Marketplace: Summertime is Tortie Girls Time

The Tortie Girls set.
The Tortie Girls set.

I always feature my tortie girls prints in summer because their bright colors are summery! Then, just as quickly, they are autumnal!

“The Tortie Girls” are hand printed, hand tinted linoleum block prints of my two tortoiseshell cats, Cookie and Kelly, one very round and one very slender, “The Goddess” and “The Roundest Eyes”. Each image is 8″ x 12″, with mat and frame outside dimension is 16″ x 20″.

Unlike many of the other prints I sell, I print these by hand from a hand-cut linoleum block, then each print is hand-painted in watercolor, and with the slight variations in the printing process and the individualized coloration each print is just as unique as torties themselves. I frame them too.

As a follower of The Creative Cat—who may also remember Cookie and Kelly—you can get $25.00 off a framed set of prints through the month of August. The price for a framed set is normally $150.00. Use the coupon code TORTIEGIRLS25 for your discount.

Visit Celebrate Tortie Girls With a Set of Hand-tinted Linoleum Block Prints to read more, see samples and buy your prints.

Upcoming Events

Since I’m not hosting a Summer Open House I thought I’d use one of the weekly farmers markets for my Christmas in July sale. I was otherwise occupied through most of July, so I didn’t plan that, nor even find the time to make the new things I’d planned to sell. I’ll plan on doing that as an online event in October, so look for some new garden flags and ornaments, holiday-themed votive lamps, as well as sales on dozens of holiday cards. I’ll also have a discount on general merchandise. Since at the moment I’m not planning to do this in conjunction with another in-person event, I’ll be able to focus more!

 

cat tiles
A selection of tiles.
Votive lamps on two different jar styles.
Votive lamps on two different jar styles.
Vintage Cigar Box and Mache Keepsakes
Vintage Cigar Box and Mache Keepsakes
Scratch Your Claws Here Mat
Scratch Your Claws Here Mat

Here’s the schedule at the moment, and I’ll be adding to it as a few other things are finalized. The farmers markets are Sundays, and I may also have a Saturday event here and there.

Spring and Summer Events

Sunday, July 31
Carnegie Farmers Market
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
40 vendors, food, music
Monarch Butterfly Festival

Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street

Sunday, August 7
Carnegie Farmers Market
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
40 vendors, food, music
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street

Saturday, August 13
HCMT Annual Flea Market
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Details to come

Sunday, August 14
Carnegie Farmers Market
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
40 vendors, food, music
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street

Sunday, August 21
Carnegie Farmers Market
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
40 vendors, food, music
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street

Friday and Saturday, August 26 & 27
Rock the Quarry XX
Art and photography of the trail and the woods surrounding
Fundraiser for Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail
Vendors, food and lots of local music
Friday 5:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday 3:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 28
Carnegie Farmers Market
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
40 vendors, food, music
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street

Sunday, September 11
Carnegie Farmers Market
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
40 vendors, food, music
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street

Sunday, September 18
Carnegie Farmers Market
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
40 vendors, food, music
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street

Sunday, September 25
Carnegie Farmers Market
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
40 vendors, food, music
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street

Saturday, October 1
Carnegie Fall Fest
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
Hayrides, pumpkin painting, crafts, live music, and Carnegie’s epic “Rogi Rumble” a.k.a. pierogi contest. More details available closer to the event.
Noon to 9:00 p.m.
Main Street, Carnegie, 15106

Sunday, November 20
Carnegie Holiday Market
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
30 vendors, food, music, sidewalk sales
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Corner of West Main and Third Street, Carnegie, 15106


Marketplace

tortoiseshell cat block printsMy framing supurrvisors.

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.

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


Copyright

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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