Category: Art & Crafts

Colorful Cat Folk Art by Heather Galler Now 50% OFF!

Colorful Cat Folk Art by Heather Galler Now 50% OFF!

I’m a color person. My favorite part of house painting is collecting paint chips (then convincing hubby to paint the walls something other than white). So I fell in love with Heather Galler’s art on Etsy. Her folk art style is rich with saturated jewel tones, similar to the color palettes used by the late, […]

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Pawsome 3D Custom Cat Portraits

Pawsome 3D Custom Cat Portraits

If you’re looking for a fresh way to immortalize your cat in a portrait, check out these custom 3D cat portraits by kooeepapercraft.com. You send a photo of your cat, and for about $35 (priced at $45AU) you’ll receive a printable that you cut, fold and paste, ending up with a 3D portrait of your […]

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Got the Itch to Stitch? 5 Fun Feline Fabrics For You!

Got the Itch to Stitch? 5 Fun Feline Fabrics For You!

Spoonflower is THE place to go if you’re a quilter or seamstress. And it’s great fun strolling through the site. You miss out on the fabric store smell, but you can find exactly what you want–or you can design your own! They offer a bunch of different fabric types in every pattern, and quilters can […]

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The Weirdly Wonderful World of Sandy Mastroni

The Weirdly Wonderful World of Sandy Mastroni

Artist Sandy Mastroni draws from the heart, with her cat, Buddy, snoopervising and giving her pointers. It is a purrfect pairing, enabling Mastroni to create weird and whimsical cat art that can best be described as “Grandma Moses goes to Twin Peaks.” Mastroni says, “I’ve always drawn people , and funny odd characters. These drawings become […]

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Cat Scarves or Art? You Decide.

Cat Scarves or Art? You Decide.

I love brilliant, saturated color. I love cats. And since I have a metal allergy, my fashion accessory of choice is a scarf. So naturally, I fell in love with these hand-painted silk scarves! They come in various generous sizes and generally run from $33-$44 each. The artist is Alice Rodionova, who’s from Saint Petersburg, […]

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10 Ceramic Cats Anyone Can Afford – And a Hedgehog, Too!

10 Ceramic Cats Anyone Can Afford – And a Hedgehog, Too!

If you’re looking for a gift for your favorite cat lover and have less than $20 to spend, run–don’t walk–to the Barruntando Shop on Etsy. Barruntando was formed by a group of women from different parts of Spain with a common hobby: ceramics. They came together to create “happy and carefree designs” handcrafted with raw materials and traditional techniques. […]

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Did You Know… Mainzer Cats Were Not Drawn by Mainzer

Did You Know… Mainzer Cats Were Not Drawn by Mainzer

Last week, I told you the background behind the sad life of Louis Wain, a prominent turn-of-the-century artist whose cats captivated Edwardian England. As his style evolved, his cats began wearing clothes, no doubt influencing the art depicted on what are popularly known as Mainzer Cat postcards. What gets lost in the shuffle is the […]

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Wain’s Genius–and Love for Cats–Never Waned

Wain’s Genius–and Love for Cats–Never Waned

There was a time at the turn of the 20th century when England’s most reproduced artist was a Cat Artist. Between 1895 and 1905, over forty books illustrated by Louis Wain were published, along with postcards, miniatures and related keepsakes. Like another cat artist, Eugen Hartung (Mainzer cats), Wain depicts a world in which cats rule […]

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Has Zazzle Lost its Dazzle? Here’s a Pawsome Alternative with 30% Off

Has Zazzle Lost its Dazzle? Here’s a Pawsome Alternative with 30% Off

If you’ve ever run a Zazzle store or purchased from Zazzle, you know it can be a spendy proposition. I recently found an alternative that has left my wallet singing with joy. Even better, it offers you the option of designing custom printed shoes in a wide variety of styles. (I loved this option on Zazzle, but they discontinued it […]

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Cat-Inspired Exhibit at Worcester Art Museum

Cat-Inspired Exhibit at Worcester Art Museum

There’s something for every cat lover in Worcester MA this summer. “Meow: A Cat-Inspired Exhibition” in running at the Worcester Art Museum through Sept. 4. Adam Rozan, director of audience engagement, and museum director Matthias Waschek said that the exhibit is part of a push to reengage the community with the museum. So far, it’s been a roaring […]

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Matouenpeluche: French for Cute Cat Prints

Matouenpeluche: French for Cute Cat Prints

Matou en Peluche means “Plush Tomcat” and under this banner Sam Battersby produces original drawings, cards, posters, prints and badges, mostly with felines front and center. (Click any image below for purchase info.) He’s a genius at capturing catitude, and his prints are so affordable you’ll be tempted to buy out the store! Just $6.50 […]

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5 Reasons You’ll Fall in Love with Cat Hoop Art

5 Reasons You’ll Fall in Love with Cat Hoop Art

Kids today! Probably wouldn’t know an embroidery hoop from a garter belt. But seeing one immediately transports me to 7th grade summer school, when one of our home ec projects was learning to embroider a flour-sack kitchen towel. My fingertips were pincushions as I mastered French knots and the lazy Daisy stitch. 90% of my lifetime […]

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Paper Cat Dolls — Articulated Collage

Paper Cat Dolls — Articulated Collage

If you ever spent hours of your girlhood playing with paper dolls, this art might be right up your alley. Hand painted, with heat laminated decorative paper and embellishments, all of the appendages are movable, providing an endless number of configurations. Each hngs by a wire hanger on the back that is flexible, so you […]

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MCM Kitteh Art You Can Afford!

MCM Kitteh Art You Can Afford!

I’m a fiend for anything mid-century modern. I went ga-ga over the cat print in Pete Campbell’s NYC apartment on Mad Men. So I was excited to see this collection of MCM cat art by Texas artist Donna Mibus, and over the moon to see that a 16X20″ canvas print is only $75. Original canvas […]

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I Dare You Not to Sqwee!

I Dare You Not to Sqwee!

OK, I admit it: It doesn’t take much to make me go SQWEE! But I sqweed all over these adorable cat items from Tanmade on Etsy. They are inexpensive and oh-so sqweelicious. The brooches are what first caught my eye. With an eagle-eye for detail, each is a little handmade work of art sure to […]

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Watercolor Cat Portraits: Rachel Parker Nails It!

Watercolor Cat Portraits: Rachel Parker Nails It!

Watercolor is a tough medium to master. It’s unforgiving; you can’t just paint over mistakes. When you apply the water it will not always go precisely where you like. For me, whose favorite medium is India ink scratched onto paper with a crow quill pen, watercolor seemed like a wild horse running away with me. Which […]

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Free Feline Fun this Weekend at Cat Art Show LA: The Sequel

Free Feline Fun this Weekend at Cat Art Show LA: The Sequel

So maybe you’re just not that into hard boiled eggs and peeps and are looking for an excuse to get away from Aunt Myrtle’s famous jello-pea salad that she has served every Easter since 1962. It’s just not becoming for an adult to mouth said peas and then chuck them into a napkin for the […]

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$15 You-As-A-Cat Portraits on Fivver

$15 You-As-A-Cat Portraits on Fivver

Cat Lady Kleemmy will create a portrait of you as you would look like as a cat, for just $15. Yep, $15. It’s just one of those gems you stumble across on Fivver–a totally don’t-need-but-must-have-right-now delight that will take your Facebook profile photo to a whole new level. She also does ugly sweater cat portraits: […]

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Cat and Guitars Art Show is a Media Darling

Cat and Guitars Art Show is a Media Darling

We don’t own a guitar, but Mr TF has a violin, the playing of which scares the bejeebers out of the cats. Even more than the accordion or bagpipes ever did. So it surprised me to learn that cats-and-guitars is “a thing.” The discovery was made by renowned cat style maven Kate Benjamin and her now-hubby, […]

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4 Fantastical Mancat Mancaves for Autumn

4 Fantastical Mancat Mancaves for Autumn

There’s brrrrrr coming, and you’d better be ready! Today we’ve got 4 whimsical cat caves to keep you toasty, each hand crafted of natural wool by Yuliya Kosata of the Felt Field shop on Etsy. This one-of-a-kind pumpkiny cat cave is crafted of felted wool in Autumn colors. Purrsonally, I think it would be purrfect […]

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