Friday, January 06, 2012

A puzzling mystery...




Hey everyone! It's been a crazy week in the vortex, and I actually feel guilty that I have not been able to post some very special news yet to my dear beloved blog.


It's been a whole DAY! One day since I've been at liberty to share the news. And here I am, feeling downright remorseful that I was not able to share the big news with you FIRST, dear reader...



But, you know that I like to put on a good show for you. And truthfully, yesterday I simply didn't have the time to give this special news the proper respect it deserves here, on my blog.

 

..So, I did the right thing and I waited 'til now to post about it.
I knew you'd understand. (You always do.)






Oh, wait!
(...Did I not tell you the news yet?)





The news is...




We've got puzzles!



I'm so happy to announce my partnership with Andrews & Blaine! Two 1,000 piece puzzles are now exclusively for sale at Barnes and Noble. They are currently available online, and should be in the stores fairly shortly. Yes, that's right. My Jive Cats™ and Town Tails™ characters are now the stars of their very own puzzles. That's pretty cool!

> Community Bridge (Town Tails)
> Jive Cats

You may remember "Community Bridge" from last year (the blue box above). This illustration started out as one of my Sketchbook Project 2010 spreads which I shared with you here and here. And now, almost a year and a half later, it's a big, colorful, fun puzzle for everyone to enjoy!

If you visit here with any regularity, you are fairly well-versed (and at least familiar) with my love for  the Jive Cats. They are my well-dressed and charming, sometimes smarty-pants, sometimes geekathon, but always barrel-of-cuteness kitty cats. and now, all this crazy cute-kitty-cat joy can be shared with you in this awesome pop-art puzzle.

I can only describe Jive Cats puzzle as, well, challenging. Maybe even very challenging. Okay, the words that really comes to mind is madness. Truth—this one is lying out on my dining room table...  and to be honest, it is a bit intimidating... So by now, you are either running scared, or, you're running straight to Barnes and Noble.com to order one! If that is YOU—you enjoy a fulfilling, heavy-duty (and yes, very entertaining!) puzzle challenge—please do dig this Jive!

If you would like to buy one or both of my puzzles, please take advantage of the Barnes and Noble coupon codes in my most recent newsletter here and save a little dough!

Also, there is Facebook "Like" button on both puzzle product pages. If you LIKE my art and LIKE these puzzles, please do press that little LIKE button on the product pages! Every little LIKE click helps to get the word out about my puzzles and my work. And, completely seriously, I could not be more grateful for your support and your enthusiasm for my work. It means the world to me. I am grateful for each and every LIKE. :) ...and every Tweet, and every +1.. but I digress.
You know what I am saying!

Here's to one great big puzzling mystery —solved! :D





9 comments:

Pamela said...

These are so adorable, Kathy! :)

Linzee said...

Wow! How much fun to see your illustrations become puzzles. We always do a puzzle over the holidays, so these may be our family's challenge next December. Congratulations!

Beth L said...

Supercute. And I have to add that I'm also very happy that "That's pretty cool" led me exactly where I hoped it would...

Genevieve Gail said...

Congratulations, Kathy!!! These puzzles are really cute!

Kathy Weller said...

Thanks so much you guys!


Beth, I can no longer say or hear "that's pretty cool" without hearing that Miley song. It's a masterpiece.

i spy with my crafty eyes said...

Awesome news, congrats!!!!! And Jive Cats does look like it would be a challenge indeed.

nicolakillen said...

Wow! Congratulations Kathy, these puzzles are fabulous:)

Allison Bamcat said...

Fantastic! Congratulations!!

Fraske Designs said...

kathy! this is so amazing. i am so excited for you - congrats!