Thursday, 31 July 2014

Matching the cat to the wine gift boxes

I love putting full spread large images on these boxes. I think you could carefully reopen the box flat and pin the art to your hallway wall. Once again, these images suggest what wine should go in the box. These cat images all suggest reds to me.

  Chocolate brown cat on squares
Perhaps a Malbec, even a Port, though I think maybe a Port is sweeter than the box, but I think this one, again, is an Amarone box. Deep dark and warm reddish browns, soft shadows and the soft, but present checkerboard edges suggest sharp but not overwhelming flavours. You might also consider a Chilean Cabernet. There is a rare grape variety called Carmenère which was used in Bordeaux's which adds the flavours of chocolate and fruit.

Here is a dramatic, grainy, dark and fuzzy cat drawing with light, casually dancing, but sharp linework. I see this going well with a Zinfandel's flavours of black cherry, mocha, pepper and spice.

Here, this cool, knowing, Italian grandfather ancestor cat suggests dry, but lively, light red classic Italian wines you might like to drink in the shade of a pergola. You could go right to the Nebiollo grape used in Barolo or Barbaresco, a grape high in the tannins that dry your cheeks, or a Primitivo, related to Zinfandels, from southern Italy with tastes of raspberry and clay.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Black cat inspects the floor

My dish.... where is my dish...? my dish with food! It should be right here. Why isn't it here?
Black cat inspects the floor mugs
Black cat inspects the floor mugs by samupress

Monday, 28 July 2014

Black cat in an abstract world

Everything thrown together in a bold black and white, Sumi ink style Zen Brush app, Abstract Expressionism, astigmatism inspired, disorienting, sleek contortionist cat, digitally drawn, filtered and composited collage. Whew.
Black cat shows you his foot. coffee mug

Friday, 25 July 2014

Guaranteed headache cure. For cats anyway.

When all the headache drugs don't work, when only the natural solutions are left, stand on your head. It works for me!
Belly up Tuxedo cat with a headache Mugs
Belly up Tuxedo cat with a headache Mugs by samupress

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Old cat amongst the pines

Thousands of miles away, a century passed, three generations, you just cannot shake the ancestral resemblance.
Old sepia tone Italian postcard cat Mug
Old sepia tone Italian postcard cat Mug by samupress

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Cat fleeing the conversation mug

In a whirling world of words, of toxic comment streams, of SEO that doesn't see what you see, but must be told, as though blind, one option is to surrender to the rain. Another is to flee.
Cat fleeing barrage of lines. mugs
Cat fleeing barrage of lines. mugs by samupress

Monday, 21 July 2014

The calico couch-napper mug

This is the artwork for this mug. I love keeping my line work simple and the watercolour loose and splotchy.

I take up the floor. I take up the couch. I take up your mug.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

New Duvet covers are a dramatic surprise

 Black arch cat diver cover
Society6 continues to surprise us. We love the dramatic edge to edge full face printing on mugs and bags.

Now, surprise! Up pops the new Duvet covers, with images from the pillows and shower curtains formats transferred over automatically..

As if there aren't enough cats on your bed as it is, they hardly need invitations quite as dramatic as these.

The rain shower one is a cute shower curtain, and might work on a water bed. Do they still make those?

Visit these three brand new Duvet covers at Society6 samu press store.

 Zen brush cat diver cover  Rain and puddles duvet cover