Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Maneki Neko Mudpie

Mommy here!

I don't like to play favorites when it comes to kitties, but there's a special place in my heart for Instagram superstars Olive & Rye (& their new baby sister Fig). I'm a huge fan of those three gorgeous girls - and their talented mom Laura - and have long been coveting a piece of her incredible artwork.

Last month a group of pet-oriented small business owners got together to raise money for Hurricane Harvey's animal victims, and for one day only 100% of the profits from pet portraits ordered from Olive & Rye Cat Art were donated to the Houston SPCA. I decided to treat myself to an early birthday gift and ordered custom art of Mudpie as the Maneki Neko (Japanese Lucky Cat).


Last week Laura sent me the proofs and it's pure purrfection in every single way. Mudpie's face markings, her black nose smudge, the tan spots on her right paw, it's all there...


I had several choices for a background and decided on the Japanese Maple Leaf, not only because it's perfectly suited to tortie colors, but also because here in Vermont our state tree is the Sugar Maple. Different from the Japanese, but a maple tree nonetheless!

I can hardly wait to hang my 8x10 print on the wall! If you're looking to have customized artwork done of your pet, we can't recommend Olive & Rye Cat Art highly enough. And if you're not following them on Instagram, do it now!!!

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26 comments:

meowmeowmans said...

Wow! You make a lovely Maneki Neko, Mudpie!

Laura is super talented. We will go and check out her artwork, and her Insta, too.

Hugs to you and Mommy!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

OMC, that looks fabulous! Mudpie looks awesome as Maneki Neko.

Sasha said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous.

M Dawson said...

Wow that looks SOO Perfect. I am not surprised you are thrilled!!!!

Marjorie and the Dash Kitten Crew

Lone Star Cats said...

So cool!

Mickey's Musings said...

Ooooooooooo!
You make a stunning Maneki Neko!
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

The Menagerie Mom said...

Oh my goodness, this is simply too cute! I just love the style, the colors, everything!

Squeedunk Cats and Z-Girl said...

What a beautiful piece of art! It's okay to say you enjoy your IG pals cuz they are special and fun! We know you love all of us. Hoping the new art brings extra love to your home!

The Island Cats said...

We love this, Mudpie!

Roby Sweet said...

That is so cool! It looks just like Mudpie. :)

Random Felines said...

OMC - what a great picture!!!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Wow, this is so cool!

Chirpycats said...

Oh my cat! Just beautiful. And I love Mudpie's markings 😻I also follow them on Instragram, her illustrations are gorgeous!

The Florida Furkids said...

Fabulous artwork!!!

Thank you for the thoughtful and kind comment you made on our post about our Daddy. We know he's an Angel smiling down on us but we are heartbroken.

The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

Colehaus Cats said...

That is gorgeous and a great piece of art to cherish forever!

Kerry Barbero said...

Oh, I follow them, too! Mom & I love Mudpie's portrait as a Maneki Neko! It is super cute & it looks just like her! Auntie gave mom a white Maneki Neko bank that she keeps in the den, though I don't think it has many coins in it. Tee hee hee! Mom has been keeping an eye out for a small black one that resembles me. -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

The Daily Pip said...

This is SO AMAZING! Also, wonderful that it supports efforts to help the animals in Houston.

Marie Symeou said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Eastside Cats said...

Wow! Beautiful! I'm going over to shop now!

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da tabbies o trout towne said...

mudpie; how.......kewl.......is......thiz !!!!! yur mom picked a grate gift
for herself......we R knot on instagram but we will see if we can sneek over that
way N chex out yur friendz N ther mom !! ♥♥

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Those came out great! I like that you chose the maple leaf.

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

LOVE the art! and thanks to this post I started following them on Instagram!

Groovy Goldendoodles said...

Super cute! Love the colors...

Cathy Keisha said...

If I only had IG. That is fab!

Priscilla King said...

I think Maneki-Neko have to be calico or tortie cats. Pity...because yesterday (Wednesday), as I walked past, Schatzi (the black cat I was able to re-home without fostering) waved her paw at me. Probably shaking something off, but y'never know; she *might* be trying to copy human behavior when communicating with a human...