Dash Kitten BZTAT Book Review

We have been shopping for a colouring book to Colour a Cat!

Do you remember when we wrote about National Colouring Day and the massive popularity of colouring as a way for our humans to calm down and chill out? We were thrilled to discover that artist Vicki Boatright, known as BZTAT, has created a colouring book us felines can really support – called Color Me Cats it is packed with fun images for the colourist.

Colour a Cat

Color Me Cats is drawn in BZTAT’s own inimitable style; quirky not sugar sweet, approachable by beginners but with plenty of chances for the seasoned colourist to shine. The icing on the cake? It is designed, printed and bound in the USA.

I did a review of Color Me Cats. The video is short, sweet and full of information! I have added some Colouring Tips for Beginners under the Video.  ** Work Warning :- be careful as the volume rises a few seconds in! A paw slip of mine I can’t rectify – sorry. **

Color me cats by The Dash Kitten Crew 

Colouring Tips for Beginners – How to Colour a Cat

  • You do not need to be a trained artist to colour – anyone can do it.
  • Select the best quality pencils or markers (or crayons) you can for your budget; see if you can try out a sample. Whether you prefer a pencil or a Sharpie or Crayola is up to you – no-one else!
  • Not sure about using a colour? Use a scrap of paper to try out combinations and see which works for you.
  • Decide on your style – are you a ‘quick and easy‘ colourist, or are you the ‘take your time‘ type. Both are good, it depends on what you personally want to get out of colouring.
  • Some people use a rigid clip board to rest their colouring on – this works really well if you have a book with detachable sheets like BZTAT‘s or a downloaded (single sheet) image. Support your colouring with a piece of thick paper or card.
  • Got it wrong? Remember, it’s only paper – you didn’t get catnapped by aliens!

OK Guys, I gotta go – Silver will tickle me silly for posting while he was out! Any questions? Just shout out in the comments! OOOh aaaaand check out the slideshow below before you go too!

Phoebe Kitten
Colouring Artist
PHoebe Selfie






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    Brian Frum

    October 7, 2015 at 4:03 am

    That is very, very cool! Actually, everything she does is very cool.
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    da tabbies o trout towne

    October 7, 2015 at 4:23 am


    thiz iz WAY kewl !!!! we loves de purple & yellow kitteh; N de kittehz in de tree in yur mewvie !!!…ewe did a grate job ~ insert heartz XXX


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      da tabbies o trout towne

      October 7, 2015 at 4:25 am

      deer cod…..N pleez ta beg R most humble….we dinna meen ta spellz yur name wrong….R bad ~~~~~~


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    The Swiss Cats

    October 7, 2015 at 8:28 am

    How cool ! Mum is lucky, she often play the colorist with her job ! Purrs
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    October 7, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Thanks for the great shout out Phoebe! And the video is fabulous! I’m glad you and your mum are enjoying the book so much!


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    Deziz World

    October 7, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Dat’s pawsum. We signed up fur da newsletter but can’t affurd to buy da book. but it’s pawsum and weez sure yous havin’ gweat fun wiff it.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi
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    The Island Cats

    October 7, 2015 at 11:08 am

    What fun! But we don’t want the mom taking up this hobby…because that means less time she’ll pay attention to us. 😉
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    Sometimes Cats Herd You

    October 7, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    How neat is that? The head peep looked at coloring books recently and didn’t feel inspired by them. You obviously see those outlines and can envision them full of beautiful colors.
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    October 7, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    My human talked with Bztat around the time she was putting together the first printing of this coloring book, and it was clear she was doing all the right things to make it a real quality item! The finished book looks awesome.
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    Austin Towers

    October 8, 2015 at 5:33 am

    That is an excellent colouring book and doesn’t look as “busy” as some of the ones we’ve seen!!!
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      Dash Kitten

      October 8, 2015 at 7:38 am

      It isn’t Austin, but there is plenty to keep all skill levels busy for ages!


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    Seville at Nerissa's Life

    October 9, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Colouring for peeps, huh? And grown-up peeps at that. Interesting. Maybe Peep #1 should give it a try.

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    October 9, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Very nifty!
    Have a great Thursday…

    Noodle and crew


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    October 10, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    That is SO cool! Of course, we think everything BZTAT does is cool. 🙂

    Your video was awesome!
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    Savannah's Paw Tracks

    October 19, 2015 at 4:39 am

    This is a very cool tool for getting Mom L to chill’ax
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    Athena and Marie

    October 19, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    That looks really great!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie
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