Tag Archives: cat gift items

“Big Nap” Decorative Dish for Autumn

How’s a nice round napping ginger kitty for autumn, napping on a bright blue bed like the clear blue skies of September? 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 […]

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New Nature-themed Cabochon Pendants from the Panhandle Trail

Last year’s flower show of pendants from the Panhandle Trail were a hit, so I made more for this year. But I could also picture other elements of nature, like the red-tailed hawks that constantly soar above against the blue sky, and the moon from my painting “Sycamore Moon”. I purchased a few bags of […]

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Small Kitty Keepsake Boxes, Gift or Gift Box

I have a baker’s dozen of small keepsake boxes featuring a variety of fine felines in a varity of styles from my portfolio of art. They are made of cardboard or mache, and I leave them unfinished inside. Use them to store your kitty’s keepsakes or your own, or jewelry or office items and much […]

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Garden Sketch With Mimi, Owning the Garden She Used to Visit

Garden Sketch With Mimi isn’t just Mimi in the garden. It’s Mimi in the garden where she used to hunt for food to feed herself and her kittens and sneak sips of water from the water bowl I had outside for my own cats. I remember seeing her in just about this spot in 2007, […]

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A Selection of New Feline Votives

I let my seed lights swag across the photo and it almost looks like there’s a crack in something, but it’s really just an artsy effect. The last batch I made in May have a few different designs and styles from the ones before and with smaller jars too, and all in summery colors. They […]

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Feline Vintage Cigar Box Keepsakes

I had another stash of vintage cigar boxes in reserve and decided it was time to make some new keepsakes from them. Because I was preparing for Hearts and Paws last weekend, the first group of keepsakes were all feline designs and those are the ones I feature here. I’m working on the flower designs […]

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Sitting Pretty Kitty Magnets and Pins

Here they are, finally! “Sitting Pretty” kitty refrigerator magnets and pins! These magnets and pins are made with a “cookie cutter” die I made myself designed from a sketch titled “Kitty in PInk”. Each one is cut from rolled polymer clay and baked, then hand-painted. Designs come in black, white, gray, tortie, black tabby and […]

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Getting Ready for Hearts and Paws This Saturday, June 22

I’ve been pretty busy making things lately! Hearts and Paws (information below) is coming up, so I’m stocking up for that and for my loosely-planned Open House next month. That means I’m making way more things than usual and it takes whole days. So when I have several things to make for events and to […]

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Cats After van Gogh Keepsake Box Set

Cats After van Gogh is one of the most popular design sets I have, and I am proud of that. It’s a style I developed entirely from seeing the internationally touring exhibit “Van Gogh Up Close”, bringing my cats into a new style of creative expression. More on that below. They tend to be popular […]

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The Artist’s Life: The Importance of My Own Designs

I spent the weekend on art projects getting ready for the upcoming Hearts & Paws Pet Care and Adoption Fair on June 22, and, of course, restocking the shelves here on Portraits of Animals. As I move forward with creating unique handmade goods, though there are millions of pieces of artwork out there to choose […]

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