Monday, August 23, 2010

Making an exhibition of Herself





It has been a while since we posted. Not because we have been busy. We have just been being cats, which is the best ting to be. And not much has happened. We have watched birds fly, visited Glyn, walked in the starlit world and marked the paths of bats across the night.




She has been busy, painting and getting things together for an exhibition a long way away from home in England.
 
 

We are glad to see that She is painting cats, although She seems to be spending too little time in Her studio, too little time with us.
It is summer. The garden should be butterflies dancing but today is rain. It taps its claws on the roof and trickles in bright trails down the windows. So we curl on the sofa and dream cat dreams and wait. There are seal pups on the beaches.
Life is sweet.
 
 








On 24th September it will be Glyn's birthday. We think he will be 85, but we are not sure. Each year he gets a few cards for his birthday. Each year these get less. If you would like to send him a car please do, to C/o Chris and Julie, The Moshulu Shoe Shop, New St, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. SA62 6SN. All of the cards sent to him in hospital and at home have warmed his heart and astonished him that there are people around the world who know him and care. There is an invisibility that comes with age, but Glyn feels good that people around the world know of him, of Nadolig. And if you mark the envelopes 'birthday' then She will keep them and take them all to him on the day. You never know, we might even persaud Her to make him a cake.
Oh, and She has a new book out on 2nd September, but it isn't about cats.

17 comments:

geiger y sporran said...

We will certainly tell Dinah about Glyn's birthday.
And please give his trousers a special furry rub from us. Any day.

Valerianna said...

Dear Ginger cats - I think of you often as I make my way around town as there is a barn around the corner that has a collection of ginger cats living there. I see them sprawling in the field and hunting under the moonlight. Sometimes the old Tom comes to my house meowing and meowing and seems to even sleep on my porch sometimes. There seems to have been an explosion of ginger kittens, now there are many, MANY ginger ones racing and playing near the barn...

spacedlaw said...

That cheetah and cherry is brilliant (and the tiger in the tea cup - I have a ginger friend at home who likes to think of himself as a tiger and sometimes dips into my tea cup too, to make sure I am not being poisoned)

Wendy said...

Your mother is so talented and no wonder because she has such beautiful muses like yourselves. Aren't we cats, wonderful
Purrrs from,
Miss Bella and Sele

Terra said...

I grabbed a card while reading this post. I keep cards on hand and this one has a painting of a cat and a book, very perfect for Glyn and Nadolig. I will go to the post office and mail it tomorrow. You cats are so good!
Terra

Donatella said...

Oh, I 've missed the Pack and the Pride. The lovely gingers look even lovelier. The artwork is beautiful. Glyn's birthday is noted and I'm all set to pick out a special card!

Marion said...

Congratulations on your exhibition. Your work is so very good. I will send Glyn a birthday card. What a special friend and neighbor you are.

Morning's Minion said...

A cat's day is never boring. You store up visions of birds and butterflies and the smell of starlight from your walks and then you dream wonderful dreams during the lazy times.

ChrisJ said...

So glad you're back. Love the cheetah with the cherry!

Sheelagh said...

I love the portrait of the cats showing the tufts on their ears. Always watching. Always curious!

Judy said...

Jackie,

Very good wishes for your exhibition, and you new book; hope Glyn has a great birthday, I live at the bottom of the world in Tasmania, I will send him a card.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...
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Elen said...

I specially love the leopard. Leopard is my totem, has been the family totem for generations, and this one is particularly gorgeous.

Kitikata-san said...

Oh what a great post! I love the kitties, the kitty paintings and mention of a birthday coming soon!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Wishing her the best on her show, how exciting!! We will drop off a card in the mail for Glyn.

The new book looks lovely!!! If the PM sent it to Her with return postage do you think she could sign it for us?

Purrs Goldie, Shade and Banshee

Holly Knott said...

Your cats and photography and artwork are gorgeous. I love checking in at your blog every so often. It always gives me a HUGE SMILE!!!
From Holly in NY State, USA, "Mom" to 3 ginger cats and 3 "others"

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Lovely, lovely...the tiger in the teacup, you cats sinking into the pillowed couch and Birthdays remembered...super!