I 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.
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.
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.
The elegant lines of a cat’s silhouette lend themselves perfectly to the art of handcrafted jewelry. I’ve featured 12 gifted artisans who interpreted the feline form into gorgeous cat necklaces for cat lovers.
So many different materials – from laser-cut walnut to mosaic glass to hammered copper – the creativity shines through each piece. I think there’s something to suit every modern cat lady!
This was one of my favorite curating trips so far. I probably could have kept going, but I’ll just have to do another jewelry blog in the future. Check out my Pinterest board for more.
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.
New Hope, PA is the place to be for art lovers this weekend! The 23rd annual New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival is September 24th & 25th.
If you’ve never been to New Hope, VisitPhilly.com describes it best: “There’s likely nowhere else in the country that can claim New Hope’s special blend of quirkiness, history, joviality, abundance of art galleries, sophisticated dining, eclectic shopping and lively theater scene.”
With over 160 fine artists and crafters, I thought I’d help my fellow cat lovers by curating some cat-themed art pieces at this event! Since I won’t be able to attend, I pored over the list of exhibitors for you. Not every exhibitor has a website, so I’m sure there are lots more cat lover gift opportunities if you go. Here’s what I found…