Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sausalito Sunday

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Kimo: In our Photo Hunt this weekend (see Saturday's post below) we featured some photos from da town of Sausalito, CA, where our beans used to live. Mommakitty used to live wif da kitties before us in a studio apartment on da waterfront.

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Sabi: This is Mommakitty (back in da day) painting on her deck. She wuz an arteest.


Kimo: This is da painting she wuz werkin' on. It wuz her view of Angel Island.

Sabi: Below is one of Mommakitty's favorite artists, Laurel Burch. She is furry famous and you may recognize her werk. Her studio used to be just a few doors down from Mommakitty's apartment in Sausalito. Laurel Burch wuz a huge a CAT FAN! She had a line of artwerk called "Fantastic Felines." 

Kimo: Laurel hadded a furry painful bone disease most of her life and suffered over a hundred bone fractures. She even learned to paint left-handed after breaking her right arm. She told a reporter once that if she had to chose between good health and her artistic gifts, she would choose her art . . ."in a heart beat." She passed away at age 61 on 9/13/07.

To see more of her "Fantastic Felines"

P.S. -  Scroll down fer some beeyooteeful photos of our Photo Hunt featuring water in Sausalito.

P.S.S. - Da tune "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" wuz written by Otis Redding when he wuz sittin' at da end of a boat dock in Sausalito!

15 comments:

felinesopher said...

wow...we love your mommie art painting, so beautiful:)

-meaouwy troops-

Parker said...

Your Mommy is very talented!

Poppy Q said...

What a lovely place to live, right by the water. I bet it inspired your mom lots.

Her pictures are very nice, clever mommy.

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Your mom is a very talented artist! :)

Daisy said...

What a beautiful place to live! And expensive, too, I'll bet. But worth it.

Boy said...

Your Mummy paints wonderfuwwy! And I bet That Thing will wove her studio apartment! You can see da water fwom there!

Lux said...

Your mommy's painting is *good! Her former home was in a beautiful place!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh your person is a very good artist too!

Mr. Echo said...

Dems sum funny kitty faycis. I felt reel peeseful lookin at sum of the paintings. Those housis dont look nuthin like the ones heer. Very pritty!

Derby said...

Mum has some socks that have Laurel's design on them.

The Devil Dog said...

That is so cool about Laurel Burch. Mom loves her fabric. Mom would love to live on the ocean.

Roxy

Honey P. Sunshine said...

we luf the mommakitties kittie painting

Sophia said...

That is one of DKM's favorite songs. She spent a lot of time today enjoying the breeze and watching the boats in the straits.

Skeezy said...

Da Food Ladey sez STOP IT YER KILLIN ME!

Mao said...

Salsaleeto was a grate place to live. Me an Joonyer had a grate time thare. Ixsept for the sub-arctic winds that bloo down HurryKane gulch. And I used to go dumster diving on Callydoneeya Street and bring home old baguls. That was da life.