A Feather On The Beach

An Artist's Journal

It’s Been A While

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It has been much too long since I posted here and I’m hoping to get back into the habit a little better than before.  

 I’ve learned a lot about blogging since I started this one and one thing is that when I keep a journal, my beloved Moleskine, I feel like don’t have as much to write about here.  My personal journal, however is not open for the world to see as is this one so here’s a little about what’s going on with me.

Back in November we lost my cousin to cancer and the week of Thanksgiving I lost my precious cat of 20 years, Jennifer.  Those two events were very hard to go through and took so much out of me.  I have SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is a type of depression that comes during the winter months so that made it all even harder.  Drawing always gets me in a better mood no matter what is going on so I was able to finish my artwork that was promised to  clients by Christmas.

Another thing that always picks up my mood is music so the winter months were not all sad because I was able to go to two amazing concerts.  I saw the very inspiring A Fine Frenzy and had the privilege of meeting Alison Sudol. She played Buckhead Theater in Atlanta along with Joshua Radin and Madi Diaz.  My mom attended the concert with me and I was surprised at how much she really enjoyed as she is not the music lover that I am.

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My husband and I went to see Eric Hutchinson on his “Almost Solo Tour” in December also in Atlanta and it was a fantastic show.  Eric is such a talented singer, songwriter and musician so it was a real treat to finally see him play live.

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I have posted before about the cats that adopted us and I have been working all winter trying to  get them all inside, tame them and have them spayed and neutered. Taming feral kitties is not an easy job.  It takes much time and patience.  I’ve learned so much about animal behavior through it, though.  Each kitty has a different personality and the way they interact is no less than amazing. 

So that’s what’s been going on.  I’m sure now that spring is just a few days away I will be snapping away with my camera and sharing lots of nature photos on my photo blog and here as well.  

For now I will leave you with one of my favorite photos of one of those precious kitties, Sam, who has grown to be such a loving and beautiful cat.  He and his sisters, Samantha and Sarah will be a year old in a few days.

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Author: cArol

Artist

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