26 Apr

Let’s Celebrate Adopt a Shelter Pet Day with a Giveaway!

April 30th is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. Rescuing cats (and dogs!) is a cause near and dear to my heart, so Kitty Curator is celebrating the occasion by hosting a special giveaway!

You could win a beautiful pet portrait from artist Kayla Erickson + a $25 donation to the animal shelter of your choice. I’d also love to profile the winner’s final portrait in an upcoming blog post. Make your cat famous!

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9 Apr

Etsy Shops for Cat Lovers: Meet Niaski & Her Artist Cat Series

NiaskiI decided to begin a new blog series, Etsy Shops for Cat Lovers, where I’ll introduce some of my favorite artists. I had to start off with Niaski because I’m madly in love with every single item in this shop! I can’t decide if it’s the vibrant colorful designs or the clever homage to famous artists, but either way, I’m a fan.

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4 Apr

28 Delightful Cat Fabric Designs from Spoonflower

I found a treasure trove of cat fabric designs on Spoonflower! Their online marketplace has thousands of quirky, modern and cute styles by talented independent artists all over the world. After scrolling through 100+ pages of amazing illustrations, here are 28 of my favorites.

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28 Mar

8 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Pet Portrait Artist

Choosing a pet portrait artist is no easy task! You want the finished portrait to capture your pet’s personality and be a beautiful addition to your home. If you’ve never commissioned a piece of art, it can feel a little daunting. Not to worry!

With the help of several experienced pet portrait artists, I’ve compiled eight questions that will give you the confidence to find and choose the perfect artist. Once you’re ready, don’t forget to check out my Pet Portrait Directory with over 80 talented artists.

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18 Mar

Fun & Modern Embroidery Art for Cat Lovers

Embroidery art is making a comeback. But it’s definitely not the cross-stitch patterns from your old home economics class. On the contrary, this is a creative new take on an ancient handicraft. You’ll see new materials, free-form designs and an edgier spin on those “Home Sweet Home” platitudes of yesteryear.

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9 Mar

A Tribute to Cat Lover and Artist Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was an influential Mexican painter, best known for her self-portraits. As a feminist icon and animal lover, it’s not surprising that many artists have chosen to depict Frida with cats, or as a cat herself. In one of her most famous works, Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, she has a black cat on her shoulder.

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19 Feb

25 Artists Who Capture the Exotic Beauty of Siamese Cats

Buster, SiameseToday’s post is dedicated to my sweet Siamese cat, Buster, who crossed the bridge about seven years ago. His story with me began as many cat stories do – a stray that wandered into my heart.

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