how dreaming cats travel

Design by taz-pie

how dreaming cats travel by taz-pie on Threadless
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taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

Oh hai guys

Ever wondered where cats go when they sleep? I believe they sail the seas in their dreams...

The Cat and the Sea
It is a matter of a black cat
On a bare cliff top in March
Whose eyes anticipate
The gorse petals;

The formal equation of
A domestic purr
With the cold interiors
Of the sea's mirror.

R.S. Thomas

Please be gentle- this is my first submission, and I had some hassles with getting the file size down. Will post close-ups shortly.
Thanks!
Taryn

taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

oh yay it is up!

taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

i just wanted to say that the soundtrack for this tshirt design was Calexico's amazing and beautiful Toolbox album (especially the track Vinyassa); as well asSigur Rós' new album Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust, especially the track Fljótavík. Here are those lyrics translated somewhat into english:

Fljótavík (place name in Iceland)
We look over the rudder
Cut off the sea
We sail by the mast
Stretch the sails
We steer towards the bridge

We sail ashore
Up on the large rocks and the sand
We wade ashore
What a mess
Fuckin’ yeah!

There I found myself
Endlessly thanking
Sheltered in a makeshift house
And we slept
As the storm died down


seriously, those songs are incredible and really helped with the visualisation of this design. thanks so much for voting!

taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

thanks dudes :)

SoulfumeInc

neato! i like your layering effects and I always love kitties :)

Neon Samurai

Really pretty Taryn, nice work! 4

Maltzmania
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this rocks $5!

Tonteau
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Cool first sub!

realslimnatey

youre still taryn up my heart when im with you!

$5 and BI!

Torakamikaze
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and it's weird cause when you guys are apart, I feel it too

great work dood!

taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

ahaha thanks doods :)

and nate thanx 4 the $5 n bi, boii!!



i hated typing that

outline
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ooo ek regtig hou hierdie taz!

$5

bortwein
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cute cats and nice illustration.

taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

baie dankie outline! L)

littlem

sweet, soft, soothing. i love it!

chelly

so adorable!

alexmdc
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love the illustration and use of colors, real lay back design love it $5

taz-pie
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thanks everyone. i am going home now- look after my kitties while i am gone! ;)

Montro
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sooo cool!

zipperking
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Great Job! I want to see more subs from you young lady! $5!

FRICKINAWESOME
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This is kind of like looking inside someone's mind while they are dreaming. Simply awe-inducing in style.

taz-pie
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thanks all you guys. really appreciate your comments! :D
and frickin, yes i did dream it...

Mountain Gnome

Taz-pie: you haz skillz!

Nice 1st sub!

taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

thanks guys! and yay KB! have you heard their latest album? isn't it just gobsmacking??!! seriously, i had it on repeat for hours while drawing this.

ndikol
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so cool ..

jublin
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purrrfect.

that's a pun! and it totally works in this situation!

d3d
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nice to see at last. there aren't enough nautilus designs.

jess4002
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awesome!

taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

it's a LISA! :)

taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

bump for all the monday morning bloggers :)

taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

i do believe that is the nicest thing you have said to me all year, space!

sniffs

walmazan
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Nice first sub Taz!

phones

$5

taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

thanks guys!
my one friend told me it is a bit morbid cos it looks like i am drowning kittehs :(

sonmi
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so exactly why haven't you subbed before??

this is so graceful and whimsical and wonderful. i love the cat's faces!! 5$

taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

ZOMGMI! thanks guys!

Ivantobealone
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Awesomeness, and exquisite musical taste to boot!!

welshalex

This is really lovely, I hope this is the first of many.

taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

thanks! i meant to post a pink option for the grrls :)

littleclyde
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Really nice flowiness to this! Great sub, looking forward to more.

taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

well hello my azure fox friend :)
thanks for popping in!

taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

one more day dooods :D

bsweber
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nice! i wish my first sub was this good, can't wait to see more :)

briancook
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This CD rocks, so does your shirt!

WhitneyBeth
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loves the kittens!!!

Harfangoria

holy craptacular, wow. The design color should maybe be a bit darker than the shirt color, compared to how it is now? I do not want the viewer of my shirt to miss a thing if I wear this. $5

Harfangoria

...err, darker and lighter. Or just not a blue shirt.

erple

Weird and wonderful!

taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

0 more days with only 896 votes :O

taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

crash and burn :(

ivejustquitsmoking
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def deserve higher bu def not bad for a first sub! keep it up taz :)

nallukka

I love this design... I wish I'd seen it when it was being scored. I'm watching... waiting...

Seeing your icon makes me think this would be amazing with some of the glow in the dark ink that's on tief fairies... especially with how jellyfish shimmer.

This really deserved a better score. I think people probably went into autopilot because it didn't jump out and punch them in the eye sockets... precisely why it's so literally dreamy and lovely... (my own kitty is twitching and dreaming away... I feel like joining her in an early-day nap on this dreary weathered afternoon!)

phones

i think we need this printed.


d3d on Oct 26 '08 nice to see at last. there aren't enough nautilus designs

taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

awww thanks guys :)
i think it is about time i stopped being so chicken and subbed something again.

kath.borup

This is really awesome!

kleaie

beautiful! what did you draw this with?

taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

thanks dude! graphics tablet and photoshop.

taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

thanks dude :)

taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

wait. so you come to my ancient sub to insult it, and then i must vote on yours?? wtf

taz-pie
taz-pie profile pic Artist

haha blast from the past! thanks man :)

ShadowOfDecay

Love it! You're really putting the word 'puss' in octopus :P

alimajaz

that is a pretty bullshit kinda design .

alimajaz

WOW what a shitty DESIGN !

gwitchel

Yeah WTF I think the designs pretty cool

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