Inspired by posters of Catskill cats posters by Milton Glaser and Patrick D. Melbourn, I did my own Catskill cat pastel drawings for both Summer & Winter,  The original Summer painting is a pastel  on pastel grounds /acrylic on canvas .  The winter painting was a pastel on Canson paper. My husband, Howard Raver, took the photos of my paintings for the posters. I digitally added text to transform the images into  poster art. I then sent the posters to be printed. Postcards were also designed for both Catskill Cat pieces. 

In January 2021, I entered both pieces, in poster and postcard form into the Capital Region Advertising Federation (CRAF) Addy Awards, and was pleasantly surprised to learn in the middle of February, that my work has made the finals. A winner will be selected on March 5th.

I answered an online questionnaire by Entrepreneur Magazine for people working a "side hustle." I explained about the amazing success of these two pieces of work. They contacted me, and I am slotted to be featured in an article on the subject of "Side Hustles" in their March 2021 issue.


Both the posters and/ or postcards are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop and   in person, at:

Catskill Visitor's Center

5096 New York 28

Mount Tremper, New York

Emerson Resort & Spa

5340 Route 28
Mount Tremper, New York


Inquiring Minds Coffeehouse and Bookstore

65 Partition Street

Saugerties, NY

Merriman & Phister's Marketplace

388 Kenwood Ave

Delmar, NY

Tannersville Antiques

6045 Main Street

Tannersville, NY

The Catskill Mountain Country Store

6014 Main Street

Tannersville, NY

The Catskill Mountain Country Store

5510 Rt. 23

Windham, NY

The Nest Egg

84 Main Street

Phoenicia, NY


355 Main Street
Catskill, NY


60 Main Street

Phoenicia, NY