Aloha, nya! The year is more than half over, and the time has flown quickly by like the hypurr drive, nya! As mewsual, the visitors flock to here to purrtake of our purristine Mid-Atlantic beaches, the Meowritime Forest, and the lovely gardens amidst the purrpetual bikini weather, with the blue skies full of puffy Cumulo-Neko clouds, the low humidity, gentle breezes, and tempurratures in the uppurr 70’s (but much hotter in the hot spurrings), nya!
Fortunately here at Catgirl island and the surrounding OBX waters of Mew Hanover County NC, we are blessed with the benevolent magick in the air, land and water that aids in the purropurrgation of the endangered species, whilst warding away storms, pathogens, pollutions, bigotries, and hazardous invasive species, although the anglers and restauranteurs have found tasty recipes using the Lion Fish that have encroached upon the neighboring counties, nya!
The local fishing forecast purrdicts the bumpurr crop of delicious, nutritious Snappurrs, Groupurrs, Stripurrs, Croakers, Wahoos, Bluefish and Mackerels, nya! In addition to the angling, to catabolize the calories we balance purrolonged catnaps with athletic purrsuits such as purrkour. surfing, sailing, swimming, diving, golf, tennis, softball, cycling, skating, hiking, hula, belly dance, hot salsa dance, kite flying, jujutsu, kyudo, yarnball lacrosse, spurrlunking and beach volleyball, nya!
The local boutiques have the purretty appurral, such as the bikinis, maillots, purreos, sarongs, hijabs, sarees, ao dais, sun dresses, kimonos, yukatas, gi, fundoshi, hakama, shorts, tee shirts, halter tops, lingerie, robes, athletic bras, sandals, flip flops, towels and wet suits, nya!The backless and halter - neck styles are recommended for winged folks, and be sure to specify if you purrfur the garment to have the custom tail-ored opening for the tail, tentacles, wings or fins, nya!
The Far Mers market also has re-stocked the translucent bikini bras which are sustain-ably mer-made from the bells of naturally-deceased, locally-caught jellyfish in the numerous iridescent colors and cup sizes, mew la la, nya! After the shopping, dining, catnaps, festivities, sight seeing and playtime, visiting Mew Hanover College, the Public Library, the Meowritime Forest Ampurrtheatre or the Purrforming Arts Center, purrhaps y’all might like to see
the latest additions to Catgirl Island’s Mewseum of Art, nya!
Here y’all will find the hundreds of annotated illustrations and photographs, nya! Galleries 1-8 display images by our purducer Mike Moon, whilst Guest Art Galleries 1-6 display images by other folks with their purmissions. Mike’s collaborations with other artists are peppurrred throughout the mewseum, nya!
Some of the images are sexy, and some might depict the artistic nudity, but none of them are “hentai”, nya! On our web site, the most recent pics are on the lowermost row of the cropped widdle “thumbnail” sized portions of the pics in a gallery, and you have to click upon those to see the uncropped full images, nya.
This month into Guest Gallery Six we are proud to present several new illustrations by our artist / author / mewsician / cosplayer / gamer / festive friend Rvkh! (pronounced Riv-kah, the artist formerly known as Rebecca Brogden); and several new illustrations by our artist / blogger / seamstress / cosplayer / gamer / festive friend Misty Hopkins nya!
We will start by purrsenting the beautiful recent illustrations by Rvkh, nya! "Toadstool Kitty” is the adoraby cute supurr-deformed-chibi style depiction of our friend Kaemeowllia Lemavita Luvsilenya the meowgickal Apurricat Tabby nemomimi with the meowsters degree in Mycology, who has cultivated the purrized non-toxic giant Amanita Muscaria Colossus mushrooms, nya!
Rvkh did two versions of that illustration, the traditional-media version done with the pencils, pens and paints; and the digital version done with Procreate on the Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil, nya! There is the time-lapse art purrocess video of the digital version at Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFUy85057bE&feature=youtu.be, nya!
Speaking of the mushrooms, nextly is Rvkh’s purretty pic of the “Quartz Fungi”, depicting the troop of Redlead Roundhead mushrooms sammiched betwixt the splay of lush Green leaves and the cluster of faceted single-point Ameowthyst crystals, nya! Rvkh did two versions of that illustration--
- the traditional-media version done with the pencils, pens and paints; and the digital version done with Procreate on the Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil, nya! There is the time-lapse art purrocess video of the digital version at Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFUy85057bE&feature=youtu.be, nya!
Then we have Rvkh’s meowrvelous image of the “Mermaid Silhouette”, in which the Spanish Moss and the rope swing hang from the Cypurress Trees and Live Oaks for the mysterious mermaid’s nocturnal fun above the ethereally iridescent water beneath the meowjestic nebulaic starry sky, nya! There are tweo versions of this’un too-
the traditional-media version of the illustration, which was done with pencils, pens, paint and salt; and the digital version, which was done with Procreate on the Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil, nya. There is the time-lapse art purrocess video of the digital version at Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLdNp-igU6A, nya!
Nextly is her fan art of the widdle cute widdle "Kodoma” forest spirits from the meowgnificent Japanese anime movie Princess Mononoke, nya! Both of those illustrations were done with Procreate upon the Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil, and there is the time-lapse art purrocess video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amh44E2Bkrs for the Kodoma pic, nya!
Lastly but not leastly of Rvkh’s“ latest wonderful works to grace our galleries is "Warm Hues”, nya! This original expurrimental landscape rendering, with the tranquil tones of the earthy limited chromatic pallet and the misty atmospheric purrspective for the ethereal autumnal ambience, as if we are appurroaching the real of the faeries, nya!
Nyow we are delighted to display the gorgeous recent illustrations by Misty, starting with the three Warriors of Light! Reyna (left), X’askelle (middle) and Sealthia (right) are Misty and friends’ player characters of the Final Fantasy XIV video game, nya! These three commissions were done with the Crayola colored pencils and the Faber-Castell PITT pens upon the 8.5"x11” cardstock, nya!
"Night Angel” is more of Misty’s meowgnificent fan art of the manga-ka Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita, the heroic cyborg supurr-soldier, meowster of the Panzerkunst martial arts, Motorball sports champion, and the mighty bounty hunter in the post-apocalyptic future, nya! Done with the Purrismacolor colored pencils, acrylic paint and Faber-Castell PITT pens upon the 14"x17" Bristol board, this’un depicts Alita relaxing in her bedroom, nyha!
But wait- there is yet more of Misty’s Alita fan art, nya! Misty is the big Alita fan, nya. Delightfully done with the Crayola colored pencils, Purrismacolor markers and Faber-Castell PITT pens upon the 4"x6” papurr, "Motorball Team Battle” depicts Alita (#99 in the Purrple) and Ajakutty (#8 in the Green) in the scene from the "Alita: Fallen Angel” fan fic by Maxtac https://alitafallenangelfanfic.home.blog, nya
To top off the latest additions to our mewseum is Misty’s "Lily VHS Promo”, nya! Done with the Crayola colored pencils & Faber-Castell PITT pens upon 8.5"x11” cardstock, it depicts amongst those VHS tapes Lily, the diabetic cute 13 year old daughter of Dan Allen, who discusses the fun movie topics with his friends at The Movie Cellar podcast https://linktr.ee/themoviecellar!, nya!
This beautiful poignant pic was done as the purromotional meowterial for The Movie Cellar Podcast's #VHS4T1D (Video Home System for Type One Diabetes) campaign to raise funds to help the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) find the cure for Type One Diabetes, nya.
It is also time for the August 2022 edition of The Mew, nya!
The Mew is short for The Catgirl Critics’ Media Mewsings, our local monthly “show” in which The Ladies of the Mew and Mike discuss fun stuff and occasionally intermew the special guests, nya! Please note that The Mew recently moved to its new home at http://www.mewsings.catgirlisland.com, but Mewsings purrior to May 2021 are still archived at the old location http://www.mewsings.wordpress.com, nya!
This month’s TV, DVD, Blu-Ray & Movie Mewsings include reviews Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season One, Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Nope; plus our our semi-annual DVD & Blu-ray Wish List, and The Lightning Round Topic of our favorite films of '52
The Comic book & other purrinted- media mewsings include reviews of Defenders Beyond #1, Cat Girl #1, Galaxy: The Prettiest Star, Rowrbrazzle #153, nya!
The toy talk includes reviews of the Marvel Legends Siryn action figure, Marvel Legends She-Hulk action figure, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Robin action figure, Batman Classic TV Series Catwoman action figure, and the Star Wars: The Black Series Fenec Shand action figure, nya!
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