Category Archives: Gift Items

Bella! and Her Foster Friends Tote Bags

In May I created a silhouette from Bella and stenciled it in onto a canvas or twill bag and embellished with buttons sewn on by hand. I know that not all kitties are black, despite what my house full of housepanthers try to tell me, and I decided to try out a few other kitty […]

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A Gift for the Gardener, “The Perfect Place” Keepsake Box

Just one little careful study of sun on the bench and flowers, from anothers’ garden. My own garden bench should be so well landscaped. Use it to hold seed packets, or your own collection of heritage seeds, gloves and small tools, or small books and notes to have handy when planning next year’s garden so […]

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Curving Silhouette Trinket Dish

This 4” round curved dish is made from natural white polymer clay, handpainted with black design adapted from a daily sketch. The design is adapted from a daily sketch that was actually made from cut paper, in black of course, and Mimi was the model, “Curving Silhouette”. Each dish is formed and painted individually, and […]

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Stock Up on Gift Bags for the Holidays

Holiday gift giving is beginning and a gift bag with art the recipient will appreciate makes the gift even that much more special. I have dozens of designs that feature cats, dogs, flowers, butterflies and birds, and nature, and a quantity discount for purchasing three or six bags. From the first time I received a […]

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A Purrfect Gift Box or a Gift In Itself, After Dinner Nap Keepsake Box

“The face that launched a thousand portraits,” my Stanley, the feline mascot of my business, appearing on my business card and brochure cover. As I set up the pages for this site I sat back and thought about possibly using another piece of artwork as my signature for the site. This keepsake has my painting […]

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It’s Time for Meow-lo-ween!

Mimi is very proud of how her children have found a career as artist models. This sketch, “Spooked on Halloween”, from Halloween night in 2012 as I handed out my candy and all the knocking got to be a bit much for these four was destined to be a Halloween design. I designed the card […]

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Bella! and Her Foster Friends Tote Bags

In May I created a silhouette from Bella and stenciled it in onto a canvas or twill bag and embellished with buttons sewn on by hand. I know that not all kitties are black, despite what my house full of housepanthers try to tell me, and I decided to try out a few other kitty […]

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Get Ready for the Season of Black Cats

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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Wordless Wednesday: Handmade Chalkboard

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