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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27 Dec

50 Cat-Themed Journals & Sketchbooks for the Creative Cat Lady

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.

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14 Dec

10 Cat Calendars You’ll Want to Frame … PLUS A Giveaway!

The Painted Cat CalendarI 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!

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15 Nov

Captivating Cat Etchings by Artist Larry Welo

I had several adjectives in the running for the title of this blog post – mysterious, textured, layered, atmospheric, dimensional. Yet, when I remembered my reaction upon first seeing these etchings, I truly was captivated! Larry Welo, the printmaker behind these cat-inspired images, was also captivated by this artistic medium many years ago – and still is. He’s been experimenting and enjoying etching since 1974.

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4 Nov

Fun & Funky Cat Art from Design by Humans

I’d like to introduce you to Design by Humans, an online marketplace with nearly a thousand unique cat designs by talented artists all over the world. After combing through each page (just for you, that’s why I’m the Kitty Curator!), I’ve handpicked my ten favorites to give you a sampling of their fun, funky vibe.

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17 Oct

Stunning & Surreal Watercolor Cats by Endre Penovác

I first encountered the amazing watercolor cats of Serbian artist Endre Penovác on the popular art & design blog Colossal. I’ve always thought watercolor was the perfect medium for capturing the soul of a cat, and I think Penovác may have perfected the art!

The cats appear as if they could gently step right off the canvas. His technique effortlessly shows the cat’s spry movements, languid stretches and soft curving edges.

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8 Oct

9 Totally Unique Custom Cat Portrait Ideas

Every devoted cat lover thinks their kitty is the most beautiful, unique and magnificent creature. I am guilty myself… So what would make a better gift than a commissioned custom cat portrait to capture their delightful likeness?

Before you start imagining an oil painting of your kitty resting on a pillow in a gilded frame, I am here to share 9 ideas for fun, quirky and unusual cat portraits. These talented artists and makers will work from your photographs to create a one-of-a-kind piece in a variety of artistic mediums.

This is a wonderful way to surprise your cat loving friend with a thoughtful gift while supporting independent artists who rely upon commissions to continue their craft.

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