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Cats forever and enamel pin.

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You know, how every year one or another animal come into fashion? I mean, not a trend of one or another pet, but animal in design. I made this sketch in 2013 based on my own experience and tips from other people. Tried to do some research, but there is no any convenient information or statistics, so it is quite rough. In 80’s and early 90’s it would be dolphins and tigers, roaring lions and wolfs. Then came pandas, rabbits, foxes.  From kids clothing to home wares – owls were everywhere. 2013 was all about pugs and french bulldogs. In 2014 we all were gone crazy for sloths. In 2015 every home ware shop still has a cockatoo lamp and you can get a print with this bird print in every artist market. And so on.
Animal trend comes and goes. One animal stays.
The Cat.

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This is a new and more detailed take on the same topic. Feel free to comment if I missed something. For example I missed dolphins so popular in 90’s. Or elephants. Or do you have any ideas of the more recent trends? Like “Put a bird on it” 😀

And now Mr. Cat is available as an enamel pin.

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When I was a child I found a tin box full of pins at home. My parents or grandparents collected them. They (pins) were magic! I still have few pins from that box. Seeing them in my accessories box I imagined making a pin of my own. And here it is. Cat, of course!

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I am still working on a better packaging ant it would be great to tell the whole story about why it is called “Cat forever”, but meanwhile it comes like this.

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Find the cat on my Etsy shop.

Crowd

I got obsessed with sorting things. This post is about crowds of animals which during the years became almost my trademark or how they call it.

2008

2008 lemur mur mur A4

2009

19 birds red

2009 (2) 2009 (3) 2009 2010 (2)

2010

2010 (3) 2010 (4)

For rabbits calendar.

2010 (5)

This design was printed as an Avant Card.

2010

Bikini babes sketch for a t-shirt which I never finished…

2011

2011 (2)

This is a page from a comic story.

2011 (3) 2011

Dragon calendar.

2012

2012

Now, looking back I notice, how the lines got clearer/cleaner. If I wanted to colour something with computer, it is always easy to do so with sharp lines. Obsessed with patterns.

2013

2013

It was a banner on FB I think.

2013+

I love line art, but it was time when I rediscovered the watercolour.

2014
2014

Cat drawing was very succesfull and I kept getting requests for a dog version.

2015

2015A very recent version. I probably finished it in the late 2014, though.

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