By Monique Frausto
Special for CraftyChica.com
CatCon, the 5th annual cat enthusiast convention, recently welcomed over 16,000 cat-loving people to Pasadena, California. And yes, I was one of them. Surrounded by cats since I was a gatita myself, I would never pass up the chance to attend this two-day cats-a-palooza.
Celebrities like Angela Kinsey, Macaulay Culkin, Brenda Song, Kat Dennings and more were on hand. There was even an adoption village where 200 cats and kittens found their forever homes. And of course, one of my favorite things about CatCon 2019 were the artists, crafters, and designers on-hand.
As I made my way through the aisles, I came across 10 kitty-loving creators who caught my eye. I knew I had to share their purrrrr-fect and original art with you.
10 CatCon Creators and Makers!
Artist Joanne Garcia of Fierce Fantasy Designs and the Day of the Dead Cats really caught my feline attention. I’m a big fan of these colorful and reusable tote bags.
Illustrator Heidi Romero of Heidiroo brings fun whimsical cat designs to life on prints, stickers, pouches and more. I’m a little obsessed with the Garden Cat prints.
Cats love their cardboard boxes. Remember, if they fit they sit. Founder, CEO, and designer Rosanna Servodio gives us a modern and stylish nook for a little cat nap or play.
Octopus Cat and others come to life with the help of artist and illustrator Stasia Burrington. Choose from prints, stickers, pins or the Magic Neko Deck of playing cards, which comes with an Oracle Guide.
Artist David Bigler of Lab Creature really knows the way to my cat mom heart. Self-described as specializing in “making our weird cat art and spooky creatures into prints,” the Cactus Cat art print and David Bowie-inspired pieces are electric.
Believe me when I tell you that my face I lit up when I came across Happy Kitty Ceramics. Artist Annette Janelle makes each paw-some and creative piece by hand.
Messy Pink brought the sequins and all that sparkle to CatCon with these framed designs. After seeing them, I’ve determined cats definitely need more sparkle in their nine lives.
If you’re a crochet kind of cat person, then Dorklandia has you covered with these handmade, cuddle-friendly, plush kitties.
Designer and Illustrator Rachel McAlister embroidery and enamel pins stopped me in my kitty cat tracks. I love the use of vibrant colors.
Artist Sing Ji “loves to focus on tales of imagination and whimsy,” according to her website. I bought a cat print from her at last year’s CatCon that proudly hangs in my home.
Thanks for checking out these awesome cat-loving artists!Love & light,