An artist who only identifies herself as Erika started decorating her daughter’s sandwich bags last year. At first, they were just doodles, eventually, she started painting full portraits, including cat portraits. Over the summer, when she didn’t have to pack lunches, she started painting on Duralar, a plastic sheet designed for art. Her paintings of The Sandwich Cats now hang in a gallery. She also does custom paintings. For more about The Sandwich Cats, visit or Instagram.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, I offered a heartfelt thank you to all of you for for the outpouring of love and support I have received after I announced Ruby’s passing, on Monday, I announced my choice for the best cat book of 2019, on Tuesday and Wednesday, we ushered in the New Year, and on Friday, I reviewed the latest in Gwen Cooper’s short story series. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway to win a 2020 Conscious Cat Wall Calendar!


Today’s video may just result in sweetness overload – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

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3 Comments on Mews and Nips: Artist’s Career Got Started by Painting Cats on Her Daughter’s Sandwich Bags

  1. I always admire people like that. Something BIG starts from something simple and oh so clever!!! Her work is beautiful!
    FYI: hoping my comments are going through. I commented on two previous posts about Ruby, hoping you got them! xoxo

  2. We really enjoy those paintings and we contacted her to see if she will do our Big Buddy Budd’s portrait for his birthday. He will be 20 which is a milestone for a cat fur sure

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