The Official Catgirl Island Mews & Announcements for June 2015, nya!
Aloha y'all and welcome to Catgirl Island, nya! June is such a zestful month here at Catgirl Island, as the seasons change from Spurring (Haru) to Summer (Natsu) upon the Solstice, where we are so blessed by the beauty of nature, the friendly folks, the great sense of purrpose, equality, fun activities and numcious foods, nya! With the coastal gardens and the maritime forest full of the colorful blooms under the lush Green arbor & Blue skies, it would be the purrfect time to give that special kitsune the Foxglove bouquet or that special dragon girl the Snapdragon corsage for her tail, nya!
June's purrecious gem stones are the Alexandrite, Moonstone and the Purrls, but if that is too purricey the gift for that special kemonomimi, mermaid or fae, then we suggest the seafood suppurr to fill her tummy and win her heart, nya! Since the astrological signs for June are Gemini & Cancer, we purrticularly suggest the twin portions of the crab meat, nya! However, if the fresh fish dinner is purrfurred instead of the crab to nibble, the the fishing forecast purrdicts the bumpurr crop of the Bass, Bluefish, Cobias, Croakers, Groupurrs, Mackerels, Snappurrs & yummy Yellowfin Tunas, nya!
Fortunately, the bikinis nicely frame the filled tummy, and are comfy to wear for the catnap after the meal, nya! The island's riverwalk boutiques are brimming with the Summer fashions of the bikinis, maillots, purreos, sarongs & yukatas for those folks with or without the tails, nya! Among the popular styles are the Rose and Honeysuckle purrints to reflect the flowers of the month, which are are in the stringy, criss cross, ring closure, bandeau, cut - out & tanga styles, mew la la, nya! The halter neck & backless styles tend to be favored by the locale Fae, as not to ride up on the wings, nya!
Of course there are also the locally - made JellyCups tops made of (naturally deceased) jellyfish bells, which are available in various cup sizes at several of the boutiques here on the island or in the mermaids' underwater shops in the surrounding Atlantic waters of Mew Hanover County, nya! In addition to the fresh or salt water angling, the activities to catabolize the calories of June include the belly dance, hula dance. hot salsa dance, martial arts, kyu-do, golf, tennis, softball, bicycling, purrkour, swmming, diving, surfing, paddling, sailing, and our rec league beach volleyball, nya!
The month's observances, holidays and festivals include the Summer Solstice, Fathers Day, Flag Day, the start of Ramadan, and our local events such as the Yosakoi Matsuri, Honeysuckle Festival and Rose Blossom Purrade, nya! We also suggest the diverse cultural purrsuits at the riverwalk, the shrines, the Catgirl Island Purrforming Arts Center, the Public Libraries, the Farmers Market, the Mer Market, the Forest Grove Theatre and The Mermaid Dive - In Theatre, nya! Purrhaps after the pleasant swim or stroll down the riverwalk, forest, park or beach, you could visit the galleries at the
The Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, nya!
For those who are here for the first time, art galleries 1-7 display illustrations & photos by Mike, whilst guest art galleries 1-3 display images by other folks with their purrrrmissions, and Mike's collaborations with other artists are displayed throughout the various galleries, nya! On the web site, in any of those galleries, the most recent images are repurrsented by the lowermost row of small, cropped "thumbnail" - size portions of the images, and you have to click on one in order to see the uncropped, full - size version of the pic, nya!
To Gallery 7
we have added Mike's illustration of the "Happy Birthday Nekomimi", nya! This peppy cute widdle catgirl with the lush dark Purrple - Blue hair and the purrt Pink bikini is having the wonderful time, pawsing from the games on the beach to open her purresents and eat the cake a la mode, nya! Although they are not seen in the frame, her friends & family are quite nearby in this happy pic, which Mike rendered with the pencil, pens, papurr, scanner, Photoshop CS2 and the mouse, nya!
She is followed by yet "Another Birthday Nekomimi", nya! This petite purrky catgirl with the Lilac - colored hair and tail, the Pink flower in her hair, the short Pale Purrcelain Blue cheongsam and the cute plushy neko doll is having the delightful time, serving the delicious big slice of nilla cream & nummy berry cheese cake a la mode, with chocolate sauce and cherry on top, num num num, nya! Nyow I have the craving in my tummy, nya! Mike illustrated that pic with the pencil, Micron pens, Copic markers, Photoshop CS2 with the mouse, nya!
Then in Gallery 7 we have Mike's pic of a "Purrloined Beach Volleyball", in which the tall, purretty and athletic but mischievous bikini - clad catgirl named Bliss has swiped a stray beach volleyball, nya! She is 6' 4" tall, weighs 150 lbs and has the Calico tail, but is not playing with others, nya! Mike rendered the art with with the pencil, Micron pens, Copic markers, purrismacolor pencils, and the dash of Photoshop CS2 with the mouse, nya. This was Mike's part of an art trade with our friend Meesha DJ Walker
Meesha and Mike were the two artist guests at WhatTheHell?! Con this year, and into Guest Gallery 3
is her illustration of a "Chain Catgirl" nya! This marker rendering of the warrior catgirl in the chain mail bikini, nya! We are wondering if she was about to plunge that impurressive sword into an enemy or a monster, but first she has to purrune that widdle tree branch which has snagged the rear part of the bikini, nya! It is a sexy, cute pic by Meesha, who is a guest this month of our show The Mew, nya!
Nextly in Guest Gallery 3 is "Marvel's Wasp" fan art by Rebecca Brogden
who was our guest for the September 2009 Mew, nya! Purrhaps y'all have seen her other art in our mewseum, or read her tale of "The Love of a Catgirl"
, nya? Marvel Comics' supurr - heroine Janet Van Dyne alias The Wasp is a member of The Avengers and is normally 5'4" tall, but she can shrink down to half an inch, and in this purretty pic she is petitely purrched upon the succulent cherry - kawaii, nya!
Also in Guest Gallery 3 is the image of a "Winter Ballerina" starring our friend Crissy Teverini
as a purretty purrima purrouetting away to the snowy drifts, nya! She is a great cosplayer, model and artist who was a guest of our March 2008 Mew, nya! Mike used Photochop CS2 and the mouse to alter the photo that was taken by a friend of Crissy's at a Halloween party in 2010, where Crissy wore the tutu dress from Discount Dance Supply, with her hair and make - up done by her Aunt Diane, nya!
Then into Guest Gallery 3 we have also just added the cute widdle pencil sketch of "KuroNeko" by Misty Hopkins
, who was another of our March 2008 guests who is a great artist, seamstress, cosplayer and blogger, nya! Purrhaps y'all have seen her purrior illustrations & photos in our mewseum. nya? The sketch was the happy coincidental timing with the start of KuroNeko's manga which Jenjen reviewed earlier, nya! KuroNeko might be the sullen cat, but I think her purresence will brighten the spirits, nya!
Lastly but not leastly for this month, to Guest Gallery 3 we have added an illustration of an "Inkling Bride" by our friend Lumshock
, nya! Purrhaps y'all have seen his purrior pics of the Inkling, an ika musume (squid girl) character from Nintendo's Splatoon video game, nya! In this image, she is dressed as the radiant bride in the ornate bare - midriff Bollywood - inspired dress and jewelry, which Lumshock rendered using the Nintendo 3DS's Pokemon Art Academy media, nya! Nyow it is also time for
The June 2015 edition of The Mew, nya!
The Mew http://www.mewsings.wordpress.com
is short for the Catgirl Critics' Media Mewsings, nya! It is our local monthly show in which The Ladies of the Mew and our 'Purrducer' Mike discuss fun topics, review stuff such as cinema, TV, mewsic, books, comics, manga, games, toys, art, cosplay, cons, and occasionally intermew the special guests, such as this month's guest Meesha, nya! The cinema topics include favorite films of '55, reviews of Tomorrowland and Mad Max: Fury Road; and this month's Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight shines upon Dungeons & Dragons WereTigers, nya!
This month's pony report includes reviews of the My Little Pony Tales The Complete Classic TV Series DVD, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic issue #30 and My Little Pony Friends Forever issue #16; and the other comic book & manga reviews include Fathom: Kiani vol. 4 #3, Betty and Veronica #275. Princeless: Pirate Princess #4. Oreimo: Kuroneko manga vol. 1, Angel and Faith Season 10 #14, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #15, Conan Red Sonja #4, Red Sonja #16, the Wonder Woman '77 Special #1, Convergence Catwoman #2, and Catseye Comics vol. 1, nya!
The photography discussions include the May issue of the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Magazine, Surfing Magazine's Swimsuit Issue 2015, fish photos & piscine paintings upon recent magazine covers, and our visit to the "On The Other Side Of The Lens: The Photography of Leonard Nimoy" retrospective, nya! There are book reviews of The World of Ice & Fire, Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell's Dreamland, The Art of Dragon Age: inquisition; and there are reviews of the Magic: The Gathering Liliana Vess action figure and the Avengers: Age of Ultron Scarlet Witch action figure, nya!