My mind is ever on the smells of apples, pumpkins and fallen leaves. Oh, how I wish someone could bottle the true smell of fallen leaves on a crisp Fall day! I enjoy every season, but Fall has always been a favorite and I love Halloween.
When we were given the theme of Falloween on American Holiday Artists, I already had two wee folk in process and I've been excited to finish them. As each wee folk comes to life, I give thanks to be able to do this from my home. I've done the Power Suits, Conferences and business luncheons...I'm glad to spend my 60 plus hours a week right at work, not on a plane, locked in rush hour gridlock or trapped in a cubicle.
I've never worked harder or longer ...or loved every minute more. Sure there are days that I'm buried under paperwork or pushed to work round the clock to meet a deadline and balance the rest of my life. I don't have sick time or get a paid vacation, I often don't have weekends or Holidays.........but I have watched my girls grow to young ladies. I've been to most every school event raising my hand in sign for "I Love You", so they could pick me out and know I was near. I've been able to run forgotten papers to the school at a moment's notice, driven them to school with a project bigger than they were.....and shared lunch in the Cafeteria. Track and Field Hockey meets, Potlucks and Chorus Recitals; all made possible by my parents who gave me the opportunity.
I had to lessen my work for nearly three years, but I have memories and time spent that are priceless. I know my Dad watches down as there are changes ahead for me...and so my black Falloween cat, Cedara is my way of paying it all forward as I promised him from the Hospital. With a wink and a nod to his favorite pet when he was growing up, to a name inspired by a beloved friend that holds an unspoken connection~ My art does indeed imitate my life.
Cedara has been spoken for and looks forward to her new home~ Thank you so much!