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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ahoy!

Still untitled, this is the very latest off of the press here at NCP. A ship tossed in angry foaming seas, watched by a sentinel deep in the shroud of fog, this is my favorite print so far.

The image is 6"x4", and is 8 colors of oil-based ink on lightweight off-white French-made paper.

The print was inspired by a quote, now forgotten, concerning hope, which I had read during a particularly dark and worrisome time in December. This image came to me, and I am thrilled that I was able to recreate the image on paper.

While it is common to print from lightest color to darkest, I chose to print the water darkest to lightest, hoping that the water would take on more texture and a more "mottled" appearence, particularly in the foam.
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Napping Cat Press Welcomes The Year of the Tiger


Happy 2010! It is indeed the year of the tiger. I'm very excited about the new year and the work that lies ahead for Napping Cat Press. Here I am just before Christmas with our Vice President of Morale & Bellyrubs, Solstice (Ticey). Ticey was rescued from Hamburg, NY's Ten Lives Club.

Originally from Kentucky, Ticey was sent up here all boney and scraggly and with just a few teeth left. Now, she's the happiest cat in the bunch, and has a bit of a winter paunch (despite her dental situation, she misses no meals). A lot is written about helping out shelter animals, but the fact is -- and it's been proven here at Napping Cat Press time and time again -- inviting a pet into your home is actually helping the human. And boy to we hairless monkeys need help.