What is it they say about Maus? Their default expression is worried? This was taken when Solstice was just a wee little kitten. His default expression is now half-asleep joy.
(I painted that peacock in the background in Japan. I was learning the technique of Kyo-Yuzen, ink-grinding, from some artisans in Kyoto’s Marumasu: http://marumasu.sakura.ne.jp. Lou and I spent three hours painting fabric, and the Japanese were impressed with our work ethic.)