Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lush Life


Coltrane, of Lincoln Nebraska, has decided to re-do his bachelor pad...

The new decor features 4 pieces of art from my 'Fun Art' line. (Framed on the back wall of his nursery.)

When asked why he chose those specific pieces for his exclusive collection, he said "It was A Love Supreme."

Thursday, December 10, 2009

ACEO of the Week: Hat Made of Cats...


Hat made of Cats... bid today!

Monday, November 23, 2009

ACEO of the WEEK: P is for PIG


"P" is for PIG... Bid today on this mini!

Monday, November 16, 2009

ACEO of the WEEK: BAAAAA


"Baaaa Baaa White Sheep"
Bid today!

Monday, October 19, 2009

ACEO of the Week: OINK

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Verve Pipe New Album Kickoff Concert

This is Michael Grosvenor (of the band September On and that night, The Verve Pipe Merchandise Man) and I at The Verve Pipe kickoff concert for their new album that I created the artwork for.

They let me set up a table of my art next to the tees, cds and this awesome giant poster of my orange cat.

The concert was magic and the new album amazing. Don't miss out on getting your own copy!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Chickity-check my illustrations on The Verve Pipe Web site & Album!

The new album web site is up! Check out my illustrations and listen to the songs... Oh, and don't forget to buy your very own copy...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Etsy Item: Mini Notecards for Lunch boxes & Love Notes

Put them in your paramours pocket; your little one's lunch box... Spread the love with these little note cards!
(Also makes for great gift box tags...)

Each packet contains 8 lovely note cards (2 of each animal: giraffe, cats, dog, owls), printed on thick white card stock, bound together with a sunny orange paper ribbon.

Measurement: 3.7 x 2.2 Inches
Illustrations by Kate Cosgrove

Buy a pack TODAY!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

ACEO of the week: SIAMESE SIAMESE CATS

"Siamese Siamese Cats"
2009 All rights reserved. Art by Kate, LLC









Thursday, September 24, 2009

Biggby Featured Artist

Check me out on the Biggby Featured Artist section of the Biggby web site:
www.bhappylounge.com (scroll down to the bottom, right).

Oh how I LOVE Biggby - I was just there this morning, slurping down some delish peppermint tea. I might need to visit again for a toasty cup o chai...

Monday, September 21, 2009

See whats new in my etsy store!

Big things are happening in my Etsy store! New pieces on canvas are for sale and some requested 'larger sizes' perfect for the nursery, kids space or dorm room.

All of these great new pieces either don't require a frame (canvases!) or are a standard size - making framing simple enough for you to do yourself.

For the lover of little things - there are still some 'Inchies' (1 x 1 inch original paintings) popping up daily. So check it out today!! (and tomorrow... and the next day!)

Friday, September 18, 2009

See Eugene and many other friends in Chicago...


This Saturday ONLY from 11 - 3, I will have a booth at the I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival in Chicago: Saturday, September 19, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, 10015 South Leavitt Avenue, Chicago IL. Stop by and enjoy the festivities with your family!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Art Show Opening Reception TODAY!

Art Show OPENING RECEPTION TODAY: 12-3

AGOG ARTS in EAST LANSING: (next to Pot Bellies and across from the Union)
www.agogarts.com

Please stop by for refreshments, art and mingling.
Free to the public.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

MAGGIE-nificent Taste

























Miss Maggie Hudson, the newest and hippest Los Angeles art collector, is shown here with her first Kate Cosgrove original painting: "Doggies and Kitties."

The art is cute, but the art patron appears to be even more adorable...

Thanks Miss Hudson, for adding my art to your very exclusive collection!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I Madonnari - You Madonnari?

I'll be selling my 'fun art' (including these Inchies) and sharing my chalk drawing abilities at the I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival in Chicago: Saturday, September 19, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, 10015 South Leavitt Avenue, Chicago IL. Come by and enjoy the festivities!

Swim on over to Agog Arts this September!

Several new pieces will be exhibiting at Agog Arts for the full month of September!

Stop by anytime and see my work, or even better, come to the opening reception on Sunday, September 13 from 12-3pm.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

ACEOs of the week: Art Collectables Editions & Originals

Swim With Me
















Owl Ride My Bike

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Funky Mama: Art for Another A-lister

I've had a few CEOs, businesses and all around interesting people purchase my wares... But lately, it's been celeb musicians getting in on the art.

First there was solo singer/songwriter and also The Verve Pipe front-man Brian Vander Ark and his singing/songwriting wife Lux Land.

Now Kansas City's own "Funky Mama" aka Krista Eyler has joined my client list.

Her music is beyond catchy and fun! My husband and I don't even have kids, but sang her hit single 'Grandma's House' for at least a week straight...possibly longer... and now I'm getting the urge to sing it some more.

She's been called "Kansas City's Favorite Singing Mama!"* She is definitely my favorite singing mama... So pick up her CD today and make her YOUR favorite singing Mama.

www.funkymamamusic.com

*KC PARENT MAGAZINE

Friday, August 7, 2009

Kate Cosgrove Fun Art Graces Album Cover!


















I
had the honor of illustrating the cover for (ginormously amazing band) The Verve Pipe's new children's album!!

You'll definitely want to get a copy for the little one in your life...and most likely for your own ipod too!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Fave drawing of the week


"Space Cat" - buy it now!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

ACEOs of the week: Art Collectables Editions & Originals


Bid now on eBay!!
"Owl Wander At Night"
2.5 x 3 inches
Original Painting
Unframed

Bee Remeday: Russia continues...











Here's more from Sascha in Russia...

Inchies for Adoption


A series of "Inchies", practically microscopic 1 inch by 1 inch drawings, are being listed in the coming days. An affordable way to buy unique art for you or the person you love.

The fund-raising for our adoption will continue over the course of the coming years... Each step marked by small goals. Goal One: We received word that the Agency accepted our application. And have since submitted the first batch of contracts and a couple of the first program payments.

A big thank you to all the wonderful Etsy shoppers who have already supported our dream to become parents; and our dream to give a loving home to a child who needs one.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

ACEO of the week

"Mob Hit": Poor dog, soon he will know the world of pain that awaits him.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Bee Remeday: Russia











The book illustration continues this summer... We now meet Sasha, our new friend from Russia.
2009 All rights reserved. Art by Kate, LLC



Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Doodle of the week on art 4 adoption link


The 'Make a Wish' fairy is already fluttering away to her new home, but there are plenty more ink doodles going up on 'art4adoption.com's store everyday. Be sure to check them out, the prices are super low and the doodles are super cute!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Becky's Blackcat Bubba

Favorite painting of the week... I don't paint a lot of black cats, but this one will probably inspire a few more. See more art from this week in my ebay store.

Friday, July 3, 2009

And the Bee goes on...

Kate Cosgrove Featured in ACEO Magazine

(Excerpt from) Three Artists
by JM Bolton

Looking at a group of ACEOs you would have no trouble picking out Kate Cosgrove's work. Primary colors sing, broken only by an occasional bubble in a different shade, the fizz that keeps the background from being completely flat. This bright warm color surround figures with elongated black & white striped legs, wobbling their way into...well, probably into some kind of fun. I remember the first Cosgrove card I ever saw. A purple and orange cat glares. "He can't relate to humans," reads a scrap of newsprint above the slitty-eyed figure, a perfect mogie attitude that immediately captured my attention. His tail, at least two yards long, curls in and out of the picture leading you back and forth until you can't help but giggle along with the artist, because you know she has got to be laughing to create something like that. "My 'Fun Art,'" says Cosgrove, "explores the jokes of everyday life and injects a little silly in the world - something I think we could all use right now." Does it work? Yes! says the people who collect her art work. As well as using art cards as a way to develop the themes for her larger works, they are also a way for Cosgrove to reach out. "Through eBay sales," she tells me, "I have grown attached to many of my repeat customers. Some of them have major burdens in their lives. Some have serious health issues, are shut-ins, or others are caring for ill family members. They have all told me that when the art they purchased arrives at their homes, and not just mine, that of other artists as well, it lifts them up and the pain lessens. I can't think of a better compliment than that!" Kate Cosgrove grew up in a small Michigan town, where she "wore too much black and never quite fit in." Still wearing a lot of black, Cosgrove graduated with honors from Michigan State University, where she majored in graphic design and minored in painting. She remains a regular exhibitor with the Lansing Art Gallery, as well as showing in other cities. "I was a corporate graphic designer for 6.5 years" Cosgrove writes, "but cube life was not for me! I was a sad little bird in a cage. In August, I quit to pursue art full-time. I still do a little freelance design when I need to, but my main focus is fine art and illustration." As for other artists, Cosgrove advises, "The beauty of the ACEO is there is no wrong way to do it. Don't pay attention to what everyone else is doing - find your own unique style. And never stop experimenting." See more of Kate Cosgrove's work at www.katecosgrove.com.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

ACEOs of the week: Art Collectables Editions & Originals


"Apprehensive Owls"
2009 All rights reserved. Art by Kate, LLC.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Art from the Heart






















Fine art paintings are my ultimate source of personal expression and exploration. Because of this fact, I rarely take on commissioned paintings - it's too much pressure! However, once in a blue moon a great opportunity grabs hold of me...

I had the honor of creating a very special gift for singer/songwriter & Verve Pipe front-man Brian VanderArk from his lovely (also singing/songwritting) wife Lux Land & their adorable daughter Evie.

Brian had written a song for Evie a while ago, and that became the central focus of inspiration for me. With the help of some photos from Lux and Brian's lyrics for his daughter, I was able to paint a piece I am really proud of. I hope you like it too!


Friday, June 12, 2009

ACEOs of the week: Art Collectables Editions & Originals

A weird collection of owls






















"It's okay to be the black sheep"

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

ACEO of the week


"Interracial Love"
2009 All rights reserved. Art by Kate, LLC

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Officially on 'vacation'...

So I used art to decorate my sister's birthday gift... recycled newspaper, card painted on recycled paper... Festive, without destroying the planet.

Letters from the edge

Working on a new project... here's a sample of the first group.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Greater Lansing Woman of the Year


Here is the award I designed for this year's Woman of the Year. The event was lovely and all of the nominees were inspiring... kind of makes me think I need to be doing a little more good...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Nursery School Art Collectors

The amazing Jeremy Ring has four fertile friends who will soon be decorating their nurseries with Kate Cosgrove Fun Art originals. Here's a few of my favorites...
2009 All rights reserved. Art by Kate, LLC

For a boy who's dad is a StarWars fan...

















For twin girls






















Friday, May 15, 2009

2009 Greater Lansing Woman of the Year Award



































Thank you Greater Lansing Woman of the Year for allowing me to design the award again this year. Good luck to the 10 nominees!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Aceos of the Week

My faves this week...
2009 All rights reserved. Art by Kate, LLC
BEHOLD! The last banana!
















The Unfortunate Beehive Hairdo























Me and Mom























Watching Over You





Wednesday, April 29, 2009