The Painted Gourd

Cat Gourds

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Tuxedo Cat Birdhouse

This birdhouse measures approximately 11" tall and 5" wide.

One of our black cats was the model for this gourd, but I painted her as a tuxedo cat.

The deep pink background behind the cat has orange swirls.

It hangs on a length of suede lace.

The gourd has been finished with acrylic gloss varnish for indoor use.

If you plan to hang any of my gourds outdoors, you should first seal them with a varnish specifically formulated for outdoor use.

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Five Cats, One Gourd Birdhouse

This birdhouse measures approximately 10" tall and 6" wide.

I originally planned to have just two cats by the opening, but then three other cats insisted on joining the design.

This gourd hangs on a length of suede lace.

It has been finished with acrylic gloss varnish for indoor use.

If you plan to hang any of my gourds outdoors, you should first seal them with a varnish specifically formulated for outdoor use.

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Siamese Cat Birdhouse

Many years ago, my parents had a lovely and extraordinarily-friendly Siamese named Gershwin. His fur was a beautiful grayish lilac. We doubted that Gershwin was a pure Siamese Lilac Point, though, as he was of a much heavier build than one would expect from a pure Siamese.

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Fourth of July Gourd Centerpiece

This centerpiece measures approximately 12" tall and 5" wide.

The banners read "UNITED WE STAND" and "DIVIDED WE FALL".

A patriotic mouse waving a flag has joined the crowd of cats.

The gourd has been finished with acrylic gloss varnish for indoor use.

If you plan to display any of my gourds outdoors, you should first seal them with a varnish specifically formulated for outdoor use.

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Black Cat Curled in Flowered Wreath

Once our cat Marina has decided where to curl up, you don’t dare disturb her. This one of a kind gourd was painted in acrylics and was finished with weatherproof varnish..

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Black Cat Not Staying Put in Flowered Wreath

Our cat Tickles, on the other hand, refuses to stay put. This is one of the nicest gourds I ever worked with. The shape of the gourd and the curl of the stem couldn't have been dreamed up better.

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Black Cat with Sunflowers

Any bird would have misgivings about flying into a cat's stomach. However, I remember reading somewhere that birds look for very dark shapes on a tree's surface: a very dark space on a tree is likely to be a hole or crevice that will make a nice habitat. Maybe the dark shape of this gourd isn't so bad...

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