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Melinda Josie Uses Felines as Her Artistic Muses

By: Shelby Lee Walsh - Published: Apr 5, 2010   Updated: Jul 7 2011 • References: melindajosie and blog.urbanoutfitters
Melinda Josie is an artist from Canada and boy does she ever like cats. Josie isn't your typical cat lady whose house is overrun by furry felines, No, it is evident that kitties are Josie's muses for her colorful works of art.

From flowering felines to curiously dressed cats, Melinda Josie depicts our house pets in a humanized fashion one can't help but love.

Check out her detailed illustrations above.

Implications - Pet personification is a popular theme in consumer goods catered to fanatic animal lovers. Assigning human characteristics to animals in the form of clothing, art or furniture appeals to pet owners whose connections with their animals is unmatched by even their human relationships. The "aw" factor that accompanies these humanizations, whether with babies or animals, is a significant consumer driving force.