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Ali Cat Originals

I’ve had the innate love of creating art since as far back as I can remember. My older sister teases me that I liked drawing so much, that when I was 3 years, I climbed over her bed and ate her crayons that she had tried to hide from me. So, if I take my sister’s view on things, you could say that art is truly within me. I still have a great many drawings from early elementary school all the way through college. During my early 20s however, my health began declining and my passion for art dwindled with it. For 15 years, I went from doctor to doctor being told that I had growing pains and I’d get over them. I truly think they thought I was just desperate for attention. At the age of 22 I was finally diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and at 35 finally diagnosed and treated for a thyroid condition I feel I had all along as well. Since the age of 31 I’ve had a failed last ditch effort knee surgery before replacement and a non-functional knee replacement to follow. I’ve had both hips replaced. The right knee and right elbow are both bone on bone. I went out on permanent disability at the ripe old age of 34 (after having worked since I was 15). It was a dark and depressing time in my life. Eventually, after the hip replacements took away enough pain, I started venturing out and regaining both some of the independence I had lost in the interim and some of my social interests. I once again enjoyed seeing and being with friends and family. I found my love of music again after a song by Lifehouse lifted me out of my deep dark funk that I had been in for several years. I fell in love and through some of my social interactions with my boyfriend I was introduced to a local professional artist who quickly became my friend. My new artistic friend wanted to see some of my previous drawings and paintings. He convinced me to take part in the local art walk that was two months away. I had serious doubts and reservations but he was kind enough to be there for me every step of the way. Also during this time another fairly new friend convinced me to start going to a free watercolor study group with her in a neighboring town. It’s a group that meets every Tuesday morning where local artists get together to socialize while creating their own artwork. I’ve met many wonderful new friends and artists there who have further solidified the rekindling of my passion. I’m now addicted to art again and enjoy creating in a multitude of mediums including: watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, graphite, pastels, ink, marker, mixed media, and some photography. I have at least 6 shows already lined up this year to participate in and pretty much live, breathe, and dream art once more. Ali Cat Originals joined Society6 on October 30, 2016

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I’ve had the innate love of creating art since as far back as I can remember. My older sister teases me that I liked drawing so much, that when I was 3 years, I climbed over her bed and ate her crayons that she had tried to hide from me. So, if I take my sister’s view on things, you could say that art is truly within me. I still have a great many drawings from early elementary school all the way through college. During my early 20s however, my health began declining and my passion for art dwindled with it.

For 15 years, I went from doctor to doctor being told that I had growing pains and I’d get over them. I truly think they thought I was just desperate for attention. At the age of 22 I was finally diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and at 35 finally diagnosed and treated for a thyroid condition I feel I had all along as well. Since the age of 31 I’ve had a failed last ditch effort knee surgery before replacement and a non-functional knee replacement to follow. I’ve had both hips replaced. The right knee and right elbow are both bone on bone. I went out on permanent disability at the ripe old age of 34 (after having worked since I was 15). It was a dark and depressing time in my life.

Eventually, after the hip replacements took away enough pain, I started venturing out and regaining both some of the independence I had lost in the interim and some of my social interests. I once again enjoyed seeing and being with friends and family. I found my love of music again after a song by Lifehouse lifted me out of my deep dark funk that I had been in for several years. I fell in love and through some of my social interactions with my boyfriend I was introduced to a local professional artist who quickly became my friend.

My new artistic friend wanted to see some of my previous drawings and paintings. He convinced me to take part in the local art walk that was two months away. I had serious doubts and reservations but he was kind enough to be there for me every step of the way. Also during this time another fairly new friend convinced me to start going to a free watercolor study group with her in a neighboring town. It’s a group that meets every Tuesday morning where local artists get together to socialize while creating their own artwork. I’ve met many wonderful new friends and artists there who have further solidified the rekindling of my passion.

I’m now addicted to art again and enjoy creating in a multitude of mediums including: watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, graphite, pastels, ink, marker, mixed media, and some photography. I have at least 6 shows already lined up this year to participate in and pretty much live, breathe, and dream art once more.

Ali Cat Originals joined Society6 on October 30, 2016.

Snowman Cheer Art Print
Art Print
11
by Ali Cat Originals
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Vogue Throw Pillow
Throw Pillow
9
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Blurry Fun Canvas Print
Canvas Print
37
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Enchanted Framed Art Print
Framed Art Print
7
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Pengana's Milieu Wall Clock
Wall Clock
24
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Yellow Catarine Carry-All Pouch
Carry-All Pouch
9
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Capsicum Annum Art Print
Art Print
16
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Stone Villa Wall Tapestry
Wall Tapestry
9
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Celebration Owl Art Print
Art Print
15
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$15.99$15.99
Pink Petals Canvas Print
Canvas Print
12
by Ali Cat Originals
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Peekaboo Art Print
Art Print
15
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Swirlz Art Print
Art Print
7
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At the Beach Framed Art Print
Framed Art Print
13
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Sunset Rectangular Pillow
Rectangular Pillow
15
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$44.99$35.99
Colored Glass T-shirt
T-shirt
14
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$24.99$19.99
Sunflower Long Sleeve T-shirt
Long Sleeve T-shirt
9
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Poindexter Unisex V-Neck
Unisex V-Neck
26
by Ali Cat Originals
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Sleepy Trees Canvas Print
Canvas Print
17
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$150.99$150.99
Black Cat Wall Tapestry
Wall Tapestry
14
by Ali Cat Originals
$63.99$63.99
Flight iPhone Skin
iPhone Skin
13
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$15.99$15.99
Tulips Unisex Tank Top
Unisex Tank Top
23
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Coastal Tower T-shirt
T-shirt
11
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Star Spangled Doggy Travel Mug
Travel Mug
9
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Lenore iPhone Case
iPhone Case
24
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Night Travel iPhone Skin
iPhone Skin
15
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$15.99$15.99
Taste of Summer Coffee Mug
Coffee Mug
23
by Ali Cat Originals
$15.99$15.99
Serenity Travel Mug
Travel Mug
22
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Franklin Carry-All Pouch
Carry-All Pouch
20
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$42.99$42.99
Decrepit Canvas Print
Canvas Print
21
by Ali Cat Originals
$85.99$85.99
Backyard Leaves iPhone Skin
iPhone Skin
20
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$15.99$15.99
Goats Clear iPhone Case
Clear iPhone Case
19
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$35.99$28.79
The Emperor iPhone Skin
iPhone Skin
18
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$15.99$15.99
Falling Snow Throw Pillow
Throw Pillow
21
by Ali Cat Originals
$41.99$33.59
Reflections iPhone Skin
iPhone Skin
7
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Blue Skies Canvas Print
Canvas Print
7
by Ali Cat Originals
$95.99$95.99
Standing Tall Carry-All Pouch
Carry-All Pouch
5
by Ali Cat Originals
$25.99$25.99
Green Delight Wall Tapestry
Wall Tapestry
10
by Ali Cat Originals
$63.99$63.99
Cozy Furniture Laptop & iPad Skin
Laptop & iPad Skin
13
by Ali Cat Originals
$25.99$25.99
Double Shot Barrow Pillow Sham
Pillow Sham
12
by Ali Cat Originals
$39.99$39.99
Who Me? Wall Clock
Wall Clock
5
by Ali Cat Originals
$30.99$30.99
You lookin at me Comforters
Comforters
5
by Ali Cat Originals
$99.99$99.99
Natural Blur Shower Curtain
Shower Curtain
11
by Ali Cat Originals
$68.99$68.99

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