Cats in Hats Exhibits
From there the exhibit moved on to the R. Michelson Gallery in Northampton, MA. where my art shared wall space with the likes of Jerry and Brian Pinkney, Mo Willems, Ruth Sanderson, Dr. Seuss and so many other great arists.
And, as if that wasn’t enough, my Go, Cat. Go! piece won the Award for Creative Excellence in Illustration at New Hampshire Creative Club’s 29th Annual Show! Woohoo! Here are my two pieces that were included in all the exhibits:
Go, Cat. Go!
19 x 14 x 2 in
I was not read to as a child because my mother hated to read. But she did the next best thing. In kindergarten she signed me up for the Dr. Seuss Book Club. I so looked forward to those two books that arrived in the mail every month. One of my favorites was Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman. This is my tribute to P.D. Eastman, and Dr. Seuss and his wonderful book club that gave me so many happy memories as a child. I still have every one of my Dr. Seuss book club books and hope to share them with grandchildren one day.
The Great Catsby
I’ve always loved the poem “The Song of the Jellicles” by T. S. Elliot:
Jellicle Cats come out to-night
Jellicle Cats come one come all:
The Jellicle Moon is shining bright –
Jellicles come to the Jellicle Ball.
I picture this ball taking place amidst the glitz and glam of the 1920’s. And who is more quintessential to the 20’s than Gatsby. In my art, I imagine the Great Catsby attending the Jellicle Ball.