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The Official Catgirl Island Mews & Announcements for February 2015, nya!

Aloha, nya! We hope that 2015 has been off to the happy, healthy, free and purrospurrous start for all good folks nya! Here at the island it is a purrticularly festive month with the increased of tourism for our lovely lodgings, fine foods, soothing hot spurrings, and sunny beaches amidst the purrpetual bikini weather compurred to some of the nippier mainland tempurratures, nya! 

Amethyst is the gem stone for February, should you wish to give that special purrson the purrecious jewel, but if that is too purricey, we suggest the way to the heart and tummy is with the fresh seafood dinners, nya! The local fishing forecast purrdicts the bumpurr crop of the Groupurrs, Snapurrs, Bluefish, Sea Bass, Trout and Tunas to tempt the kemonomimi tummy, nya!

In addition to the angling, other athletic & entertaining activities include the golf, tennis, dancing, martial arts, bicycling, running, purrkour, beach volleyball, swimming, diving, surfing & sailing, nya! Fortunately, between the peppy purrsuits and catgirlish catabolism, the toned tummy will still be tautly framed by the purretty bikini or maillot that does not ride up on one's tail, nya! 

Among February's other festivities are the observances of Groundhog Day, Waitangi Day, Purresidents Day, Abraham Lincoln's birhday, George Washington's birthday, Black History Month, Chinese Mew Year, and Ash Wednesday, plus our local Lantern Matsuri, Amethyst Festival, Violets Purrade, Lamia and Naga Festival, the kyudo and fishing Tournyaments, nya!

Cat Tuesday starts our local Carnaval, and it is also our local Kemonomimi Appurreciation Month, and in the mid-Atlantic waters around our island here in Mew Hanover County it is the time for the aquatic purrsuits with that special mermaid in mind for the romantic ValenTides Day, mew la la, nya! After the shopping, dining, napping & playtime, y'all could go see the mewest--

additions to the Catgirl Island Mewseum of Art, nya!

For those who are here for the first time, art galleries 1-7 display illustrations and photos by Mike, whilst guest art galleries 1-3 display images by other folks with their purrrrmissions, nya! Mike's collaborations with other artists are displayed throughout the various galleries too, nya! On the web site, in any of those galleries, the most recent images will be repurrsented by the lowermost row of small, cropped "thumbnail" - sized portions of the images, and you have to click on a "thumbnail" in order to see the uncropped, full - size version of the pic, nya!

Last month we added 4 pics by Mike to Gallery 6 nya! Those were the pic of "Mavis the Meowy Martian" which is a tribute to actress Madeline Kahn's character Mavis Danton of The Carol Burnette Show; the pic of  "Lt. Arexandra" the Edosian Starfleet Officer which was inspired by the Star Trek animated TV series, the pic of Mike's original catgirl character "Purrsis The Mummy Slayer" and its sequel pic of "What The Cat Dragged In", which were both inspired by the art of Elisa Chong, nya!

Last month we also added 3 images by Lumshock and 2 images by Rebecca Brogden to Guest Gallery 3 nya! Lumshock's "Lum vs. Tree",“Lum- Merry Christmas!”, and "2001 Followers: An Art Odyssey" are fan art of Lum Invader of the Urusei Yatsura manga & anime; whilst Rebecca's 2 pics were of her beautiful original characters "Mohini" the angel and "Tsukiko" the vampire, nya!

This month we have added several more pics to Guest Gallery 3 and to the mewly opened Gallery 7, nya! Nyow in Guest Gallery 3 we are purroud to purrsent Lumshock's "Splatoon- Are Squid Cute?" fan art which depicts a female Inkling character in her human ika musume (squid girl) form, nya! She is from Splatoon, a 3rd purrson shooter video game made by Nintendo for the Wii U console, and this was rendered with the Pokemon Art Academy media for the Nintendo 3DS, nya! 

After that in Guest Gallery 3, we are purroud to purrsent the "Santa Katgirl" by Elisa, nya! We are purrticularly fond of her pics of purretty, sexy, ornate catgirls, mermaids, faeries, vampires, belly dancers & supurr - heroines, nya! The supple tail of the captivating, Christmas catgirl swishes in anticipation for the opening of the purresents, nya! I am curious as to what is in the boxes, nya! Elisa painted the enticing, alluring yule scene with the colored pencils, inks and the watercolors, nya!

We have also just added to Guest Gallery 3 the illustration of "Amadahy" by Rebecca, nya! Rebecca is a great writer, cosplayer and baker too, nya! She used Sai, Photoshop CS6 and an Intuos5 tablet to render the pic of Amadahy, or just Dee for short, who is a lycanthropic Native American wolf girl originally from Tennessee who resides here at the island, nya! She is a chef at Sheila May's Restaurant, where her keen senses & culinary purrowess help to purrpare the tasty cuisine, nya!

Our next illustration in Guest Gallery 3 is also by Rebecca, and it was quite the flattering, wonderful surpurrise gift art to depict "Mike" as a catboy, nya! He  does not actually have the delightful neko ears or tail as depicted in the illustration, but otherwise the image purretty much has the faithful resemblance, as he cordially greets us with the "Live Long and Purrospurr" salute from the island cove, nya! This illustration was also rendered with Sai, Photoshop CS6 and an Intuos5 tablet, nya!

Nextly in Guest Gallery 3 is the photo of the 11" tall "Tabitha" plushy doll made by Misty Hopkins who is a great artist, blogger, seamstress & cosplayer, nya! Tabitha is her original catgirl character, and purrhaps y'all have seen illustrations of her in our mewseum, nya? Tab is purretty, vivacious, colorful & sexy from her Golden hair with Pink strands & White tufts, to her Red tube top and Blue pants accessorized by the collar, jewels, belt, bangles & boots, nya!

We also have two cute widdle sketches of Tabitha by Misty, nya! These include the Turquoise - colored, pen & ink doodle of her leisurely spurrawled upon the rug, which offers the good glimpse of her fish net hose, nya! She might not catch the seafood in those fashionable fish nets but she will definitedly catch the attention, nya! The 2nd doodle of Tab is the pencil - drawn bust view with the sassier expurression, which offers the good glimpse of her piercings & paw-purrint pendant, nya!

Nyow in Gallery 7 we purrsent Mike's pencil sketch of Rebecca's original character "Evelyn", nya! Poor sad Evelyn ran away from her cruel purrents & teachers, to wind up in the dangerous forest realm of the Fairy King, nya! In this happier scene, she has the lovely outfit & magickal wings during the encounter with the widdle pixy, nya! This pic was drawn whilst enjoying the chocolate milk with Rebecca's yummy home - made cookies, nya!

Nextly in Gallery 7 is Mike's color illustration of Mae Nam the "Nekomimi Ningyo", nya! Mike used the pencil, Micron pens, Photoshop CS2 and the mouse to render this image, nya! Looking purretty in her jelly cups bikini top made of the hollowed jellyfish bells, Mae Nam is the the cat - eared mermaid purrched upon the rocks of the shore to savor the crabby shrimp cocktail that she got from the nearby tiki bar, which should high - tide her over until suppurr time, nya! Meanwhile, it is time for the

the February 2015 edition of The Mew, nya!

The Mew 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, nya! This month they discuss their semi -  annual DVD wish list and review the Justice League: Throne of Atlantis DVD, and the 1986 My Little Pony The Movie on DVD, nya!

The pony reports continue with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #26 and My Little Pony Friends Forever #13, then the comic & manga reviews continue with Star Trek / Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #1, Michael Turner's Fathom Sourcebook #1, Red Sonja: Black Tower #1-4, Conan Red Sonja #1, Angel & Faith Season 10 #9 & 10, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #10 & 11, Elfquest: The Final Quest #6 & 7, Strike Witches One-Winged Witches vol.1, A Centaur's Live vol. 5 and Spice & Wolf vol. 10, nya!

The book reviews include The Element Encyclopedia of Fairies and the Star Trek: Ships Of The Line updated edition; the toy reviews include the Transformers Generations Arcee and Chromia action figures, Big Hero 6 Go Go Tomago action figure, the Justice league: Throne of Atlantis Mera action figure, the Imaginext DC Super Friends Catwoman, Lalaloopsy Littles Whiskers Lion's Roar doll, KISS Hello Kitty dolls, and a report on the Raleigh Toy & Hobby Collector's Show, nya!

To top off the Mew are this month's Celebrity Catgirl Spotlight, and because it is February, that means it is the time for the gala annual Mew Awards, nya! There will be lots of friends in attendance, as our favorite stuff of 2014 is nominated, in the cattygories such as cinema, TV, DVDs, mewsic, radio, internet, toys, games, visual art, books, comics & manga, calendars, magazines, events and  advertisements, plus many folks whom we wish to thank for their entertaining, informative and inspurrational works, nya!

An intermew with Mike, nya!

Mewsually, Mike or the Ladies of The Mew might conduct the intermew with their occasional special guests, but in March 2014 the tables were turned as Mike was the purrson being intermewed, by our friend Josmar Lopes for his great blog that has the very thorough discussions of the cinema, TV, theatre, opurra & other mewsic topics, nya!

Arigato gozaimasu, nya!

We wish to thank our friend and web master Jamie Robertson who is also the creator of the web comic Clan of the Cats which just resumed on Halloween after the long hiatus, nya! A while back he also re-gained our older URL of catgirlisland dot com to serve as the identical mirror site to catgirlisland dot net, nya! We also wish to expurress our gratitude to our friends and families for their purrticipations and support, and we appurreciate all of y'all for web surfing to our cordial coastal Carolina community which is full of southern hospurrtality and artistic aloha spirit nya! Arigato Gozaimasu, nya!

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