Tara Fly is creating Cat Art for Literary People
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I See "Cat People" =^,,^=
Cats disguised as human beings are everywhere, hiding in plain sight. Your neighbor might be a cat. The guy sitting behind you on the bus may be as well. The woman who always talks to the birds at the park .... is definitely a cat.

I have always known that I am a cat in human clothing, and so I paint cats dressed as people.

Since I also am a hoarder of books, many of my cat paintings are inspired by literature and history. There is also the matter of a wee gardening obsession that has a tendency to crop up in my artwork.... ;) 



Patreon is a place to connect with with your favorite creators, and show your support for their craft by pledging a subscription.   Here is a beginner's FAQ to explain how it all works.  

For me, personally, it has been a chance to share aspects of my life & work that I would normally keep private. If you've ever wanted to stand over my shoulder and watch me work, Patreon will give you a backstage pass! 





I Want You To Know....
How much I love and appreciate you! =)
When you like and share my work, you encourage me to keep improving.  I will continue creating cat portraits and sharing them with you, even if you can't support me with a monthly donation.
Consider Patreon as a tip jar... with fun benefits!


Tiers
The naming of cats is a difficult matter
$1 or more per month

"...It isn't just one of your holiday games;

You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter

When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES."  ~ T.S. Eliot


  • Access to my Patreon activity feed....
     This is where all the sophisticated cat people congregate! =^,,^=  
    Our private little community where I will be sharing photos & videos of my artwork in progress, and request your feedback.

    **You can always change or cancel your pledge amount at any time**
First of all, there's the name
$5 or more per month

"... that the family use daily,

Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,

Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey--

All of them sensible everyday names." ~ T.S. Eliot


  • Access to my Patreon-only activity feed. =^,,^=
  • Exclusive Behind the Scenes! In addition to my art updates, you will get a more in-depth peek inside my brain ~ all those thoughts and mew-sings I usually keep to myself: consider this my private journal tier. ;)
  • 10% off discount on anything purchased through my website and Etsy shop.

    **You can always change or cancel your pledge amount at any time**
There are fancier names
$10 or more per month

"... if you think they sound sweeter,

Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:

Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter--

But all of them sensible everyday names." ~ T.S. Eliot


  • Access to my Patreon-only activity feed. =^,,^=
  • Exclusive Behind the Scenes! In addition to my art updates, you will get a more in-depth look at my life.
  • 20% off discount on anything purchased through my website or Etsy shop.
  • I'll send you a handwritten card in the mail when you first pledge. :)

    **You can always change or cancel your pledge amount at any time**
But I tell you, a cat needs a name
$15 or more per month

"... that's particular,

A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,

Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,

Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?" ~ T.S. Eliot


This is my "Mystery Cat Box" Tier!  

A package of surprise goodies, featuring my artwork, delivered to your doorstep every month!


Your Mystery Cat Box *may* include a print, card, bookmarks, and/or magnets, with a minimum retail value of $20+.  Plenty of goodies to collect and share! 

(US Shipping is included in this tier.)


You also will receive the previous tier rewards. 


**You can always change or cancel your pledge amount at any time**

Of names of this kind
$20 or more per month

"..., I can give you a quorum,

Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,

Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum-

Names that never belong to more than one cat." ~ T.S. Eliot


This is my "Print of the Month" Tier!  

If you enjoy collecting prints, this is the tier for you! =^,,^=

 

Each month, I will send you one 8"x10" reproduction print featuring whichever new painting I completed that month.  If I didn't finish a piece during the month, you can request any one 8"x10" art print of your choice from my previous paintings.   
(US Shipping is included in this tier.)


You also will receive exclusive access to my feed, behind the scenes, a 20% discount in my shop, and a handwritten card when you initially pledge. =^,,^=

**You can always change or cancel your pledge amount at any time**

 

But above and beyond
$50 or more per month

"...  there's still one name left over,

And that is the name that you never will guess;

The name that no human research can discover -" ~ T.S. Eliot


At each month you pledge at this level, you may commission a 4" Cat Face painting, done in acrylics on stretched canvas. 


You also will receive access to my feed, behind the scenes, a 20% off discount in my shop, and a handwritten card when you initially pledge. 


**You can always change or cancel your pledge amount at any time**

 

But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS
$75 or more per month

"...and will never confess.

When you notice a cat in profound meditation,

The reason, I tell you, is always the same:

His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation

Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name..." ~ T.S. Eliot

 

Reserve commissioned portraits at 25% off my usual rates


  • 2 months at this level - a 5"x7" portrait
  • 4 months at this level - an 8"x10" portrait
  • 6 months at this level - an 11"x14" portrait

    (portraits will be painted in acrylics, on gallery-wrapped canvas or Masonite board - your choice)


You also will receive access to my feed, behind the scenes, a 25% discount in my shop, and a handwritten card when you initially pledge.

**You can always change or cancel your pledge amount at any time**

 

His ineffable, effable, effanineffable
$100 or more per month

"...Deep and inscrutable, singular Name."  ~ T.S. Eliot


Your $100 monthly pledge will be held as credit towards any original painting I have available.  If you wish to own a particular painting, please let me know so that I can mark it as RESERVED for you. 


You can also use this tier to pay installments for commissioned artwork. =^,,^=


You also will receive access to my feed, behind the scenes, a 25% discount in my shop, and a handwritten card when you initially pledge. 


**You can always change or cancel your pledge amount at any time**

 

Goals
95% complete
With this amount, I can restock my paints and brushes whenever they run/wear out. :)
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Portfolio ~ Blog ~ Instagram ~ Facebook ~ Shop

I See "Cat People" =^,,^=
Cats disguised as human beings are everywhere, hiding in plain sight. Your neighbor might be a cat. The guy sitting behind you on the bus may be as well. The woman who always talks to the birds at the park .... is definitely a cat.

I have always known that I am a cat in human clothing, and so I paint cats dressed as people.

Since I also am a hoarder of books, many of my cat paintings are inspired by literature and history. There is also the matter of a wee gardening obsession that has a tendency to crop up in my artwork.... ;) 



Patreon is a place to connect with with your favorite creators, and show your support for their craft by pledging a subscription.   Here is a beginner's FAQ to explain how it all works.  

For me, personally, it has been a chance to share aspects of my life & work that I would normally keep private. If you've ever wanted to stand over my shoulder and watch me work, Patreon will give you a backstage pass! 





I Want You To Know....
How much I love and appreciate you! =)
When you like and share my work, you encourage me to keep improving.  I will continue creating cat portraits and sharing them with you, even if you can't support me with a monthly donation.
Consider Patreon as a tip jar... with fun benefits!


Recent posts by Tara Fly

Tiers
The naming of cats is a difficult matter
$1 or more per month

"...It isn't just one of your holiday games;

You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter

When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES."  ~ T.S. Eliot


  • Access to my Patreon activity feed....
     This is where all the sophisticated cat people congregate! =^,,^=  
    Our private little community where I will be sharing photos & videos of my artwork in progress, and request your feedback.

    **You can always change or cancel your pledge amount at any time**
First of all, there's the name
$5 or more per month

"... that the family use daily,

Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,

Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey--

All of them sensible everyday names." ~ T.S. Eliot


  • Access to my Patreon-only activity feed. =^,,^=
  • Exclusive Behind the Scenes! In addition to my art updates, you will get a more in-depth peek inside my brain ~ all those thoughts and mew-sings I usually keep to myself: consider this my private journal tier. ;)
  • 10% off discount on anything purchased through my website and Etsy shop.

    **You can always change or cancel your pledge amount at any time**
There are fancier names
$10 or more per month

"... if you think they sound sweeter,

Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:

Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter--

But all of them sensible everyday names." ~ T.S. Eliot


  • Access to my Patreon-only activity feed. =^,,^=
  • Exclusive Behind the Scenes! In addition to my art updates, you will get a more in-depth look at my life.
  • 20% off discount on anything purchased through my website or Etsy shop.
  • I'll send you a handwritten card in the mail when you first pledge. :)

    **You can always change or cancel your pledge amount at any time**
But I tell you, a cat needs a name
$15 or more per month

"... that's particular,

A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,

Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,

Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?" ~ T.S. Eliot


This is my "Mystery Cat Box" Tier!  

A package of surprise goodies, featuring my artwork, delivered to your doorstep every month!


Your Mystery Cat Box *may* include a print, card, bookmarks, and/or magnets, with a minimum retail value of $20+.  Plenty of goodies to collect and share! 

(US Shipping is included in this tier.)


You also will receive the previous tier rewards. 


**You can always change or cancel your pledge amount at any time**

Of names of this kind
$20 or more per month

"..., I can give you a quorum,

Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,

Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum-

Names that never belong to more than one cat." ~ T.S. Eliot


This is my "Print of the Month" Tier!  

If you enjoy collecting prints, this is the tier for you! =^,,^=

 

Each month, I will send you one 8"x10" reproduction print featuring whichever new painting I completed that month.  If I didn't finish a piece during the month, you can request any one 8"x10" art print of your choice from my previous paintings.   
(US Shipping is included in this tier.)


You also will receive exclusive access to my feed, behind the scenes, a 20% discount in my shop, and a handwritten card when you initially pledge. =^,,^=

**You can always change or cancel your pledge amount at any time**

 

But above and beyond
$50 or more per month

"...  there's still one name left over,

And that is the name that you never will guess;

The name that no human research can discover -" ~ T.S. Eliot


At each month you pledge at this level, you may commission a 4" Cat Face painting, done in acrylics on stretched canvas. 


You also will receive access to my feed, behind the scenes, a 20% off discount in my shop, and a handwritten card when you initially pledge. 


**You can always change or cancel your pledge amount at any time**

 

But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS
$75 or more per month

"...and will never confess.

When you notice a cat in profound meditation,

The reason, I tell you, is always the same:

His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation

Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name..." ~ T.S. Eliot

 

Reserve commissioned portraits at 25% off my usual rates


  • 2 months at this level - a 5"x7" portrait
  • 4 months at this level - an 8"x10" portrait
  • 6 months at this level - an 11"x14" portrait

    (portraits will be painted in acrylics, on gallery-wrapped canvas or Masonite board - your choice)


You also will receive access to my feed, behind the scenes, a 25% discount in my shop, and a handwritten card when you initially pledge.

**You can always change or cancel your pledge amount at any time**

 

His ineffable, effable, effanineffable
$100 or more per month

"...Deep and inscrutable, singular Name."  ~ T.S. Eliot


Your $100 monthly pledge will be held as credit towards any original painting I have available.  If you wish to own a particular painting, please let me know so that I can mark it as RESERVED for you. 


You can also use this tier to pay installments for commissioned artwork. =^,,^=


You also will receive access to my feed, behind the scenes, a 25% discount in my shop, and a handwritten card when you initially pledge. 


**You can always change or cancel your pledge amount at any time**