Category Archives: Holiday

Valentines for Cat Lovers and Lovers With Cats

As if the candy Valentine hearts-inspired Valentines aren’t enough, I have a ready supply of feline Valentine images with all the cuddling that happens around here, a mix of both photos and illustrations. These cards are 5″ x 7″ and are available singly or in half or full dozens. Read about the on The Creative […]

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Hand-printed Valentine Cards Inspired by Valentine Candy Hearts

Candy hearts-inspired Valentines with kitty messages—what could be a better Valentine for cat lovers? Each is hand-printed so be sure to order early. I usually print these little linocuts in earth tones or “tabby colors”, but I’ve been itching to use brights and pastels and all sorts of combinations with them. I decided they made […]

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What’s in the Shop, a Discount and Expedited Shipping Through December 21

I’ve maintained my display after my open house because local people are still visiting. You can visit too, virtually, with the slideshow below. But before the slideshow, here are your discounts and expedited shipping! My local customers get the open house sale first, then I extend it to everyone, including all of you readers. 25% […]

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Did You Miss Us? Still Some Shopping to Do!

Yes, we were missing for a few days! First, I had my open house here last weekend, December 13-15, and in preparations and during I never really had the chance to sit down and post. Then I discovered that one of my sites had been hacked and my whole account and all my websites were […]

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Hand-printed Valentines Inspired by Candy Hearts ~ The Creative Cat

I usually print these little linocuts in earth tones or “tabby colors”, but I’ve been itching to use brights and pastels and all sorts of combinations with them. I decided they made cute valentines and that’s a great reason to create hand-printed cards in magenta on pink, violet, magenta and red card stock, embellished with […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Colorful Little Crabapples on a November Day, “Unexpected Berries” Holiday Cards

Has someone decorated the bare trees for the holidays? Yes, Mother Nature! I took this photo on a similarly gray day and those colorful little apples looked as if they glowed and the bare branches had a wonderful silvery cast. Walking in the quiet of a winter day I see some of the most beautiful […]

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Backyard Birds Holiday Greetings, Set

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 […]

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