Cat Craig's Mystical Artworks and Musings

Ask me anything   I have been in love with drawing and creating things most of my life, it started with a huge love of coloring and the goal of coloring as well as mom. I'm inspired by everything from fairy tales and fashion magazines to Japanese artists, manga and dolls. I attended Massachusetts College of Art and graduated in the spring of 2008. Everything posted here are my own original artworks and photos unless otherwise stated (or reblogged.)
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    Artist trading cards, I will probably be selling these on storenvy soon.

    I’m still job hunting and trying to keep myself busy in the mean time by doing my little personal projects and some commissioned work. However, I have been having a hard time finishing drawings. My hands get sore very, very easily and I have been trying to let them rest, which is hard for a stubborn person like me :P

    — 23 hours ago with 3 notes
    #artist trading card  #artist on tumblr  #Fanart  #Sailor Moon art  #LSP 
    Work desk! It’s finally all set up in a way i like, I’m just surrounded by inspiration and things that make me happy. None of the art hanging up is mine, they’re commissions, prints and work from artist friends. I still need to get an actual office chair.

    Work desk! It’s finally all set up in a way i like, I’m just surrounded by inspiration and things that make me happy. None of the art hanging up is mine, they’re commissions, prints and work from artist friends. I still need to get an actual office chair.

    — 1 day ago with 1 note
    #doll life  #deco room  #artist workspace  #toy collector  #craft room 

    "Howlia" Jointed paper doll

    I finally found more small fasteners last week and finally colored the werewolf girl! She was my fiancee’s idea, centered around the knuckle tattoo that let’s people know who she is. I had fun with all of her details. She now lives in Jen’s room :D

    My little Gypsy approved of me finishing her as a human. This is her watching my making my little color page.

    — 3 days ago with 1 note
    #paper doll  #artists on tumblr  #boston artists  #werewolf  #Character Design 

    I’m so happy! I am still adding stickers and I plan to seal everything once I’m done with that.

    I ransacked my Kera and Gothic Lolita bible stacks for more lovely stuff to display. I found a lot of Kira Imai works I love. I had an old tokyopop magazine with Sailor Moon printed in it, so a snagged a bit from that as well.

    This is what my brain is usually filled with.

    — 4 days ago with 5 notes
    #diy shelf  #kawaii stationary  #gro-kawa  #decoupage  #japanese pop culture 
    My shelf is coming along well, the inside is pretty much finished.

    My shelf is coming along well, the inside is pretty much finished.

    — 5 days ago with 2 notes
    #gothic lolita  #kawaii stationary  #decoupage  #diy shelf  #nerd house 

    I found this shelf on the sidewalk. I love finding furniture. I peeled most of the really gross white latex paint that was peeling off of it to reveal pepto pink.

    For a week I was trying to figure out what I would like to do to give this shelf  new life.

    I’ve been collecting kawaii Japanese stationary, pretty papers and cute clippings since I was a teenager and I got the idea to decoupage the shelf with as much of this collection as possible! It makes me really happy :D

    — 6 days ago
    #diy shelf  #decoupage  #kawaii stationary  #cat life  #gro-kawa 

    I had a great time at the first annual Art Walk in the Park in Cambridge, MA. I saw a lot of old friends and met some new ones. I was also surrounded by a really amazing group of artists and was honored to be a part of this!

    I also realized that I do need to go into doll making in some way. Little girls really love my artwork a lot. I think it’s all the colorful hair, princess dresses and mermaids. I recognized that look of wonder in their eyes and that just gives me the best feels ever. It also reassures me that I am drawing for a reason.

    — 6 days ago with 2 notes
    #cambridge ma  #art walk in the park  #art fair  #boston artists  #colorful art 
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    Flyer!

    I’ll be joining a ton of other incredable Boston area artists this SUNDAY, AUGUST 24 in Cambridge, MA. I am making a lot of small original drawings and paintings, Prints of my new work and I have 9 different coloring pages. Please feel free to stop by and say hello!

    — 1 week ago
    #boston artists  #art walk event  #art fair  #cambridge ma  #artist community 

    I found a stuffed pastel lolita carousel bunny at Savers a few weeks ago and it was still there when I went back. I picked it up because I felt bad (sun damage on one side. I am a collector of misfit toys. I have an armless Captain Picard that Jen got me for my birthday one year…) and I felt like it would make a good doll display. My pullip Lala is taking it for a ride in the Alice themed area.

    I also got all of the things I put on my main display shelf out, but I want to reorganize again soon. I’ve been collecting toys my whole life, I think it had something to do with being in a military family and having to re-make friends all the time, which was not easy. A lot of what I have displayed are gifts from friends and family along some of my favorite purchases.

    I used to work at a jewelry store and my earring collection got a little crazy! I made the frame display myself. I’ve had these Japanese dolls since I was a little girl. I got them when we lived in Okinawa (which was around 1993.) The large painting is by Cynthia Liu and the tiny one is by lolitaagogo.

    — 2 weeks ago with 4 notes
    #collections  #little things  #nerd house  #cute home  #shelves 
    Sun and Moon, commission, 11x14 watercolor and acrylic
Boy dog and pretty boy dragon! I’m having fun giving my friend’s characters life!

    Sun and Moon, commission, 11x14 watercolor and acrylic

    Boy dog and pretty boy dragon! I’m having fun giving my friend’s characters life!

    — 2 weeks ago with 6 notes
    #anthropomorphic  #fantasty art  #cosmic art  #commissioned work  #brony culture 

    Today was National Honey Bee Day. It is also Follow the Honey’s 3rd anniversary! It’s really a wonderful store, they do a lot of humanitarian work with bee farms all over the world. They also support local artists more than any small shop I’ve ever seen! I brought them my first batch of products and they were really excited. Hopefully I’ll have prints for them soon. It’s really nice to have some of my work in Harvard Square again. It’s been awhile :D

    — 2 weeks ago with 2 notes
    #national honey bee day  #followthehoney  #cambridge ma  #family portrait  #savethebees 

    I’m really happy with how this came out. I can sometimes surprise myself and I’m usually up for any challenges my mom gives me! This is for my stepfather’s birthday, he is a big fan of Don Quixote.

    I may try to maybe do a little more in the sky near Dulcinea, but I’m not sure what yet…

    — 2 weeks ago
    #don quixote  #dulcinea  #Consuegra  #book illustration  #marker art 
    A lot of my markers are losing the battle while I color this piece… I am finally going to try refilling the alcohol in a lot of them. While they are making that dreadful and saddest squealing noise across my paper because they are so dry, I think trying to bring a few back to life would be worth it. I know a lot of them still have a lot of pigment left in them. I hope this works because I cannot afford new markers, which is why I switched to watercolors. But lately I am more comfortable using the markers.
I have not inked the title still. I want to work on the layout again. And I feel like I’m missing something on the top there…. Maybe I should put another curtain or something next to Dulcinea? I’m not sure yet.

    A lot of my markers are losing the battle while I color this piece… I am finally going to try refilling the alcohol in a lot of them. While they are making that dreadful and saddest squealing noise across my paper because they are so dry, I think trying to bring a few back to life would be worth it. I know a lot of them still have a lot of pigment left in them. I hope this works because I cannot afford new markers, which is why I switched to watercolors. But lately I am more comfortable using the markers.

    I have not inked the title still. I want to work on the layout again. And I feel like I’m missing something on the top there…. Maybe I should put another curtain or something next to Dulcinea? I’m not sure yet.

    — 2 weeks ago with 5 notes
    #don quixote  #dulcinea  #fighting windmills  #marker art  #art in process 

    My don Quixote piece is coming along nicely, I have a long way to go with the inking. I will be drawing most of the details. The windmills in the background are back lit by the setting sun. Don’s cape turns into Dulcinea’s curtain, in his imagination he pictures her giving him her favor in this valiant quest… The rag is stained because she is not actually a fine lady, but a bar wench. I’ve never read this story so interpreting it has been interesting. I’m planning on lettering the chapter title in the blank other corner. It will read:

    PART I

    CHAPTER VIII

    OF THE GOOD FORTUNE WHICH THE VALIANT DON QUIXOTE HAD IN THE TERRIBLE AND UNDREAMT-OF ADVENTURE OF THE WINDMILLS, WITH OTHER OCCURRENCES WORTHY TO BE FITLY RECORDED

    — 3 weeks ago with 2 notes
    #don quixote  #fantasty art  #valiant knight  #fighting windmills  #art in progress 

    I made “Happy Bee-day” cards for a local honey store we’re friendly with! I hand drew and painted each one (yaaay light tables!) and will be selling them there along with mugs and prints that are bee related.

    It’s a fantastic shop in Cambridge, MA called Follow the Honey.

    — 3 weeks ago with 4 notes
    #bee art  #birthday cards  #honeystore  #followthehoney  #savethebees