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Today is International Cat Day!

According to http://www.daysoftheyear.com ,International Cat Day was established in 2002 by IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, among other animal rights groups, to celebrate the most popular pet on the planet, the cat.

There are an estimated 500 million cats across the world, which means that most every extended family is bound to have an aunt with more kittens than former husbands. That’s great, because owning a cat has been shown to improve mental health and to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. So when it’s raining cats and dogs outside, there are enough cats that you can cuddle with, any black, ginger, Persian, Siamese, Burmese, Bengal, Shorthair, Munchkin, Balinese, RagaMuffin or any other cat of your choosing.

So roll out the red carpet and the catnip for your furry feline friend, because International Cat Day is the one day of the year when black cats bring good luck and even ‘cat eye’ sunglasses match your entire wardrobe. You can also buy Two Cats (shown above) by going to the Modern and Abstract category under Shop Our Art and following the prompts after clicking on the Two Cats image.

Artist Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997)

639 two cats web1000I had the opportunity to view several pieces of art by Kiyoshi Saito in 2013 at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (aggv.ca) in Victoria, British Columbia. His style was unmistakable. Best known for his woodcuts and his 1937 Winter in Aiza series, Mr. Saito won a first prize at the 1951 São Paulo Biemale with his work Steady Gaze.

Kiyoshi Saito merged traditional Japanese art with modern techniques to create his unique style. Often his subjects included dogs and cats as well as local villages. Some of Mr. Saitos’ work is on display at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco (art.famsf.org).

I painted Two Cats with a very good Widmer Brothers Okto, festival ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon. Two Cats was influenced by and painted to honor Mr. Saito.

You Tube Interview

639 two cats web1000 BeerColors™ art is novel as it is painted with beer and with wine. My art was recently displayed in a solo exhibition at the Canby Public Library. A You Tube video was created by CTV5 in which I discussed my painting process and the origin of this art form. I hope you enjoy the video which also shows some of my art!!
The Google link is: http://youtu.be/TdZXh8d4MM4
Thank you to the Canby Public Library, Hanna Hofer and to CTV5’s Tony Gonzalez for all of your efforts in creating this You Tube video!

Two Cats (shown above) is one of the pieces featured in the video. It was painted with a great tasting Widmer Brothers Okto, festival ale, from Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Today is International Cat Day!

639 two cats web1000International Cat Day recognizes one of humanity’s oldest and most beloved pets…the cat.

According to Days of the Year (www.daysoftheyear.com)-from which I have edited this post, International Cat Day was started in 2002 to celebrate the most popular pet on the planet. An estimated 500 million cats roam the world, which means that most every family is bound to have a relative with more kittens than former spouses.

Owning a cat has been shown to improve mental health and to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. So roll out the scratching post and the catnip for all of your furry feline friends and celebrate International Cat Day today!

Two Cats (shown above) was painted with a very good Widmer Brothers Okto festival ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. Prices for Two Cats start at $70.