Ali Canary aka AliCat
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I Might Have COVID

The Omicron variant of COVID has been spreading like crazy here in the United States, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, has expressed that we may well all get it. ALL of us. 336,000,000 people?!? Yep, that's the US populati
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Posted in Health & Fitness on January 15, 2022

My Tattoo Design Goes Live!

Thank you, Dear Readers, for waiting patiently through my series of posts about designing a tattoo for my friend, who commissioned a tree of life design to get as a tattoo. He got it and sent me this picture showing it "live". I know some of you were wond
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Posted in Art on September 4, 2021

A Little Color for the Tattoo!

Now that the line art was finished, I wanted to do a color version so that Rich could determine whether he wanted to get color on the tattoo. To keep the original art clean and easy to reproduce as a stencil, I made a photocopy and added the color to that.
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Posted in Art on August 30, 2021

Finished Line Art for the Tree of Life Tattoo

Now that the comp sketch was approved by the client and the deposit was paid, it was time to start the finished art. I was going to produce this as black-and-white line art so that it would be easy for the tattooist to create a stencil. The client, my frie
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Posted in Art on August 28, 2021

A Correction for My Tattoo Sketch

In my last post, I talked about designing a tree of life tattoo for my friend. I had submitted a "comp sketch" to him for approval. Unlike a rough sketch or a thumbnail sketch, which are just small, quick sketches to work out an initial design idea, a "com
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Posted in Art on August 26, 2021

Designing a Tattoo for My Friend

A friend of mine from high school connected with me on Facebook. He remembered that I was always into art and wondered if I still did much art. I said yes and showed him my Facebook page for my art (If you are on Facebook and want to look it up, it's calle
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Posted in Art on August 25, 2021

COVID-19: What Country is WInning the Race to Be Fully Vaccinated?

In the race to get their populations vaccinated, some countries are doing better than others. No country is fully vaccinated yet, but one, Gibraltar, a British territory located at the southern tip of Spain, is very close and will no doubt win the race. Ev
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Posted in Health & Fitness on April 19, 2021

Just Over a Week Left in the Year - Where Am I with the #20Resolutions?

Hi all, if you have seen my past articles this year, you will know that I have been working a project called "20 Resolutions" or "20 by 2020". I have posted from time to time on my progress (the last time was in September, when I had closed out a third cat
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Posted in Personal on December 21, 2019

Another New Blog!

Last week, I started another blog, called The View from Mount Helicon. As I explain in this post, "Welcome to Mount Helicon", I needed a blog for my creative writing, in addition to the blogs I already have, which focus on art, reviews and other useful art
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Posted in Writing on December 8, 2019

#20Resolutions Update - Another Month Passed, Another Goal Achieved (But So Many Remain)!

In my last update on the project, here: , I had closed out three categories, and had achieved the following on the remaining 17:
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Posted in Personal on September 3, 2019

Comments (83)

Hi AliCanary , Are you on Facebook?

May 16, 2017, 11:34 AM

Yes, it is a good feeling to be getting closer to the goal.

January 17, 2016, 2:53 PM

Hi AliCat. I remember you from Bubblews. Glad to see you here. I just found the site recently.

November 29, 2015, 12:51 PM

Hi AliCat! I don't know if you're looking for any new venues or not, but I do know Daily Voice News is looking for writers to write about their favorite TV shows on a regular basis. I thought of you because your recaps are always so interesting and thorough. I just wanted to mention it to you. : )

November 14, 2015, 8:51 PM

You have been busy!! Congratulations on the milestone!

September 1, 2015, 8:13 AM

Hi Lady : ) I saw a new book at the library today titled, "The Secret History of Wonder Woman" and thought of you. I didn't know if you were aware of it or not, so here's looking at you, kid.

July 14, 2015, 9:44 PM

Free time is scarce at the moment and even though I try to pop in everyday not much time to post...hopefully things will get back to normal over the next few months...

July 13, 2015, 6:20 PM

Following you and eagerly awaiting The Saga of the Truck Battery, Part 4.

July 8, 2015, 12:49 PM

i went on an extended hiatus. i miss this place and of course my dear friends here in persona paper!

July 6, 2015, 7:13 PM

Following you! Have a great holiday weekend!

July 3, 2015, 5:25 PM