Valentia Cow Strikes A Pose
9" by 12" original oil on wrap around canvas with sides painted.
Been working on two projects the last two days and feel like I could fall asleep at this computer. My kitty cat, Rusty, is in my lap all warm and cozy which is making the situation worse. She has been sick the past week with a kidney infection and had to have a tooth removed. They put her under for it and today is the first day she really felt like socializing. It is so wonderful to have her feeling like herself again. I have been working on a special pet portrait that a client is giving to husband and a second portrait of an adorable pound pup. These have been keeping me busy and I hope to start a new challenge soon from Carole Katchen's book.
My other project is de-cluttering my life. I have been at it for awhile but over the weekend I got a book called Organization For The Creative Person. Leslie Saeta mentioned it on her radio show, Artists Helping Artists so I had to get it! I found that I already do some of the suggestions like making a game out of tasks I don't like to do and picking a number of things that I need to throw away in a given time, etc. They said that most people have approximately 200,000 things in their home at any given time. I started thinking about getting rid of stuff when my son moved all his earthly belongings in his car to his new apartment. I don't think I want to go to that extreme but I definitely don't use a lot of things that I have accumulated and so the purge has intensified. So I have begun getting rid of 100 things a day and I will let you know when I cry uncle. Some things are only pieces of paper in drawers and objects that I don't even know what they are! Some things are books and magazines that someone else can enjoy and knick knacks that can be donated....that seemed like a good idea at the time but don't hold any meaning now. It is crazy the things you find...like three basters. One year I didn't have one and now I have three! Well, enough of my ramblings....I will be so light and clutter free soon that I will be floating on air.
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