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Floral Road Trip Kitties!

I ran into some floral papers I’ve had for about 8 years and decided to do something with them. Some of my FB friends have been posting beautifully decorated VW’s to my wall lately, and in doing so, they inspired me to make this series. =)

They’re all available in my Etsy shop! I’ll be working on some side buses as well as bugs soon.


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Earth Day Cats 2014


“Earth Day 2013″

-Painted with Golden acrylics.
-Approx. 8″ x 7 1/4″ x 1” Piece of pine (left over from shelves I put up)
-Topped with two coats of gloss varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

Eight cats, all different, form a hand-held circle around our planet. Cats love the Earth too!

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The Purrfect Match

purrfect match

“Purrfect Match”

-Painted with Golden acrylics.
-8″ x 7 1/4″ Bit of wood .5″ thick.
-Topped with two coats of gloss varnish.
-Signed, titled, and dated on the back by me!

Two sweet cats, perfectly matched, create a heart with their tails. =)

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It’s Black Cat Appreciation Day!

black cat appreciation day
It’s no secret that I love all cats, and might have a preference towards the gingers, but I can’t say that I love our gingers any more than our black cats. We have 4 black cats, and today is their special day! (Ok, who am I kidding? Everyday is a special day for our cats!) So here’s a collection of photos of our 4 black cats throughout the years.

Violet & Carbon
Violet and Carbon
Kitty Hugs
Violet & Carbon hugs
Carbon kitty
Carbon Kitty
Violet & Carbon with painting.
Carbon & Violet with painting.
Carbon & Violet with Fireflies
Carbon & Violet with Fireflies
Violet sitting pretty
Violet sitting pretty
Violet and Carbon
Violet and Carbon
Lily Moonfall
Lily Moonfall, our semi-feral girl.
The babies.
Young Violet and Carbon
Carbon & ornaments
Carbon overseeing my ornament creations.
Violet Nightshade
Autumn Violet
Pierre Baby
Hilarious Carbon

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A Skeleton Walk

Frida & Skellie Cats

 Frida and her kitties were dressed up for the Skeleton Walk!

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Merry Catsmas?

Ok, so I had to get this out of my head too. This was my original plan some time ago, before the Volvo. Seeing as I don’t have my beetle anymore and I don’t know anyone in town who’d be willing to let two cats in their car, I resorted to my nifty toy. Oh, and toy cats as well. =P These are obviously in my head as I need to paint more since they’re selling out.

VW Christmas Tree

Merry Catsmas

This one I shot on my desk with a different, decorated tree. It was late at night and I needed a break from making ornaments. Really not a fan of light that isn’t natural.

Festive VW tree

sitting on a fallen treeAnna sitting for a spell, beside the VW and tree.


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Commissioned Volvo

commissioned volvo by Kilkennycat
commissioned volvo, a photo by Kilkennycat on Flickr.

Two of my favorite things: Volvo’s and cats! A friend via Instagram, commissioned this painting. He has *the* most primo Volvo Amazon, and the cutest kitties.

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Volvo Cats

leaving the city

I’m a huge vintage Volvo fan. It started with my first car, a 1969 144 Volvo. It was a beast but it ran like a dream in the Washington state Winters. Then one day it died and I couldn’t afford to fix it, I was devastated. Since then I’ve had 4 Volvos total. The current one is a 1982 244 DL with 30k original miles. It’s rough, probably because it sat for years, and no one in this tiny Pennsylvania town we moved to will touch it. Ah well… On to the painting! So I love to paint cats in Volkswagens, and a few years ago I thought, “Why not Volvos?” There’s a lot of us Volvo lovers out there, that also love cats. =)
Puddy and Merlin Road Trip!

One day, I decided to see if I could bring a painting “to life” with my own cats and Volvo. It was hilarious, and I spent most of the time laughing so hard I could barely focus (which is why the focus is off…). I’m glad I tried though, nothing funnier than seeing your own cats at the wheel of your car. The whole idea was that they were going on a road trip, and picking up my daughter on the way.Waiting for the cats

I’ve painted quite a few Volvo Road Trip cat paintings, and I think the next one with be a nice little P1800. =)

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Scaredy Cats #20

scaredy cats #20 by Kilkennycat
scaredy cats #20, a photo by Kilkennycat on Flickr.

The Scaredy Cats are a series I started about 6 years ago, mixing my love of old beds, with kitties. I should probably add that my own daughter is an inspiration for this series as well. To this *day* she doesn’t want to sleep in her own bed. She’s getting better though and no longer mentions the little boy who talks to her, as often.