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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

11 Sep

Lucky Cat Lover Finds at Clover Market

clover I was busy today scoping out the best cat-inspired art and handmade goods at the Clover Market!  Even if you’re not in the Philadelphia area, all of the vendors featured here have online shops, so if you see something you like, be sure to click on the link.

Founded in 2010, the Clover Market is a seasonal open-air market featuring over 100 vendors with antiques & collectibles, vintage jewelry & clothing, finely crafted handmade items, and original art. Check out their schedule for upcoming events in Bryn Mawr, PA and Collingswood, NJ.

Let’s take a look at my handful of lucky cat lover finds!

Continue reading