Saturday, October 27, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

Immediate success

Our wonderful book has already raised $3000 in less than two months for the wildlife crossing fund!  

Now on Amazon, "P22, The Journey" has been reviewed as 'the perfect Xmas gift'.  It has been rated five stars on both Amazon and Facebook.  

Book signings have been hosted by impressive local California businesses: Aldabella Winery in Westlake Village, Ladyface Alehouse and Brewery in Agoura Hills, The Wildlife Waystation in Sylmar, King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas, and REI stores in Northridge, Woodland Hills, and Burbank.  We also look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 27th from 11-4 at the "Shane's Inspiration" meadow in Griffith Park for our annual P22 Day.  Follow our appearance dates on facebook at Ghost Cat Publications!  

Also, heartfelt thanks to former State Senator Fran Pavley for gifting our Agoura Hills library with a copy -which is now being considered for all countywide public libraries.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

...and then there were tee shirts

            Another item has been added to our fundraising efforts:  
                     a top-quality cotton tee by Hanes @$20
           Contact me at if you need me to research shipping costs.

Otherwise, try to attend one of our upcoming book signings!  Check our facebook page, Ghost Cat Publications.  One is coming up at a Westlake Village Winery, AldaBella, on September 23 (3-5 p.m.), followed by an October 7th one on the scenic patio of Ladyface Alehouse in Agoura Hills (from 7-9 p.m.).  Of course, you can always join us at the annual all-day P22 Day celebration at Griffith Park, on October 27th this year!  We look forward to meeting you!  🐾

Book Created to Raise Funds for Liberty Cyn. Wildlife Bridge By The Acorn Staff | on August 09, 2018

artist Kathi Colman is flanked by co-authors, 
Sherry Mangel Ferber and Calandra Cherry

"Old Agoura artist Kathi Colman had already been busy over the past few years painting images of mountain lions known to have lived and died in the Santa Monica Mountains, but the book, she said, deserved some new images of the cougars to fit the narrative, which is appropriate for children, but is equally informative for adults since the history and travails of the big cats is only part of the tale."


The Book Is Done

...and it is superb!  Beautiful size, thick glossy pages, stitched binding...  Just top quality all the way through!  No longer categorized as a childrens' book, it is now elevated to coffee table art book status.

"P22, The Journey"

My first experience with illustration.
Completed in just six months, it incorporates many of my prior puma portraits inserted into scenic settings derived from actual National Park Service photos.
THAT took me on a steep learning curve!  However, I am now familiar with digital drawing -and enjoying the ease of it.

Thursday, July 26, 2018


The journey of one very special mountain lion began with him putting one paw forward......Our collaborative journey began with our collective passion being put forward......

Remember when I told you I interrupted "painting all the P's " because this story just called out to me to illustrate?
Well, it is done -and it is beautiful!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018



16x20" pastel on board 

given to his handler, in gratitude & admiration

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

At long last....


After more than five intensive months, I have now become an illustrator!  Thinking I would contribute maybe six or eight paintings for a children's book, I gladly accepted the challenge.  Umm, it turned out to be more like 28...

Paring it down to 18 or so, I agreed and began.  It soon turned out that creating a scene at my easel, then photographing it, then tweaking things, then photographing again ...was NOT the way to go!

As good friends do, I was taken in hand by a longtime friend who had really 'evolved' technologically.  She insisted I learn digital drawing.  Despite my complaining, she dragged me along into a new world of producing artwork.  What a steep learning curve!  As challenging as I found all the technicalities, I eventually learned to love it.

And now, after frying my creative brain, I am proud of what I have done.  The story of the awesome journey of P22, the Hollywood mountain lion who successfully crossed two of Los Angeles' busiest freeways in order to find his new territory, needed to be told to our children.  He was a brave youngster and somehow kept going until he found his new safe & forever home.

I will share my artwork with you once we have gone to press.  I just wanted to say hello and catch you up that I am still here, and even more passionate about supporting the critically-needed wildlife overpass at Liberty Canyon in order to give our wildlife the freedom to roam which our busy freeways cut off.  Our selfishness...  Time to make amends; overdue.

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