Calendar Girl 2020 (art for every month)

The sayings it came with were bland, at best, and they appeared at the bottom of every page. But the pictures were OK and the days came with interesting holidays and the new-to-full moon phases. So my solution was to create twelve tiny masterpieces. Even when I did them, I knew they would need to be scanned. Here we go! Love every day, from Cat

January Full of Grace © Catherine Rutgers 2021

February Orbits © Catherine Rutgers 2021

March Carries On © Catherine Rutgers 2021

 April Pops © Catherine Rutgers 2021

May Was Surprisingly Sedate © Catherine Rutgers 2021

June’s Ethereal Map © Catherine Rutgers 2021

July Gets an Interlude © Catherine Rutgers 2021

July In Full © Catherine Rutgers 2021

Simply August © Catherine Rutgers 2021

September Freshens the Air © Catherine Rutgers 2021

October Unfurls Her Wings © Catherine Rutgers 2021

Alluring November © Catherine Rutgers 2021

December Solidity © Catherine Rutgers 2021

01 January Full of Grace, 02 February Orbits, 03 March Carries On, 04 April Pops, 05 May Was Surprisingly Sedate, 06 June’s Ethereal Map, 07 July Gets an Interlude, 08 July In Full, 09 Simply August, 10 September Freshens the Air, 11 October Unfurls Her Wings, 12 Alluring November, 13 December Solidity © Catherine Rutgers 2021

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Edges (on second thought)

01 Glistening Fold, 02 Broken English, 03 Earthbound Facsimile, 04 Fruiting Stalk, 05 Spring On the Wing, 06 Unstretched Yes, 07 Touch Me, 08 The Green Edge Turns Pink, 09 Indefatigable, 10 Dish Freaks © Catherine Rutgers 2021

Glistening Fold © Catherine Rutgers 2021

Broken English © Catherine Rutgers 2021

Earthbound Facsimile © Catherine Rutgers 2021

Fruiting Stalk © Catherine Rutgers 2021

Spring On the Wing © Catherine Rutgers 2021

Unstretched Yes © Catherine Rutgers 2021

Touch Me © Catherine Rutgers 2021

The Green Edge Turns Pink © Catherine Rutgers 2021

Indefatigable © Catherine Rutgers 2021

Dish Freaks © Catherine Rutgers 2021

Simple, familiar things. Astonishing outcomes. An old newspaper clipping with torn edges. My everyday dishes drying on the kitchen sink. Grass in the lawn on a sunny day.
Space Monkey once said, “Nothing can surprise me.” But everything does. Love, Cat

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The Remarkable Lushness of Printed Ink on Paper (eight of the 9 x 24s)

Here’s my official description for these, circa 2009: Deep color and lush texture create a distinctly visual experience, intensified by a modular concept that lends itself to both structure and flexibility. 9 x 24 inch images on Hahnemühle photo rag bright white paper. Printing by Laumont, New York. A visually distinct experience? Perhaps. A distinctive visual experience? Oh, let that be. What interests me now is that the onscreen versions look good, but they don’t have nearly as much impact as they do in print. Also, I’m delighted that the prints remain vibrant twelve years on. Love, CatAngel © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Field Color Wave © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Candles Over the Hearth © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Mountain Spring © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Imagine Friendly Ghosts © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Jewel One Two © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Simultaneously Indoors and Outdoors © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Icon Oh Two-Hue © Catherine Rutgers 202001 Angel, 02 Field Color Wave, 03 Candles Over the Hearth, 04 Mountain Spring,
05 Imagine Friendly Ghosts, 06 Jewel One Two, 07 Simultaneously Indoors and Outdoors, 08 Icon Oh Two-Hue 160 © Catherine Rutgers 2021

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The Willing Suspension of Disbelief

01 Molten Glance, 02 The Buoyant Fragility of Hope, 03 Tropical Dreamscape,
04 Where Now, 05 Listening Weight, 06 Scuffs and All, 07 Planet Soul,
08 Distinctive Crater, 09 Free-Falling Quaver, 10 Sonic Bloom, 11 We Still Need to Believe

© Catherine Rutgers 2021

Molten Glance © Catherine Rutgers 2021

The Buoyant Fragility of Hope © Catherine Rutgers 2021Tropical Dreamscape © Catherine Rutgers 2021

Where Now © Catherine Rutgers 2021

Listening Weight © Catherine Rutgers 2021

Scuffs and All © Catherine Rutgers 2021

Planet Soul © Catherine Rutgers 2021

Distinctive Crater © Catherine Rutgers 2021

Free-Falling Quaver © Catherine Rutgers 2021

Sonic Bloom © Catherine Rutgers 2021

We Still Need to Believe © Catherine Rutgers 2021

Catherine and Gloria in the Hudson Valley, August 29, 2015

It’s akin to being captured in amber. Though not as conclusive. I’m sorry, but no matter what they say the distant half-measure does not begin to half-way compensate. Nothing can make up for this unwelcome separation. But know that I think of you, always.

Photo by Tom Burnett © 2015

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Mothian Blurs and the Ionic Trajectory

01 Passage, 02 Swish, 03 Gentle Slope, 04 Its Own Particular Kind of Light, 05 Arachnid, 06 Deep Trace, 07 Mothian Splish, 08 Sweetly Disoriented Dream
© Catherine Rutgers 2020

Passage © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Swish © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Gentle Slope © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Its Own Particular Kind of LIght © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Arachnid © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Deep Trace © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Mothian Splish © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Sweetly Disoriented Dream © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Luna Moth by Lillian Glavan Gaffney © 2020

A Luna moth in the month of May. By Lillian Glavan Gaffney © 2020

“Ion, any atom or group of atoms that bears one or more positive or negative electrical charges. Positively charged ions are called cations; negatively charged ions, anions. … Many crystalline substances are composed of ions held in regular geometric patterns by the attraction of the oppositely charged particles for each other. Ions migrate under the influence of an electrical field and are the conductors of electric current in electrolytic cells.”—Encyclopaedia Britannica,

It was a file-naming typo: mothion instead of motion. But I love the idea of a moth ion or of something being mothian (like a moth, in my definition; it’s also a surname, the name of a gaming character, and a musical scale). And I do love moths. Even the little freaky kinds, but truly the rarely seen beauties. Could anything be more enchanting than a Luna moth? Peace, Cat

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