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Marketplace: Summer In-person and Virtual Open House!

Join us for an In-person and Virtual Open House!

Friday, July 31 through Sunday August 1, 2021

In person or virtual, you’re invited to our Summer Open House, July 31 through August 1. I always feel bad that some of you who have been following me from the very beginning can’t be here for my open houses and other events. Often I have items I never list on my website because they sell best in person, and I always have discounts for people who visit.

Unlike my last three open houses when I was “open” for a week, I’m back to the weekend only Friday through Sunday. It’s difficult with weather and other work to keep everything up and out for a whole week, which was mostly for safety when Covid numbers were high. I have had my vaccine and am following current state guidelines for Covid and I’ll have masks and hand sanitizer. With most of it outdoors and spread out we should all be able to keep a distance and be safe. I’m hoping for good weather so I’m not rained out again. Looks like a rainy week and hopefully it will clear up for the weekend.

display of accessory bags and masks
Display of accessory bags and masks

I’ll have gift items, original art and prints, greeting cards and more, including holiday cards and decorations, inside, on my front porch and deck, and in at least one tent in my back yard.

  • All original art is 25% off
  • Framed prints, all subjects, small $25.00, large $50.00
  • Boxed dozen cards $10 ($10 off regular price)
  • 2 for $25 when you buy two of the same gift item

For those at a distance, I’ll do my best to photograph or video my displays so that you can see what’s not on my website.


But I’ll include anyone who is interested and you can shop either in person or online, which means if you are nowhere near us you can still choose from all the stuff AND get the 25% discount I always offer at my open house events. If you are interested, please sign up for my Open House newsletter, information below.

Boxed greeting cards on the front porch.

I am looking forward to this open house after the farmer’s markets.

cat items display
Cat items display.

You can shop online whether you’re local or not. If you’re local you can shop in person and stop by to pick things up, or shop in person and online. You’ll get the 25% discount on all your purchases made during those three days no matter how they’re made. You can contact me about something you saw in a photo or video, or if it’s not listed on my website, for more information. Remember that if an item is purchased in person it’s not taken out of my inventory online until I do it manually. I hope to do that promptly.

And you can Shop to Donate! My neighborhood’s cat rescue page is Cubbage Hill Cats, and I’ll have a table of cat things, from tchotchkes to clothing to furniture, and all of the selling price goes directly to the fund. You can always donate more if you want to!

I will no doubt update with blog posts and send out other newsletters to give special details to you at a distance.

Sign up for a 25% discount!

If you shop in person, I give you a 25% discount on your entire order. If you shop online, you need a discount code. Either way, you need to sign up for my Open House notifications so that I can email you the information.


Usually I send post cards because the cards are worth the investment, and I’d love to be able to send you one for future open houses whether you are local or distant. Because I don’t want to broadcast my address to total strangers on social media I keep a list of those who have expressed interest and encourage them to share with friends and family. If you’d like to be on that list click this link and sign up! You can let me know if you want a post card, email, or both. I know sometimes it takes that much to get my attention for events.

Please contact me if you have questions. I look forward to sharing what I’ve created!


We have phlox again and more flowers than before, and Mimi!

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!


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!





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

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