Mimi is very proud of how her children have found a career as artist models.
This sketch from Halloween night in 2012 as I handed out my candy and all the knocking got to be a bit much for these four was destined to be a Halloween design. I designed the card first and the sketch needed a little something extra so I drew a pumpkin to add to the design, and then went on from there to the garden flag, placemat, wooden panel decoration, and who knows what else I’ll create?
I will remark that I don’t like to associate black cats with Halloween for various reasons, but I didn’t pose a single one—they obligingly posed. But it’s never a bad thing to have cats of any color or pattern on a greeting card for any holiday.
Mimi, of course, oversaw the photography, as she always does. She also supervised the creation of a few of these items as well.
And formerly feral foster Hamlet hops up on my worktable to lend a paw and settles down on the print for the placemat. Thanks Hamlet!
The Meow-lo-ween Selection
Here’s the whole group of items, with descriptions and links below:
Happy Meow-lo-ween Garden Flag
Flags are 11” wide x 15” tall and fit the most common garden flag bracket available, sold in most hardware and home renovation stores with a garden area. Most flags have a design on both sides, but in this case it’s solid purple on the back.
[ss_product id=’3d30ad46-8d6f-11e6-8091-002590787d08′ ]Garden Flag, Halloween, Happy Meow-lo-ween[/ss_product]
Only two left! Purchase here or visit the product page for the garden flag.
Happy Meow-lo-ween Placemat
“Happy Meow-lo-ween” Laminated Placemat is 11 x 17 laminated with 5 mil laminate, available singly and in sets of two and four. Placemats are printed on one side of 110# matte cover stock and then laminated with 5 mil laminate. They can be used for water and food bowls as well as placemats for your table, or any surface that needs a little protection.
[ss_product id=’34d2b192-8d6c-11e6-af26-002590787d08′ ]Laminated Halloween Placemat, Happy Meow-lo-ween[/ss_product]
Purchase here or visit the product page for the placemat.
“Happy Meow-lo-ween” Pumpkin Panel Decoration
“Happy Meow-lo-ween” Pumpkin Panel Decoration is an 8.5″ x 11″ pumpkin-shaped painted and decorated wood panel made to hang on a wall or a door or stand up in a Halloween display.
I purchased a lightweight pumpkin-shaped wood panel in order to have some fun. It’s painted purple on the body and green on the stem and the sketch of the Four Housecats of the Apocalypse is printed on sticker material and adhered to one side. I added a leaf-decorated wired garland to decorate the stem.
It’s lightweight enough to hang on just about anything, and you can also lean it against another item or use a small easel to keep it upright in a table display. Mine hangs on my front door and has withstood a lot of temperature changes and humidity, so it could also spend sometime in an outdoor display that was protected from precipitation.
[ss_product id=’79917ec0-8d6d-11e6-bce4-002590787d08′ ]Handmade Feline Gift, Halloween Pumpkin Panel, Happy Meow-lo-ween[/ss_product]
Only two of these left as well! Purchase here or visit the product page for the decoration.
“Happy Meow-lo-ween” Greeting Card
Cards are blank inside and printed on 12 pt. stock coated on the outside. Your choice of white or orange envelopes.
- Meow-lo-ween cards assort with all other 5″ x 7″ greeting cards (except custom printed cards) for a quantity discount.
- Price includes shipping via Priority Mail.
[ss_product id=’a0a45068-8d6e-11e6-a238-002590787d08′ ]Halloween Card, Happy Meow-lo-ween[/ss_product]
Purchase here or visit the product page.
Other Halloween Cards
I have several other Halloween cards featuring these same cats and others!
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Those came out great!
Thanks, Ellen! It was all great fun!
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