Tag Archives: cat sketches

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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Votives Made from Repurposed Jars

I see things others might recycle or throw away as creative possibilities. I save jars and use a fair number around the house for storage and for projects in my studio and recycle the rest. For years I’ve considered ways to make votives with my artwork just like the ones I’ve received as gifts and […]

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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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Setting Up a Display

One of the things I like best about setting up a display is actually getting to see the things I’ve made. Really, all these things are packed away when they aren’t on display, so after I’ve made them and photographed them for my website, I pack them away to keep them clean and new-looking until […]

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Hearts and Paws Pet Adoption and Care Fair June 17, Hope to See You Tomorrow

I’ll have as much of my handmade goods as I can pack and set up, plus greeting cards, garden flags, prints of artwork on paper and canvas and selected originals and framed prints. I’ll be near HCMT and Pittsburgh CAT for this event that’s really fun for meeting a lot of pets and adoptable animals […]

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