May 26, 2011

Kitty Colors Italiano...(Are You A Gattare?)

Gattare means "Cat Lover" in Italian! How do I know this?

Earlier this week I posted a printable coloring page for 365 Cat Ladies readers to enjoy and invited you to send in your creations. Today I was very excited to receive Cat Lady Gio's interpretation of the garden scene! Giovanna is a mixed media artist from Rome, and I love how she incorporated the sheet music motif, including the tiny treble clef detail on kitty's collar! Don't you love the sunny colors and the scalloped edge on the wheelbarrow?


You can see more of Giovanna's beautiful mixed media art projects, plus tutorials on her blog: Scrap in Progress. (If you aren't fluent in Italian, you might find a translator like Babel Fish helpful...it has an option for translating an entire page from a blog--just plug in the URL of that particular page.)

A few weeks ago, Gio checked out my tutorial "How To Paint A Cat Lady" and she used watercolors to create her own portrait:


copyright Gio 2011

Bellissimo!!

Here is her blog post that tells more about it: Solo per gattare! Only for cat lovers!

It's not too late to print out your own coloring page and send me your interpretation in your favorite color scheme. You'll also be entered for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to my Etsy shop. Giveaway ends Sunday, May 29. For details, click here:


5 comments:

Annuk said...

Nice to meet Gio! I'm going to check out her website! Thanks for sharing!

Love from another gattara from Torino, Italy! :)

mimi torchia boothby watercolors said...

Yes, I'm a gattara too. And thanks for the link!

Gio said...

Oh Susan, you make my day! It's an honour to be here on your blog.

My coloring page is full of little mistakes, and I was afraid di paint the cat but I loved to do it!

Thanks for sharing your art with us =^.^=

Dani said...

Another gattara here... and I LOVE your work!

Dani/Italy

Susan Faye said...

Thanks gals--I'm thinking that Gattare must be the male form of the word and Gattara must be for the ladies...right?