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Feb 9, 2011

What I've learned from my Cat

Juana's Eye
Juana's eye, sketch in pencil

It was past midnight, and I realised the day had passed without me getting my 365 days of art piece done.  I got out of bed and grabbed my sketchbook, pencil, 3 inch mirror, and itouch. The itouch gave me a bit of light and the mirror gave me a bird's eye view of my face. A few nights earlier, I had sketched my husband's eye and nose, so it was fitting to get the same of me.

I've been busy preparing for my exhibition which is just a few weeks away and just trying to keep up with life.  In my fury of stress, I looked over at Sputnik, my siamese cat, and smiled as she delicately cleaned her front paws and cheeks.   I was editing the above sketch in gimp and stopped to write these thoughts.

What I've learned from my Cat

On rainy days, it's best to cuddle.

Do what you love when you get the chance.  You never know when the next time will come around.

Take that nap.  You'll feel better.  And if you have someone to cuddle with, enjoy those moments.

Habits are good.

Have an escape plan.  You just might need it.

On sunny days, take notice.

Have your place where you can leave your crap.  No one needs to see that.

Have fun.

Eat when you're hungry.  Drink plenty of water.

Enjoy your bath time.

Have your safe place.

Sleep matters.

Hairballs are no fun but they are not worth keeping.

And, we truly do have 9 lives.  Who you are today may not be who you are tomorrow.


Marlene said...

Great eye sketch! In the dark? Yes you can learn a lot from a cat, I also have learned a lot from my dog.

Color Cat Studios said...

Oh, hilarious - I love the 'escape plan,' and the 'sleep matters.' We just need to listen to our cats, don't we? I've got one for you - my cat plays fetch! No kidding! She'll bring her tinkerbell ball to us ten, twenty times to get a nice pat and a rub, and then off again to chase it! Crazy!

Miss Becky said...

kitties are so very wise. you've painted a beautiful picture.
have a great weekend!

Gallery Juana said...

Marlene, I love dogs as well. They are such understanding beings.

Gallery Juana said...

Color cat, that must be so fun to fetch with your kitty! My cat gets lost in thought midway and forgets what she was chasing.

Miss Becky, thank you for your comment and visit.

Hey Harriet said...

I LOVE this post and things you've learned from your cat. Very wise Sputnik! Hey congrats on your upcoming exhibition too! If you can take lots of photos that would be awesome. I'd love to see :)

Gallery Juana said...

Hey Harriet, thank you. I need to definitely get some pictures:)

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