Category Archives: feline artwork

Two New Seasonal Votives

Mariposa is pleased to introduce two new handmade votives for the holidays—and don’t worry about Mariposa’s nose, these votives come with an LED tealight, purrfectly safe for fluffy kitties with curious noses! They feature this month’s featured feline and nature artwork, “Stained Glass Cats” and “Solstice”, this time on a 3.25″ round glass votive. I […]

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Shop Small, Shop Handmade on Small Business Saturday

Shop Small, Shop Handmade! Small Business Saturday gifts for $20 and under inspired by cats, nature and wildlife. Visit Portraits of Animals for unique handmade gifts. Visit my Handmade Gift Gallery. Visit Books.

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As the Leaves Turn, Feline Silhouettes Looking Out the Door

Giuseppe, Mimi and Mewsette spend some time watching out the front door. There are birds fluttering and chipmunks racing back and forth across the porch, Fatso the squirrel runs up and down the tree now and then, butterflies and bees fly around, the leaves flutter in the breeze, now and then a car goes by, […]

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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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“Back to Front” Clay Pendant, Revisited.

This small pendant is made of polymer clay with a stamp of my sketch “Back to Front” impressed in the clay. It comes in four different shapes with a little variation in size from 1″ to 1.5″and about 1/8″ thick, and comes with an 18″ black flocked cord. I initiated this pendant in 2016 using […]

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Reduce Your Stress With the Creative Cat Coloring Book

I recently read about a Drexel University study of the effect of creating art on just about anyone—just 45 minutes of art creation can significantly reduce your levels of the stress hormone cortisol. And you don’t have to be an “artist”, it works for anyone even if you’re just doing construction paper collages or coloring […]

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Kitty Love Picture Frames for Photos or Quotes

I purchase unfinished wood frames and add color and handpaint black cat silhouettes and pawprints in acrylic paint. I chose fresh, vivid colors to brighten the area where they’ll display. The art is “Mimi en Silhouette” as the cat shape. I named this design in French because it’s an homage to Theophile Steinlen’s style. Your […]

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August Feline Desktop Calendar: Smiling Ginger Kitty

When you are a “cat person”, it seems to begin with day one and work its way all through your life to the end, with cats intertwined with everything in between. And I’ve been looking at this batik I did in sixth grade and thinking how cool it would be to batik again… In 2011, […]

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