February 14th, 2007

Feline Fetish?

Well since I have stated that this blog is about all manner of surface decoration, I thought it would be appropriate to post this then I got an email this morning from Heather Moss with all these crazy cat photos attached. I imagine it is making the rounds so you may have seen it?


Apparently there is this little Painted Catssubculture in our society, balanced by the obligatory counter-revolution of those outraged by the use of cats as canvas. If you want to jump into the fray, check out the Why Paint Cats website.

I though people were a bit crazy when willing to pay $40 for a doggie sweater. That pales in comparison to the reported $15,000 that some are willing to pay for their cat paintings (with touchups every three mos.) I think I prefer my pets au naturale. How about you?

3 Responses to “Feline Fetish?”

  1. Ellen Leigh Says:

    I dunno, Melanie- it looks like a great photoshop job to me- not actual painted cats. How would you get them to hold still long enough to paint them like that? Sedation?

  2. Sarah Says:

    you’re embarrassing yourself, the book is completely photoshoped and for people to think other wise and get offended is ridiculous yet hilarious
    you should probably do some more research

  3. Melanie Says:

    I’m not embarrased. The main point of the post is not how it’s done or whether it’s ethical to paint cats. I was trying to represent it in a tongue and cheek manner. It’s all about color, pattern and design here, not causes.