“Motivation comes in many flavors.”

As I’ve already mentioned in a previous blog post, we bought an automatic cat feeder.  This gives our cats a chance to believe that we forgot to feed them and that we need to be reminded incessantly.  When we were on the other feeding program, food appeared every time our cats looked at us with their big, sad, eyes.

Now they’re on a 5 AM and 5 PM eating schedule.  By 4 in the afternoon they are crazy.  The cat talk and the efforts to trip me in order to get my attention is maddening.  A solution?

I have a small art studio behind our house that I’ve been neglecting.  Actually, I’ve been avoiding, wondering if I’ll ever get any better at painting.  My wondering led me to not do the actual thing that would make me a better painter, which is to paint.  Enter my crazy cats.


We’re starving!

I had to get away for a few hours in the afternoon in order to stay sane.  A bit of time at the library was helpful.  And then I remembered my art studio.  I went there and found myself surrounded by things to play with.

These are some of the things that are happening.


I think, when this is finished (?), I should call it “A Lot of Green” unless there are some major changes along the way.

I’m also working on


which my daughter claims is finished.  She also claims it contains a peacock.  Hmmm.  Not a clue as to a working title.

A big thanks to my cats who got me back out to my studio, but scowl at me for leaving them when I come back into the house.  Lighten up, guys!

Loveya – The Grandma


A Musing Grandma Pat Cooks

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

2 Comments Leave a comment

  1. The peacock is in the top right corner of your work, Grandma Pat. When I looked at the painting, it reminded me of something under the sea. Do you scuba-dive? Maybe next July your taco-bar could change into a tropical island theme. Wouldn’t the men look great in grass skirts? Your VKA friend, Jan


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