7.22.2010

Copy Cat

Today at the Katnip Lounge there was a fantastic post about cat collectibles! The kitties featured pictures of all their mum's beautiful cat memorabilia. I thought this was such a neat idea that I grabbed my camera and took a few pictures of my own cat treasures. I hope the Lounge kitties don't mind that I copied their post, after all imitation is the sincerest form of flattery :-)

Here are some of my favourites:

First off is a print by contemporary artist Linda Le Kinff, I particularly like her because she almost always paints a cat or two into her works. I was on a cruise somewhere between Tunisa and Spain when I bought this and four other items, at an onboard art auction after having been plied with champagne - LOL!


This sweet water colour came home with me from Maui, it is by a local artist named Eleykaa


I bought this cat sculpture locally because he is a little grey boy like Max


This mask is from New Orleans


This mask was handmade in Venice, I picked it out at a cool shop just off Piazza San Marco and my sister gave it to me for my birthday


These glass kitties are also from Venice, my mum bought them for me


I bought this sleeping cat at some junky store in Toronto about twenty years ago and I can't tell you how many people do a double-take to check if he is real


I picked up this print in Key West, by local artist Suzy Pena


Of course these cats are the most beloved of all

12 comments:

The Mama Monster said...

I love the masks!!! Super cool! and adorable picture of the kitties at the end!

XO,

Lola Bugs & The Mama Monster

Kea said...

You have a wonderful cat art collection. Just gorgeous. I especially like the watercolour from Maui and the two cat sculptures--the sleeping cat and the grey boy. All marvelous!

I don't collect anything for a variety of reasons: budget, lack of space in the house, an aversion to dusting (more stuff = more dusting), and the ever-present awareness that when I die, there will be no one to pass anything on to--so the more "stuff" I have, the more work it will be for someone to dispose of.

So I especially enjoy viewing other people's collections!

Which reminds me: There is an oil painting, quite large and very pricey, in a downtown art gallery that I'm coveting. And two smaller paintings by the same artist. Not cats. LOL. And a lovely hand-crafted bowl in another shop. Yeah, I could collect art, under different circumstances. :-)

Jacqueline said...

Great post=you have so many beautiful cat things; there is cat stuff all over our house too, including a 6 foot tall black wooden cat in our formal dining room=our Mommy says she is a "cat woman"!!...Have a fun day sweet friends...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

The Creek Cats said...

You have lots of wonderful cat collectibles!!

ABBY said...

Oh we love all of your "cat things"! The 'grey boy' sculpture is fabulous as is the sleeping cat. Well everything is fabulous! Thank you for sharing.

purrin
Abby

Brian said...

Oh my yes, all very pretty...especially the last two!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

You have some really beautiful cat things around your house!! Isn't it great!! Mom loves cat and dog collections very much. Lots of love, Holly and mom

Miaow~ said...

your kitty cats r so beautiful! :)

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

The mom speaks:

I loved seeing your beautiful collection. Each one of them stunning in a different way. I think I'd like to be a copycat too ~ hope you don't mind.

Jan

Hannah and Lucy said...

We enjoyed so much looking at your cat art - mum's favourite was the grey cat sculpture.
In answer to your question about our tunnel - yes it does make the most rustle noises when we play in it.

Cat said...

Hi Jan, I don't mind at all :-)

Kari said...

The little glass cats are adorable! Each one is a treasure. They look especially wonderful grouped together. So delightful!