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"