The Clever Cat

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The Clever Cat

4 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   All my digital cats are born right here in Hawaii. I even provide a genuine birth certificate for each of them.


All my digital cats are born right here in Hawaii. I even provide a genuine birth certificate for each of them.


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Anonymous on Aug 12, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Very cute, fast ship, well packed.

Anonymous on Aug 12, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

CUte and small, well packed, fast ship.

Anonymous on Jul 14, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent! Nikki is a warm, friendly seller and was happy to create a custom picture and send it half way around the world. Every step of the way we were notified with the progress and I would recommend 'The Clever Cat' wholeheartedly. (oh, I forgot to say... the pictures are beautiful!)


Memories of my Disney Treasures

As a child, I waited eagerly for the "pretty pictures" which my father's secretary regularly brought back from Disneyland,
I didn't know what a "cel" was ... only that these tiny drawings on celluloid were miniature gems, with details so small, I would stand by my window and almost press my face against them.

Most of these disappeared over the years, given to favorite playmates or lost in the many moves I made around the globe, Only one remains ... a valuable mint cel featuring Lady and the Tramp.

When I began to work with digital graphics .... most out of curiousity, I realized I could produce the same vibrant detailed work as the Disney animations ... with the characteristic smooth lines. I could alter and move things around. I could in fact "animate" my work.,

After years as a radical graphic artist working solely in black and white, my move to Hawaii twenty years ago changed my direction ... and mood. I tossed the pens and drawing board and picked up a surfboard instead. I learned the local pidgin, drew tattoos on my arms and plunged into a new world.

Then these cats bounded into my life ... in the form of a gorgeous Siamese. The curves of her body, the beauty of her movements reminded me of Disney ... and those cels. So I drew her .... and fell in love with the possibilities digital art offered me, And "The Clever Cat" was born.


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  • Nikki Ty-Tomkins

    Artist And Print-Maker

Shop policies

Last updated on May 8, 2011
All my cats have been created right here in Hawaii in my studio in Waikiki.

In spite of sporadic inquiries abour their geneology ( they are 100% blue-blood digitals) and their country of birth (USA-Hawaii), they are extremely upright and honest about their roots.

But due to repeated slurs cast upon their origins and the country in which they were born, I have decided to issue a genuine Hawaii birth certificate for each. It will accompany your cat as it wings its way to your home. These birth certificates have been issued solely to owners of a Clever Cat and are non-transferable.

They are signed and authorized by Dr. Digitacious who is also a fine gardener with an extensive collection of exotic and forbidden plants. Her wonderful collection of flowers may be admired at

NOTE: The penalties for altering or transferring ownership of this important document is strictly proscribed. You may spend a considerable amount of your free time in judiciary confinement at OCCC ( jail) facilities on Oahu. These facilities are located quite far from the sandy shores of Waikiki.

NOTE: For those birthers who intend to circumvent the law, I am offering at a fairly hefty price, a genuine fake birth certificate. My "Genuine Fake Clever Cat Birth Certificate" is printed in a larger more impressive format than the originals. It also boasts a nice big shiny legal seal, which should be sufficient to convince doubters. It is signed by Dr. Prestidigitacious. Don't worry. most people won't notice the different doctor's signature because they'll be admiring that shiny notary seal.

And what about me? Well I love fantasy and fun. Wit and whimsy. Extensively trained in the arts with a degree in classical music from Juilliard, several intensely serious art exhibitions in Bombay Frankfort, New York and Montreal and a lot of published work scattered around the world. Constantly overdosing on facts and figures due to an obsessive love of learning new things.

And .... I LOVE cats.

Nikki Ty AKA " Dr.Digitacious"

All images © Copyright NikkiTy 2011. All Rights Reserved

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Payment through Paypal only please since I can't manage anything which requires math or going to the bank in person.

Your cat will be shipped within two or three business days and I will notifiy you immediately I receive payment. I will also notify you as soon as your print is mailed. Give me about a 6 hour leeway since I really DO live in Hawaii.

If you're not delighted, rest assured I will be happy to refund your money. Just tell me where I went wrong. I can take it. But please be sure to inform me within a week of receiving your purchase.
All my prints are safely shipped USPS in a rigid flat mailer. No roll-ups. I will try to ship within two or three days and will inform you if there are any delays.

So far we've had only two tsunamis and one earthquake in the past 15 years. So the mail service is pretty reliable. And quite fast too .... rarely longer than three days to Mainland USA now that we no longer use canoes.

Buyers from outside the USA are responsible for any tariffs, duties or taxes which may apply to their purchases. Shipping to Europe and the Far East is much less speedy.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will be happy to refund your purchase price, minus shipping charges, for any print which doesn't meet your expectations.

However please bear in mind that colors on the computer monitor DO vary with printing techniques, since the computer screen is back lit and prints are not.

In case of loss or damage please give me all the details so I can track my errors or those of the Post Office.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders. If you want a simple basic change of cat color .... or a substitution of a leaf or flower, it can be done with a smile. Just convo me with your details and we'll see what can be done.

All images © Copyright NikkiTy 2011. All Rights Reserved

I am open to discussion regarding use of my "People Nip" images. Just convo me and we can discuss it.