|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.
Eat when you're hungry. Drink plenty of water.
Enjoy your bath time.
Have your safe place.
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.