Category Archives: animal-inspired merchandise

Working Out the Details

I thought I’d be happily printing tote bags with my homemade printing screen today. Alas, I am not, but all is not lost. When things don’t work out as you plan, you can either drop it, or work it out, and I’ve made both decisions plenty of times in my years of creating things, both […]

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October Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: “Allegro Moderato”

Some paintings wait decades to be painted, and when they have their chance they press on until they are fully realized. This was one of those paintings, one that monopolized the last four days of my life. I am not complaining in the least. My orange boy Allegro came to me in 1986 and left […]

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Bella! Accessory Bags

I wasn’t sure the design would fit when I bought these, but she fit so well it was meant to be. I found sets of these white cotton accessory bags on clearance—a good price for me to experiment with. This is the largest bag, 8.5″ x 5.5″, the other two are smaller and smaller yet […]

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Are You An Ailurobibliophile?

I’m working out a design I’ve had in mind for a while—since just about a year ago to be exact! This was to be September 2017’s new introduction, starting with a tote bag then possibly moving to other things, and the concept would lead to a line of items with this design and others, using […]

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I Will Always Walk With You Animal Sympathy Card

Text reads: I will always walk with you. If you live with and rescue a lot of cats, you end up with a fair number of losses. I received sympathy cards from many people, and we all remarked on the lack of animal-themed, especially cat-themed, sympathy cards. For years I’d dreamed of creating my own […]

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Feeling Like a Flower Child?

This 1″ pendant is made with a print of a detail of my photo of Bella, “Flower Child” . Bella is just feeling pretty mellow yellow as she settles in her little world within her basket. Along with the blue seasonal bow on the handle there was one little yellow flower twined along the edge. […]

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Hearts and Paws Pet Care and Adoption Fair Saturday, June 23

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018, 9:30 – 3:30 Hearts and Paws Pet Ministry of Christ United Methodist Church’s 14th Annual Hearts and Paws Pet Adoption and Care Fair South Park Fairgrounds Agricultural Building Area 3734 Buffalo Drive, South Park, PA 15129 Admission is FREE At least 40 vendors and animal rescue organizations attend. ~~~ I’ll have […]

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“Awakening” Cabochon in Classic Black and White

This small pendant is made with a print of my block print “Awakening” inside an antique silver metal frame with a decorative edge and a 3/4″ convex glass cabochon cover. The art is my block print “Awakening”. Only the very center of the design with the cats is included inside the cabochon because the decorative […]

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Keepsake Box, Impressionist Cats Cube

I’ve always been inspired by the Impressionist painters from sketches to paintings, and after working myself into a very realistic style to begin my cat painting career I loosened up by studying Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, Degas and van Gogh as well as the styles of others, visualizing my own inspirations in the light and color. […]

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Fifth Anniversary and A Third Printing of My “Feline Style Sampler”

I love to use selections from my portfolio of artwork to gather into a collection of some sort, finding a theme and then a likely way to present the collection, like my calendars. In my “inspiration collection” I have calendars and art and photography books on all subjects that I enjoy simply pulling out to […]

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