There are lots of cute, cuddly animal inspired products on the market, but Outlaw Kritters big, bold designs celebrates the cool, edgy side of animal lovers. Let's face it, our little fluffy four-footed friends, winged two-footed kids, and those kritters that swim, splash and fly, still have a wild side, so why shouldn't you!
A portion of your purchase goes to animal welfare charities so you'll not only get to enjoy your new Outlaw Kritters accessory, but you'll be helping an animal in need! Shop Outlaw Kritters gifts and accessories for animal lovers- click here.
A few weeks ago, while perusing through the wonderful animal photos on Instagram, I stumbled upon some lively watercolor paintings of cats. I loved the fresh and vibrant approach that caught the true essence of our furry friends. When I dug a little deeper, I found these paintings belonged to a budding new artist named Sara Conley. She named her venture "I Painted Your Cat," which is exactly what she does. She finds cat pictures or cat parents find her, and the magic begins. Sara is making quite the impression on Instagram. When I wrote to her on March 16, 2016 she had just started I Painted Your Cat on Instagram a week prior and already had many paintings and over 400 followers. At the time of this post on March 29, she now has almost 800 followers on Instagram. Her new-found passion is contagious.
"My art is all donation based. As long as people send shipping, I will send them their cat if I paint it. Of course, some people give extra which is awesome! But it was super important to me to be fun as well as accessible to anyone who wanted one. :)"
I am totally inspired by cats! I've always loved them. I can remember pouting at my mother for being allergic to them when I was a child. I haven't owned a cat in years but recently my boyfriend was looking to adopt, after his very old kitty passed away. Going through that process with him really made me remember what I love about them. We must have met 100 cats in our search for the perfect kitty, and each one was so distinctive and unique.
I would love to be able to talk about Ohio Alleycat Resource for just a second, if I could. They were so insanely helpful when we were looking for our cat. Everyone there is very passionate about what they do, and they know their animals so well. When we described the perfect cat, it was like watching Ollivander pick out a wand! They just knew the right cat for us. They also dedicate themselves to affordable spay/neuter, vet care and catch and release programs, in addition to just being a stand up no kill shelter. If you're in the Cincinnati area please support them!