Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Purple cat lady envelope

Purple cat envelope

It's been AGES since I posted about a sent item instead of something received, so this is long overdue. I had a crazy fun time making this envelope from a page of the crazy weird book "Why Paint Cats" by Burton Silver and Heather Busch. (You can see more of the book on It is a parody of art books, and I hope that is sort of obvious as the shots are kind of hilarious, but anyway... they make killer envelopes. I have a hard time looking at that photo without smiling.

Purple cat envelope, back

Because of the light at the time, I scanned this instead of photographing it. So the sparkly stickers may not look their best, but you get the idea.

I sent this to some very fun people in the UK; hopefully they've received it successfully by now.


  1. This is so strange (cool), it makes me think of John Waters.

  2. Brilliant envelope Missive! Very freaky pics.

  3. I thought this was one of the best envelopes! Crazy and funny (funny like a clown funny). But the woman who dyes her pussycat has been staring at me on the kitchen table since Monday and all their eyes follow me around the room. I was very careful not to cut the snails tentacles off when opening it.
    Even Helen is inspired to try her hand at mail art this weekend.
    All the best. J

  4. If she really paints her cats this is abuseive!
    this cruel the cat could get sick licking the dye, since thats what cats do! this isnt cute. its wrong!

  5. Anonymous, they are edited photos. The cats aren't painted. Quote from the Wikipedia page about the book:
    "The book is a deliberate parody of books on art and a social comment on the extreme liberties taken with pets by some pet owners in the name of fashion; it was never intended to be regarded as a serious text. The cat images were done with a photo editing program and there is no paint on any of the cats pictured."