Cats crack me up. They seem to think they’re panthers and stalking prey is their task. Forget that they have their own special bowl with their name on it. You can’t take the natural behavior out of any animal.

And this leads me to ask, do animals play? This is baby rabbit season and I have enjoyed the little bunnies literally chasing each other around my yard. They seem to be enjoying their “play.”

I began to start drawing some animals for a design brief I’m working on and took the idea of animals playing to create the above print, textile and wallpaper design. Just a simple idea or observation can morph into something useful and beautiful.

From a few of my design colleagues:

“I adore this pattern. Wallpaper for my daughter’s room, please!” – Natalie Couto

“It’s got the feel of historical textile design but you’ve made it bang up to date with the colors and the illustrative characters. The cats look so cheeky; If I were the bird I’d watch out.” – Rachael Parker

“Such a stunning design!” – Rachael Taylor

It’s nice to know you’ve created something people like and isn’t that the goal we designers have for all our work? Hope you enjoy it too.

This design is available as a print and other products you might like at my store on Society6 and also Fine Art America.