Meow to the world!
Welcome back dear readers! This is probably the most rewarding part of post Earth Garden report writing – the guest book review! It is now a tradition that we have a guest book on The Cat Shop and everybody can draw whatever they like, mostly cats of course.
The title page this year has been drawn by Rita Dabrowicz. It says: “The Cat Shop – Leave the comments”. A blue arrow asks to open the guestbook. We had a record year when it comes to the public drawings and comments, we will have to divide our report into three parts!
Page two belongs to belongs to George and Daniela. George’s cat is called Miao and appears to sit on a cloud surrounded by a bird and a flying fish. He also has a halo above his head. The bottom cat is named Chucky and looks like an old raggedy cat-fighter. Thanks guys!
Four next pages (3,4, 5 and 6) have been decorated by three year old Diego from the Republic of Gozo 🙂 Diego is probably one of the youngest artists leaving us their work but you have to admit, that this boy has a talent! Most of kids his age would simply doodle without any plan or construction but Diego was different. He carefully planned each artwork and then executed, picking the right colours and even described what he wanted to show his audience. Next Jackson Pollocks? You bet! When Diego is all rich and famous, remember we wrote about him first!
Page 7 contains 7 cats by 7 different artists! We are not sure who drawn the three top cats, we have troubles with reading the signature (starts with J and finishes with H, could be Jeremiah, Jemiah or something completely different!) The black cat just underneath is a collaboration between Rasha, Belle and ZC, the blue cat next to it has been drawn anonymously, at the left bottom cat, but the biggest feline is signed by a boy named Benji. Benji arrived with Rasha and few other kids and they had fun drawing for at least half an hour! The group have also left a lot of drawings on page 8, including the most famous kitten nicknamed “The Electric Cat”
The Electric Cat is apparently a half Persian cat that chewed on the electric cords and received an impressive array of super powers when Marsa Power Station overloaded and was switched off causing a nation wide power cut. Marsa Power station is the biggest power station on Malta delivering electricity of nearly an entire island. Step aside Catwoman, there is a new feline superhero in town!
Page 9 and we have our biggest kitten yet. Rainer from Malta came up with this mischievous cat sticking out its tongue.
A splash of colours! Dominique stopped at our stand with her mom and they drew this beautiful artwork with all the colours of the rainbow. Thank you ladies, and hopefully we will see you again!
In previous years the drawings in our guestbook were predominately blue and black. This year, our visitors preferred to use very colour marker that we had. The results are splendid! Just look at the two next artworks left by Benji, Stella and Rasha! They are fantastic – thank you!
Traditionally considered to be an unlucky number, page 13 has been beautifully decorated by a very young anonymous artist. Minimalistic and abstract approach is very popular in art circles these days. In few years’ time could fetch millions at Christie’s Auctions in London!
This page is very special to us as it shows that anybody, young or old can enjoy drawing cats! We have been telling our visitors for years that everybody can be an artist, but only few really believe us. The first cat has been created by N. Vassallo from Malta, a very distinguished lady that had a lot of fun creating her first artwork after many years away from the drawing board. She is sharing the page with four year old Nina backed up by her parents, who enjoyed the pink colour very much! We need more pink cats in real life as well!
We are very grateful for every picture left in our guestbook. This lovely cat and bird artwork comes from a professional artist, Berivan Serin, owner of the famous Berivan Stone Painting art shop! Beri (as she is widely known) creates magical pictures on stones and her skills are simply astonishing. You can join a group dedicated to her art on Facebook to learn more or visit Bohemia store to purchase some of her creations. We own a couple of them, you know you have to invest in properties and art to secure yourself a rich and happy retirement!
Attention please! Something quite serious happened on Earth Garden and we need to highlight the issue. A group of young animal activists came to us to look for help. They live on Gozo and they witnessed several incidents of cruelty against animals. Please read what they have written below – it will be investigated. If any of our readers know anything about it, please contact us urgently! We will try to find out more and notify the authorities. Thank you.
Nicole Vella of Bobs Malta is another very well known Maltese artist that usually exhibits on Patches Festival. She and her charming crew had a stand on Earth Garden this year as well and Nicole was very kind to stop at our stand band drew us a KittenBOB! Please visit her to order your own hand stitched out -of-this-world-mascot!
Nicole’s personal arts website (aka Nella) http://www.nella-arts.com/
Teddybob on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/236334937/teddybob-25?ref=market
BOBSMalta on Patches: http://www.patchesmalta.com/BOBS#.VYP2v2Zwbcs
Page 18 is a true masterpiece! We are unable to decipher the signature but the Shaylah Cat should be printed on t-shirt! Maybe we can do it? Who knows! Great thanks to the artist!
We remember that those two artworks have been created by a couple of friends (or were they sisters?) who wanted to create something different than everybody else. Page number 19 is decorated with an artwork named “Death Cat”. Fantastic work and amazing skills guys – keep it up!
Felicity, a young cat lover was very excited when we asked her to draw for us. Just look at this fantastic kitten waving its front paw at us. Felicity, you are a great artist, please don’t stop drawing!
Two friends, Edel and Mia, had a very unusual contract – who will draw the coolest cat. We cannot decide who won – Malicia voted for Edel (Cool cat) and Rita likes Mia’s Cooler cat. What do you think? Both girls are winners anyway, they won in being a truly great artists!
The last picture for today belongs to three separate artists: Sofia (the top artwork named “The questioning cat?”), and two anonymous (on the left “The smiling cat” as we called it) and a cat with spikey ears on the right. We wish all artwork were signed as we would love to congratulate each artists, but we understand some artists are very humble and prefer to remain incognito.
All rights kittens, that’s all for today! Please come back tomorrow, more cats are waiting to be seen!
Part two of the quest book can be found under the address:
And part three is a click away here:
Have a fantastic day,
Rita and Malicia Dabrowicz