Category Archives: Christmas

Sold Original Painting: Waiting on Christmas Night

I’m so excited that my newest cat painting will be going to a new home for Christmas—a friend purchased the framed original for her nine-year-old granddaughter who is very sensitive to artwork, and also has her own black kitty to love. I am thrilled! Sharing cats with another cat lover of any age is a […]

Read More...

Pointy-eared and Eartipped, Feline Holiday Ornaments and More!

My “Star of Wonder” ornament is designed from my original “Star of Wonder” holiday card in 2012, more on that below. I handmake each ornament on a wood disk with a silver star, a light blue background and a navy blue cat silhouette, and trim the edge with silver. All these elements have been consistent, […]

Read More...

Featured Artwork and December Desktop Calendar: Waiting on Christmas Night – The Creative Cat

Mewsette often sits in the window and waits for me, but years ago, when I had the candles in the window for the holidays, she was always the one who was waiting for me when I came home after vendor shows or holiday activities. I put together years of photos of her to create this […]

Read More...

Holiday Ornaments!

Finally got this year’s ornaments done! Three are designs I’ve made and even offered in the past year, but through that first iteration I refined the techniques and designs and they are much the better for that. I had initially begun with 4″ discs made of polymer clay and I really love that size, but […]

Read More...

“Window Kitty, Snowy Night” Seasonal Card

This card is a hand-printed linoleum block print, based on the actual scene that met me many snowy nights when I came home from my day job and seeing one of my kitties in silhouette, Sally for many years, then Sophie, then Kelly, sitting on the windowsill at the big casement window facing north, the […]

Read More...

“An Old Memory” for the Holidays

I took the photo in 1983, just a few months after I got my first camera and I was only shooting black and white so I could learn how to use the camera. Some cat’s paw had taken down one of my cut paper snowflakes as he sat to look out the window. What a […]

Read More...

From a Spontaneous Photo Shoot at Dusk to Holiday Cards

I was hoping for a fantastic sunset as I drove home from errands, but no luck tonight. With a light dusting of snow, a gentle snowfall began again as dusk began to fall, and the clouds remained resolutely solid gray. Still, I got some nice photos as I drove through Settler’s Cabin Park where I’d […]

Read More...

Holiday Greetings from the Backyard Birds

I truly love winter paintings because the light is wonderful without the shadows from trees, the reflections from the snow illuminating shadowed areas with soft purples and blues, and the patterns made by bare branches are mesmerizing. This set of four paintings of birds are ones I’d done “from life”, actually standing at a window […]

Read More...

Hot off the Worktable: Ornaments!

Today’s project as I work my way toward the holidays—ornaments! “Dusk in the Woods” and “Star of Wonder” are on thin 4″ polymer clay disks, one handpainted and one with an image transfer, ready with hanging hooks for decoration this holiday season. These are another idea I’ve been carrying around for quite some time, including […]

Read More...

Marketplace: “Star of Wonder” Holiday Gifts and Decorations ~ The Creative Cat

This glass votive is etched by hand and finished with a clear label I printed from my artwork “Star of Wonder”. It’s made from a purchased cube-shaped glass vase 3.25″ in each dimension and comes with an LED tea light. I posted this item on The Creative Cat and wanted to share it here as […]

Read More...