray.

Have a wonderful week! Warmly, Cathy

Friday, December 9, 2005

Snow Day!

Bailey is in pure Corgi bliss. She loves to trailblaze little tunnels and flip the snow in the air with her nose. She is such a little clown. Actually, I've never met a Corgi who isn't!

Monday, November 28, 2005

Bah Humbug!

Greetings Corgi lovers and friends! Here is a peek at my latest painting. It was inspired by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Yes, that is Corginezer Scrooge there with Tiny Tim. You can check out all the details on Ebay, or if you miss it, you can see always see it in my portfolio on my EBSQ artist's website.

My items on eBay

I do hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving! I couldn't sleep the morning before Thanksgiving. (Perhaps it had something to do with the Corgis taking up half of the bed?) I woke up at 4:00 AM and started baking. Pumpkin pies, apple pies, chocolate things. Chocolate should be a food group as far as I'm concerned. The Corgis stood guard near the oven for two days straight! We had a wonderful day. One of the nice things about Thanksgiving (if it is at your house, that is!) is that you don't have to cook for a few days with all of the leftovers! I think I've seen enough of turkey for a while, though.

We had the bright idea to put one of those 'pre-lit' Christmas trees downstairs. We are having a little problem. Weebles the kitten has decided that she loves to climb the tree and thinks it is a perfect place to sleep. Last year I thought I was so clever by putting gingerbread cookies on the upstairs tree. That was until the Corgis discovered them. I swear they devise strategies in the night to reach them.

Enjoy every single minute of the holiday season! Corgishly, Cathy

Thursday, November 3, 2005

Original Corgi art!

My items on eBay

Click on the Ebay icon to see the listing for my newest painting!

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Click on the EBSQ logo to see my Corgi artwork gallery!

Art thieves!

You always hear about people stealing other people's artwork and intellectual property but you never think it will happen to you. Well, it did. I received a phone call last week from a Corgi loving friend and art collector who always watches for new pieces. She saw 'a set of four Christmas Corgi collectible plates' in the UK on Ebay all with my original paintings on them. Gee whiz, the paint on one of them was barely dry. These guys work fast. I contacted Ebay's Vero program and PayPal right away to make them aware. They did pull his listings, but it still is a very hurtful thing to be stolen from. Through some artists' lists I belong to, I found out that this has happened to a few of my fellow artists as well. EBSQ, my artist's website (they are wonderful) are aware of the problem and are working on ways to prevent this from happening the next time they update their site. If you are ever unsure of buying something that has my artwork on it, don't hesitate to ask me! All of my artwork is either sold by me personally or through CafePress or on occasion at a Corgi specialty, and I am usually there!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Corgi Art News, October 2005

Hello to all of my Corgi loving friends!

I can't believe we are halfway through October already. Where does the time go? The holidays will be here before we know it. I love painting anything Christmas! Depending on when you read this note, be sure to check out my latest Original painting listed on Ebay...A Christmas Corgi Spectacular! Type Santarsiero in your http://www.ebay.com/ search to see! If you miss it, you can always see it along with other paintings (all sold, but fun to look at!) by going to http://www.ebsqart.com/ and type Cathy Santarsiero in the Artist Search. From there you can always find my portfolio and have fun browsing through my Corgi gallery. It is guaranteed to bring a smile!

We had no electricity during one of the 'famous' bad storms last week. I can tell you that it is quite a challenge to paint Santa Claus and Corgi eggs by candlelight. Here are the 'naked eggs'........

And here they all are, painted and wrapped to be mailed. They are in my kitchen beneath a beloved photograph of Tasha Tudor peeling potatoes! The inscription beneath the photo reads, "To Cathy, Take Joy! Tasha Tudor" She is my inspiration. I remember first wanting a Corgi because of her illustrations. I hope some day a little boy or girl somewhere sees one of my artworks and becomes intrigued by this delightful breed in the same way! I do a lot of painting in my kitchen. In fact, most of my friends tend to be 'kitchen people'....it doesn't matter what I may have set up where, we always end up in the kitchen!

These were really fun to do. I've been painting these Santa eggs for years and years. Every year they are a little bit different. I had requests for not only red & whites and tris, but also fluffs and Cardigans. It was fun painting Corgis with tails!

We took some of our menagerie to the Blessing of the Animals. Here's a picture of my husband John with Corgis Indy, Bailey and Bridget. Fr. Rich is holding our Chinchilla, Patrick!

Here's a close up of Patrick. My husband rescued him. He has part of an ear missing, we don't know why (from his past life!) All I can tell you is that I sent my husband out for dog food and he came home with a Chinchilla. And he tells ME no more animals. Yeah, right.

Here's Bridget, standing on the 'Grotto' after her blessing. They had 'refreshments' for all the animals, so that little
tongue was working overtime! What we are trying to figure out now is after her blessing has she become holy or is she officially a holy terror?

On a fun Halloween note: Halloween treat bags for the kids are available for purchase on my CafePress site. www.cafepress.com/christmascorgi Right now there is a bag with the "Hairy Pawter" wizard Corgi on one side and the sweet "Trick or Treat" Corgi in a pumpkin costume on the other. If you would like a Trick or Treat bag with 2 different designs, perhaps a Corgoyle and a 'FrankenCorgi' or Sleepy Hollow or any other of my whimsical designs, just send me an email and I'll try and set it up for you!

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My dear friend, Mary Elizabeth Simpson and I have decided to officially combine our 'kennel names.' Windcrest and Nadolig Corgis will now be Reinwood Pembroke Welsh Corgis. (The 'Rein' comes from the reins of a faerie saddle) We are working on (finally!) getting a new website together which will contain pages for my Original artwork and a Blog, our beloved Corgis and lots of conformation, agility, obedience, Mary's Joyful Canine Training information and lots more fun and interesting information!

That's all for now. As always, whether you are new to my artwork or an old friend, please know that I always appreciate your interest. It means so much to me. From the bottom of my heart, Thank You!

Cathy ^..^

Cathy Santarsiero


Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Meet Bridget

This is our little banana Bridget, (B.I.S.S. CH. Heronsway Two For The Show) owned by me, Cathy Santarsiero and my dear friend Mary Elizabeth Simpson. Bridget is one of the Corgis who keep me company while painting.