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SHARED BY THE CATSTER TEAM
1Artist Heather Soodak In an attempt to get some culture, my husband and
I recently went to a local
Friday night art walk. We were
pleasantly surprised to find a small
exhibit featuring cat art by artist Heather
Soodak. Her cartoon watercolor illustrations are
wonderful! They really capture the expression and
movements of cats (and other animals).
Heather told me she grew up with cats and enjoyed drawing them as they
pounced around the house getting into mischief. As an adult, she still loves
drawing them. “Drawing cats now makes me feel like a kid again,” she said.
One of the really cool aspects of her art is something called You Are Now
a Cat, a website featuring her original paintings of
celebrities, friends, and pop culture
icons drawn as cats. “It started as an out-
let for me to go on sketching, and I’m pleased that
it has spread into something more and is continually
growing,” she told me.
Her recent show, 100 Cats, helped raise money
for the Orange County SPCA and allowed her
to meet many like-minded cat lovers (including
me). “There is something magical about being
able to connect with others and help animals
through this medium. It comes naturally to
me,” she said.
To see more of her Heather’s great cat art,
visit heathersoodak.com. — Annie
2Cat Gift Tags What makes a present even better? Cats! As soon as I
saw this cute little guy, I
knew he’d liven up my holiday
gifts. Made by Idlewild Co., the
tags measure 2 1⁄ 2 by 3 1⁄ 2 inches
and are made from high-quality
recycled paper, printed locally, and
assembled by hand in Idlewild Co.’s
studio. For $8, you get a set of 10
tags, plus plenty of coordinating
baker’s twine to affix
them to packages.
Check out all of the
tags and cards