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Friday, July 27, 2007

WCB - Sharing Cat Art that we Heart

Ignore when spoken to.
That's Sadie's favorite new proverb today. She's not ever coming back inside because she is afraid Mosaic Lady is on the verge of making her an indoor-only cat. And buying her a stroller (hot pink and chartreuse paisley). Sadie is reverting to her feral ways voluntarily.

We wanted to share something fun and colorful this weekend instead of droning on about our various health issues or recently-deceased fur fam members. (Thank us in fish flakes. We've never had those. Ever-deprived.) Last year Mosaic Lady found this wonderful artist, Mary Tagliarino of Wild Sunflower Studio, on eBay. She bought many of her cat art items from her Cafe Press store for holiday gifts. If you click right here, you can go to a page in her Cafe Press store that has her tiles on it. We like this page because at a glance you can seem many of her images. She paints gingers, tuxies, meezers, whities, blackies, tabbies...there is even a white bun! Mary paints city cats and country cats; winter and summer cats; domestic and foreign cats. Some even wear clothes and jewelry and tiaras, for those of you who are into that sort of stuff. (DON'T give ML any more ideas! "Indoor only" & paisley strollers are already freaking us out.)

This is our kind of folk art! Maybe some of you already know Mary and her store.
We're showing you three of the tiles Mosaic Lady bought for herself. We especially love the Martini Meezer and the Ginger Wino! (Those are ML's titles, not Mary's.) We gave many of the other images to friends and family...cat lovers all. We got an apron, a couple jewelry boxes, ornaments and many tiles. Mosaic Lady's mom loved her four tiles so much that she had great-uncle Bob build a special frame in which to display them all. We like to use ours for keeping the wet from the wine bottle off the tables.

Mosaic Lady just got back in touch with Mary and is trying to talk her into doing a new series of original paintings called Cats & Wine. Wine & Cats? We don't want Mosaic Lady to sue us for blathering her ideas but can't you just see: Meezer Merlot, Tuxie Traminer, Calico Cabernet, Rex Riesling, Siamese Syrah, Sphynx Sylvaner, Persian Pinot, GINGER GRIGIO?

May your weekend be full of pretty colors and funny cats and good art!
A great place to find funny good cats and artsy photos of pretty cats is at this weekend's Cat Blogging Round Up, hosted by talented Kate and her darling Puddy over at A Byootaful Life.
Willie & Bianca


Tyler said...

Very, very beautiful, all of them.

Bonnie Loves Cats =^..^= said...

Your cat art is spectacular! I love all 3 pictures.

Bonnie Underfoot said...

That art is lovely, but not as lovely as real cats. Victor is acting silly about this Sadie thing. If she's returning to her feral roots, she may be a bit much for him. Hmmm. I like the picture that forms in my mind.

Henry Helton said...

I heart the art!

Kimo & Sabi said...

Ignore wqhen spoken to - hahahaha ha ha hahahahaha!

Katie said...

What gorgeous paintings! I think they are so great, I'd love to have them hanging on my wall! And Puddy and I both think the wine and cats idea is a great one! :)

Thanks for taking part in WCB this weekend!

Lux said...

Love the art - it's so whimsical.

P.S. My breeder was Susan of Sydsu Cattery which is now in California and we know of some breeders in Texas, but none in North Carolina.

Dragonheart said...

Those are all very beautiful! :) Thank you for sharing. :)

I like the Mosaic Lady's idea for her series. Sphynx Sylvander sounds wonderful, as does Meezer Merlot! :)

sher said...

Beautiful! I love buying art--it feeds the soul and makes me feel wonderful. Thank you for sharing the pictures.

And Sadie, that stroller sounds magnificent!

Daisy said...

Those are gorgeous! I visited the page and I love the sugar plum farie and the snow baby.

I hope you get a stroller! They are very very very fun. I love my stroller. A lot.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

All look gorgeous! Great!

Beau Beau & Angie said...

OMG! Rex Riesling and Calico Cabernet! Mom's head is spinnin' wif all kinds of kitty wine ideas. How bout Puddin' Pinot?

Jeter and Mickey said...

wow ... i luved all doze tilez! i wunder if mi mom'z gointa buy sum fer her frendz! (or maybe fer herself!)

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Nice tile art! We think that William's mom (William of Mass Destruction in New Mexico) does some of her own tiles too, and they're beautiful.

We're blogging kitties, and we're indoor/outdoor and NO ONE is going to make us indoor only now.

Were you looking for a breeder of orientals? I think there must be one near us in Alexandria, Virginia (near DC) because that is where the beautiful Kaze came from. That's only 4-7 hours away depending on where you are in North Carolina. (Mom has a sister in Wake Forest outside of Raleigh so she's been that way a lot.)


LHK said...

I'm not much of a wine fan, but give me a good pint of Beezer Ginger Beer any day!

Sadie, Sadie, lovely lady, don't go outside to stay! We have lots of fun here in the blogospher.


michico 小芥 said...

Very beautiful and very colorful, I love this style the most.

China Cat & Willow said...

Those tiles are very beautiful. We're going to go look at more of those. Our Lady loves your idea of Cats & Wine - especially Ginger Grigio and Calico Cabernet. Oh, right, that's what we are!

Purrrrrrrs, China Cat & Willow

Mary said...

Thank you! Thank you, all! And a special thank you to Laura for featuring our mama's artwork! You must realize that none of it would be possible without us, don't you? We are the indispensible inspiration here at Wild Sunflower Studio - in fact we reign supreme on our cat gym overlooking the easel and all the mess on the art table....

We are really in charge of quality control. Sometimes, at night, we sleep on Mama's desk after we inspect everything because we can't do it when she is awake. We were drawn to the paint water because we like to drink colored water even though we have fresh water by our food bowls, but now that Mama has caught on, she always covers it up.

Thank you again for the compliments!

With kindest regards,
Anastasia (Miss Ana), Noodle, and Marchello (Chelly) all of:
Wild Sunflower Studio

Anonymous said...

That artwork shows your talent; I like all of them. Thanks for sharing.