Community Interconnections with Christeve the Cat

From the spring of 1993 til October 2005, I lived and worked in the Magical Town of Crickadoon – also known as (Crickhowell, Wales)

On Christmas Eve 1996, during a terrible storm, a little cat arrived at my door and of course I welcomed her with open arms.   I called her Christeve the Cat.

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This photograph shows the little cottage where Christeve found her new home with Janet the Artist.

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Christeve was a source of inspiration for me from the moment she arrived.   I wrote this little book about her  – ‘Christeve the Cat Finds her Home’.

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I  read the book and painted pictures of Christeve the Cat for children in many different schools.   The children then painted their own pictures of Christeve which were shown at a special exhibition.   Family and friends were invited to purchase the children’s paintings.    Proceeds from the sales were used for a special community project.

These children raised funds to build a sensory garden.

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Today I will be working with the children of St. Mary’s Primary School, Hampton.    I will paint two big pictures of Christeve the Cat, and then after I leave, the children will paint their own pictures.

Christeve the Cat in the Magical Town of Crickadoon, after she found her home with Janet the Artist:)

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On November 21st, the children’s pictures will be exhibited at Hampton Care Nursing Home, and proceeds raised from the exhibition will go to Shooting Star Chase Children’s Hospice.    I am calling this little project – Community Interconnections. 

Where Christeve the Cat lived in the Magical Town of Crickadoon. 

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I will write more tomorrow about the project…meanwhile, just as the Magical Hummingbirds watch over Crickadoon and Christeve the Cat….they continue to weave their magic right here:)

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A Bientôt

 

7 thoughts on “Community Interconnections with Christeve the Cat

  1. janetweightreed10

    Good morning, Tish….yes, Christeve the Cat has a life of her own. I will tell the story of how this particular project came about tomorrow….just when I thought Christeve had gone into retirement – although Christeve the Cat and Janet the Artist, don’t believe in retirement!:) Have a lovely day.

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  2. snowbird

    How lovely that the legacy of Christeve lives on and is helping so many. I love that she is immortalized, such an inspiring post.xxx

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