Today I am featuring some brand new birthday cards for wine and beer lovers who also love cats or dogs. Let’s start with the cats. There are two new cards with cats and they both wear glasses, and you guessed it already: sure you need your glasses (of wine). This is of course a wink to those of us of a certain age who need reading glasses 🙂
Today is #Caturday and my favorite day of the week 🙂
I’ve created several new paintings with cats,as they are always such a joy to make! So I hope you want to explore with me and add some joy to your heart. The first one shows two kitties on a jetty in a warm embrace. They are watching the sunset over the water together:
And I couldn’t resist this threesome on a swing at the beach, in the lovely colors of a warm setting sun:
The third painting I’d like to share today shows Knor as she is happy to see you after chatting with her friends the seagulls. So this is another painting with a jetty and also a water theme:
The color schemes of these three paintings fit nicely together, so you can also place them in each other’s vicinity or next to each other.
Sometimes I plan to paint something and then Knor interferes. You know how cats are … 🙂 The word “Knor” is pronounced with a hard k, like in “kitchen” and refers to the inner light spirit of felines.
So lets begin with one of Knor’s adventures, where she has decided to embark upon a tree. Yeah, we know the view is better from above and who knows if she catches glimpses of the heavens … and then she is desperately waiting for the fire brigade to come and rescue her:
Quite endearing, don’t you think?
Anyway, there is nothing more soothing after a strenuous day at work, than coming home to a happy kitty eagerly awaiting your return:
If you’re a cat lover you’ll love this #Caturday post featuring personalized mugs with big cats. I’ve made them in such a way that they are both great for right handed as well as left handed people, as you can see the imagery well from either angle when you hold the mug. The first three mugs also have matching colors, which makes it nice to get one for each member of the family or colleague at the office.
It’s #Caturday again, a great day to share the latest adventures of Knor, the cat. I must say, she had me in stitches for days. This time she made a makeshift diving suit all by herself: complete with the cover of an alarm clock and the shedded tail of a mermaid. Did you know that mermaids shed their skins, just like snakes do? I did not, but apparently Knor figured this out 🙂
So after she made her diving suit, she managed to catapult herself into the pond. And before you know it, she was off playing with the koi fish. Cats are known to eat koi (they have highly sophisticated taste as you know), but today Knor was happy just to play:
Oftentimes I set out to paint something specific, and then suddenly the whole scene changes. Today I am featuring a fine art painting of a woman in a fitting room, trying on a new dress. Then all of a sudden all sorts of animals entered the scene. The culprit is a the cute little kitty on the left, as she is pushing the mirror with her little paw … and then: phew! Magic happens! Usually this is the realm of angel knors, the angel form of cats. They are known for their ability to change a scene in an instant and bring light where a situation seems hopeless. In this case the clever little cat Knor has managed to bring about change … just maybe not what was expected … Nevertheless: always good for a smile! 🙂
Then a small sweet mouse came on … Although it’s usually not a great idea to have mice roaming the house, I personally think they are totally cute 😉
You may also like tocheck out other paintings in the surreal art gallery or take a look at this painting on Fine Art America.
Fall has such an abundance in beautiful colors and then, the forest is really a magical place. So I combined these two and made a new painting. Of course the curious cat Knor (“K” pronounced as in “kitchen”; the word “Knor” stands for the inner light and loving spirit of the cat beings) could not help herself and managed to sneak in 🙂 Some people do have that special bond with their kitty and it’s always precious. In this case Knor is following the romantic couple in love, that is walking in a warm embrace a bit further down the forest path.
I’ve previously painted some works with a similar theme that you may like. A girl with her knor in the forest:
And another one, a restyling of a painting of Russian artist Ivan Shishkin featuring a couple in a rainy forest:
You know how cats always like to be on top of things and enjoy having a nice view. Today I am featuring a new painting with two cats looking out of the window to enjoy the sunset over the water:
A colorful and happy painting. And as usual, some questions pop up. In the New Age movement the key question is “Who am I?”. However, the question that comes up here is: “Where am I?”. I always find that question a lot more interesting, for as long as you don’t know where you are, you are never going to find an answer to the question who you are. And the reason this question comes up in this painting, is the water. Are the cats in a houseboat? Or a beach house? Where are they? Is the water a lake? Or a river or canal? And what is it that catches their eye?
All in all a fantasy painting with a somewhat surreal aspect …
You may also like a previous post with a surreal cat painting.
I personally find Italy one of the most inspiring places in the world. A stunningly beautiful landscape, lively people, the best kitchen in the world … I am not exaggerating, am I?
Anyway, I was working on a village scene when of course the cat Knor arrived … 🙂 (For those of you who are not familiar with Knor: “k” is pronounced as in “kitchen” and the word knor stands for the inner light spirit of cat beings). She arrived in style: a tuxedo cat. And the lady in red is exploring the street … as I seem to have developed a specific liking to red dresses. The painting is available on several products and with Zazzle’s new transfer tool (on the product pages) you can also transfer the design to any product that it fits on, as made by Zazzle.
The first product is a wine label with your custom texts: