Category Archives: Gift Items

Time for Flowers, Crocheted Washcloths and Patterns

Inspired by the flowers in my garden as they bloom from spring through autumn, I designed these crocheted washcloths to brighten up your a or kitchen or anywhere in the house—and not just as washcloths, but to crochet in different yarns and different sizes to make items from tiny sachets to throw rugs, or to […]

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Two Cats After van Gogh, Anniversary Discounts

It’s hard to believe it’s been six years since I saw the exhibit “Van Gogh Up Close” and came home with a head full of ideas—and that evening sketched Giuseppe and Mr. Sunshine on the landing for my first “Cats After van Gogh” sketch, a theme and style that’s stayed with me for over a […]

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Pet Day at Slippery Rock Campground Association May 27

 Sunday, May 27, 2018 Pet Day at Slippery Rock Campground Association 1150 W Park Rd, Slippery Rock, PA 16057 SRCA Ball Field … 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Also a Pet Parade Contest and Rabies Clinic Pet Food & Supply drive to benefit the non-profit rescues in attendance. Visit Slippery Rock Campground Association website for […]

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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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“Big Nap” Decorative Dishes

Jelly Bean’s roundness is a little exaggerated but it really was a big nap. Another one of the feline shapes I love. “Big Nap” decorative dishes are based on one of my brush pen sketches, each one handmade, hand painted and unique, reflecting my influences from Japanese brush pen art, Theophile Steinlen, and Andy Warhol. […]

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All the New Stuff

I don’t usually try to create six new things at once, but it turned out okay. You know how I love to tell stories about the things I make. And I actually enjoy working out one new thing at a time, visualizing the idea, collecting materials, testing it and making changes if necessary, then sharing […]

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Hot Off the Worktable: “Tabbies Tiles”

I’ve had tiles in mind for a long time. I just like them for decoration, but they are also useful as coasters or a base to display something. I don’t have a kiln at the ready and don’t really want one, so I’ve been experimenting with air-dry clay to substitute. The finish has the feel […]

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Hot Off the Worktable: “Heart Cat” Decorative Dishes

The “Heart Cat” decorative dish design is based on a favorite Valentine card, “You Are My Heart Cat”, which in turn is based on a photo I took in 2009 of one of their heart-shaped hugs. It’s another of the things I’m making for the one of the things I’m working on for the upcoming […]

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Hot Off the Worktable: “Big Nap” Decorative Dishes

“Big Nap” decorative dishes, based on one of my brush pen sketches, each one handmade, hand painted and unique, reflecting my influences from Japanese brush pen art, Theophile Steinlen, and Andy Warhol. They are one of the things I’m making for the one of the things I’m working on for the upcoming cat show as […]

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Hot off the Worktable: A New Color for “Back to Front” Pendants

“Back to Front in Black With Gold” is one of the things I’m working on for the upcoming cat show as well as for general sale. It’s a black polymer clay medallion with my brush pen illustration “Back to Front” stamped on the front. It’s complete with black jump ring and black flocked cord, hot […]

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