Happy World Cat Day! I’ve been trying to find more inspiration for some more necklaces for my shop a little while back and thought one of my fiancé’s cats would be a perfect model for me. But then, of course, by the time the painting was done, I knew that I had just made myself a new necklace. Whoops.
But in honour of World Cat Day, this post is dedicated to this cutie because she will always be a muse to me!
My little painted rabbit was one of the first stone pendants I made.
It was small and simple, and actually, I still keep it with me, in memory of my little rabbit Lucy.
I started to paint little cats and little dogs, and they soon took over the skies as little angels.
Now I’m offering custom painted pet pendants.
I can’t wait to create more!
Even the grumpy ones.
I’ve talked to some of the nicest people since I started my shop on Etsy, and learned that in some instances, I’ll receive an order because the artwork is helping to heal those that have lost a beloved pet. I’ve had a variety of critters growing up and I still miss them all dearly; so I know how incredibly hard it is because they become a huge part of the family. So I felt really fortunate that someone would choose something that I’ve created in order to help them with something so important.
I decided to make this cat card and dedicate them to the ones that we’ve lost, and to perhaps help heal a broken heart. I wanted something simple yet effective; so my favourite little black cat took the stage. I think I may need to paint some beautiful dogs in the future as well; can’t forget the lovely puppies.
If anyone has ever lost a pet, I’m sending a lot of hugs your way. ❤
I never really knew what to call my very first rabbit. My family called him different things: Bunny, Bee-bee (‘baby’ in Cantonese), Buddy, Mr. Bunny. I called him Baby usually. Eventually I wanted to call him Snoopy, but it didn’t really stick since we all already had our own names for him; so I just usually called him Snoopy when I talked about him online.
He was a really quirky little rabbit, always obsessed with food (he stole a banana peel out of the garbage bin one day, and BOLTED with it in tow once I caught him!) and he was the only rabbit that I had that actually liked lying around the cool bathroom tiles in the hot summers. He was a smart cookie. His furry self has found his way into a lot of my drawings, took the lead in one of my old online comics, and has since been in a few paintings. I think he probably needs to be in more artwork, really. He was quite the handsome, cheeky little guy. The above portrait I painted a while back. I think I got the little gray tufts of fuzz on his head just about right. I miss that fuzzy head and giant floppy ears.