Mews Flash – Caticons at the National Gallery of Art

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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!

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  “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

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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

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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

Caticons on African Safari – The BIG Cats

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I have just returned from a two-week photographic safari in Kenya and Tanzania—both beautiful countries with amazing animals.  Over the next few weeks, I will share a few of my photos along side some of the big cat art in the Caticons collection which we could not share in Caticons due to space constraints. Not … Read More

Berthe Morisot and Edouard Manet and “Young Girl with a Cat”

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“My ambition is limited to the desire to capture something transient, and yet, this ambition is excessive.” –Berthe Morisot (Bourges, France 1841-1895 Paris) Impressionist painter One of our newest Caticons, “Young Girl with a Cat” is a dry-point etching by the great female Impressionist Berthe Morisot.  The sweet-faced girl cradling a cat in the print … Read More

Our Newest Caticon–Just Add Ears!

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Made out of sterling silver with a Brazilian cherry tail handle and ears, this cat teapot is my newest Caticon.  Its swirled rotund form is the genius of silversmith Joost During.  When I saw a picture of his “Twist Teapot” made of silver with a crescent-shaped ebony “knob” and curvy handle, I immediately re-imagined it … Read More