The unmistakable “heartcrafted” style of Jim Shore’s Heartwood Creek ® collection captures the essence of traditional themes and motifs of American and European folk art. Each piece features a variety of quilting patterns and colorful combinations making it distinctly special. The artist, Jim Shore: “I can’t imagine myself ever tiring of this. The variety keeps me inspired and it’s just plain fun to look at!” Initially Jim Shore pursued his art when and where he could. Supporting his young family as an engineer, he honed his skills as a sculptor and painter in his spare time. His passion was always his art, which ultimately led to the start of his own company. Jim has also perfected his technique in silver and gold-smithing, wood carving, stained glass, furniture making and sculpting in stone. But, it’s his recollection of nostalgic childhood memories and his deep appreciation of handcrafted quilt patterns and textures that inspires Jim’s works-of-art. The magic of Jim’s design style is that it can be partnered with a variety of licensed brands. His partnerships with Disney®, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® and Boyds® all showcase the traditional characters and icons in a style that can only be achieved by Jim Shore. Each piece touches the heart of the enthusiast through creativity and nostalgia. Cats are one of Jim's favorite and most popular subjects. This innovative planter provides a touch of whimsy with its long folk art inspired tail. It holds a standard 4 inch potted plant and is designed for indoor and outdoor use.