If I had my method, Halloween could be celebrated yr spherical. So it goes with out saying that I really like spooky stuff — and if cats are concerned, even higher! I got here throughout artist Braden Duncan’s work whereas perusing Etsy, and was instantly drawn in. Her artwork combines her love of popular culture, mythology, mysticism, Steampunk, cybernetics and the pure world — together with all issues furry and feathered.

Cats are an enormous a part of her work. “I’ve always had an affinity for cats,” the Seattle-based artist says. “I make friends with them wherever I go, and my own are all rescues who adopted me.” In reality, her three cats (Ghost, Diesel & Earl Grey) all mannequin for her.

She loves connecting with fellow animal lovers over their mutual love of cute critters. “One of my favorite parts is being able to say with an entirely straight face that I’ve turned ‘crazy cat lady’ into a viable profession!”

A full-time artist, Braden can be an animal rescue advocate. She’s supported native rescues over time via artwork donations and extra lately together with her function as exhibitor coordinator for Sea-Meow Con (Seattle’s very first cat conference). When the pandemic hit, lots of the animal shelters within the Pacific Northwest (and past) have been pressured to shut their doorways to the general public. With adoption occasions and cat conventions cancelled as a result of pandemic restrictions, she discovered a technique to keep related together with her cat neighborhood. With no reveals or occasions to plan for, plus numerous additional studio time, she created Wildcats4Charity — a collection of unique watercolor wild cat portraits, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting a distinct Seattle-area animal rescue.

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On her Etsy store, Braden presents prints, enamel pins, magnets, vinyl stickers, folded notecards and postcards all that includes her adorably unusual artwork. Check her out at clockworkart.com, etsy.com/store/ClockworkArtShop, on Facebook @clockworkartshop and on Instagram @clockworkart.

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