Whether a quiet companion, napping partner or loving listener, cats give us the welcome gift of their calm presence. The artists featured below have managed to capture the cat human bond in all its touching beauty.
My parents just had their bathroom beautifully renovated. Since they’re cat lovers (of course), I thought adding a bit of cat bathroom decor would be a thoughtful gift to bless their new space.
After all, the bathroom is really the cat’s domain, right? Whether drinking from the faucet, unrolling toilet paper, or sleeping in the sink, cats love the bathroom. I can’t remember the last time I didn’t see that little paw under the door when I was trying to get some privacy…
As I began searching for the perfect gift, I realized my Kitty Curator readers might enjoy shopping with me! Check out my finds and let me know what you like in the comments. Scroll to the bottom to see what I chose for my parents’ gift.
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.
Today’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.
I’m so pleased to introduce the wonderful cat artist, Dora Hathazi Mendes. She was kind enough to share her story as part of my new “Cat as Artist’s Muse” series. I thought Kitty Curator readers would enjoy learning about the cat-artist bond, and how this relationship inspires their beautiful artwork.
I love cracking open a fresh journal at the beginning of the new year. Oh, the possibilities of that blank page! Whether you’re sketching kitties, scrapbooking memories or recording brilliant ideas, these cat-themed journals and sketchbooks will inspire you all year.
Some are handmade and designed, while others have an original illustration or painting printed on a hardbound or soft cover book. I’ve also included some beautiful notebook covers for those who like using Midori or Moleskine journals. Check out even more options on my Pinterest board.
Hopefully the variety of styles, colors and materials will get your creative juices flowing! Here’s to a great year ahead.
I put together this list to expand your calendar horizons. Why choose generic cat calendars from the big box store when you can own 12 original prints by talented cat artists? There’s no debate in my mind. At the end of 2017, you can choose your favorites for framing! Best of all, you can directly support the artist, which is always my goal.
I’ve featured ten calendars here, but I have several more on my Pinterest board. I never have quite enough time in the day to share all the talent I find! Let me know your favorites in the comments. I love to hear from you.
Plus, I’m super psyched to announce my very first giveaway! You, dear reader, could win a gorgeous calendar from The Painted Cat. Scroll down to the bottom for easy instructions on how to enter. Good luck!