"Fat Cat" and "Tiny Trouble" - acrylic on reclaimed wood. Ready to hang (backs are wired for hanging). Available at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery during the Cat-O-Strophic Event opening this Friday.
So what's a girl to do once 30 paintings in 30 days is over? Keep painting, of course! The momentum is rolling and the "season" here in Florida (when snowbirds and tourists return to the land of sunshine and sand) has just begun. Next up, a new show in Lake Worth featuring cats.
I am not much of a cat person, despite being a big cat (Leo) myself. There have been plenty of sweet kitties in my life in the past, but I some point I morphed into a dog person. Maybe it's because I like it when my animals follow me around with worshipful eyes, and all my cats ever did was ignore me and then demand canned tuna. Plus they wouldn't let me dress them up for holidays.
But for those of you who feel an affinity with the felines, what might that mean?
If the cat is your spirit animal, he is an excellent helper when you need courage to handle problems that have been hanging around for awhile. He has an exquisite sense of timing, so every action will be efficiently perfect. If the cat is your totem, your strength is patience, the ability to watch and wait, and then to act when the time is right. (This is SO not me...patience is not in my daily vocabulary!) You're also flexible...not just physically, but mentally and spiritually. Able to adapt to changing circumstances instinctively.
Of course, cat lovers are also independent, free thinkers. You might be more energetic at night. And you also might become easily bored, moving from one interesting activity to the next. Your friends had better keep you entertained if they want to keep you around. :)
Cats are mysterious...some traditions hold they are in constant communication with the spirit world. When a cat comes into your life, someone (or something) has a message for you! And the cat is said to be a calming energy, neutralizing the stress of humans when held in the lap. Perhaps in this crazy modern world, everyone should have a lap cat?