Friday, January 25, 2013

She's gone

It's been 9 days since she died. For me she went too soon.
We still aren't sure why.
I miss her as do the rest. 
We keep expecting she will pop out of an empty box or from behind the TV.
I missed her terribly this week when I came home sick.
No warm cuddles or loud purring to lull me to sleep. 
I am sad that I never mastered capturing her harlequin suit of fur
in paint or sketch or photograph - she was so gorgeous, 
but those last moments together are etched on my heart.

She was a good cat and good friend.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

A curl of bark

After three weeks of troubles this was my first night to play. A curl of cherry bark, a twig with diamond patterns and 13 mono prints became a collaboration with nature book. I waxed the pages to give them a sheen and strength and used hemp cord for the stitching. I am not sure I'm done yet... still thinking, watching, waiting.