I have wanted one of Anja's frock paintings since she first started posting about them. I missed out on the originals, but she has prints on Etsy. I only let myself get one for now, and it was hard to choose! I went with Frock No. 6, and it arrived on Friday. It is beautiful. I'm always amazed when I get a print that looks like it could be the original.
The day before, though, I came home to a surprise she had sent me in the mail: a Japanese magazine about cats! (Despite the fact that she mailed it weeks before I ordered the print, they came one right after the other -- the mail is so baffling sometimes).
This thing is bonkers! It is amazing! I've flipped through it so many times and every time I find something new. A section with pictures of cats in repose, under the heading "Sexy?" A section on famous YouTube cats (including Maru). I learned all about Tama, a cat who is a station master at Tama train station (well, I didn't learn about her in the magazine, but I was able to pick out enough words to perform a search online). A true delight. I hope to visit Tama station one day.
These two spreads are from a section called Lovely Cat Festival. Look at all these kitten eyes staring out! Have you ever tried to hug a magazine?
There's a section about shop cats! Look at the guy in the middle in a bow tie. A true businessman.
Cat profiles! I think.
Cats and fish! There is an action shot in the middle of a fisherman giving out fish with a whole bunch of cats in mid-leap. So good.
I'm not sure what this is but I hope it's something like a social networking page for your cat. There are tons of these.
There is nothing better than other people's thoughtfulness. Thanks, buddy! You're the best.
Thank you all so much for your comments on Summer Water! I agree that the logo is so beautiful, and I am so proud of us for doing it, even if it took a long time. Thank you, thank you!