Tag Archives: cat-themed gift items

Decorate Your Summer Table With a Tortie Tablecloth and Placemat

Handmade of unbleached cotton muslin, this little accent tablecloth is 36″ x 36″ and has the same image, “The Roundest Eyes”, printed and hand-tinted four times, one on each corner. It is signed and dated below the design and has my handwritten “label” reading “handmade, hand-printed, hand-painted” and the year. Washing instructions are included on […]

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Peaceful Nap Feline Votive

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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Be A Flower Child Like Bella

Bella is just feeling pretty mellow yellow as she settles in her little world within her basket. Bella is well aware of her charms and her beauty, and just how to compose a good photo. Here is the original photo. This small pendant is made with a print of my photo of Bella, “Flower Child”, […]

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Let the Sun Shine With Hand-painted 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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See You This Saturday, April 7, at Pet Search Spring 2018 Art, Craft and Vendor Show

SPRING 2018 ART, CRAFT and VENDOR SHOW BENEFITTING PET SEARCH and HOMELESS ANIMALS Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018 American Legion, 168 Park Avenue, Washington, PA Time: 10:00 am-4:00pm I’ll be there with all my handmade goods, artwork, books and greeting cards, things you’ve seen and all new things as well—including inspirations from nature and wildlife […]

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Colorful Kelly, a Little Surprise of Color

This sketch totally surprised me—I’d never done a thing like it before. Inspired by Kelly awaking from a nap on my desk, I’d been about to try out these watercolor pencils while she was sleeping. I discovered that what I thought was black was navy blue and decided to go ahead. I’m so glad I […]

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Pet Search Spring 2018 Art, Craft and Vendor Show Saturday, April 7

SPRING 2018 ART, CRAFT and VENDOR SHOW BENEFITTING PET SEARCH and HOMELESS ANIMALS Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018 American Legion, 168 Park Avenue,  Washington, PA Time: 10:00 am-4:00pm I’ll be there with all my handmade goods, artwork, books and greeting cards, things you’ve seen and all new things as well—including inspirations from nature and wildlife […]

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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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A Few More New Things, Getting Ready for the Cat Show

I usually work out one project at a time, starting with my basic visualization and working out materials, size, method and details to make sure the idea is workable, make a few and show them to friends to get an opinion. That obviously takes time and I get impatient, and with a cat show coming […]

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New Stuff, and Getting Ready for the Cat Show

I’ve been busy in my studio and the rough draft tiles above are just one example of what’s new. They are made of air-dry clay rolled thin, then pressed onto one of the inked linoleum blocks from my “Tabbies” series so they are a little dimensional and a little colorful. This is really fun! This […]

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