Fit for a Princess: Pink Leopard Mat Board

Doesn’t every cat deserve to have their portrait painted?

Mine sure does.

So, when I saw one of my favorite artists, Katie Daisy, had painted a cat that looked *just like* Lola, I snapped at the chance to purchase a print of my own. Truth is it’s a painting of her kitty, Basil, but, shhhhhhhhhhh we will just tell Lola it is a portrait of her. She’s gonna be all kinds of pissed if I tell her there is another cat of equal magnificence and stature, and I don’t want a pillow full of cat pee.

Gorgeous as it is, the print came on a lovely yellow-beige-cream colored paper that looked strange next to the off-white mat board. So I decided to gussy it up. Initially I was going to decoupage the mat in leopard tissue, but then I thought it would look too drag queenish and might look better in pink leopard, but they just don’t make pink leopard tissue. So I painted instead.

The end result is only a sort of quasi pink leopard, but you know, Lola likes it.

Don’t you, Lola?

Don’t miss the oodles of amazing items in Katie Daisy’s printshop, The Wheatfield.



  1. tracylee says

    I love her stuff! Makes me wish she’d paint a dog that somehow looks just like mine…
    I think she did a very good representation of Miss Lola, without even having met her ;)

  2. PeachesFreund says

    Yes, I am inclined to agree. Tho, I have not seen Alice and Cora so I should not draw any conclusions (I’ll bet they are adorable!)…but I doubt my overwhelming kitty bias can be persuaded here. She is rather magnificent. And she would bite off my toe if I said otherwise.



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