Monday, 23 March 2015

Calico cat apologizes for exploding

Sorry! I didn't mean to explode.
This most marvellous manifestation of feline fine art comes in two versions, one with explanatory text, and one without, in case you really need to know what that cat might be thinking, or really, you want to figure it out for yourself. And that is kind of because I am torn between presenting the art pure and unadorned or adding humourous explanations. And this of course presents you with the ideal of capitalist consumption: choice.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Monday, 16 March 2015

Another sweet tuxedo cat sleeping lesson.

Just roll up. Just lay down. Lick that unruly fur down smooth. Turn on the purr. Don't forget to shed.

Curled up tuxedo cat on orange cushion
Curled up tuxedo cat on orange cushion by samupress

Sunday, 15 March 2015

The scary part of creation and marketing

Just so you know. We are living on the edge here. There is no backlog of posts. There is no delay. I don't have a store of drawings to, well, draw upon for product. This stuff is as fresh as I can make it. I make a drawing this afternoon, and make a mug in the evening and post it here ASAP. It's a scary treadmill, consuming everything I breathe as I exhale.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Cat looking deeply inward toward its soul

I'm looking for me

Enlist a furry companion to accompany you on your own inward journey with this deeply inspirational meditative image. And laugh a bit on the way.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Calico cat flump and spotty lumps on red

We seem to be having a run on crazy cat art images. Crazy cats. Crazy art. Crazy images. In this one, a shape starts out as a cat, but then, lost, bones indistinguishable in clumps of long white fur, just gives up and resolves in colour blobs. "But I want to be a cat!", cries the expression. No! you are furry blobs! Just blob and be done with it.

Abstract calico cat cartoon lump
Abstract calico cat cartoon lump by samupress

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Black cat on violet blue

Art. About cats. Seems to be what we do. This. A portrait. He checks, eye to eye with you before he sleeps. 

Black cat looks out from violet-blue
Black cat looks out from violet-blue by samupress

Monday, 2 March 2015

Cat admits that coffee is necessary

Start your day with a confession of your weakness. Display your passion openly. Admit there is only one essential love in your life. Coffee. You can't lift your head off the floor without it.

Coffee is Necessary for flat head cat Coffee Mugs
Coffee is Necessary for flat head cat Coffee Mugs by samupress

Friday, 27 February 2015

Crazy orange cat with toothy grin

See. It's not our fault. We are being toyed with by powers beyond our control. There's nothing we can do about it anyway. It's Catogenic Global Warming. It's a conspiracy by Internet LOLcats to make the planet a warm cozy place for naps!

Crazy Orange Cat with Toothy Grin Coffee Mug
Crazy Orange Cat with Toothy Grin Coffee Mug by samupress

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The cat smells onions

Cat smells onions
This is for the fans of onions, for those who like onions, the scent, as blown by the fan. Always cook onions below the fan. Then the scent is sent and the fan has fun. For some though, the scent isn't fun. For those folks we need a not-fan, for the scent sent isn't fun.

Cat smelling onions jumbo mugs
Cat smelling onions jumbo mugs by samupress

Monday, 23 February 2015

Hot orange textured cat mug

Designed just for looking. This is a stylized, abstract cat in warm yellows and orange spotted patterns, a moire-like texture. All this eye candy needs a form to fill. It's art, kids. Did you know that hot chocolate tastes better in an orange cup?
Hot orange textured cat shape jumbo mug
Hot orange textured cat shape jumbo mug by samupress

Thursday, 19 February 2015

A slate of great greeting cards

I am really up in the air about how to handle greeting cards and notecards. Writing witty, funny texts and slogans and jokes is also very hard work. It feels like greeting cards always need some text, some prepackaged sentiments. Obviously this makes the buyers choice easier because everything is thought out for them. When I have sold cards at shows and little art fairs, people say they buy them for the images, to start their own little art gallery, and they can then also write for themselves what they want to say.

So, there is a case for blank cards, and a case for 'complete' cards.

With that said I suspect the market for cards online is conventional and convenient, maybe unusual, or customizable. At the same time, the only money to be made is in bulk purchases by the customer. But the images I make are clearly unique, original, personal, lean toward the unconventional and cry out for personalization and customization.

So much of my online stock here is in various stages of seemingly complete, and seemingly incomplete. I am working on a set of cards with text and sentiments, unique, retro and punny funny.