Posts Tagged ‘cat’

The famous quote ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ was first stated by author George Elliot in 1860. This phrase was used by Elliot in the book The Mill on the Floss and became a popular saying in the early 1920’s. (source)

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I took this pic at my local used-book bookstore where I treasure hunt for nothing in particular.

What do you think is cool?

 

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Just a cat out of the bag

 

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You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

You’re on your own. And you know what you know.

And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go. 

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quote – Dr. Seuss

image – Cuatro

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O suns and skies and clouds of June, 
And flowers of June together, 
Ye cannot rival for one hour 
October’s bright blue weather;

When loud the bumblebee makes haste, 
Belated, thriftless vagrant, 
And goldenrod is dying fast, 
And lanes with grapes are fragrant;

When gentians roll their fingers tight 
To save them for the morning, 
And chestnuts fall from satin burrs 
Without a sound of warning;

When on the ground red apples lie 
In piles like jewels shining, 
And redder still on old stone walls 
Are leaves of woodbine twining;

When all the lovely wayside things 
Their white-winged seeds are sowing, 
And in the fields still green and fair, 
Late aftermaths are growing;

When springs run low, and on the brooks, 
In idle golden freighting, 
Bright leaves sink noiseless in the hush 
Of woods, for winter waiting;

When comrades seek sweet country haunts, 
By twos and twos together, 
And count like misers, hour by hour, 
October’s bright blue weather.

O sun and skies and flowers of June, 
Count all your boasts together, 
Love loveth best of all the year 
October’s bright blue weather. 

Helen Hunt Jackson 

Hope your October will be lovely!

 

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Another art post (ARcTic post) that I’d like to share-

I want to offer ARcTic posts as a way to promote talented emerging and established artists and to share God’s word visually through art. The art that I will feature may or may not have been created from a Christian-minded artist. I want to share it here; to appreciate the work created as well as the talent that the artist demonstrates, always from a Christian perspective.

Introducing…

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Rie uses watercolor, colored pencils, and pen for her whimsical cat series. Printed on photo paper, each little scene tells a part of a story. Perfectly suited for cat fans, for a nursery or child’s room, or for a small area needing a splash of color and a bit of fun.

 

Hide and Seek

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The Last Leaf 

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Rie’s kitty keeps busy and is illustrated in different situations during various times of the year. The changing seasons remind me of the unchanging regularity of this world that God created and of the lasting happiness that’s found in God and not in the world.

Ecclesiastes 3:1

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

It is here in Ecclesiastes that we read Solomon’s story – his search for happiness. He eventually realizes it’s all about God. From our point of view, life can seem completely meaningless but from God’s point of view, life is meaningful.

Solomon’s grand conclusion-

Ecclesiastes 12:13

13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

About Rie

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I was born and raised in Japan and studied silk screen printing and cloisonne besides oil and acrylic painting. I moved to USA long time ago after college.

Drawing is my favorite thing to do since I was little. I also love photography of nature and animals, and I have fun finding beautiful and unique photos.

I have been selling my artwork since 2010, and I love making people smile with my characters. I was looking for something fun to draw and I came up with the idea of cats in sunflower field. That was the start of my portfolio of cats.

Currently, I have a super friendly over weight black male cat, a picky thin white female cat and a beautiful but very loud bird, Sun Conure.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork featured on this ARcTic post, please contact the artist directly. 

I’d like to thank Rie Kaminsky for her participation and for the whimsical cat prints she provided.

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The Good Dog Company

“Founded in 2003 and based in Golden, CO, The Good Dog Company designs and manufactures a line of durable, earth-friendly pet products priced for the mainstream consumer.” 

The Good Dog Company sells mostly dog gear as the name suggests. They do have one hemp cat collar and this is what Cuatro was sent to review. 

“Super lightweight and comfortable for cats. 55% Hemp/45% Certified Organic Cotton Muslin is beautifully sewn into vibrant, eye-catching colors. MEOW!”

Cuatro is an indoor cat and doesn’t wear a collar except when adventuring outside. He usually wears a cat harness with leash for walks and so he reviewed The Good Dog Company collar on a few walks in place of his regular harness. He likes the color and the softness of the hemp collar.

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Above photo is Cuatro wearing a nylon harness. Below is the new hemp collar from The Good Dog Company.

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Since nylon is made with petroleum, our preference would be the new hemp collar. I prefer the style of the harness for cat walks, so I would really love to see a hemp harness available from The Good Dog Company! And a matching leash, too. 

Love your pet AND your planet. Visit The Good Dog Company website.

I received the hemp cat collar from The Good Dog Company to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Another art post (ARcTic post) that I’d like to share-

I want to offer ARcTic posts as a way to promote talented emerging and established artists and to share God’s word visually through art. The art that I will feature may or may not have been created from a Christian-minded artist. I want to share it here; to appreciate the work created as well as the talent that the artist demonstrates, always from a Christian perspective.

Introducing…

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Patrick Bornemann, “globe trotter and world citizen”, has put his talent to good use and his discipline has resulted in great art. He currently resides in San Francisco and makes his art available at his Etsy store, Art California. His works are alive with color and I was instantly in love with “The Blue Cat”. Originally done on canvas, this print is captivating.

The Blue Cat came to me and sat on the piano. He said: Please play music for me and I will grant your dream. I played and I made this painting when I woke-up. -Patrick Bornemann

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I like the look of the black mat. But love the look of the blue cat with a cream mat and cream frame. (my apologies: pics appear more white than cream)

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The first time I read Patrick’s bio, his happiness comment stuck out: “I produce only when I am happy”. I’m glad that he has occasion to be happy because his God-given talent and the discipline required in turn makes others happy, too. A verse and a quote come to mind:

Proverbs 16:20

New King James Version (NKJV)

20 He who heeds the word wisely will find good,
And whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he.

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” – Leo Buscaglia

About Patrick

PATRICK BORNEMANN was born in Africa, raised in Europe, and currently lives and works in California. Residing on these three continents has made him a multi-cultural artist. His artistic training was accomplished in Marseille, Nice and Venice. While living in France he worked for the French government as a teacher for “The Council of Architecture Urbanism and Environment”. He later worked for the government of Monaco as a scenic artist for various international venues. His medium is all natural pigments and his paintings have been sold in auction houses in Paris and Monaco. He is referenced in the International Art-Price. I paint what I see with a magnifying glass and I play with colors.

I paint people and places that I love. I paint both with fantasy and reality. I love painting on large size canvases, and I produce only when I am happy. 

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If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork featured on this ARcTic post, please contact the artist directly.

I’d like to thank artist Patrick Bornemann for his participation and for print #11 of “The Blue Cat”.

 

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