Monday, July 18, 2011

Meet Artist Extraordinaire Deborah Julian! Cat Cards, Cat Art Prints, And Gifts For Cat Lovers!

"Handle With Care"
Cody and I are proud to present to you today the inordinately talented, kind,  gracious and modest Deborah Julian. We have ordered her note cards and I must say they were presented exquisitely. Frankly I think they are almost too gorgeous to use! But alas, I did mail a few out, it is just super hard to part with them.

these are just a couple
of the cards that I purchased from Deborah
I have mailed out the others
They came wrapped in that
pretty green ribbon!

When I asked Deborah if I could feature her on Cat Chat today I was delighted that she accepted. I love having the talented people that I feature describe themselves and their work to you... in their OWN words. After all, who knows us better than ourselves?

Without further adieu, I present to you, Deborah Julian!

"Before adopting cats I was strictly a street photographer. But my three playful cats- George, Billy and Sammy-have inspired a second body of work. I  love to create whimsical cat images with my fun felines as subjects.
"Chat Noir"

 I make cat note cards, art prints and decorative magnets from my original designs .  My images reflect my passion for cats, strong color and art history.

My designs are inspired by my cats' activities.  For example, my “Cezanne’s Cats”  print was influenced by the way my three boys investigate my table top photo shoot when I am trying to photograph my cards for my online Etsy shop. If Cezanne had my cats he would have had to include them in his Still Lifes.

"Cezanne's Cats"

  And of course, "Van Gogh’s Bedroom" shows the typical situation in our small New York City apartment where there is usually no place for my husband and I to sit because the cats have taken all the comfy spots.

"Van Gogh's Bedroom"

Our cats give us a lot of pleasure.  My work documents their creativity, genuine sense of fun, and enjoyment of life.

 Please take a look at my Etsy shop

"A Little Bird Told Me"

 You might see something you love! I am currently having a Christmas in July sale and my shop greeting offers a coupon code for 10% off anything in my shop.  I have created a special coupon code for readers of this wonderful blog which will give 15% off anything in my shop. Just use coupon code CIJCHAT. The coupon code is good through July 24th."

Deborah's business card


  1. gorgeous. I can see Mama's eyes lighting up. har har har *evil laughs*

  2. I love her sense of humor to put cats in the Master Painting ! That's so cool !

  3. Absolutely this is my cup of tea! What wonderful art. I don't suppose Deborah sells in the uk?

    Thanks for the interview, Caren :)))

  4. I love the cheekiness of the paintings!! Cats in Van Gogh!! Brilliant! Take care

  5. These cards are FABULOUS. I love unique cards like that CHAT NOIR is my favorite.

  6. Thank you everyone!!!
    @Caro I will see if I can find out and have Deborah stop by and let you know! You are welcome!!
    @Cat-from-Sydney, @Puddy, @Old Kitty, @Diane I love them too! Deborah's work is amazing! On top of being amazing she is BEYOND NICE, a true class act!

  7. Caren, thanks so much for featuring my art work!

    CaroScat, Yes I do ship to the UK. I have received orders from all over the world. If you check my Etsy shop, you will see what the shipping costs will be. The 15% off coupon is good until July 24th.

    I really appreciate all your comments!

  8. Oh, those cards are absolutely gorgeous!!!

  9. @Deborah you are most welcome!! YAY! So happy to read that Deborah ships to the UK!! Great news! She ships all over the world! Woooo hoooo!!

    @Priscilla YAY!!!!!!! WELCOME BACK!!!! I missed you soooooooo much! Hope you had a wonderful time! Yessss these cards are beautiful and Deborah is incredibly nice to boot!

  10. Rosie and I think her work is pawsome!! Hubby is TRYING to go back to work today after his IV infusion. Thanks so much for the kind words and support through all of this. HUGS and Kitty hig 5's. Love Sue

  11. ROSIE AND SUE give her work a big paws up!! Hubby is back to work on IV therapy today. Hope he doesn't overdo it! Thanks so much for your encouragement through this tough time!! Hugs and High 5 Paws, Sue

  12. Such beautiful art and she has a fabulous purrspective!

  13. A painting is just a picture without a Cat; then it becomes Art.

  14. Greetings Caren and Cody,

    Thank you for featuring Deborah and her beautiful art, while Ms K totally agrees that felines make the best models for any situation.

    Thank you for your recent visit to our site and especially words of encouragement.

    Warmest regards,
    Miss Kitty and Egmont

  15. Oooh, they are just beautiful. Mummy says she would frame them :)xx

  16. Deborah is awesome! I love her work with the use of color and whimsy. I have featured her on my blog in the past as well. Lots of fun and PURRsonality!

  17. Deborah is very very talented, these cards are wonderful!

  18. What a great idea for cards. They are wonderful.

  19. Wow, these are amazing. So creative! I really love the Cat in Degas Hat Shop print on her Etsy page.

  20. Beautiful work. Thanks for showing it to us. I'm gonna head over to the etsy shop.

    pawhugs, Max

  21. What an interesting style she has! I always enjoy the combination between photography and painting. Great stuff!

  22. Wow! How talented Julian is. Thank you for sharing.

  23. They look so pretty! I especially love "Van Gogh's bedroom."

  24. @Rosie glad to hear your hubby is back to work, what an awful day to go back though with the heat and all. I am hoping he will be ok! xoxo

    @The Boys and Karen, yes Deborah is amazingly talented! You are most welcome, glad you enjoyed it!

    @Heather thanks so much for stopping by! I am thrilled to have met you today! Your work is adorable!

    @Max I am so glad you enjoyed it! So happy you are visiting Deborah's shop! xoxo

    @Weetzie thank you for visiting Deborah's Etsy shop as well! So glad you love her work!

    @Bailey yes they are!

    @Luna so happy you are enjoying them!

    @Art and Sew Forth, great minds huh? How did I miss that when you featured Deborah? Maybe I didn't know you then? I met Deborah's husband about a year ago on Twitter, I reviewed his wonderful book "Travels With George" they are one talented couple which you already know!

    @Princess Jasmine, your Mommy is a smart lady. I think they are too beautiful to use :)

    @Miss Kitty and Egmont thank you so much for stopping by! You are most welcome!!! My heart goes out to you! (((hugs))))

    @Katnip Lounge, love it!

    @Brian, yes she most certainly does!

  25. Mo will go and check out her Etsy shop right now!!

  26. I've seen Deborah's art before and think it is brilliant and whimsical! I just love Van Gogh's Bedroom :-)

  27. What neat cat items! Marmie will have to go take a look.

  28. What talent she has. We are very much impressed!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  29. The cards are clever and cute. Cats always insert themselves into whatever is going on, so it all makes perfect sense to me!


  30. @Simba thanks!! I know you will love it!

    @Pat I agree totally!

    @Oskar yes she is and we are too! Stay cool!

    @Link they are! Thanks so much!

    @Cat couldn't agree more!

  31. She has some really cool stuff. We did go over to her page and we so happy we did.

  32. Love the cards, esp. Handle with Care & Van Gogh's Bedroom, MOL! I am going to send the Human over to take a look at the Etsy shop! Thanks for featuring this fun art!

  33. I'd probably be best sticking with the originals sans cats
    love and licks Winnie

  34. These are fantastic! I love that first one.

  35. Wow Caren, great interview. She creates such gorgeous cards!

  36. I love Deborah's art! "A Little Birdie Told Me" is one of my favorites.