Johanna's own black cat Jack, served as the inspiration and muse for the fan-favorite Black Cat mug from the Pumpkin Peeps collection. Each mug in this collection starts off with a plump pumpkin body and is finished with rich details steeped in timeless, folk art style.
What We Love About Them: We love the story behind the inspiration for this mug. Since we include our pup Bruce in all we do, we love that Johanna's own black cat served as the muse for this charming, festive mug! And doesn't he look SO mischievous?! Those eyes, that grin...definitely up to no good
Meet the Artist: Johanna Parker
We're happy to welcome Johanna Parker as one of our featured artists at California Englished!
Known for her mischievous characters with vintage appeal, fan favorites include the grinning black cat, boo-tiful ghosts, Count Dracula the Vampire, Mr. and Mrs. Frank, and of course, her timeless candy corns. Born on Halloween, it’s no wonder that Johanna’s specialty is all things spooky.
As Johanna continues to grow her playful cast for Halloween, Christmas, and Easter, collectors and enthusiasts worldwide have welcomed her pieces into their homes and their own holiday traditions. Today, her collectable works are highly sought after and continue to be infused with the spirit of her original vintage papier-mâché folk art sculptures.