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