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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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June 2017 Feline Sampler Box: Summer, Summer, Summer

My June 2017 Feline Sampler celebrates summer colors, summer light and summer kitties, sitting in sun puddles, looking out the window, enjoying a bit of the outdoors. Contents Click each photo to see an enlarged version. I choose contents to give you the most variety in each item. I take into account not only item […]

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Fun New Hand-Printed Wrapping Paper, “Colorful Tabbies”

“Tabbies” is a linoleum block print, and each sheet of paper is hand-printed on 100# Kraft paper that is more or less 24″ x 30″; my paper is 30″ wide, and I do my best to cut it from the roll at 24″, usually a little generous. Because these designs are larger this wrapping paper […]

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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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April 2017 Feline Sampler Box: Welcome Spring!

Yes, April, even though it’s now July. I took a break after the holidays and began my sampler boxes again in April, but the weather was not good for outside photos. I finally resorted to an indoor photo just to get a start on getting caught up on my Sampler Box posts. My April 2017 […]

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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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