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Creating With Cats: Helping FosterCat With a Quilt

The FosterCat, Inc. annual benefit spaghetti dinner is just two weeks away! Norma Clouse has once again made and donated a quilt to sell at the fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting FosterCat. Last year Norma created a cat-themed quilt, and this year she chose flowers for her donation quilt. “I

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Cat Food Ads, and A Career Inspired By a Rescued Cat, Photographer Walter Chandoha

I have intentionally left the images in this post untouched to prevent the chance of reproducing prints from them. One of my idols without knowing, I realized I’d seen Walter Chandoha’s photos of cats everywhere, as well as of other animals. He was so popular in the 1950s and 1960s

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A Very Special Daily Painting: “Forty Five Lives” by Kimberly Kelly Santini

“When I saw the inspiration photo for this painting on Bernadette Kazmarski’s blog in early December, I couldn’t resist asking if she’d let me paint it. Even though she is a artist herself and probably wanting to paint it herself. So I held my breath and crossed my fingers and

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Creating With Cats: Helping Cats With a Quilt and a Giveaway

“My son got me a beginner’s jewelry set a few years ago, and I immediately decided I could make these earrings and raise money for animals,” said Norma Clouse, owner of Catmint Creations, LLC. She had begun volunteering with Animal Advocates in Pittsburgh and saw the need for donations as

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Creating With Cats: A Clever Pillow, or Two

Where do you suppose these two are going? Totally distracted during a conversation, I had to know what this fabric was all about. I stopped in at Distinctively Different Decor & More yesterday to discuss business and fun with Bonita. As she was pulling swatches of fabrics and beaded trims

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Creating With Cats: Author and Artist Christine Davis

When you read an illustrated book, do you ever study the illustrations and wonder about decisions the artist makes about medium, technique, style and even subject? And what about the book’s physical size and shape, the whole little visual package in addition to the story that’s in it? Often some

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Creating With Cats: An Unintentional Life’s Work

If you are of a certain age you will …well, you may remember the rock group “Santana” and the cover of their eponymous album, “Santana”. This cover featured an ink line drawing of a roaring lion which, on closer inspection, was actually composed of sketches of many other subjects worked

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Creating With Cats: Quilted Kitties for Fun and Charity

So I walk into my customer’s house on a visit to photograph her portrait, and I’m faced with the cat faces on this quilt. It’s difficult to greet and carry on a conversation being distracted by something I desperately want to investigate, but time is short and I hope I’ll

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