Caticons Giving Back and Saying Good-bye

Meowsing, Mew Arrivals

In this season of giving, I am grateful for those who have gone before and on whose shoulders we all stand. The following photos of women rescuing homeless cats recently came up at auction and reminded me of the roots of animal welfare.  And YES, no surprise, women led the movement from the beginning! From … Read More

Happy International Artist’s Day and National Arts & Humanities Month


“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” —Pablo Picasso (Málaga, Spain 1881-1973 Mougins, France) October 25 is worldwide International Artist’s Day and the month of October is National Arts & Humanities Month in the US.  Canadian painter Chris MacClure established International Artist’s Day in 2004 to celebrate the contribution artists make … Read More

Mews Flash – Caticons at the National Gallery of Art


Caticons is now available at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC in conjunction with their current exhibit “Animals in Japanese Art” in the East Building– a must see for all animal lovers. Begin your tour of the exhibit by learning about your animal in the Japanese zodiac (ironically, mine was the dog!) and … Read More

How Did You Celebrate International Cat Day? Caticons Wants to Know!


  “Those with feelings wondrous kind Can love with kittens every time.” –Louis Wain (Clerkenwell 1860-1939 St. Albans, England) illustrator The love of cats is undeniably international, as cats are a part of 57% of households world-wide (at least according to one statistic I recently read).  Created in 2002, International Cat Day, August 8th celebrates … Read More

Butterfly Mornings and Cat Nap Afternoons


The butterflies seem to be plentiful this year, more so than usual, and I am really enjoying them.  They seem to be everywhere.  I looked on-line to see if anyone else had noticed the influx of these colorful winged beauties.  I didn’t come across information addressing the perceived abundance here in Virginia.  (Is it too … Read More

Steinlen Cats at the MSV and in Caticons


A HUGE thank you to everyone who joined us last week at the Caticons book signing and lecture held at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.  The staff at the MSV is absolutely amazing, and I highly recommend their STEINLEN: Cats exhibit. The exhibit includes Steinlen’s most iconic work, a poster advertising Le Chat Noir, … Read More