Category Archives: black cats

Black Cat Appreciation Day!

Think all black cats look alike? Wow, have I got news for you! Living with a household of black cats for a decade and several black cats individually before that, I have so much black cat art and merchandise that I couldn’t decide what to feature for Black Cat Appreciation Day that would represent “black […]

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Remembering a Special Rescue, and Make a Donation With Every Purchase

It’s hard to believe it’s three years since our foster Kennedy joined us as brother, and left us all too soon. He’d been reported having seizures in a driveway in Kennedy Township, hence his name, on a sunny 90+ degree day, June 14, 2014. He was rescued by Tarra and Margo, and because I’ve handled […]

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Black and Light Vintage Cardboard Cigar Box Keepsake

One August afternoon a few years ago Giuseppe and Mr. Sunshine cuddled together for a nap on the drafting table in my studio, pure black against the sunlit white surface. The clear silhouettes inspired me to pull out the package of scratchboard paper I’d recently purchased because when you have all these black cats a […]

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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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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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July Creative Cat Preview Newsletter: An Anniversary in July

Typically my monthly newsletter is a “preview” of new items for list members before I introduce them to the general public. This month, however, I ordered new equipment and materials which took a long time coming and I’m still working out computer hookups and accessories. I’m pretty excited with how it’s going but I was […]

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July Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: Garden Sketch With Mimi

Even though I used this painting as featured artwork and desktop calendar in July 2014, I chose to feature it again this year for a special anniversary. This July is ten years since we lost Lucy, since I saw Mimi in my garden on that very day, nearly in this very spot, very pregnant with […]

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A Dozen Shades of Gray Anniversary, Art and Cats Transcend Language

June 5 is the fifth anniversary of creating this simple little monochromatic pastel sketch of Jelly Bean enjoying the view out the window with lots of different kinds of light on his fur. It’s still surprising to me that this has always been one of the most popular of all my daily sketches. At the […]

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June Feline Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: Kitty and Buster

“Cats looking out windows” has always been a favorite theme of mine. Add the delicacy of sheer ruffled curtains and I’m totally hooked. It’s the whole scene I love, the moment, even the silly one of just seeing butts and tails on the windowsill and shadowed silhouettes through the curtain, and it’s too cute when […]

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Let the Sun Shine With Handpainted Trinket Dishes!

These little trinket dishes are 3.5″ in diameter and approximately 1/4″ to 1/2″ deep, made from natural white polymer clay. Each dish is formed and painted individually. When I first made polymer clay trinket dishes last year they were kind of lumpy until I worked out how to make the shape for “Curving Silhouette”, but […]

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