Ricky Alley (cat!)
Kait and Marian setting up the auction items on the dock.
A cute customer sporting spotted attire.
More cat art inside the gallery on the dock.
The (fee)line: Eager bidders.
Kitty Litter Cake made by an island teen. (Ewww! Definitely the "Poop" de Gras! :^D)
Customers paying up and collecting their kitty loot.
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of participating in a silent art auction out on Little Cranberry Island. Every other year Islesford Pottery hosts a fundraiser for the island with a themed auction. Themes from years past have included rabbits, turtles, and owls. This year the theme was cats. Weeks ahead of the event Marian Baker and Kaitlyn Duggan, who run the shop, provided clay and tools for anyone who wanted to make a pottery or sculpture item, then glazed and fired the work. All other cat related art was happily welcomed. I spent a couple of blissful afternoons gathering rocks and painting them with acrylics. What fun - I felt like I was at summer camp, and twelve again! The auction brought in some very comical and interesting artwork, including a cake that looked exactly like...well, you can see for yourself what it looked exactly like. (Amazing what foolery grapenuts, tootsie rolls, and chocolate frosting can create!)
This year's raised funds will go towards winterizing The Neighborhood House.
Good cause, good times!