Thursday, June 17, 2010

Cats and Art

Cats and art in many forms are my favorite subjects to look at, to talk about, to write about...you see what I mean.

Well I was just on Etsy, the handmade website where I have my 2 online stores and I decided to do a search for cat tote bags. There are many wonderful totes by different artists but when I came across this artist's work, I had to stop and spend more time there.

The artist is Laurie J Groove and her shop name is "Art by LJ Groove." She has totes with cats large and small, and other accessories with her artwork on them. But her painting images...they are just beautiful.

I have had an interest in big cats since I was little. I can remember I had posters all around my bed of leopards and lions. And when I started drawing and using pastels, the only thing I wanted to draw was lions. I still have my original sketchbooks with my lion drawings.

Now, as an adult, I have a love of tigers. They are such a beautiful animal, and becoming rarer and rarer unfortunately. I like tigers so much that I named my first cat Tiger. Just an aside here...Tiger went to the vet today for shots and he was weighed. 16 1/2 pounds...you see, he is a big cat too.

Here's a few samples of Laurie's artwork.







Laurie does many different animals: domestic cats, dogs, elephants, lemurs, birds and much much more. If you like these pictures, you might enjoy visiting her online store. I hink you will be inspired.

5 comments:

Eric and Flynn said...

Those paintings are beautiful.

Angel and Kirby said...

Beautiful paintings!

孝齊孝齊 said...

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Katnip Lounge said...

Gorgeous...we'll have to go and snoop around.

A few Good Cats said...

Those are mighty impressive.