Category Archives: black cats

Spring In-person and Virtual Open House Update 2: New Feline Garden Flags

Nine new designs for feline garden flags! Read more on The Creative Cat: Spring In-person and Virtual Open House Update 2: New Feline Garden Flags

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Honorable Mention in North Hills Art Center Exhibit “Where Love Dwells”

Ironically, I wasn’t going to enter this painting, but a friend presumed I would enter “Studio Morning Shift” and I reconsidered. It was honored with an Honorable Mention in the Winter show at the North Hills Art Center. Looks like home to me! Where Love Dwells benefits Hello Neighbor, a Pittsburgh nonprofit “committed to supporting […]

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“Scratch Your Claws Here” Doormats

This is another project I’ve been waiting to see come to fruition—my own black cat silhouette doormats! I decided to make a few during my virtual open house in October, in part to answer some questions about materials and designs for me, and to gather feedback on the whole idea. The idea was a hit, […]

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Featured Artwork and December Desktop Calendar: Black Cats Dreaming in Color

The way the frilly colorful lines worked out in this sketch always reminded me of both confetti and some Christmas wrapping paper we had when I was little and looks so festive. And likely the three brothers are dreaming of the wonderful things that will fill the house for them when they awaken. Download your […]

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Color Inspired By Artists on My “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 which I enlarged and use to cut the clay around the outline of the sketch for each dish, soften the […]

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Ways to Keep Cool, “Mimi in the Laundry Shade”

Mimi’s got the right idea! Soon enough this morning it was too hot even for this, but it reminded me of this painting, as did the skirts and dresses which I also wore this past week. Some things really don’t change much, and me and Mimi outside in the morning is one of them, whether […]

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New Polymer Clay Things

I have a lot to catch up on here! My hands have been busy with what you see above, and more, plus I’m still catching up on indoor and outdoor projects and upkeep around my house that have been waiting a couple of years. I’ve been putting my new hip to work every day with […]

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Handmade, Handpainted Curving Silhouette Trinket Dish

This 4” round curved dish is made from natural white polymer clay, handpainted with a black design adapted from a daily sketch. The design is adapted from a daily sketch that was actually made from cut paper, in black of course, and Mimi was the model, “Curving Silhouette”. Mimi inspects a few of the dishes […]

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25% Off All Commissioned Artwork

Until June 30, 2020, I’m offering 25% off all commissioned fine artwork, all subjects and all media. I always feature my traditional Mother’s and Father’s Day discounts on commissioned pet portraits from April through June so you can have a discount on a special portrait for that person in your life who inspired you to […]

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Virtual Open House Day 1: 25% Off All Commissioned Artwork Plus Free Framing

I always feature my traditional Mother’s and Father’s Day discounts on commissioned pet portraits from April through June so you can have a discount on a special portrait for that person in your life who inspired you to love animals. You can also commission me to paint non-animal subjects. In fact, I’ve been commissioned to […]

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