Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Custom Made Tennessee Necklace

Yesterday I finished a custom order for a Knoxville, Tennessee necklace and here it is.

You can get your own custom made state necklace here at Il Gatto Selvatico.

Tennessee by Arrested Development was running through my head while I was making this.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Art of Collage

These are some collages I made this and last year but they didn't make it to my website. If you like these and you'd like to see more stuff like this go to

Theatre Music for Human Beings (future cover or poster?)

Love Cats/ Love Birds

Untitled (Woman with Tea Cup)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Etsy Update: Leather Feathers

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Fleather Hoop Earrings:
The name for these comes from the Tom Robbins book and the film starring Uma Therman.

Pheasant Fleather Necklace:

Anniversario Fleather Earrings:
The name and the tan leather come from Ron Pampero Anniversario Rum which comes in a handsome leather bag.

Find them in my etsy shop!

Monday, June 21, 2010


I was commissioned to make a painting of a pet chihuahua. Here it is.

Oil on Canvas, 40x50 cm.

I was asked to make her a Mexican soldier and to make it colorful here are some of the photos I used as inspiration.
Zapatista Soldiers from the Mexican Revolution.

Painting by China Mike.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Pyramid in Rome!?

One of my favorite monuments in Rome is the Pyramid of Cestius (Piramide Cestia) in Testaccio. It is also the source of my inspiration for my Magical Pyramid Earrings.

Built from about 18 BC12 BC as a tomb for Gaius Cestius Epulo, a magistrate and member of one of the four great religious corporations at Rome, the Septemviri Epulonum. from wikipedia.

Piramide through the ages.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Etsy Update: Feather Leather Lace

Feather Leather Earrings that are inspired by birds and feathers

Leather Lace Earrings that are inspired by the sea.

The organic forms look like the cross section of a sea shell or other organic sea like forms.

Find them here

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

I Heart Skirts with Pockets

I made a bunch of skirts and dresses with pockets because I love pockets because I love having a place to put my i pod while I'm on the bus.

I'm going to use this amazing fabric to make another skirt in the style above.

I have plans to make another skirt like this with seersucker

Kangaroo-pocket tunic
, pattern from Vogue Knitting Holiday 2008 #30.
Yarn, hand spun by my mother, Lucinda Reichley
Earrings, Purple Martin Fleather Hoop Earrings by Il Gatto Selvatico (me).

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Etsy Update: United States of Il Gatto Selvatico

Paris, Texas Necklace. Based off of the Wim Wender's Film made for the Indie Free Spirits Team Challenge. Unfortunately it didn't win.

My Own Private Idaho Necklace. Based off of the film by Gus Van Sant. Also for the Indie Free Spirits Team Challenge.

Get a necklace of your state custom made here.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Inspirational Painters

It's about time that I post something about art and my inspiration. Here are just 3 of my favourites. These 3 paintings are all kind of similar to each other too, they must have been inspired by one another.

Hieronymus Bosch, the middle panel from the Garden of Earthly Delights Triptych 1503,04

Pieter Bruegel, Tower of Babel 1563

Julie Heffernan, Self Portrait as Big House 2006,07

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


In college I made a series of photos featuring cat faces superimposed on top baroque paintings. Shown at the top are 3 of them, Marie Antoinette, a little girl holding a cat of her own and an Elizabethian woman.
I liked this idea so much that I decided to turn them into my own paintings. Shown above, Tabby Cat Countess and Cat Countess, 2007. Finally, after college, I decided to take it into the physical world and make them into costumes for Carnival. Shown above are the two costumes and the pannier hoop skirt that goes under the dress to make it puff out at the sides.
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