‘How to Be a Cat’ book-sign­ing at Stu­dio B open­ing re­cep­tion

The Boyertown Area Times - - RELIGION - From Stu­dio B

Tired of the stress and com­pli­ca­tions of mod­ern life? Does watch­ing your cat sleep­ing in sun­beams look like heaven to you?

If so, writer and artist Pamela Hodges pro­vides a 15-step plan to leave the rat race and be­come a cat in her book “How to Be a Cat” for ev­ery­one who wishes to be a cat.

A book re­lease and sign­ing is sched­uled for Feb.17 at Stu­dio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadel­phia Av­enue, Boyertown, dur­ing the open­ing re­cep­tion of its up­com­ing ex­hibit en­ti­tled “Muse,” the stu­dio’s an­nual ex­hibit com­bin­ing vis­ual and lit­er­ary art.

“How to Be a Cat” in­cludes a cer­tifi­cate of com­ple­tion, cat di­ary pages, and sev­eral pa­per cut-out cos­tume pages and pro­vides a per­fect gift sug­ges­tion for Type A friends and fam­ily mem­bers in search of greater bal­ance in their lives.

“I’m just the typ­ist for this book,” Hodges ex­plains. “My late cat Pooh Hodges is the au­thor,” she con­tin­ues. “I would like to be a cat; but right now I’m a wife and mother who writes, paints, and cleans seven lit­ter boxes. Mostly I want ev­ery­one to be­lieve in his or her abil­ity to cre­ate.”

Hodges loves cats. Her art­work, show­cased at Stu­dio B in the gallery’s re­cent ex­hibits, and her self-pub­lished col­or­ing book “Color the Cats” that fea­tures 40 real cats from around the world and their sto­ries are tes­ti­monies to her love of the fe­line per­sua­sion. A por­tion of the sales of “Color the Cats” is do­nated to Best Friends An­i­mal So­ci­ety.

In ad­di­tion to the book re­lease, il­lus­tra­tions from the book will be on ex­hibit and for sale in Stu­dio B’s class­room gallery through March 12, 2017. Cur­rently Hodges types for her cat Harper’s blog: th­e­catwhowrites.com and main­tains her own blog: ipainti­write.com. Both en­joy get­ting mail.

Both Pamela and Harper can be found by email (Pamela@ipainti­wite.com and th­e­catharper@gmail.com), on Face­book (face­book@Pame­laHodgesWriter and face­book@th­e­catharper), in­sta­gram (@pame­la­hodges and @th­e­catwhowrites), and twit­ter (@hodgeswriter and @th­e­catwhowrites), and they love to get mail. “How to Be a Cat” is avail­able on Ama­zon.


Pamela Hodges’ “How to be a Cat” book cover


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