Tying Up Loose Ends, Stepping Out With Van Gogh Now in print: Get Famous Artists’ Cats: The Book Vincent Van Gogh may have painted more pairs of shoes than he did starry nights or windy days in fields around Arles. He started with crude footwear belonging to Dutch peasants, theContinue Reading


Something Completely Different: Roy Lichtenstein #2 Free Chapter excerpted from our illustrated book Famous Artists’ Cats: The Book The biggest mistake you can make with Roy Lichtenstein is to underestimate him. One of the most reviled and admired visual artists of his day, Lichtenstein’s original ideas about what should go onContinue Reading

Pleasure of an Henri Matisse Still Life following is a free excerpt from Famous Artists’ Cats: The Book Still life paintings are a problem for cats. A big one. It starts with the word “still.” George Visits Matisse / © Deborah Julian In our other two Henri Matisse inspired entriesContinue Reading

Vegetarian Dilemma Solved, My Zucchini Chili Recipe: Zucchini Vegetarian Chili Simple, Delicious and Easy Zucchini Chili is my wife’s favorite, except for my earth-shattering, tongue-melting vegetarian bean casserole, which will have to wait for later. Zucchini Vegetarian Chili (Feel free to revise according to taste. These are the basics.)  1Continue Reading

Edward Hopper Gets Company at the Window Edward Hopper Cats at the Window / © Deborah Julian Edward Hopper is a curious character. You get an uncertain range of ideas about him.   “Sometimes talking to Eddie is just like dropping a stone in a well, except that it doesn’t thumpContinue Reading

Paul Gauguin Went To The Dogs Long before a spiritually tormented Paul Gauguin painted Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, which he considered his masterpiece, his path from birth in Paris to Tahiti featured a smorgasbord of hot and cold life experiences along theContinue Reading