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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Three Cats Graphics & Jewelry {giveaway}


People with talent always amaze me (maybe because of my lack of any talents). I am so thankful for people as talented as my new friend, Diane, who are willing to share their art with those of us who are maybe not quite as talented.

The Cat-O'Lantern is one of Diane's personal favourites. It is offered in both printed forms and as a jewelry items. This is a nice, simple little necklace and earring set that features the artwork.

What will we find when visiting Three Cats Graphics & Jewelry?

My Etsy shop is a combination of creations using my original art and retro clip art that I have collected. You are going to find a lot of cat related items in my artwork and jewelry. I have four cat companions and they are a constant inspiration. I also tend to create items related to poodles and pugs. I like wine and that comes through in some of my pieces.

Getting to know Diane, the artist behind Three Cats Graphics & Jewelry....

I began selling online at Ebay, selling mostly garage sale items at first. Then about 5 years ago it dawned on me to maybe try some of my artwork. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Oregon State University, I worked in the graphic design field in Eugene, Oregon for many years and I was also the editor and publisher of a local entertainment paper here on the Oregon Coast for about 10 years. I stopped doing that in 2004 and began creating more fine art again. The first art items I sold were in the form of polymer clay Maneki Neko pendants which I individually hand crafted, I still occasionally make those. My inventory has slowly expanded to include artwork and also the jewelry. I was really quite excited when I heard about Etsy as a good place for arts and crafts people and I’ve been building my shop there since March 2008.



This is a mixed media print, one of Diane's favourites. It is called Guardians of a Haunted Forest.

What can we expect to find in your shop in the coming weeks and months?

I would like to veer away from the jewelry somewhat, I will probably still do the button art jewelry and the polymer clay sculpted cats and the occasional porcelain lucky cat bead piece but I really want to paint again and create new mixed media prints. I want to offer a line of greeting card sets from my Etsy shop and hopefully more artwork related pieces. I am also excited about beginning a new mannequin sculpture for 2 Sues’ Attic. The next one will be more Egyptian influenced. Of course with Halloween on the way, my favorite time of year, I will be listing more items with that theme in the coming weeks. One new item that’s coming up is a polymer clay black cat familiar pendant which the buyer can name, so that will add a personal touch for them as a way to connect with their familiar kitty.


Where else can we connect and find you?

I also recently opened a second Etsy shop with a friend, it’s called 2 Sues’ Attic (http://www.2suesattic.etsy.com ). It features hand made aprons, which my friend sews, and knitted scarves I make. Also my papier mache sculpture pieces. One of my most ambitious projects to date is in that shop, it’s a life size mannequin named Astrea shaped like a black cat. I made it for modeling the aprons. If you would like to see her please go here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/54462912/astrea-black-cat-life-size-hand-sculpted She has already been included in two Halloween themed treasuries as well: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c8261306d3d6d913986da1d/trick-or-treat-the-undiscovered?index=0 and http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c8411c00dd76d91eae37e3f/orange-you-glad-halloween-is-black




My very lovely model is wearing Diane's Trick or Treating Children in Costumes Necklace. (It arrived with the cutest matching earrings, which the lovely model wore to school, and, which I have yet to see again. Lovely model has been told to find them...or else)

I was smitten with this set when I viewed it while browsing Three Cats Graphics & Jewelry, but, when it arrived I was WOWED! The pendant is fashioned after an original drawing done by Diane. Diane drew it to accompany a poem she wrote...this completely blows me away! What I have been wearing around my neck is so original and unique, it comes from a true artist!

The pendant is a 1 1/4" button, strung on an 18" twine and organza black necklace and under the pendant is a candy corn bead. The elusive earrings are also candy corn coloured and match beautifully.

When I wear the set (or just look at it) I feel the whimsy and the magic of Halloween. Halloween eve has always been a night of fun for our family. I love watching the pure joy on children's faces as they dress up and go house to house for treats. Here, on my street (and neighbourhood) Halloween eve is a evening when all you hear is the laughter of happy kids.


This set captures that feeling perfectly!

Included with the necklace and earring set is the matching note card.

My experience with Three Cats Graphics & Jewelry has been exceptional. Diane is a very friendly seller and when you visit her shop, I am sure you will feel the same way about her artwork and jewelry, as I do.



Thank you to Diane for being a part of my blog, and sharing with us her amazing work, and inspiring the magical feelings of FALL and Halloween.



~ Giveaway ~

Three Cats Graphics & Jewelry has generously set aside a second set (necklace, earrings, and note card) as a giveaway for the followers of Country Mouse, City Mouse!



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This giveaway will run September 16 - September 30, 2010
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GOOD LUCK!


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Ginger said...

Great review and giveaway. I enjoyed reading about Diana..she is so talented!!
I have many favorites including the Scenic Autumn Charm Bracelet Hand Made Charms feature Fall Themes and Scenery..love it:)

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