Last Shot 2016




Luna LuRain


Halloween Portrait of the Performer and Philosopher LuRain Penny by the Lady She lives with.

Happy Holidays!



Mannequin Sunset

Mannequin Summer by codifyer

Scenic Coastal Oregon travel art

photographie picturesque


Amazing to be on the coast.

People to meet.

Ends to meet.

And the Sunsets…….

The weather’s been gorgeous.

Can’t stop taking pictures.

Beauty all around.


Thank you all for your encouragement, for many comments & likes.

Omissions of gratitude result from haste.

I’ve been Dog paddlin’ in the Real World, as my friend Miss Penny would say.

Many projects, including Pirate KittyCat Toon™ in works or working.

There’s never seems to be enough time to do everything!

I love what I’ve seen of your thoughts & new art.

It gives me hope as writer Cathryn Wellner says.

Continued success to us all!

Have a glorious sunset.


Bec at the Window

Bec by the Window


Scenic Coastal Oregon

Photographie Picturesque.

Nature. Architecture. Portraiture.

by the codifyer



The Knotted Heart


A recent tragedy threw me off track.

Everything was put on hold.

Thank all who have expressed patience, kindness & caring.

Back to Self – Publishing PirateKittyCat Toon soon.

Hope all is well in your World.




Taking to the Top :: Pirate.KittyCat.Toon Book!

To the Top!

The Pirate.KittyCat.Toon™ Book is finished!

More later on the joys & trials of self-publishing.

Thanks for your support and encouragement.





Pirate KittyCatToons in Partnership w/ Home For Life Sanctuary

Thanks for all the support and encouragement for the Pirate KittyCat Toon™ project!

LuRain Reads Pirate Kitty is getting hit on youtube.

A wonderful review of the work by Cathryn Wellner just came out.

Indigo Black :: Adventure Cat has his own Facebook page.

And orders for the book are coming in!

This presents a challenge in self publishing which I will be detailing in the next blog.

In an effort to raise awareness of the project & generate income, I’m selling my art & products through theCodifyerGallery  & from me directly.

As always, I welcome any insight or advice on the subject of publishing & will pass it on through the network.

The Pirate.KittyCat.Toon Store donates 10% of royalties on sale to Home For Life®  in Minnesota to the end of 2012!

This wonderful organization provides a true home for life for pets whose age or physical condition makes them otherwise ‘un-adoptable’.

From their website:

Home For Life® is an expression of a new kind of animal shelter—the long-term animal sanctuary. We provide animals with loving care, a nurturing environment that is safe and stable, a place to belong. We provide lifetime care for cats and dogs with special needs who cannot find a home, but who can still lead a quality life. Most shelters offer two options for animals: adoption or euthanasia. A typical family home is not appropriate for every animal.

Those who are old, or who have disabilities, health or temperament problems may do better in another setting. Home For Life® believes that these special animals deserve an alternative that will meet their needs. Hence, we created “The Third Door” animal rescue and welfare program where special animals have an option previously unavailable. The Home for Life® animals enjoy a quality life, where they can be themselves, run and play, and be loved and cherished for as long as they live. The Third Door™ program provides an animal rescue option for such special animals.

Through their various community out-reach programs, “HFL touches people of all ages through our innovative community outreach programs and the client organizations we serve. Animals that were once rejected and neglected are given a second chance at our sanctuary, and then, with faith in life restored; give back through their participation in the Pet Peace Corps.”

I am proud that the LuRain Reads Pirate Kitty has been chosen as  part of the HFL Peace Creatures® A collaborative program with the Tubman Family Alliance of the Twin Cities and the Women of Nations Shelter in St. Paul, MN, the Peace Creatures® project uses volunteers, staff and animals from the sanctuary to teach peaceful conflict resolution to families impacted by domestic violence. This is truly an honor & exactly the use to which I hoped this project would be put; teaching empathy through Art.

 Support the Artist & HFL – please pass along our links & consider us for your gifts this Holiday.

Thanks to all who have encouraged this project.