Category Archives: animal-inspired merchandise

New Feline Votive Lamps, 20 Designs, 4 Brand New!

The lifelong inspiration of my feline families has led me down more creative paths than I ever dreamed. Last year I refined my feline votive lamps materials and process, and this year I’ve introduced even more designs to this line of unique and useful items made from upcycled jars with battery-operated light strings that have […]

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March Feline Desktop Calendar: Nikka’s Jupiter Ball

Register for an account on Portraits of Animals and get a free matted print of “Nikka’s Jupiter Ball” or choose from several other sketches, paintings or photos of cats and other subjects—plus a discount on the original and prints and greeting cards until March 31, 2023 Read more on The Creative Cat: Featured Artwork and […]

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36 Images of Cat Artwork in My “Feline Style Sampler”

In autumn 2013 I created this little portfolio piece, Feline Style Sampler, sketches and portraits, to include in presentations to prospective illustration customers to both show a variety of styles of illustration and my ability to design a little book like this and have it printed and bound. I was very pleased with the way […]

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25% Off Select Original Feline Artwork

Six original feline artwork paintings and five block prints are discounted 25% with discount code ORIGINALART25 through February 28, 2023. Why spend extra money on an original when a print looks nice enough? Looking at the original artwork that was done by hand is very different from looking at a print. I’m careful with preparing […]

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Bring an Angel Pet Into the Holidays with a Custom Pet Memorial Votive

Most people have purchased custom pet memorial votives soon after a pet has died whether for themselves or for others. But often the holidays bring up the grief about a pet who died at any time during the year, or even years past. Also, as you cast about for a gift for a family member […]

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Custom Pet Memorial Votive, a Special Gift for Special People

Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Memorial Day, each is a day for a special gift, often something customized. A Custom Pet Memorial Votive is a gift for yourself to remember a beloved animal companion, or to send to a family member or friend to show you remember their companion too. While Memorial Day is a universal […]

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Mail a Note with “Kitties Being Kitties” Notecards

Sometimes the simplicity of a single color line or tone on a beautiful paper stock tells the story. These four cards were my very first set of notecards, which I published in 1992. While in this era we are accustomed to a world of images saturated with color, these detailed ink drawings have just as […]

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If You Enjoy My Feline Artwork, You’ll Enjoy My “Feline Style Sampler”

In autumn 2013 I created this little portfolio piece, Feline Style Sampler, sketches and portraits, to include in presentations to prospective illustration customers to both show a variety of styles of illustration and my ability to design a little book like this and have it printed and bound. I was very pleased with the way […]

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Stocking Up on Accessory Bags

I spent the dreary weekend stocking up on handmade things, like these accessory bags, plus totes, dishtowels and more. But for now, Sienna is most excited about the accessory bags! I create my own “fabric” swatches by pressing the pattern on fabric using a fabric transfer, the kind often used for t-shirts and other garments, […]

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The Creative Cat New Year Newsletter

Happy Mew Year New Inspirations for 2022 Building on 2021 My goal for 2021, with my newly-established studio spaces, well-stocked materials and updated equipment, was to create more new things in the new year. But what became my motivational force was actually updating the way I made the things I had already designed. I not […]

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