Category: Art & Crafts

If You Like Your Cats Whiskery……

If You Like Your Cats Whiskery……

Ukrainian artist Mary Derkach creates fanciful felted felines with delightfully whiskered faces. Her materials of choice are sheep’s wool and polymer clay…. and maybe a little magic!   She’s done a series she calls “spherical cats” that are little roly-poly balls. The mighty hunter…. purrhaps in purrsuit of the elusive red dot? And anyone with […]

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Got a Match? Hooligan Cats as Art…

Got a Match? Hooligan Cats as Art…

I’ve been utterly charmed by the printmaking art of Arna Miller and Ravi Zupa at the Treasure Prizes studio in Denver. Their most recent collection is faux-vintage matchboxes featuring ne’er-do-well hooligan cats engaged in all manner of shenanigans: Each box is $20 (shipped sans matches). ABOUT THE ART Arna said: I draw in pencil and […]

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Surround Yourself with Cat Wallpaper

Surround Yourself with Cat Wallpaper

It should be noted that I detest wallpaper, after I spent a summer scraping and steaming off many walls of the stuff in our house. But if I were inclined to put up some wallpaper, this is what I’d choose: CATS! (of course) Maybe in a powder room with the fourth wall painted in a […]

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10 Cat Fabrics For Fab Summer Craft Projects

10 Cat Fabrics For Fab Summer Craft Projects

Looking for some inspiration for summer crafts projects? Or maybe material for a feline-friendly sun dress? Click any swatch below for info on purchasing the yardage — custom fabric designs from Spoonflower. And not just fabric, but wallpaper, gift wrap and more! Don’t see anything you like? You can design your own!       […]

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Cat Tram: Drive it Like Toonces!

Cat Tram: Drive it Like Toonces!

Are you a kitteh who’s always wanted to drive Toonces? You may get your chance–in a trammy sort of way–by driving a trolley across a hand-drawn landscape. Short Trip by Australian artist Alexander Perrin is an interactive illustration in which you drive a tram for cats as it rumbles up and down the hand-drawn mountains. […]

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10 Urban Art Cats Around the World

10 Urban Art Cats Around the World

There are few things as fun as happening upon a cat sculpture or art piece while exploring a new city. So as you plan your summer vacation, how ’bout heading for a destination that features some urban cat art? Here are ten to consider…. The sculpture above is “Cats on the steps” in the UK. […]

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Kit-Tea Teatime!

Kit-Tea Teatime!

I’m more of a coffee drinker, but I absolutely love teapots that do double duty as works of art. Even better if they’re catified! Here are a few that could almost convince me to forsake lattes for Earl Grey: This Chester the Cat Teapot is $23.09 This colorful and cheery Romero Britto cat teapot is….. […]

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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 from Kitty Cat Studio 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 […]

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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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Kittehs! Have You Made Your Gingerbread House, Yet?

Kittehs! Have You Made Your Gingerbread House, Yet?

Like most of us, Cole and Marmalade’s mom and dad had way too much time left over once Christmas eve rolled around, so they decided to make Cole and Marmalade a gingerbread house. And, Cole and Marmalade helped. Just a quick project you can squeeze in this weekend before Santa squeezes himself down the chimney:

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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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