Finishing this class was a Triumph for me. I really was getting into it and enjoying doing the going out and taking photos, etc. But midway through the class my beloved cat, Merlin, got sick and after only a week passed away. I did a few posts about him here with pictures. I could not function for several days to do much of anything. But then, I slowly started doing the class again with the help of this little “Lady” my other cat. She is a sister to Merlin and they got along great, mostly. She is helping me immensely by being there when I need her, to talk to and pet whenever I miss Merlin too much. She seems to understand what I am going through.
So my triumph was getting through this class, while at the same time the class helped me through a really painful time, which is not over yet. But with Lady’s help and doing my blog and friends and family’s help, I will get through this.
Thanks for listening.
Acrylic painting of Mustangs
This is an acrylic painting I did, it is a larger painting but I took a part of it for our class today.. I think it fills the bill for
Hope you like it. Thanks for any feedback you may have. Double.
This is the image on a small jewelry box I received from my sister. I put a small mirror in back of image and got this. I like what turned out. What do you think?
Merlin was and still is my
Even though he passed away on March 13, 2015 he is still here with me in my heart. I wrote this poem for him on Feb. 6, 2015 before I knew he was so sick. Treasure!
MY CAT MERLIN
I picked him out of the litter
He seemed so easy going and
close to the Mother cat
When we got home, he was
a holy terror
Energy and activity personified
Knocking everything down that
was in his path
As he danced around the house
He jumped at feathers on a stick
and tried to get at birds through
He’d run back and forth
from window to window
Watching people, birds and other
While he was small he sat on my
shoulder and back of chair
And tickled my ear with his
Many times he would curl up
in the crook of my arm on the couch
and when I moved
He would bite me
So many stories, so little time
He brought me happiness and I
My sister’s property in Mariposa, CA.
My sister has five acres of property in Mariposa, CA. It also has a house in the front and to the middle of the property. It is not far from Yosemite Park or as she and her husband call it, “The Park.” It is a beautiful area but it is hot in the summer, up to 115 degrees, and in the winter, it can get into the 20 degree temperature. Also they have had snow on several occasions .
I cropped the original photo and didn’t think it needed any more cropping.
The only small book I could find and it’s about cats! I thought it filled the bill. What do you think? Feedback and comments welcome Thanks..
This is the seven story building where I have an apartment. It was built in 1964. It was just remodeled inside much to the tenants’ chagrin. We had to go through a year of pounding, drilling, etc. And each floor had to move out for two months at a time and live in a motel.
I took the photo from the courtyard below, then I put the photo on photoshop and made it black and white. The building is a light beige. It is seven stories high.. The cluster of palm trees is right outside my window.
Something about the sea at sunset
Is a mystery I can’t quite comprehend
When I gaze at the peaceful scene
And know life below is filled with activity
Merlin looking out the window
Merlin came into my life when just a tiny kitten
He was wild and adorable from the beginning
He would race around the house from window to window
Knocking down anything in his path whatsoever
I would find lamps down and bulbs smashed to bits
If it happened to get in his way
He would sit on the window sill and watch
All the birds in the bushes outside
He’d meet me at the door when I came home
And walk me to the door when I left
He was only fourteen when he left me
Too young to be gone but then
I am so thankful for the time we did have
And I know I will see him again.