I mentioned that I love cats, correct? I believe that I have, but, just in case… I really love cats. With this in mind, you can only imagine my excitement when I discovered that there is a woman who paints adorable, wonderful pictures of cats that truly capture their individual personalities. I first became aware of her – Cassie Graus aka KittyCassandra – thanks to Cats 101 on Animal Planet. Yes, I watch cat shows. I told you…. I really love cats.
So, my KittyCassandra exposure started all thanks to this Cats 101 episode appearance:
And then I quickly tracked down her fan page on Facebook and giggling, squealing, and downright delighting over all of her pictures. The most amazing aspect of her paintings, in my opinion, is how each painting is unique to a specific cat’s personality. So, naturally, my favorite game for a while was how would I want each of our cats portrayed in a KittyCassandra painting? Some of my ideas included Dex the Romantigoth, Dex as a pirate, something with Lilu involving copious amount of food, sleeping, and/or water, and, the idea that actually came to fruition…. Ophelia, my little Caramel Sundae Cat:
According to Nate, who commissioned this piece as a birthday present for me, she was very excited about the idea and she was very wonderful to work with. The end result, as you can see, is everything that my little heart could want in a painting of Ophelia.
KittyCassandra provides the world with something that it needs more of – cuteness, hilarity, and paintings brimming with joy. So, please visit any of the links below and enjoy!
AND she has a book, Templeton & Caruthers and the Snack Finding Mission! You can find a copy on Amazon.