It's finally feeling like fall in Charleston, so that means time for a new oil painting series. I've just begun on what might be my most favorite series of paintings ever. I call it my "Spirit Animal" series. The idea came about when my husband, Derek, and I were discussing what we thought our spirit animals would be. Derek, being an avid windsurfer who's always chasing the wind and waves, decided up a pelican, who love to let the wind catch their wings as they glide just above the water. For me, it was a bit more difficult. I adore all cats, from the typical house cat to those roaming the ..