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Holographic Space Cat Sticker

It’s been a little while, so here’s a new stand alone sticker design: A space kitty!

This little friend is printed on holographic vinyl, and the stars shine rainbow in the light. I had a lot of fun playing with the negative space to maximise the impact of the holographic effect.

You can find these guys on my Etsy Shop: https://squidtartsart.etsy.com/ca/listing/1697827008/holographic-galaxy-space-cat-vinyl

And my website: https://rainbowpetportraits.ca/product/rainbow-holographic-space-cat-vinyl-sticker/

Trixie the Tabby Watercolour Portrait

Happy holidays, everyone! I hope you’ve found some time to relax and are looking forward to the New Year. I’d like to make a goals post discussing my plans for next year, but in the meantime, please enjoy this kitty painting!

This lovely little lady is Trixie. She was commissioned as a commemorative piece by one of my close friends. I experimented a bit with pushing the detail in the face and letting the body fade out for a wispy, dream-like feeling, and I really like how it turned out. Most importantly, Trixie’s person likes it, too!

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Last Batch of Tabby Mini Rugs!

More mini rugs! This time adult tabby cats. I was planning on making these guys calicos, but the tiny rug size was too intimating for me haha. Tabbies are my favourite kitties, so I hope you’re not too bored seeing them again and again.

Once again, these 7″ rugs are available at the Capital Art Sale! Check it out before the sale ends Sunday!

Leopard Rug and Art Sale!

Here’s my latest big rug design: A leopard! I had so much fun with my tiger design last year that I wanted to do another big cat. Leopards are so gorgeous and elegant! Definitely one of my top favourite wild cats.
I went with a lighter green-blue-purple gradient for the stripes to really emphasise the colours. I find going too dark with the pattern tends to wash out the overall colours of the rug.


This rug will be available at the Capital Art Sale at 1150 Prospect St starting Wednesday, November 29th! Please feel free to swing by and see it in person, and check out all the other amazing art by local artists while you’re there!

New Design! Medium Tabby Kitten Rugs

Another new design for a well-loved subject: Tabby kittens! Most of my tabby designs are based on my two ginger cats, but this one is based on a kitten I saw at the local cat cafe, Purrfect Cup.
I love how kittens have cartoonishly large ears and eyes. They’re so goofy and charming.

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Learn to make rugs like this with my rug tufting class on Skillshare

Mini Cat Rugs

Here’s the new design for my tabby cat rugs for this year: Tabby kittens!
I love how kittens have absurdly big ears. I usually exaggerate the ears and eyes a bit for my designs, but definitely didn’t need to this time haha! I’m testing out green eyes for both the orange and blue colourways (usually I used blue eyes on orange and orange eyes on blue). What do you think?

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My rug tufting class on Skillshare

Scuzzy Cat Plate

Now for something entirely new: a ceramic plate!

My in-laws were visiting recently, and we all went to the Clay Cafe. This is our favourite place to hang out as a family of artsy people, and we try to go whenever they visit.

This was my little piece for this round: a little plate of my kitty, Scuzzy. It was so fun to paint! The glazes feel so different from watercolours or gouache, but they overlap enough that I really enjoyed using them. (Unlike acrylics haha!) I definitely have a lot to learn, but I’m very happy with the outcome!

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Hellooooo

It’s been forever since I last painted on wood, and it was so satisfying! This is a portrait of my youngest kitty, Sparc. He’s a very chaotic, friendly guy who is absolutely obsessed with pets. I tried to capture his silly, friendly personality with this portrait.

Learn how to paint rainbow portraits like this with my classes on Skillshare: https://www.skillshare.com/en/user/squidtarts

Support my work here:

Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/squidtartsart

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SquidTartsArtEtsy: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/SquidTartsArt

Mini Cat Rugs

Here are some orange tabby cats and blue tabby cats! These mini rugs are around 7-8” across. I was again focusing on getting the details even and clean at this tiny size. The eyes are always the biggest challenge at this tiny size, because there’s really no wiggle room before the eyes look skewed. I think this batch definitely turned out the best so far!

I’m retiring this design after this batch, so be sure to snag one of these guys if you really want this design.

These mini rugs are available at RB Studio & Gallery here in Fredericton!