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by Patricia Carlin
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Climbing the Walls

Your cat is far more enlightened than you realized. It embraces the wholeness of its own nature, light and dark, and doesn't care a whisker what you think about it. This framed set of illustrations is a tribute to that feline state of mind. Printed in soothing neutrals, each picture shows two opposing parts of a cat's nature, and the Zen-like koan that encompasses them both. Ready for hanging as a handsome accent for your home or office. Printed and framed in Portland, Oregon.



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Item ID
21588
Made from
acid free matboard, plexiglas, acid free paper, Bonanza wood, acid free ink
Measurements
14" W x 18" H x 0.75" H
Notes
Dampen a soft, lint free cloth with warm water or mild solution of dish detergent and water to remove dust and dirt from the frame or plexiglas.
  • the maker
Patricia Carlin

Patricia Carlin

Patricia started out as an art director in Philadelphia, selling everything from potato chips to financial products. In 2001, a friend wanted help launching a glassware business. Patricia designed several product lines for the new venture.

"We couldn't afford a writer at first, so I wrote my own copy for the glasses," Patricia says.

Despite the August 2001 launch, the business did well, and Patricia found herself designing a range of tabletop products.

When Red Wheel Weiser Conari Press noticed the glassware at a gift show, they saw book potential. With their help, Patricia produced two books: "Glam Girl" and "Geeky Girl".

Patricia has explored many techniques in her illustration, but simple line drawing appeals to her most.

"For me paring things down to their simplest essence is always the best way to understand them," she says. "After I had my daughter I rediscovered the power these little sketches have to tell a story. Drawing was a fun way to communicate without language."

Patricia is inspired by Ikko Tanaka, Adrian Tomine and Diane Arbus. She has won many awards for her design work and is the author of "How to Tell If Your Boyfriend is the Antichrist: And if he is, should you break up with him?"

She comes from a long line of RockStar Moms, and aspires to that status on a daily basis. collection

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