Today is my birthday! My plans are to take a nice walk through the city with my partner Tom and have sushi for lunch. The rest of the day is not planned as I want to keep things spontaneous. This morning Mitsy from ArtMind tweeted me with birthday wishes and a link to her Mini Art Feeling posted above. Aki of Oktak also sent me a birthday tweet and several friends and family members already sent me early morning birthday wishes via email. Thank you! I am truly grateful to have such wonderful friends and family in my life. That's the best gift of all!
Katzenhohle by Dornroeschen Filzunikate I recently came across this incredible cat bed made by German artist Dornroeschen Filzunikate. This beautiful piece of functional art called a Katzenhohle , cat cave, is handmade of felted wool. It's definitely the most unique cat bed I have ever seen. It would bring a bit of nature into my urban NYC home. I think my Anni would love a cat cave although her favorite spots right now are the pillow behind my head in bed, a straw basket that was meant to store magazines and a storage box made from fabric that becomes a hammock when she sleeps in it. My sweet Anni FOX 5 Update : A while back I wrote a post about a story that Fox 5 news was doing on Etsy and the handmade market. I was interviewed in my studio as part of the feature. An Etsy press agent recently informed me that the story aired April 15th and he also missed it. He said he is trying to get a copy of it from the studio. I'll be sure to post a link to it when it becomes ava