All the images on this blog are the copyright property of the artist and his agent, and may not be reproduced without permission.

Napster sincerely hopes that people viewing these images will enjoy them as much as we did in their creation, and that viewers will enter into the spirit of the exercise, as tongue-in-cheek and wonderful as it has been and continues to be.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Dreaming of Napster Notes in Christmas Stockings

Orders have started to come in from those familiar with Napster's artwork for cards and prints (framed and unframed) for Christmas gifts, and the Cat is tired out from packing and mailing items!

His cards especially make wonderful "stocking stuffers" for the cat-lovers on your list.  Priced at 4 cards for $10 and 8 for $20.00 they are very affordable and unusual.

He took a little time out, packaged up in what my Mom would have called his "meatloaf" pose (because you can drop a cat into a meatloaf pan quite neatly when they are lying like this) to rest, his head full of sweet dreams...

Friday, December 2, 2011

See(chelt) Napster help The SPCA

Well, here's a thrill for the Cat!  Earlier this fall, Cindy was visiting from the Sunshine Coast. Her mom, Ginny, is a big Napster fan and a bonafide art collector.

Long story short, Cindy asked if it was possible to have a Napster print for the BC SPCA taking place at Sechelt on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of Canada. Napster was more than happy to comply.  He has raised over $1000 for the Animal Shelter for Huntsville this year, through direct donations and sales of art at auctions.  Being born in a hayloft, he knows what it is like not to have a house and a family, and he feels that all the cats and kittens in our overcrowded shelters deserve loving and forever homes. He does what he can.

This week, we got an email from Cindy,

"On November 20 we held our second annual Pub Night Fundraiser at the Lighthouse Pub where we used the Napster Felinus Print in our silent auction! The piece ended up going for $75 to a woman named Virginia. I have attached a photo of her and her new print for your blog!

Thank you so very much for your donation of this print - it was a fantastic contribution to the event!"

Thanks for letting us know the outcome of the auction Cindy -- it was an honour to be able to participate!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cats in the Hall. And Dogs.

Napster is deeply honoured to have two of his prints hanging in the waiting room of the Muskoka Animal Hospital.  He is also very grateful to the staff and Dr. Earl for taking care of his dental emergency earlier this year, allowing him to return to his sunbeam on the back of the couch completely pain free and comfy.

His pictures keep watch over a busy roomful of dogs and cats.

He was also thrilled to be featured in their recent Client Newsletter.

The featured painting is titled -- depending on which way you turn it -- Running Wolf... or, Bluebirds at Dawn.   It hangs currently in a vet clinic in Maui, Hawaii, and with fine art collectors everywhere.

Napster's prints and cards make truly wonderful Christmas gifts for any vet or cat lover on your list.  He just wanted me to mention that...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Yummies in a Jar, Napsters on a Wall

We were a bit behind the curve on this one -- we didn't get the notice that there was a fundraiser for the Animal Shelter for Hunstville AND the Muskoka Animal Shelter until Saturday.  The event was on Sunday, at John Murden's Art Gallery and Lynn Murden's Yummies in a Jar studio, near Baysville.

It was a bit of a scramble, but we got there, with a framed print for the Silent Auction. The place was jam-packed (if we can use that phrase about a place famous for its jams and jellies!)  Along with John's lovely artwork, there are several other artists, carvers, artisans who display work in the gallery, and along with THAT was an extensive collection of food items on offer from Savour Muskoka.   There is a long post about all of THAT on the Bondi Resort Blog.

The day was a great success, raising over $2100 for the Animal Shelters. Napster's print, Cardinals,went to Chef Randy of Spencer's Tall Trees. That's one of our favourite restaurants, so we were pleased.  Napster has expressed a wish that next trip there, we bring home a 'doggy bag for the kitty.'

Thursday, November 10, 2011

In time for Christmas

Napster has received word from Eyes on Animals that they now have their Christmas cards at the printers (and translated into both Dutch and German!)

Based in Amsterdam, this group is an independent animal-welfare inspection organization with headquarters in The Netherlands. Eyes on Animals was created in 2009 to fulfill the urgent need of overseeing that current European animal-protection legislation is being put into practice.  Volunteer investigators  are regularly in the field conducting inspections and watching out for animal welfare problems. They work primarily in the Benelux, but also go to other countries where they could be of help.

Earlier this year, the Charity asked if they might have one of Napster's art prints to sell as a card. He was more than happy to oblige.  They chose Skaters, because of the obvious connection not only to the Christmas season, but also to the famous Dutch canals and skaters.

These cards will be available for sale through their on-line 'store' as soon as they come back from the printers, which should be any day now.

Napster also has packs of assorted cards right here at home, four for $10;eight for $20 (plus postage) that make great stocking stuffers and gifts. Anyone who loves cats loves Napster's cards, and all proceeds go to worthy charities.  You can contact Napster through his Blog to make orders.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mutual Admiration Society

Paula acquired her first "Napster" at a silent auction to benefit the Peterborough Rotary Club.

She liked it so much, she bought two more, from this Blog.

That was last spring.  In early September, driving through the area, she and her husband stopped in to meet the artist.  There was some mutual admiration, a little snuggling, and the purchase of two more prints.

Paula's a fan!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I had a Print in Africa...

Leontine and Levy came all the way from Chad, Africa to visit their friends Hulene and Michael here at Bondi.

The beach and waterfront were a big hit.

So too was their visit with Napster, the Artist in Residence.

And, but of course, some of his artwork has found its way home with them into that beautiful, difficult country.

 They work with the Mennonite Central Committee, doing really amazing work. Both they and Napster shared a mutual admiration moment, for those who work to make lives better any way they can.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Going Dutch

Exciting stuff.   Napster has been asked to donate one of his artworks to a Charity based in Holland.
He is happy to comply. 

Eyes on Animals will be selling his card as a Christmas card to raise money for their Charity. With their Dutch connection, the piece they chose is Skaters -- a lovely abstract of skaters swirling and twirling, scarves flying in the winter air.

One of our guests, here from Ottawa, exclaimed the moment she saw this picture: "It's the Rideau Canal! The skaters!"

Eyes on Animals is an independent animal-welfare inspection organization with its headquarters in The Netherlands. Eyes on Animals was created in 2009 to fulfill the urgent need of overseeing that current European animal-protection legislation is being put into practice. They have volunteer investigators who are regularly in the field conducting inspections and watching out for animal welfare problems. While they work primarily in the Benelux, they also go to other countries where they feel they could be of help. 

The European animal-welfare laws are good in theory and are based on the following `five freedoms`:
  • freedom from thirst, hunger and malnutrition
  • freedom from discomfort
  • freedom from pain, injury and disease
  • freedom to express normal behavior
  • freedom from fear and distress
Napster whole heartedly supports this.  He was thrilled to get a postcard from the Co-ordinator/Head of Inspections, and he hopes his artwork will help to raise money for this very worthy cause.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Family Ties

This is Tigger.  When Napster was born, in a hayloft at Lane's End Stables, Bobcaygeon, Tigger was not only his littermate and sister, but also his protector.

When Sue found the kittens, there were three little ginger 'blobs' curled up sleepily, and one little 'tiger' hissing and spitting to keep Sue away.

That little Tiger was Tigger... who still lives at Lane's End.

In August Napster donated a print to the Lane's End Horse Trials and Breast Cancer Fundraiser, and his person Nancy had a chance to visit with Tigger.  And with Sue.

It's nice to touch base with the family.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bengert's Fox

Ann Bengert has long been a fan of Napster's work.  Last year she took home several prints as gifts, and when up at her Lake of Bays cottage this summer, she dropped by to acquire a few more.

One thing lead to another, and while she was schmoozing the artist, he decided he would paint with her.  What a thrill!

Since one of her favourite paintings is his Equine Portrait, in part because she loves the strong colour palette he used for that work, she wondered if she might be lucky enough to get a matching painting -- a different subject matter, but a similar palette.

Carefully she prepared the colours, strong, bold, undiluted, with a splotch of white paint right in the centre of the plate, since white accents seem to be one of the Cat's favourite accents.

Ann supports equestrian sport, through her position with the Toronto Dominion bank. She has her own horse and rides regularly so it is no surprise that she likes the Equine Portrait.

Well, it is most interesting.  Given the same colours, Napster whipped and mixed, blended and blurred and produced what we think is an outstanding piece of art.  Ann immediately spotted the fox, strong and proud, staring off to the right, standing in an autumn field of tall grasses and low bushes. An appropriate subject for a hunter rider! 

A closer look, however, reveals the jumping horse leaping to the left of the painting.

Turning it, Ann found bluebirds, and turning it again found a portrait of her pony, Ms Moneypenny, head tilted to the right.

She loved the piece. But she was left shaking her head that her best laid plans to acquire two Napsters in the same colour range had been so beautifully foiled. Which just goes to prove that the work is Napster's, and he will not compromise his art.

Incidentally, Equine Portrait goes up for sale at the Lane's End Horse Trials on August 14th, raising money for Breast Cancer research.  Fitting. Lane's End is where Napster was born.

Fire and Ice

Think of a land of opposites -- of volcanoes and glaciers, hot springs and cold arctic waters, sweeping landscapes and narrow gorges. A land of northern lights and almost no trees...   Iceland.

It is a land of rare beauty, and contradictions, a place that can be many things to many people.

So how very fitting that it is now home to some of Napster's artwork -- which is itself beautiful and full of interpretations!  Margaret and Gunni snapped up an extensive collection of his cards to take home with them.

Iceland is also home to Annie  Thorisdottir, the Fittest Woman on Earth. She recently won the  2011 Reebok CrossFit Games, beating out 50 female finalists from a starting field of over 1600. Thorisdottir, age 21, hails from Kopavogur, Iceland and won $250,000 for her victory. 

Her outstanding achievement has inspired Napster -- he has been diligently walking this week: up to the stable, down to the lake, and jumping up onto his dining table.  Anything that encourages him to increase his activity levels is a good thing, so thanks Annie, for giving him that little psychological shove.  After all, it was part of his exercise and diet program that brought him into the world of art in the first place!

Hong Kong!

Napster always finds it exciting when he gets to add another country to his list. He keeps a world map, and has us stick in a pin for every country where his art has been purchased. So he was just delighted this week to sell to Jarvis, who's heading back to Hong Kong tomorrow!
This is his first sale into Asia, so it is pretty thrilling.  This adds to his current list, which includes Granada, Barbados, USA (including Hawaii), all of Canada from coast to coast, England, France, Switzerland, New Zealand...It's been a busy week for Napster, as he moves into new international markets -- but those are for other posts.  This one is all about the beautiful city of Hong Kong, and his first Asian sales.  He never dreamed, when he embarked on his artistic career, that his work would travel so far afield.
As for us, we're just speechless!

Commedia dell'Arte

This is one of Napster's most recent works, produced in July.

We are still turning it, spending some time studying it, waiting for the true nature to reveal itself.

We love the colours, and the bold, fearless sweep of the strokes.

For the drama lovers, there is clearly a mask -- from the Commedia dell'Arte perhaps?

Those who love birds tell us they see a wild swan.  We've also heard that it resembles autumn leaves floating on  quiet lake...  We're not sure we've quite caught all the nuances in this -- which brings us back to the theatre mask, and the mysteries hidden behind that as well.

High Fashion - House of McQueen

Inspired by the Royal Wedding this spring,  in particular the fascinators, and showing a keen interest in the high fashion seen on runways around the world, Napster has a new painting.

With her blonde hair and a fascinator that is more attractive than some we saw at the Royal occasion, the long-legged model shows off her cape to advantage, walking her high fashion dog down the runway.

Unless, of course, you see something totally different. Napster doesn't mind -- his art is for his people, and he's always happy to hear new interpretations.

Particularly striking with this piece is the way he has 'pulled' the paint in a continuous curve along the sleeve of the cape.

Don't be surprised if you see a similar offering appear for Fashion Week. Napster has been known to inspire designers.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Celebrity Sighting at the Beach

Napster was out for a stroll, enjoying the beach here at Bondi Village.

One of the guests, seeing him, exclaimed in glee -- "A Celebrity Sighting"

And he wasn't even wearing his dark glasses...

Napster doesn't fear the papparazzi...that's for sure.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

An Artist at Work

This is a rare glimpse of Napster at work.  Last week, he painted, by commission, a work for the Zyba family.  Emily chose the colours, and all the kids helped to prepare the palette  (on Napster's favourite Windsor Derby plate with gilt edging. He is very fond of that plate)
Alison then held the plate within easy reach of the famous tail.
Kyle got the job of holding Napster on his shoulder.  In which chapter he learned that sometimes it is the tormented artist who produces the very best work. With so many kids petting him, and laughing around him, there were moments when the claws came out -- but then so did the best brush strokes.
Nicholas held the paper at a convenient angle, to allow for the free flow of the tail strokes.  Napster added some details onto the painting smock that Kyle was wearing, with a flurry of activity.  The cat paints swiftly -- we think he already has the vision clear in his mind before he dips his tail in the paints, but it is hard to be sure.

Within a matter of a few minutes, abetted by cheering from Samantha and Brooke, much entertainment for the adults, and a great experience for his enchanted assistants, Napster produced Zyba the Peacock, a glorious work that catches the sudden snap of the upflung peacock's tail, along with delightful detail in the face and beak, and careful attention to the golden crown feathers.

While his assistants prepare the palette, and help hold the paint and canvas in easy reach, no-one EVER touches the tail. And Napster himself decides when the work is complete.

We'll be getting this one into print and cards as soon as we can. We're sure it will be a popular piece!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Libraries and Interior Design

This print, Flight, is currently on offer at the Dwight Library Silent Auction, running for one more week to August 6th.

We're told it is already attracting a LOT of attention.

No big surprise -- this was one of two prints that our guests purchased last summer to hang in their house in East Amherst, New York.

This year, they are having a professional Interior Designer 're-do' the entire house.  He came wafting through, doing the "sort" :  you know, the bit where the furniture and pictures are either kept or tossed in accordance with the new design.

Julie tells us that stuff was being rejected right, left and centre, until he came upon the two framed Napster prints.  "Those!" he exclaimed.  "Those are fabulous!  The frames are all wrong, of course, they need to be double matted, BIG frames, but those are some of the best contemporary art we've seen in a long time, and THOSE are going to be the focal point of the new living room"  He then asked who had painted them...

Well, when he stopped laughing, he reiterated that these two pictures MUST stay, to be a major focus of the new contemporary modern design.  Re-framed, but of course. Julie says she prefers not to think what the framing costs will run to...

There could be a whole lot of framing going on.  Julie picked up 6 more Napster prints to add to her collection. 

He is expecting a call, soon, from the house of design in New York, where the designer obviously recognizes a good thing when he sees it.

Zyba the Peacock

Napster has been painting up a storm this past month.

Assisting for this stunning creation were the three Zyba children; two Percival girls; and Kyle.  The kids selected the colours, mixed the palette, held it for the artist while he was on Kyle's shoulder...  This was the chapter in which Kyle learned that sometimes you have to suffer for your art, since towards the end of the session, the claws did come out.

We are blown away -- this is one of the best impressions of a Peacock that we have seen in a long long time.  From the detail in the beak and eye, the golden feathers in the crown, the long elegant neck, and the colourful sweep of the unfolding tail, this is a stunning example of Napster's vision and talent.

Four paws up, Napster -- you have done it again!!!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Hangin' Judge

The hanger of fine art, that is!

What a thrill for Napster last week, when one of his paintings was selected by a member of the Superior Court of Justice to be hung in the Courthouse in London.

Science proves that stroking cats can lower blood pressure, reduce stress and generally increase endorphins for a healthier, happier person...

Perhaps the inclusion of Feline Art on the Scales of Justice will also have a positive influence!

The Cat can only hope!  (he is also delighted to have such an important patron... just in case he ever finds himself in need of legal assistance!)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

You Know You are Famous when...

Picture this:
Trivia Night at the Dwight Public Library.
The house is packed, with 20 tables, 6 contestants to a team.
The questions come fast and furious...

And there he is! The Famous Artist himself!
"What is the Name of Councillor Nancy Tapley's famous CAT?"

Of course, he sells cards through the library, and one of his works (Flight) is currently on offer at the silent auction..

But to have a question slide all to himself... well, now, THAT is fame!!!

Knowing the answer no doubt helped our Bondi teams -- the Braniacs from Bondi Beach were 2nd; and the Brainwaves finished in a closely contested 5th place.

And we know this is one question they ALL got right.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Hanging out at the Vets'

His artwork, that is...

Napster is pleased to announce the hanging of two of his paintings -- CARDINALS and BIRD BATH, in the office foyer of Muskoka Animal Hospital.


Thanks Dr. Earl and Kathy!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Another Award

Napster's friend Susan snapped this picture of him last summer, relaxing in his garden.

Now, Sue has a garden of her own, in Holland Landing, and it's a doozy.

She has repeatedly won awards from the local horticultural society, and is regularly featured on their annual Garden Tour. 

It would seem the only thing she's missing is a cat who knows how to pose...   When she was visiting, Napster was happy to take on the assignment.

She entered this photo in the Garden Club photo contest, under the heading of "help in the garden"... and -- but of course, was there ever any doubt? -- it took first place.  After all, who could resist this study, The Portrait of the Artist as a Resting Cat?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

What a Busy Week We've Had!

What a cat!  Since his triumphal sales at both the Baysville Library Silent Auction (where the print was the most hotly contested item, going up in $2 increments, bidders hovering in the background) and A Wing and a Prayer's Silent Auction, where both his prints on offer sold for really good money, Napster has had a whirlwind of sales.

Recognizing talent when they see it, his Vet Clinic has ordered four of his prints.  A long-time fan and collector has just picked up one of his newer designs, he sold one to guests here from Switzerland, and also to guests here from Southern Ontario...  

One of his fans stopped by the Dwight Public Library and bought out all the cards he had on display there (but be of good cheer -- he has made sure we restocked the library card rack!)

One of our very best local restaurants has expressed an interest in featuring one of his prints, and we expect that to be ready for viewing within the next week.

And just this morning, he received a phone order for another print, this to be a Housewarming gift. How perfect... after all, a home without a cat is just a house...  and we can say the same thing about Cat Art...

It cones as no great surprise -- in the world of art, it is all about what the viewer perceives, and his work gives great scope and brings great joy.

He was interested to see some of the work of the 4 year old child Aleita Andre who is currently selling her fingerpainting artwork for up to $30,000.  While in no way detracting from her talents, Napster does make note that this work is directed -- the parents admit to preparing the canvas, suggesting colours, and deciding when the work is complete.  Napster, on the other tail, insists that he begins with a clean page, no one touches the tail, and he himself decides when he is no longer going to continue painting. 

We don't suggest his work is better... nor that it is worse.  And we hope that this child continues to paint with such joyous abandon and innocence long after the World has infringed on her childhood.  We'd like to own this particular image painted by Aleita -- we just don't think we can afford those pricetags...

We do suggest that Napster's work is joyously unfettered, and decidedly more affordable, however, if you are lookiong for that special something to hang in the hall...

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Failure to Floss

When you start life living wild, you don't always pay sufficient attention to your health needs.  By the time Napster came to us, he carried the marks of a rough and tumble existence -- scarred ears, broken teeth.  Sue, who rescued him from the wilderness, had already taken care of the necessary vaccinations and interventions. He arrived here healthy, if with a lot of character.

And healthy he has remained. Well, except for that period when his waistline expanded to exceed his length, but he was able to get back on top of that with the assistance of his walking program.  Weight loss is all about movement. He has a great deal of empathy for Kirstie Alley and her journey with Dancing with the Stars.

He is attended regularly by our stable vet, who gives him his annual check-up, and if there is anything amiss, refers him to a small animal vet clinic. He gets regular dishes of kibble designed to remove tartar and keep his teeth gleaming.

So it was a bit of a shock when he was wrestling with Taffy earlier this spring and BOING ... one of his canine teeth tangled up in her woolly coat and came out.  Flossing, we decided, is best not done using puppy fur.  This was one honkin' big tooth...  and we were concerned that it might leave enough of a hole for infection to sneak on in there. 

When the area was still red and sore looking a week or so later, Napster found himself bundled off to visit the vet. Now, sadly, car ravel and vet visits are not really high on his list of favourite activities.  The staff at the Muskoka Animal Hospital are excellent, and try very hard to make him feel right at home, but, well, it is a vet clinic. It smells of medicine, and worse, it smells of strange dogs. He was grumpy about the whole thing.

But he had to be there.  In order to get a really good look in that little cat mouth, Dr. Earl had to give him an anaesthetic... and that was the chapter in which we learned that the tooth which gave it all away by coming out was already abscessed.  Plus he had another tooth abscess, and some other dental issues with resorbing roots and broken molars and things you really don't see unless you take an xray.  It was evident he had failed to floss.  Any dentist will warn you of the repercussions of that oversight.

 Dr. Earl and Kathy were long time Bondi guests -- right up until they decicded they liked the area so much they were going to move their Vet Clinic here.

That's the thing about cats -- they rarely mention if they have tooth pain.  We report however that his mouse-breath condition has gone away, and we attribute that to his new dental health!

Not that there's much left to be considered dental... with only one front canine, he has a distincly lopsided smile, but it really just adds to his artistic mystique.

He is completely recovered, seems to be even a happier cat, and is enjoying his long walks in the spring air.  His art is selling exceptionally well, and all is wonderful in Napster's world.  Except that the puppy still tries to wrestle him to the ground... regularly.  Even world-famous artists sometimes get no respect...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cats, books, life is sweet... and so is dinner!

There are at least 808 library cats on the planet. Cats living happily in libraries, contributing to the quality of experience.  Cats, laps and books just naturally go together.

Not just cats, but dogs have an important place in libraries, and with readers around the globe.  There are many dogs that work in reading programs. Pets offer a way to help children learn about the joys of books, of holding a book in your hands, feeling the pages, becoming lost in the magic of imagination instead of just watching it happen on a screen In Baysville, until very sadly Princess passed away, the Library was honoured to have a dog who came to sit with the children while they read to her.  Vicki's dog was such a popular asset, a lovely, warm way for children to spend time reading. Non-judgmental, always supportive, with a lovely wagging tail, Princess's reading program was a big hit, and she will be missed.  If we know Vicki, she'll be back with a new dog, bringing joy to children in the library!

The Baysville Friends of the Library are holding their Silent Auction and Dinner event  this Saturday. Hugely popular, this event usually sells out fast, with tickets at $50 and dinner catered by Spencer's Tall Trees.  The theme this year is "Black and White" and it will be a great evening out.

 Napster has been honoured by a request for a print, and has provided -- in honour of Princess' memory -- his work, "Yoga, Downward Dog" to this noble cause.

He would also like to suggest his list of
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2. Beginner’s Guide To Cat Yoga
3. In the Napping House
4. City Mouse, Country Mouse
5. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
6. The Devious Book for Cats
7. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
8. Bad Cat
9. I Can Haaz Cheeseburger?
10. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
11. Cat & Mouse (Alex Cross) by James Patterson
12. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
13. Cat Cora’s Classics with a Twist: Fresh Takes on Favorite Dishes by Cat Cora
14. Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
15. The Audubon Backyard Birdwatcher by Robert Burton
16. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
17. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
18. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
19. The Bird Artist by Howard Norman
20. Birds Without Wings by Louis De Bernieres
21. There Is a Bird on Your Head! by Mo Willems
22. Bird in Hand by Christina Baker Kline
23. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
24. Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
25. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Keeping the FUN in Fundraising

Napster had a print at the Animal Shelter for Huntsville fundraiser last month. It did very well,  That's good. Napster started out as a wild cat without a sofa to call his own, so he knows what it's like for a stray.

His 'first family,' Sue from Lane's End came to visit a few weeks back. She went home with some prints for herself, and also one he donated to her event, Lane's End Horse Trials this August, which is raising money for cancer.  Sue is a cancer survivor. So is our Brian, so we are all keen to support this cause as well.

This Saturday, he will have two of his prints on offer for A Wing and a Prayer's annual Fundraiser in Port Carling, at the Community Centre, from 12.30.  He has raised over $1000.00 for A Wing and a Prayer.  There's still time to grab a ticket for that event! Give Janice a call!

His print that was auctioned at the Hamilton to Haiti fundraiser sold for well above it's listed price.  That's money going to one of the most deserving causes.

It's an astonishing list, really, the charities that Napster has taken under his paw. We're impressed at how successful his efforts have been, how very well received.

We're proud of that cat.  Not that he lets it go to his head.  But then, he has a dog to keep him grounded.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Aloha! Hawaii Bound!

Art knows no boundaries, it seems.
Napster is celebrating the sale of three prints (and some cards) to a Veterinary Clinic in Maui, Hawaii.
Pretty exciting stuff.  Coming so closely on the arrival of his letter from St. James Palace, and the formation of his Swiss Fan Club, it's almost more than a cat can take.
We put on some nice Hawaiin music, gave him a tall drink, and let him ease the stress of it all by lying in the cat hammock.  Seemed appropriate...