Patricia Youngquist is the author of a book series, "Words In Our Beak," in which the stories are told by Cam, the bird pictured above. Click on the 1st image of sidebar (R) for info. Moreover, some of her photo-based art work is available via Fine Art America. Click on the 2nd image sidebar (R) to visit. On another note, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, she has created face-masks. Click on the 3rd image in sidebar (R). Visit her website via the 2nd image in left sidebar.
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Saturday, October 27, 2018
I would be remiss to not mention that October the 27th (today) is known as National Black Cat Day, a "holiday" (according to a web-page) that "is all about celebrating the beauty of these sleek creatures...these felines deserve the love and attention just as much as their tabby counterparts. Old notions have given these furry critters a bad reputation. National Black Cat Day is about turning that reputation around..."
One of my figurines who is visiting my place to attended a vow renewal ceremony came dressed as a black cat as his way of paying homage to these creatures, he can be seen in the picture atop this entry, bearing candy corn.
Other figurines who are also here for the aforementioned ceremony came dressed as black cats too, and thy can be seen in the pictures directly below.
And yet another figurine participated in honoring the appreciation of black cats, she came dressed as the Wicked Witch of the West (although not looking as wicked) and carried a small black cat, as seen in the next photo (where she is standing in my succulent garden).
The three figurines whom I've just referenced have something in common besides appreciating black cats! They are all carrying "containers" rendered in the likeness of Jack-O-Lanterns!
As you may know, an image of a Jack-O-Lantern is featured on the front of my 2018 Halloween card, which can be seen in the photograph below.
I don't have anything about black cates — or any cat for that matter —within my book series, but hopefully photo-ops of black cat related figurines will show respect for this creature on their national holiday!
FALL 2018 ADDENDUM:
Hardcover versions of Volume One, Two and Three can now be found wherever books are sold.