Dreaming of a purrfect Christmas? Christmas gifts for cat lovers

#Caturday and Christmas are a really nice match. Today I am featuring unique Christmas gifts for cat lovers. The first is a pillow with your custom text (optional):

On the product page you can see how you can transfer this design to another product. For your convenience I made a bandana as well:

As you can see this design is great for a lot of different products, and thus purrfect to find the right gift for your cat loving friend or family member!

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Art that makes you smile

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 πŸ™‚
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:

Gone fishing ...
You may also take a look at Knor’s adventures from last week (also very funny).

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#Caturday: Funny surreal cat art

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! πŸ™‚
The Fitting Room - fine art painting
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 πŸ˜‰
You may also like to check out other paintings in the surreal art gallery or take a look at this painting on Fine Art America.

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Celebrating fall with a magical forest painting

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 πŸ™‚ 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.

Walking the Cat - romantic fine art forest painting

I’ve previously painted some works with a similar theme that you may like. A girl with her knor in the forest:

The girl with the cat in a fall forest - art

And another one, a restyling of a painting of Russian artist Ivan Shishkin featuring a couple in a rainy forest:
Romance in the Rain - fine art

You may also like a previous post with a painting of a romantic couple and a dog in a fall scene.

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Celebrating #Caturday with a new cat painting

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 room with a view 2
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.

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#Caturday: tuxedo cat in Italy

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 … πŸ™‚ (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 streetΒ  … 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:

The light shining through this lamp will create a beautiful warm atmosphere:

And shopping will be more fun with a colorful and artistic tote bag:

You may also like to take a look at the collection to see more pre-created template products.

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#Caturday: Funny Cat Mugs

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:

And here is another cartoon style mug in warm colors:

And a completely different style mug featuring a cute kitty with vintage books. After all, books, cats and coffee are a combination you just can’t beat!

You may also like previous posts with mugs.

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#Caturday: how cats view the world

This #Caturday I want to tell you something more about a painting I just made.
A room with a view - surreal cat art
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!

P.S. This painting is now also available on Fine Art America, which means you can also get it as a metallic print!

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#Caturday – funny cat phone cases

Cats are always great for a smile and today I am featuring funny phone cases with cute cats to celebrate #Caturday πŸ™‚
The first one is a girly pink phone with a smiling cute kitty:

You can delete or drag the paw prints if you like.
The second one is a clown with suspicious cat features:

And I can’t resist to share this cutie with you:

Of course you can customize all texts. Beautiful for anyone who loves cats!

Also check out more phone cases on this page

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Halloween Party Invitations

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:

The second one is for a Halloween dinner party and features a haunted house:

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:

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