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:
This #Caturday I am sharing some of my latest funny cat mug designs. As always you can add your own funny quotes, proverbs or other sayings. The first design features two black cats on a blue green watercolor background:
This #Caturday I want to tell you something more about a painting I just made.
When I start on a new painting, I do some research into what I want to make. Oftentimes this takes me completely off track and I end up creating something entirely different from what I set out to do. And then I am so busy with composition, colors and other details, that I usually do not think any more about significance or deeper meaning … until it’s done. And then the painting starts to speak in a new way to tell me what I apparently subconsciously wanted to say.
I find it fascinating how this works and to get back to this particular painting, it has a surreal aspect to it. Or maybe I should say philosophical. It is not entirely clear from the painting whether the kitty Knor (“k” pronounced as in “kitchen”, referring to the inner spirit of cat beings) is looking at the world from the inside, or from the outside. The line between inner and outer world have blurred. Or should I say, like the ancient Chinese, as above, so below?
This is a young knor being, exploring. However, she has tools to her disposition to find answers. (I couldn’t have made this up!)
You can see some books of wisdom by her side and she is lit by the warm light of a candle. Candle light stands for help from the spirit world and illumination. On the other side of the window sill you see an apple. When I made the painting, I was thinking of the colors and composition mainly, but now, looking at it again, I can’t miss the symbolic meaning of an apple as referring to Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden: the wisdom of making the discernment between good and evil. A skill Knor will especially need in a world where lines between inside and outside seem to be blurred …
Of course after all this, I recommend to just enjoy and relax while taking in the pleasure of furry purry fun in explorations!
Today’s Friday the 13th. As a cat lover that is almost as good as #Caturday of course. And what better day to talk Halloween? I’m working on several new Halloween Party invitations and would like to show you some of the latest here.
The first one is a fantasy style Halloween invitation with a dragon and black cat in a magical forest with a bat and spider. This invitation works well for both adults and children:
And last but not least: a Halloween party invitation for children with a trick or treat theme with a witch, cupcake with cute mouse and of course cats :-). Also great for a costume party at Halloween for children: