- Celebrity Pets
Pet calendars have become so clever and creative that this year I've decided to separate the cat calendars from the dog ones. No one seems to be very creative with the remaining species
of pets, but that's my complaint every year. So, off we go into kitty land and the artists that express them so well in the 2011 Cat Wall Calendars.
The Japanese clothing designer has unleashed its second limited edition calendar of fashionable cats. This is a stunning calendar which I paid $30 for last year, but United Bamboo has beefed up the design, paper, and embossed foiling on the calendar, and now they're charging $50! Out of my league, but still so stunning!
Carol Wilson is one of the best artists at capturing cat 'looks' and postures I've ever seen. If you missed her Cat Paintings Wall Calendar in 2009, she has reworked it for 2011. From Cafe Press.
The 'black cat' wall calendar contains 12 images of poster art created by Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen, the French iconic poster artist. The black cat cabaret "Le Chat Noir" opened in 1881 by the artist Rodolphe Salis and became a popular destination for world-renowned artists. These posters are not only entertaining, they are copies of contributions to the catalogues of art history. Tournée Chat Noir
Charles Wysocki of the famous Cat Tales created some of the most delightful prints of cats in unexpected places.... You know, the places you always find your cat! Wysocki's cat calendars are always welcome!
Chinese line drawing and water colors are some of the most coveted paintings in the world and cats have always been a subject of oriental mystique. These beauties are prints of some of these magnificent works of art. A Chinese proverb on the calendar reads: 'I gave an order to a cat, and the cat give it to its tail.' Chinese Cat Calendar.
Oh my. The quips on this calendar will keep you laughing and nodding yourself silly. There is nothing as funny as a truism when it comes to cats. Here's a cat physics solution called the Law of Cat Disinterest: A cat's interest level will vary in inverse proportion to the amount of effort a human expends in trying to interest him. Designs By Jaguar carries the Cat Physics2011 Calendar in regular and oversized.
This is the first year, I believe, of Yoga Kittens, and the photos of kittens are really adorable. You just want to stretch right along with them. Maybe they will be an inspiration for you! Yoga Kittens 2011 Calendar.
Last but definitely not least... (The calendars are listed more or less random order.) is the Bohemian 2011 Cat Calendar, based on the delightful children's book Bohemian Cats by Karen Mahony and Alex Ukolov. It is a fantasy calendar of cats playing characters in medieval settings. The artwork is precious; you'll never forget the images.
Thanks to the publishers and retailers that made their photos accessible. Readers, please also visit 10 Doggone Delightful Dog Calendars for 2011.
That's the buzz for today!