Category Archives: cat artwork

February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge, Day 9: Update on Amy’s Portrait

I’m counting all creative things I do into my creative challenge, especially artwork. Time spent on a portrait works into that. I began this portrait last summer but picked it up again after my hip surgery last fall. I had a chance to meet with the customer last month and posted the first draft then. […]

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Cloth Placemats, Which Do You Prefer?

I already have laminated placemats, but I’ve always liked fabric placemats, and, of course, I’ve always seen my artwork on them. The question is this: which style? Fringed or hemmed? and using opaque transfers or light fabric transfers? Let me know your opinion. Read more on The Creative Cat and let me know what you […]

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Got Ginger Tabbies?

I’m not sure what the weather’s like where you are, but where we are it’s dark and cold and kind of slushy. What better way to brighten up a day like that? And though these two designs were based on a black tabby and a torbie, part of the fun of being an artist is […]

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What’s on My Easel: Amy

A good start on my next commissioned portrait, “Amy”, former feral mom cat happy in her forever rescue home. This portrait will be about 16 x 22 and is painted in pastel. Read more about this portrait on The Creative Cat: What’s on My Easel: Amy

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Klepto Cat Book Cover No. 40, “Meow and Forever”

I love the cover illustrations that have a full scene and contains lots of details that provide clues, but I also love painting cat portraits because I love the close-up study of each feline. This cover kind of filled both of those descriptions. Read more about this cover and other in this series on The […]

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Start Your New Year With “Great Rescues Day Book”

If you enjoy my rescue stories and my artwork, you can have, or give as a gift, a year’s worth of my portraits and rescue stories in Great Rescues Day Book. Read more about this book on The Creative Cat: Marketplace: Start Your New Year With “Great Rescues Day Book”

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Two Special Feline Originals Sold

It’s both calmly gratifying and thrilling that another person has considered the purchase of one of my original paintings at its higher value than a print they could easily choose, and that one of my inspirations is admired enough that another person not only likes to look at it, but they want to own it, […]

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Bella! Dish Towels

These dishtowels are printed on premade 18″ x 32″ flour sack towels with my “Bella!” silhouette stenciled on the bottom edge. The design is 8″ wide so that you can fold the towel in thirds and still see the entire design. Read more on The Creative Cat: Marketplace: Bella! Dish Towels

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Bella! Totes, Accessories and Dish Towels

I made a couple new things with the Bella! design—accessory bags and dish towels. Click the images below to visit the product post and purchase. Bella! Accessory Bags I make each 5 x 8 bag from reclaimed natural linen fabric, stencil my “Bella!” silhouette and embellish with buttons sewn on by hand. White zipper closure. […]

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Small Handmade Accessory Bags

I finally got to an experiment I’ve been looking forward to, and to my joy and potential creative output, it worked! I created my own “fabric” swatches by printing the pattern on linen fabric using a fabric transfer, the kind often used for t-shirts and other garments, and the ones I use for various other […]

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