Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Housecat sold

Wagon cat in progress, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Not to be ungrateful but my favorites keep selling while stuff I'd love to pack up and ship out sit around loitering. This piece was a favorite and I'm sad to see it go but oh well.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

zylophone creature

zylophone creature, originally uploaded by catbishop.

He's playable, his tail is the thingy..?

it's a picture blog people, don't expect me to come up with words too.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Spinning head

head spin, originally uploaded by catbishop.

New Angel

New Angel, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Sunday, September 23, 2007


Dudley, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Homey the Box Camera Dog

Box Dog, originally uploaded by catbishop.

New Old Camera Dogs

New Old Camera Dogs, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

BOGO photos sale

Work in progress - Scrapdog, originally uploaded by catbishop.

God I am a terrible blogger.. first post in forever and i'm just announcing my BOGO sale, buy one photo in my shop get one free until I can't take it anymore....

Please just "buy" one and put your free choice in the comments, limit 3 free. Thanks!

oh and this is a piece i'm working Scrapdog on for an upcoming show.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Espresso Family

Coffee Trio, originally uploaded by catbishop.

This is the Espresso family, named Venti, Grande and Tall. They are over-caffeinated and always on the go... Oh and the mother's an amputee but it doesn't slow her down a bit. I've decided to keep these together as a family unit and sell them as a group. They were created with old metal espresso pots, pool balls and vintage "paint by number" paints in glass jars. The heads are not attached so they can be posed. The dad measures 17" tall and the child is 11 1/2" They are signed and dated and 3 of a kind...

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Gastank Turtle made by Keaton, age 11

Gastank Turtle my son made, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Damn if he didn't make something I'm sure I can sell and now I should at least give him most of the money when it sells right? He's just going to waste it on Legos.. Mother of the year.

No but seriously it's a badass turtle and I'm so proud. But he's going to have to find his own junk and leave my stash alone...

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Weekend Sale

, originally uploaded by catbishop.

I'm celebrating my most successful art sales month and wanted to give back a little to you kind people who are making it possible for me make a living this way. Here are my weekend deals:

Free shipping on any art assemblage, just wait for a revised invoice. Also I offer layaway now so if you love a certain piece I'm sure we can work out a payment plan.

Buy one pair of earrings get one free, "buy" higher priced pair, add name of free pair in comments.

Buy two 8x10 art photos get one free, no limit. Just "buy" two and add your free choice in the comments please.

Have a great weekend and thank you all so much for your support and allowing me to make a living this way, I truly appreciate it.


Friday, July 27, 2007

More giveaways...

More giveaways..., originally uploaded by catbishop.

My 400th sale gets a free 8x10 photo of your choice.

I'm at 396, be the 400th and get a freebie..



Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Paw & coffee babe

Paw & coffee babe, originally uploaded by catbishop.

This is Paw pictured with his mate the bowlegged coffee babe. They are the perfect couple....if only Paws head were flat so she could set her drink on it. I've for some unknown reason been completely in love with these silly vintage 50's Maw & Paw Hillbilly coffee mugs for years and have a collection. I think part of the appeal is that they were made in Japan and I can't imagine what the Japanese factory workers back then must have thought of Americans portrayed on these with the outhouses and screaming wives and such. This mug was my favorite because of the more colorful graphics and donkey.

some big pieces are in the works and my 11 year old son has become an assembling nut over night...

Friday, July 20, 2007

Name my new dog, win a prize

Name my new dog, win a prize, originally uploaded by catbishop.

He showed up on craig's list... as usual people who think they want Afghan's quickly realize they don't. He's been cooped up in a small dog run and kennel his whole life and is completely untrained. He's quickly getting the hang of hanging out all day doing artsy stuff and sleeping next to me while I work. He's already learned to walk up steps and jump in my truck, neither of which he would do a few days ago. Apparently he never went anywhere in the car. My other afghan Monkey is not real fond of him but he's dealing. Monk is white and my son wants to have them be "Spy vs Spy" for halloween.

If I use the name you suggest I'll send you an all expense paid vacation to Tahiti.. not really, it's hot there this time of year anyway. Really I'll send you your pick of an 8x10 print from my shop. Enter as many times as you like. He's a boy so no girlie names please. Thanks!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Atomic Betty & Sunnyside up Sal

Atomic Betty & Sunnyside up Sal, originally uploaded by catbishop.

These were really fun to make, I broke down and bought a croquet set from an antique store cause I was just desperate for the balls. I'm having a hard time getting the colors right in the photos, the balls are orange and medium blue and the yellow bowl is not as dayglo as it appears. Anyway I've since taken apart the whole damn set and carrying case... stay tuned for more destruction.

Monday, July 16, 2007


Jewel, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Salve Skaters

Salve Skaters, originally uploaded by catbishop.

So here's the new pieces I've been working on.... I bought the tins at the flea market last weekend not knowing what I would do with them but needing them just the same. The hillbilly man I bought them from warned me "now I gotta tell you there's not alot left in there." So i guess he thought i would use the contents? As if I would ever put some 50 year old salve named "Petro-Carbo Salve" on my skin? I'm not a fancy girl who uses high dollar beauty products but cmon. So the worst part was i had to clean the tins out and the petro- carbo lived up to it's name, it was black and sludgy like thick motor oil and repeled soap and water for too long. I love the colorful graphics on the tins tho so it was worth the sludge. I've started to not attach the pool balls so they can be moved around and "posed." Sometimes i get all into making stuff and knock other stuff over on this table my dogs always sleep under while I work. Today this has resulted in two bakelite poolballs rolling off and hitting a dog. That'll learn em...

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Puckett won a contest...

Puckett won a contest..., originally uploaded by catbishop.

It's not gone to his head, he's uber cool about it.

I love this womans art, she sells on Etsy at BlueTurtledogDesigns
and I want several things from her shop including but not limited to this:
this: and this:

So feel free to buy all those for me and I'll be eternally grateful. But no really thanks so much to Alice for picking Puck and I can't wait to see the painting and do check out her shop.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Bakelite Button Pendants

Bakelite button pendants, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Apparently none of my collections are safe anymore, I've been saving bakelite buttons in a big old jar forever and now I'm stacking them too. There's something fulfilling about making stuff from junk I already have and shipping it off, little by little I'm riding myself of "collections" and just keeping my very favorite things. These old button pendants are available in my etsy shop for $12. Hope everyone has a good weekend....

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


SURPRISE!!!!!!, originally uploaded by catbishop.

I love my Flickrite friends so much the first person to get to my shop and "buy" these earrings gets them free. Just write your color choice in the comments (sorry out of Capri)

freebie giveaway at Flickr.. bloggers can play too.

WE HAVE A WINNER!!!! Chocolabs from Etsy got herself a topaz pair....woohoo.

Monday, July 02, 2007

SIMPLY ELEGANT sterling & glass

Beautiful wands of colorful frosted matte czech glass encased in Bali silver on handmade sterling silver earwires. I have these available in olivene green, cobalt blue, capri blue, topaz yellow and ruby red. Total length is 2 3/4"

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Dude looks like a lady, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Va va voom, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Well I've spent much of the day singing "Dude looks like a lady" loudly tho I really have no idea of the tune. I showed my son this new piece and sang the song and he laughed so hard I just keep doing it. I wish i knew the tune, that would be helpful.

"Dude" was created with a really cool retro glass and chrome? coffee pot, vintage bocce ball, old wooden game parts and old danish wooden candlestick legs. He/she stands 21 1/2" tall and has legs up to here. If i can sign the bottom of the candlesticks i will.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Mr Magic Cocktail

Mr Magic Cocktail, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Mr Magic Cocktail is a functional retro cocktail shaker with a removable, poseable bakelite 8 ball head, dice and old dominoes. He's yearning to live in a retro bar and make martinis all night. The little cap is missing but you can easily cover it and shake. He measures 13" tall, is named, signed, dated and one of a kind.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

I'm screwed if i need to bake a cake.....

It's official my art/life is becoming unmanageable... I'm assembling things I need. This is when it becomes a sickness, no? I can see me sitting around with all these weird creatures and no fuctioning appliances, no bowls, cups...if I had a pooltable i'd be screwed for balls. Luckily I'm too poor to afford a pooltable.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The BOGO sale continues...

Etsy lost my shop, originally uploaded by catbishop.
Thanks so much to everyone who has already visited my previously comatose shop. I really appreciate all the kind words and support. It's great to be virtually surrounded by such a fun group of friends...

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Etsy lost my shop BOGO Sale

PA vintage junk alien guy, originally uploaded by catbishop.

As anyone with a shop on Etsy knows these last couple weeks have been hell on sales. The search functions have gone haywire and newly listed items may not show up for days. Unless someone already knows about your shop and goes there there's no traffic. Many of my listings are nowhere to be found thru a search. I went from doing over $900. in sales (both etsy shops) last month to non-existent sales this month. It's scary and bad timing so I'm having a "Buy one get one free Etsy lost my shop Sale" on all earrings. I'm also offering free shipping on art that generally ships for $10. Free shipping on photos too. Just wait for a revised invoice. On earrings just "buy' the higher priced pair and email me with your free choice (or add it in the comments on the invoice.) Please don't actually buy the free pair. No limit on the bogo. Thanks for your help during this Etsy ate my listings Malfunction....


Monday, June 18, 2007

New guys

New guys, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


JAVA JOE, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

For Stiletto...

, originally uploaded by catbishop.

who for some reason needed to see them kissing.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Rueben & Roxie

Rueben & Roxie, originally uploaded by catbishop.

True Love

Saturday, May 26, 2007


Rueben, originally uploaded by catbishop.

My mom had an alarm clock like this when I was little and I always liked it. It's a vintage travel alarm and sides slide over the face of the clock. I found 6 of them at the flea market a few weeks ago and one turned into Rueben.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


Olivine, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

STRATOSPHERE vintage 1940's German cobalt glass and vintage chain earrings.

STRATOSPHERE, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Friday Happy Hour Sale at Etsy

Old Paris, originally uploaded by catbishop.

I'm spending all my damn time selling supplies and not getting any art or jewelry made so I decided to join Kate Black's Friday Happy Hour sale gang and offer a "buy two pair of earrings get one free sale" until midnight EST. Damn that's a long happy hour... oh well

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Project Destash

Old stamps, originally uploaded by catbishop.

I'm going thru my studio and destashing... too many years of collecting "stuff"

I've opened a new shop specifically to unload all this crap, i mean valuable goodies. It's

I have loads of old stamps, beads, some fabric etc.. honestly i don't even know what I have but hopefully it will all be ending up for sale soon.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

I need a robot to do my stuff for me...

Humphrey, originally uploaded by catbishop.

I am seriously not accomplishing anything today. So much so that a blog entry feels like way too much work. Will someone just go buy a bunch of my stuff so I can feel ok about being a slacker today? Please? Don't make me beg...too much effort.

If anyone has any motivational tips please comment, tyvm.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

TUTTI FRUITTI vintage glass and silver earrings

Three of my favorite colors to combine, these red vintage german 1040's beads are the greatest. Wish I had bought more.

Rufus got his Butt on the Etsy frontpage!

Friday, May 04, 2007

TINY DANCER vintage german glass, japanese glass & silver earrings

TROPICANA vintage german glass & silver earrings

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

OLD HOLLYWOOD vintage linked pearl earrings

These are the most beautiful vintage glass pearls I've ever come across, they are a silvery ivory color with 6 smaller pearls and a larger one on the bottom. They hang 3" from sterling french hooks. In my Etsy shop here....

Friday, April 27, 2007


THANKS!, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Big thanks to CRAFT: Magazine, Littleputbooks and Zach's Dame for yakkin about me....links below.

Egg Salad Sally

Egg Salad Sally, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Egg Salad Sally

Egg Salad Sally, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Egg Salad Sally was inspired by two hillbilly encounters I had yesterday. Truly I have no ill feelings toward these people but sometimes it's like being on another planet. The first was at the scrapyard, an old chevy van backed up next to me and started to unload a giant amount of rusty metal objects and gross old appliances. Along with all the metal out spilled two toddlers oblivious to the dangers of being barefoot in a scrapyard. Their smoking Mama didn't seem to notice either. This old copper stew pot came from that family, it has a forged rusty iron handle and some nice copper patina.

The second encounter was at the post office where an old hillbilly man who I developed a crush on was asked the usual "anything liquid,fragile or hazardous question?" and he replied "That there's just a big ol box ah eggsalad." He thought his joke was pretty funny and continued to ramble on about the dangers of egg salad in the mail, spoilage and all.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Thanks Littleput for the interview!

scrapduck, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Ryan of was nice enough to interview me for her blog. Here's a link

Check out her Etsy shop, she has adorable pendants and sells a gazillion of them.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I made these from vintage bobbypins

You can slip them off the chain if you need a bobby...

BETTY new etsy print

BETTY new etsy print, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

New etsy prints

People keep asking me to sell prints of my art photos so I am trying to happily comply. I spent what seemed like all day messing with my photo program and researching online photo printing services. All I can say is if people don't buy them I want this day back.

New etsy prints, originally uploaded by catbishop.

New etsy prints

New etsy prints, originally uploaded by catbishop.