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