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Muse Medallions and a Special Award in the CWA Communications Contest

Now that I’ve been there and back, I’m pleased to report that I’ve won two Muse Medallions in the 2013 Cat Writers’ Association Communications Contest, and I am also honored to have won a huge special award. You can read a bit about my visit to the conference on Friday

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“The Creative Cat” Wins a CWA Certificate of Excellence

I’m pleased to share the news that I’ve won a number of awards for my stories and images published on and originating on The Creative Cat in the 2013 Cat Writers’ Association Communications Contest. These awards are self-nominated so I chose what to enter. They are judged by a jury

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I Am Honored

I’m pleased to share the news that I’ve won a number of awards for my stories and images published on and originating on The Creative Cat in the 2012 Cat Writers’ Association Communications Contest. In fact, I’m a little shocked by the number of awards…a total of 13. These awards

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In Good Company: Cat Writers’ Association Communication Contest Awards

I couldn’t be in White Plains, NY, with all my fellow members of the Cat Writers’ Association (CWA) this Friday and Saturday, but I was there as much as possible in spirit, obsessively checking e-mail and Facebook to read news of what was happening in the workshops and social gatherings,

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Mail Call

Well, The Creative Cat has won a Certificate of Excellence in the Cat Writers Association (CWA) Communications Contest! Thank you, Namir, for inspiring me to do this! And so has Great Rescues as a gift book, as well as the illustrations and the notebook paper, “22 Cats” in the back

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A Sweet Award

I was honored and excited to see that “Peaches and Peonies” had won a Certificate of Excellence in the illustration category for my line of feline art cards in the Cat Writer’s Association Annual Communication Contest. I also won another Certificate in the contest, for my poem “Pawprints and Raindrops”

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Coming in July

July brings the anniversary of many things feline-related—losses, rescues, births, new artwork, and I’m looking forward to sharing the stories and related articles and information. I begin below with two losses, but read on, they turn into beautiful things. Namir Today as I compiled and packaged my entries for the

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My Creative Process on “Buckley’s Story” by Ingrid King

As both an animal artist and photographer and a commercial artist and designer, my cats are my muse, even if they aren’t the subject of my creative endeavor. Ingrid King, author of Buckley’s Story, has featured me again on Buckley’s Story in “The Creative Process” as I get to offer

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Life Lessons My Cat Taught Me

Sure, we start out with a kitten or puppy or bird or other animal companion juvenile or adult, and we think we need to teach them how to live with humans. In some important ways, we do teach them a few household manners, but in the end we who love

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Turning Loss into Creativity with Ingrid King and Buckley’s Story

Fifth in a series of “pet loss and grief told from personal experience” The loss of a pet brings a profound change to our life and our self, no matter what we do or who we are, but sometimes the loss and how we deal with it opens a door

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