New Items on Portraits of Animals

The Huntress: Intent, framed photo.
The Huntress: Intent, framed photo.

I’ve been continuing to add new products to Portraits of Animals in all the categories, so if you wonder where I’ve been now and then, that’s it. I’ve been choosing new items to ad based on daily photos and sketches hereon The Creative Cat and in nature and wildlife areas as I build pages for each of my solo exhibits through the years as their anniversaries approach, and as the seasons progress.

The Huntress: Listening, framed photo.
The Huntress: Listening, framed photo.

Often I find that art needs to be scanned again with the better quality scanner I have now, or a photo can use a better crop than the one I had originally given it. I make prints of each piece of artwork to ensure I can match the original and sometimes I purchase canvas prints or a mousepad, and work out gift items I’d create with the art. I photograph several views of even some of the artwork to provide details of a painting or sketch as well as the mat and frame, all before I build the product page.

The Huntress: Waiting, framed photo.
The Huntress: Waiting, framed photo.

This is time-consuming but so worth it to see my site developing into my gallery. The series of photos above featuring my little muse Mimi in the sunny overgrown corner of the garden are ones I pictured in the classic frame combination you see, and now I can offer that along with the print itself.

The Huntress: Watching, framed photo.
The Huntress: Watching, framed photo.

Framing

I don’t have framed samples of everything on the site, but I can frame any original or print with custom framing my own choice of framing, or the framing combination you see above.  I’ve set up a page that offers framing of any image on the site.

I have many images listed showing a print in a matte black frame with a plain white mat, like “The Huntress Series”, above. I buy cases of acid-free white matboard, and this 1.25″ matte black wood moulding is high quality and economical, a great combination to offer, and I often use it myself to give a piece of artwork protection in a display, and a customer can take it home and hang it on the wall immediately.

While I offer most images in various standard frame sizes to make framing easier for my customers, I don’t always create the art that size, and some works don’t fit well at all into standard sizes. This way I can offer a framing service that, even with shipping, can often save you on the cost of framing.

  • Up to 11 x 14 = add $35.00
  • Up to 16 x 20 = add $50.00
  • Up to 18 x 24 = add $65.00

I’ll be adding other options than black as well.

Other new feline artwork

Below is a gallery of new items I’ve added, felines first! All of these images can be found in my gallery of Feline Artwork or Photography > Cats

Saturday Morning Cartoons, Prints and Notecards

It’s a wonder I get out of bed with treatment like this.

Saturday Morning Cartoons note cards.
Saturday Morning Cartoons note cards.

“Saturday Morning” has been very popular as a print, and once I decided to add that artwork I decided to also, finally, make up that set of note cards I’d been planning.

"Saturday Morning" notecard, one in a set of four.
“Saturday Morning” notecard, one in a set of four.

Creative Cat Coloring Book

The full set with coloring book, watercolor pencils and sponge.
The full set with coloring book, watercolor pencils and sponge.

I’ve wanted to do a coloring book, but wanted to use art that is unique to one of my styles. The natural choice when I looked things over was one that is very popular and lends itself well to coloring, that of the black outlines with brush pen or brush marker with color fill in marker, watercolor, colored pencil, or just an all over pattern. I chose a baker’s dozen of my brush pen sketches that easily lend themselves to either loose or tight coloring, or even adding to the sketch with your own brush pen.

It’s named for this site, The Creative Cat, of course!

Purchase here, or read on

You can purchase one here using the drop down below, or you can visit Portraits of Animals and read a little more as well as see examples of the media and techniques I mention here.

Visit Portraits of Animals to read more about it.

May 2016 Feline Sampler Box

Mimi poses with the May Sampler Box.
Mimi poses with the May Sampler Box.

If I was excited about my April Sampler Box, May had me on the edge of my seat waiting for recipients to receive them. I chose the selected print and cards for the season according to theme, color and cats, and have a brand new product to introduce that I’ve been considering for months. Mimi spent late nights and early mornings and hot afternoons supervising the production, packing, and keeping me calm when the printer decided to do something expensive.

In addition

This month, and for all boxes to come, I’ve decided to make a few additions permanent to the original description.

I will always add a second unmatted print that “counters” the main print in style because I have so much art it gives you a better sample of my styles.

In addition to the second print, I will likely have two note cards because I will be featuring older designs as well as brand new ones, and in this also asking for your opinion sometimes. And because of readers’ response to other art and photos on The Creative Cat and on Facebook and other social networks, I will also include an art card, greeting card or note card with a theme of nature, flowers or wildlife.

Read all about the May Feline Sampler Box, and you can still sign up for June or July.

Non-feline art and photos

Hummingbird and Irises, photo.
Hummingbird and Irises, photo.

I’ve been keeping the non-feline photo and art galleries going too, and reorganizing a little bit. Here are a few samples.


Marketplace

The view from here, Giuseppe and Mimi keep an eye on me.
The view from here, Giuseppe and Mimi keep an eye on me.

Giuseppe and Mimi keep an eye on me.

Take a look at other new merchandise and featured artwork.

Marketplace is a feature on The Creative Cat to share the latest coming out of my studio with my readers. Once a week on Thursday I feature something new in my “shop” .

Read about creating custom items

Find out more about creating custom items for your own home using the images you see here. Visit the “Ordering Custom Art” page to see samples and read bout how to order.

Find out about events and festivals where you can find me and my work.

Sign up for my e-newsletter (below), check the widget on the sidebar on my home page, or sign up to receive posts on Portraits of Animals Marketplace. I plan on plenty of events this coming summer in the Pittsburgh area.

It’s all done under the close and careful supervision of my studio cats!

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All images and text used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission, although links to your site are more than welcome and are shared. Please ask if you are interested in using and image or story in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of an image or a product including it, check my animal and nature website Portraits of Animals to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit Ordering Custom Artwork for more information on a custom greeting card, print or other item.

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Weekly schedule of features:
Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life
Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters
Tuesday: Rescue Stories
Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
Thursday: New Merchandise
Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy
Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats
And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!

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From health and welfare to rescue and adoption stories, advocacy and art, The Creative Cat offers both visual and verbal education and entertainment about cats for people who love cats. From catchy and creative headlines to factual articles and fictional stories, The Creative Cat provides constant entertainment and important information to people who love cats, pets and animals of all species.

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