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Feline Friday – #10 – Catalina Cats


I didn’t want to miss a Feline Friday but, as you may imagine, my life is a little hectic right now. So until I can get back to some kind of regular schedule with my blogging activities (and my life) I decided to copy and paste a post of mine over at my archived Art, Tiles & Mosaics blogspot from September 15, 2008. Gee, that is more than six years ago… hard to believe!

As you will note, my cats Friday and Pharoah show up in this tile… I often painted them into my designs to make them more personal for me. Friday, of course, has since passed away, but Pharoah is still going strong! The other tile mentioned in this post came out pretty well too but I don’t have time right now to track it down. So, in the meantime I wish you a happy Feline Friday!

Catalina Cats

From September 15, 2008

As a self-proclaimed tile addict, my favorite thing to do when I visit Catalina Island (just a short boat ride from Los Angeles) is to hunt down all the beautiful tiles that adorn the buildings and walkways in Avalon. (And I highly recommend the Jewels of Avalon Tile Walking Tour.) But just as ubiquitous, and beautiful, are the feral cats of Catalina. T-shirts and other souvenirs of the cats are easily found in the shops. So for me to paint a tile of a Catalina scene was well overdue. I just retrieved this one from the kiln this morning. I have a companion tile that I’m starting to work on now but for the first one I decided on the most famous landmark, the Casino Ballroom. Inviting you into the scene are my two friends, Friday and Pharoah!
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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

6 thoughts on “Feline Friday – #10 – Catalina Cats

  1. Wonderful work dear Roslyn!Lovely bright colours and the two sweet cats nicely grace the scenery!
    Happy Friday too ! Take care 🙂


  2. I didn’t know about it, thanks for telling me about these islands and Catalina.


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