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Art Studio Joy

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”― Bob Ross There is so much room for JOY in art, something that I too often mentally push to the side, overpowered by the daily details and challenges of being an artist and owning an art-centered business. But, when I step inside my studio, see something amazing at a museum or gallery, or discover a new artist whose work speaks to me, even if I’m low on motivation or inspiration, joy appears. Recently I discovered a local artist’s blog. They write about… Read more Art Studio Joy

Now everything is easy…

Like the rest of the world, I had a hard start to 2020, made harder by the fact that my house was empty of kittycat feet for the first time in nearly 18 years. I missed Molly the most when I was home in a quiet house, and the pandemic made for a lot of that, even when my husband started working from home in March. I’m not a dog person, and definitely not a kid person, but I am 100-percent a cat person, in case that isn’t obvious. I… Read more Now everything is easy…

Molly

This is the story of the big life of a little cat. Molly’s life with me began in July 2002, when I had just moved back from New York City to Austin. I wasn’t happy with the move, and thought I’d get myself a cat as a consolation prize. But before that, in May, I was in New York, walking with a friend who was visiting for the day from New Haven. “David’s cat had kittens!” she said, referring to her boyfriend at home in Austin, an old friend who… Read more Molly

Begin

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” T.S. Eliot After a nice Christmas and New Year’s Day, by ten a.m. on January 2, I was at the veterinarian’s office saying goodbye to my 17-year-old cat, Molly. Diagnosed with osteosarcoma in August and mostly stable, her final weeks, while treasured, were helped along by painkillers, and balanced an increasingly volatile situation as her tumor spread along her cheekbone and toward her ears,… Read more Begin

Happy Birthday, Molly!

Our sweet, senior cat Molly turns 17 this month. Not sure the exact day, so I mark the milestone around the middle of April. She really is an amazing cat, although I am fully aware that every cat is amazing. She’s got her own distinctive personality, likes what she likes, and displays a lot of empathy and individualism for someone with a brain the size of a walnut. I’m still friends with the person who I got her from, so I know her mother lived to be 16 and a… Read more Happy Birthday, Molly!