Oh friends, what a week this has been! This week has been a parade of tiny delights, not least of which is this incredible painting my friend Laura sent me. Look!
Most of you don’t know, I have an obsession with hairless cats. They are my thing. It started years ago when I worked in an office with my friend Noeleen who HATES the very sight of hairless cats, and then when she would get up from her desk I would swap out her screen saver for a photo of a hairless cat in a sweater, or cleaning himself, or just looking plain evil. Sometimes I’d send emails with businessish subject headings and attachments like “monthly report” but then the monthly report would be a photo of…you guessed it: a hairless cat family dressed as Elvis impersonators.
It’s a good thing I no longer work in a an office.
But, my fixation continues. I follow a bunch of hairless cat accounts on Instagram (one of my favorites) and even though my cat is the very opposite of hairless, she is okay with me admiring from afar. As my creepy, and very-much-married, junior high school principal once said whilst ogling the hot moms in the carpool line; “Just because your full don’t mean you can’t read the menu.”
In any case, Laura’s talent for rendering animals is just remarkable. Now that I am getting more serious about my painting skills, I find myself with new admiration for people who can render with such accuracy. I’m okay with style and color, but rendering something to look like that person/place/thing has never been my strong suit. Laura’s cat here has blown me away! I’m still deciding where to hang it. My art situation at home is in chaos right now as is the rest of the house.
Don’t believe me? Look.
Yeah. This brings new meaning to the term “hot mess.”
I could lie and say this was cleaned up shortly thereafter, but no, it’s been like this a few days and will likely be this way at least a couple more. I’m revisiting that Japanese decluttering book I told you about, and I need to do some deep level purging before I can get to the fun stuff like rearranging art. That top bag there – the oversized one intended for fall leaves – is comprised of around 200 scarves. I don’t wear them like I used to, so it’s time to go! Along with a bunch of other stuff. Holy cow is it liberating (or should I say, Holy cats!)
Thanks again to Laura for this treasure. Check out her shop!