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Cats and Art and other schtuff. Yeah, there are a few other things in the world…

Black Cat in the City Painting and Assemblage by Artist BZTAT
“Black Cat in the City” Painting/Assemblage by BZTAT

The image to the right is a painting/assemblage that I created recently. It was a bit of an experimental piece. I found the 3-dimensional cat at a store that sells cheap mass produced items and it inspired me to build a painting around it. Although it was inexpensive, it was solid wood, so I felt it was a good item for assemblage art.

I changed the color, texture and design of the cat to ensure that I was not stealing a licensed idea, and then I turned it into a creation of my own.

I put it on a piece of board that I had hanging around and painted a city skyline behind it. Cats in the city is a theme that I enjoy, and I hope you do too. As an avid Trap-Neuter-Return advocate and volunteer, I have a high regard for cats who make the city streets their home.

I recently posted the painting in my Art for Sale Gallery. I brought the price down on it from what I would typically sell a piece this size, as it is very heavy, and will require higher shipping costs. Please let me know if you have an interest in it.

I also posted the image in my recent Buzz from BZTAT! newsletter along with some other interesting news and tidbits. I would love it if you signed up for my newsletter, as that is the best way for me to share what’s new with people who enjoy my art. Regardless of whether or not you have an interest in purchasing anything, my newsletters put a little color in your inbox now and then, and who doesn’t need a little bit of that?

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Spring Fling 2013 Art Auctions are live!

All auctions have expired.

"Spring Fling Pup" Painting by BZTAT
“Spring Fling Pup” Painting by BZTAT

The auctions for the artworks created in yesterday’s Spring Fling 2013 Create-a-Thon  are now live!

Each artwork has its own bidding page. Please do not leave bids in the comments of this post. Click on the images of the artwork below for which you’d like to bid. Simply leave your bid in the comments on the artwork’s bidding page, and keep checking back to see if others have made bids after you. There is a “Buy Now” option for each piece. You can buy the piece now for the stated “Buy Now” price as long as no bids have been made before you. Simply write BUY NOW in the comments and the piece is yours for $125 + shipping.

NOTE: If you have artwork currently on order (excludes Etsy orders), or you plan to attend the BlogPaws conference, there will be no shipping costs for any artwork you purchase from these Create-a-thon auctions. I will either include it with your existing order free of charge, or I will deliver it to you at BlogPaws. These artworks all can fit in a suitcase!

Bidding will conclude on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 10 pm ET.

Winning bidders will need to allow 4 weeks for shipping.

Thanks for your support of the auction. Happy bidding!

Click on images to get info on each artwork and to make bids.

"Sunflower" painting by BZTAT
“Sunflower” painting by BZTAT
"Snapdragon" painting by BZTAT
“Snapdragon” painting by BZTAT
"First Sign of Spring" painting by BZTAT
“First Sign of Spring” painting by BZTAT
"Spring Fling Pup" Painting by BZTAT
“Spring Fling Pup” Painting by BZTAT
"Maine Coon Stare Down" painting by BZTAT
“Maine Coon Stare Down” painting by BZTAT
"Cat Tail Coctail" painting by BZTAT
“Cat Tail Coctail” painting by BZTAT

New paintings, New Mural, and Lotsa Fun!

"Promise Keeper" Painting by BZTAT

As I mentioned in my last post here, I am dedicating my “Safe Animals Safe Kids” mural tomorrow during the Canton First Friday festivities. I have invited local animal rescue groups with adoptable pets to be a part of the event, as well as representatives from the Domestic Violence Partnership, Inc.

If you are unable to come to Canton, you can still be a part of things by watching the live USTREAM broadcast beginning at 7:15 pm.

Okey, the little rescue cat who inspired the whole project, is now my dear sweet companion. She still shows some behaviors that reflect a history of trauma, but she has come a long, long way!

She is so fun to paint, too! I will have 3 paintings of her (pictured above and below), in addition to the mural, at the dedication. All will be for sale. Contact me if you are interested in purchasing any of them.


I call all of these paintings “Promise Keeper”. I guess I could number them, but I would lose track. Okey keeps her promise to bring me joy every day, and I work to keep my promise to her to keep her safe and loved.

"Promise Keeper" painting by BZTAT

You can read about the whole Okey’s Promise project here. I will soon be introducing another major Okey’s Promise project. Stay tuned!

I will also have several other paintings of cats and dogs for sale at the Creative Ohio Gallery (310 4th St, NW, next to ACME Artists) during First Friday. Please stop in and check those out as well.

I hope to see you tomorrow, either in Canton, or in cyberspace!