Author Archives: Bernadette

June 2017 Feline Sampler Box: Summer, Summer, Summer

My June 2017 Feline Sampler celebrates summer colors, summer light and summer kitties, sitting in sun puddles, looking out the window, enjoying a bit of the outdoors. Contents Click each photo to see an enlarged version. I choose contents to give you the most variety in each item. I take into account not only item […]

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Flowered Keepsakes for Storage and Gift Boxes

Any flowers are great for summer decorating and gift-giving, even if they bloom in spring! These large and small keepsake boxes are detailed with prints of my artwork and specialty handpainted finishes that coordinate and make the box unique. Some are the blank papier-mâché boxes from the craft store, others are made from vintage cigar […]

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Fun New Hand-Printed Wrapping Paper, “Colorful Tabbies”

“Tabbies” is a linoleum block print, and each sheet of paper is hand-printed on 100# Kraft paper that is more or less 24″ x 30″; my paper is 30″ wide, and I do my best to cut it from the roll at 24″, usually a little generous. Because these designs are larger this wrapping paper […]

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Wishing I Was There

I didn’t get to see the beach for the first time until I was 31 years old. But it was like a reunion, I felt as if I’d known it all my life the first time I ran from the parking lot, across the pier and steps and out onto the sand on a beach […]

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Feline Garden Flags for Summer Gardens

Let people know you love cats with these colorful and unique feline garden flags I’ve created with my artwork! Flags are 11” wide x 15” tall and are digitally printed on both sides of a heavyweight, durable indoor/outdoor woven printable fabric. I finish by adding the rod pocket. They fit the most common garden flag […]

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Summer Morning from the Deck, a Memory Painted in Midwinter

When I participated in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge last January I had prepared myself with reference photos I’d taken because I really wanted to paint them that could be done as a fairly quick sketch. Often those quick sketches are really familiar things, like this view out my kitchen door, over […]

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Tortie Girls Tees for a Colorful Summer

These white cotton tees are hand-printed with a linoleum block, then hand-painted to resemble the coloring of my tortie girls, Cookie and Kelly. I sign and number each shirt, just as I would a print on paper. Fabric is lightweight 100% organic African cotton and made in Tanzania bought in a huge lot by Dharma […]

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Sweet Summertime: 25% off all Summer Originals and Prints

It’s hard to believe the longest day of the year is past already! It’s sweet summertime. Windows open to the long days, lots of sunshine along with the heat and storms of summer, I may not enjoy the last two so much but I do love the freedom of leaving the windows open day and […]

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Saturday Morning Cartoons, With Cats

Every once in a while I get around to cartooning. Apparently I find waking up amid morning feline activity pretty funny because that’s inspired multiple cartoons. One of the other fun things is integrating my own hand-lettering. Two of them won awards in the Cat Writers’ Association annual communication contests. My felines are unimpressed and […]

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May 2017 Feline Sampler Box: Flowers and Sunshine

May is warm colors and bright flowers and more sunshine as every day grows longer, and my May 2017 Feline Sampler welcomes the outdoors in a vase of flowers, through the windows and in the garden. Contents Click each photo to see an enlarged version. I choose contents to give you the most variety in […]

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