My cats both have plenty of beds and furniture they’ve claimed throughout the house, yet in the eyes of the Striped Cat this Nike shoe box is the most coveted spot. Winnie discovered it, at which point Striped Cat — for the first time in his life — decided that he wanted to sit in a box. It’s much too small for him, as per cat-in-box tradition.
I can’t decide if the cat here (Winnie — my non-striped cat) is miniature and hiding in the flower like a bumble bee, or if the cat is normal size and the flower is giant. I’m leaning towards giant flower, because wouldn’t that be fun?
I’ve had this one floating around in my head for over a year, and now all I want to do is paint more pictures of animals in exotic headdress.
I keep saying I plan on blogging more, and then work gets busy and that falls by the wayside faster than you can say “new post” so I won’t say it this time. But, I will hope that my schedule calms down so it’s easier to make time for updates over here! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this painting of the Striped Cat wearing a fancy Moroccan fez.
I love simple, clean illustrations, but layering patterns is one not-so-minimal style that I just can’t resist. Maybe it’s related to my subconscious belief (as evidenced by my closet) that stripes make everything better?
Things here have been pretty quiet lately — apologies for the crickets! Remember when I used to post everyday? Where did all that blogging time go? I’m hoping to get my schedule more organized and spend more time painting and blogging. With Glitter Guide getting busier it’s been more difficult to make time for other work, but I’m trying to remind myself that painting and blogging and learning about business and marketing are also my work! Sometime during what’s left of this year I’m hoping to roll out more products on Etsy (maybe even try to find some wholesale type platforms? or license designs?) and thoroughly plan out custom services and processes for working with clients, and just generally take more steps towards illustrating full time and finding a rep. Hold me to this, ‘k guys?
Ever since Caitlin’s wedding was inching closer (congrats to her!) I’ve been getting some emails requesting a wedding logo design similar to the wreath I painted for her. While I’m keeping that particular design exclusive to Caitlin, I have made some equally pretty wreath options and they are now available via Etsy! You can choose black or white, and include the bride’s and groom’s first initials and wedding date — it’s a digital file, so you can just print out a logo on whatever wedding materials you want to customize!
Expect to see plenty more floral designs soon, since I’ve redeveloped my passion for painting plants. It’s always nice, since I don’t have to try and think of what to paint — it’s very similar to when I go through a phase where yogurt always sounds good and I never have to figure out a meal.
Unrelatedly, can you believe it’s October? Because I seem to recall January – August being just yesterday. Meanwhile West Elm has moved beyond embracing fall and is now stocking Christmas decorations — and they have been since sometime in September. I’m going to Palm Springs tomorrow where it will be 98ºF. I’ll leave you to think about the juxtaposition of those statements for awhile and what it means for our society.
I re-purposed a recent Watercolor Wednesday piece to make some yummy frozen designs. It may be officially fall, but in San Francisco we still have at least a month of popsicle weather ahead of us!