Erika is an imaginative mother behind the Instagram account called The Sandwich Cats, who is decorating her daughter’s sandwich bags with inspiring cat portraits. Erika started doing this only last year and at first, she created simple doodles using a permanent marker.
“At that time, I sold prints of my art, but not the originals. All of the paintings on ziplock bags belong to my daughter, and I compiled them into a book for her,” she told Bored Panda.
Everything changed when the school year ended because Erika didn’t have to pack lunches for her daughter anymore. However, she was not ready to give up on her art and soon enough she started selling her original paintings.
In the meantime, Erica started painting cats from local shelters in order to help them find their forever homes. She also donates a part of her proceeds to local rescue groups.
“I set aside a portion of proceeds from my art sales for donations to the two groups I mentioned above because I feel like the more love you put into your art (or really anything you do) the better it turns out,” she added.
Check out the photos below to see Erica’s artwork.