Black cat ignores your birthday

Here's a rare treat, an original art cat mug with a slogan. I don't make many of these. Sometimes the universe falls into my nefarious trap plans.
So I imagine this gift mug would only go to some unique and peculiar person, someone who appreciates cats and birthdays, but really wants to ignore cats and birthdays and who would appreciate the humour of it, after all - buying a gift, for someone who hates birthdays, about hating birthdays. Something, in other words, for the wize, wizened and humorous.
Black cat ignores you on green background basic white mug
Black cat ignores you on green background basic white mug by samupress

Casual Tuxedo Cat on my porch

A pause, yes, just resting the paws. Enjoying a little patch of sunlight to keep the old ears warm. It's been a busy and draining time these last few months. Not exhausting, just demanding, and long periods of waiting. Before we move on, and get back to making wonderful things we have a chance to just lay around on the porch, breathe, gather thoughts, enjoy a cup of coffee and some sun.
Casual Tuxedo cat laying on the porch Basic White Mug
Casual Tuxedo cat laying on the porch Basic White Mug by samupress

A free shipping deal at Society6 samupress store

What a relief! Free shipping!

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It's party time for ducks

Someone loves ducks, and someone loves harmonicas. It's rare to find that in one person. Thanks to the buyer of this card and I hope you have a great time!

Nine Cats is a contest winner at Crated

Today it's official.
Paper by 53 and CanvasPop teamed up for a contest. My winning submission is featured on the front page of Crated. Yes, that is my Nine Cats in a grid drawn in Paper.
Exquisite surrounding not supplied
Crated does this cool trick of showing you what the work might look like in situ. I didn't intend the cats to match the couch. 
I generally prefer a white frame. Your choice though!

Nine cats is coming to Crated

Nine cats is a winner
Straight out of Paper by 53, and chosen by some very astute judges to win. More later!

Vocalist singing the colours and shapes of synesthesia

Vocalist from Saltarello

The first weeks of July bring Sunfest, Rock the Park, and The Home County Folk Festival to our London Ontario. I did a number of drawings on location at Sunfest with my iPadThis is the girl with the long braids from Saltarello. 
Saltarello is a Quebec band using a mix of instrumentation and vocalizations. Hurdy-gurdy, didgeridoo, native drums, keyboards, guitar, violin and stringed instruments, throat singing and chants, musical drone tones, and did I mention powerful and melodic drums? 

Abstract Vocalist sings colours Basic White Mug
Abstract Vocalist sings colours Basic White Mug by samupress

The Cat Piano

 A young woman plays a tabletop keyboard instrument consisting of cats enclosed in containers connected to the key strikes. Perhaps intended originally as a satirical comment on the quality of the sound. On Tumblr, Openmarginalis wrote; "“The absurdity of a cat piano has no doubt contributed to its appeal across the centuries. ...” - The Public Domain Review", while Lost Splendour posted about the image. I had discovered it years ago and worked up a coloured version.

Here the image is reworked for a coffee mug, a full wrap image of a coloured engraving.
The Cat Piano Basic White Mug

Portrait of a Calico

Calico cat
The posing princess
The princess approached and sat long enough in a way similar enough, basically a left side view, that I could get enough reference. Sometimes you can make up stuff. Sometimes you want to be reasonably true to the patterns.
Silly but self-aware Calico cat
Silly but self-aware Calico cat by samupress

Final Thoughts, the mug, the wardrobe.

Devour your doubts
Words fail. At least they should for this image, because I believe it says what it is about, at a glance, from the eyes to the brain without needing captions, titles or explanations. It goes directly to meaning without needing explication.
Word balloon eating thoughts
Must! Consume!

Word balloon eating thoughts by samupress

Even "Final Thoughts" as a title suggests too much meaning, directing you to too sardonic a conclusion. Because thoughts don't really die - they aren't at all final, but are transformed into words or actions. Or not.

Word balloon eating thoughts
Transparent png file allows you to choose the t-shirt colour

Word balloon eating thoughts by samupress

The You Are Here Map mug

 You are here map mug
You are here. On this map. Yes.

When you need to know where you are. A map. Somewhere. On the backstreets. On this map. For sure. Really, the only thing you need know when you're lost. All the coffee cafés and cappuccino bistros and Italian espresso bars. Carry this mug with you and you'll never be lost again.

And fabulous full print T shirts!  

When people look to you for direction.
Here you are. Here I am.