Feature Friday: The Dancing Cat

Good morning!!

Quick note before I begin today, I'm guest posting over at Lilac & Grey! I created a living room mood board based around this rug from Anthropologie. Hope you will head over and enjoy!!

One of the things I wanted to do when I started this blog was feature amazing artists, and I sort of have, but not really. So today I have a fab artist to share with you!!

When I first saw Jamie Shelman's work, I smiled to myself. It so accurately captured the behaviour of my crazy cat. And going through her Etsy shop, I just found more and more reasons to adore her work! Her husband, Thomas Meyer, is also an artist, and this is what they say about their work:

"We love the thought that our work can make someone happy even if just for a moment and possibly redirect their day or their lives in a positive direction. Tom and I, regardless of the black realities of the world that surrounds us, never pass thru a day without finding something ridiculous enough to make us laugh to the point of tears. As your art doctors we would like to prescribe a dose of this levity to you! From haute couture to bloated cats our medicine cabinet has just what you need! We are the cure all snake oil of the modern world!"

I adore her work, as well as how she titles and describes each piece. Some of my favourites are below :)
Gus Gus
He's so fat and helpless, something might eat him!
Nike the Bather
Named after the Goddess of victory. Our neighbors cat has been schlumphing into our room to do a lick down, you'd think we were the YMCA! His frequent bathing has been the inspiration for a new series of prints! Now if I could only figure out a way to add the gulpy slurrpy pig snorts he makes while bathing!
Nutella Cat
In celebration of Nutella Day, this little cat reminds me of how I feel after I eat chocolate!
Opportunity
You're not an owner, you're an opportunity.
Pineapple Shirt
His short arm always made him feel inadequate (even in his pineapple shirt).
Cat in bag, Cat out of bag
His insatiable curiosity will get him killed, he enjoys fish sticks and long evenings by the fire. His mental instabilities led him to medication.
The Feather
His favorite cat toy was the feather, even though it was a love hate relationship.
Windmilling
Your favorite cat behavior, the death kick, only works on small animals, his bad. Hind legs in the air, front paws wrapped around prey or your arm, repeated claw stabs!


So clever right?? If you've ever owned a cat, you can probably relate to all of the above :) She does do other work that does not involve cats, so be sure to check out her blog, her Etsy shop, and her twitter!

Hope you all have a lovely Friday!!

xo,
B