Shaylie requested that I make her a custom phone case for Christmas this year. I have made a few of my art pieces into phone cases for myself, and she wanted one made just for her. I find making art for other people very difficult because I feel like I don’t know what they will like. But she kept asking, so I decided to give it a try. It was right around the time that our neighbor’s cat temporarily adopted us, and Shaylie was quite enamored with it. Since cats have been appearing in my art anyway, I decided to do a painting with a girl and a cat. It turned out better than I expected, and Shaylie loved it! I called the painting “Cat Magic,” and shortly after I painted it, we ended up adopting a kitten of our own. That seems a little magical to me!