Friday, 19 December 2014

The cat tale

 A black cat with a long tail

Oh, it's been a while. Some some small health difficulties and some seasonal chores have put a damper on drawing, posts, and product creation. I am obliged, for the time being to walk more everywhere - which takes up drawing and looking time, as well as working out, but that ain't what this is about. There is drawing occurring, and there is product making occurring, and there is an encouraging trickle of seasonal sales. I will be working on banging up a number of new things. You can look for this mug in the new year. Best of the season to everyone.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Be prepared for the future with a new cat calendar

We seem to be obsessed with the passage of time recently. So to better keep track we've prepped a new calendar loaded with cat images, all new for 2015. All the previous calendars are updated, and this new calendar are available here , and waiting for your wall.
continuing cats calendar
Continuing cats calendar by samupress for 2015

Monday, 17 November 2014

A Pterror of Pterosaurs

We've been time travelling. Usually we like to keep that secret. And we are very very careful about things done, because we sure don't want to mess up the timeline. Even though we might think that the world just might be better off if it were run by dinosaurs. 
"Take only pictures. Leave only footprints." Well, we don't even leave footprints. Anyway, we just got back. We took this wonderful photo and just had to share it with you.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Calico cat asking a question

Don't you wonder, sometimes?
It's hard to believe, but it is so. There are no stupid questions, only stupid cats. No, no, I'm sorry. I didn't mean you. Let me phrase that again... There are no stupid question. Okay? No stupid questions. You needn't feel foolish. Okay?
Calico with foot in the air
There are no foolish questions
Calico with foot in the air by samupress

Monday, 10 November 2014

Top secret calligraphic scribble brain note

Look carefully to see the secret message!
One of those days. The thoughts form but they just don't connect to words. The mouth flaps. The shape of the thing just doesn't get to the tongue. Only caffeine can connect the nerve fibres.
Calligraphic abstract expressionist scribble note mug
Not secret, so much as inarticulate in human languages

Calligraphic abstract expressionist scribble note mug by samupress

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Another great sale and free shipping

Until the 9th day of November get $5 off and free shipping at samupress society6 store.
The "Startled alert black cat sheds everywhere" mug.

Check out these mugs.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Seven little cats in the grass

Fooling about with the new shading tool in Pencil by Paper yielded this simple, casual drawing of seven little cats poking their faces out of a grassy field. I wish I knew why this is so whimsical and amusing, 'cause I would bottle it.

Cats in the grass
Cats in the grass by samupress
And the image wraps so neatly across the seam that you would think I planned it.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Cat with human eyes

You know what I want, don't you?
If only I could take my eyes off this, break off, tear my eyes away from your eyes, I could drink this coffee. Please, please, please, ask your cup to stop staring at me.
Cat face with eyes and pink nose mugs
Cat face with eyes and pink nose mugs by samupress

Friday, 17 October 2014

Coffee Luv cat with heart eyes

Coffee love lights up my eyes
How do I love you? Let me count the ways; cappuccino, espresso, latte, double espresso, Americano, dark roast, double double, pumpkin spice... to go!
Heart eyes coffee luv cat mug
Heart eyes coffee luv cat mug by samupress


Thursday, 16 October 2014

Squinty eyed cat with a coffee mug

Can you tell what I'm thinking?

Your feet touch the floor. Dragging your tail, you pad quietly along the hall, downstairs. The kitchen. Without even opening your eyes, you know. The scent. The feel of the beans. The whine of the grind. A blast of hot water and the patience. Sit. pour. You might even open your eyes now.
Squinty cat with coffee cup coffee mugs
Squinty cat with coffee cup coffee mugs by samupress

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Electrically urgent caffeine cat

I have caffeine, I have superpowers
You know that moment. The caffeine molecule metabolizes, slips into your bloodstream and makes its way to the sound of rumbling and thunder, to your brain. Then the blessing, the superpowers, the awakening, the push upwards into another level of consciousness. Awareness. You can see the brilliant thoughts, the little bolts of lightning. Put on your socks. It's your day.

Electrically urgent caffeine cat coffee mug
Electrically urgent caffeine cat coffee mug by samupress

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Grouchy cat needs your coffee

Don't talk to me until I've drunk all of your coffee
One of those days. Just one of those days. The morning finally caught up with you. The sun is shining just for you. Yes the sun, in one specially loving intense beam of brightness, trying to make it's way into your heart, is shining just for you.
Old grouchy cat needs your coffee
I have thunderclouds in my head. How are you?

Another alternative would be to sing silly pleasant songs. That always cheers me up.
Old grouchy cat good morning
On the other hand, serenade me.

Old grouchy cat good morning by samupress