Mimi modeled this autumn design way back in the spring when I made the first few samples. I had intended to wait until autumn to offer this, but it sold well over the summer to visitors who saw it in my yard. I’ll still feature it with my autumn designs too because it’s a September daily sketch from 2013!
Is it autumn already? Yes, and time for a new season of garden flags! After a summer of experimentation with different materials and processes, we have it down to go into production with colorful autumn designs for felines and nature, and one old favorite feline Meow-lo-ween flag. Mimi thinks I could have given her a better backdrop for this photo, but we’ll have other chances too. This photo is from last autumn, but I keep running out of garden flag stands so they’re difficult to photograph!
About the flags
All my flags are 11″ x 15″ including the foldover for the pocket. They are printed on only one side, but you can see the design really well from the back anytime during daylight, as you can see below.
They are printed on lightweight cotton twill or canvas (a few supply chain issues now and then) with a light fabric transfer finished with a “hot peel”, which means I peel the backing off of it within seconds of opening the heat press, leaving minimal plastic coating on the fabric. It leaves a little bit of body but no real stiffness, and rarely curls from wetness or cold like other fabric transfers. The professional-quality transfer is intended for light fabric so covers the fabric without the feeling of vinyl and holds the art well.
I had some pretty serious supurrvision as I made these!
Here are the three feline designs with links to where you can purchase them, or you can skip to the Garden Flags page in my Handmade Gift Gallery. I typically stock all garden flags shown there though I only print smaller quantities, usually no more than six at a time. If you’d like a quantity of flags, or a custom flag, please send me an email.
Don’t look too closely at the stitching on these flags—my sewing machine needing a little oiling when I made these. I haven’t had the chance to rephotograph them but I can assure you they look neater than this.
This flag is designed from one of my favorite daily sketches of my cats in the studio. You can read more about the sketch here. I couldn’t wait to see this one as a garden flag!
This painting serves for autumn, though I was happy to see it was popular through the summer! It’s Mewsette, Mimi and Giuseppe. You can read more about this design here.
This design was one of the first I had made eight years ago, and it’s one of the first I experimented with two years ago. I’m so happy to offer it again! You can read more about this design here. This flag is printed with an opaque transfer on dark purple fabric to ensure a good density of color, but this photo reflects the flag printed on light muslin. I’ll soon be doing a post on all the Meow-lo-ween ware and I’ll have an updated photo then.
Where to find the garden flags
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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!