"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

2.25.2010

Around the studio



Well I bet you expected to see pictures of my studio or some new work with that title.

My studio is in shambles!

It's just too messy to do any kind of creating in it.

Yesterday I decided to do something about it. It is much better but still needs work. I need to purchase containers to hold all the stuff that is loose on the shelves. It is impossible to keep things neat and orderly as is. And I need some bookshelves for all my books!!! I think I found an arrangement for my tables that works very well for me. I'll post some pictures later.

The pictures are of Jack the cat! I had a helper while cleaning. Jack is the little barn kitty we found in our barn last June. She is adorable, but the most mischievous cat we have ever had.

She steals socks!

Then she puts them in the toilet!

Swishes them around, and then drops them on the floor!

She also unrolls the toilet paper rolls!
My daughter took hers of the holder, placed it on the top of the toilet, and later
found Jack had pushed it off into the toilet!!

Now, if you are not a cat lover you are asking yourself why in the world do we still have her, maybe you are thinking SHE should go in the toilet!!

But we love her, quirks and all.

She has another, see her sucking on the blanket?????

She sucks on anything fleece, flannel, or soft!!!
Unfortunately I wear fleece - a lot!!!
Yep, you can find her attached to my shirt if I am sitting down!!!

Maybe we took her away from her Mama too soon, but for goodness sake, she will be a year in a few months!!!!

Oh I forgot, she also steels gym shorts!! lol

30 comments:

Jane Farr said...

Lol!! What a mischievous character!! :-)

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Jack the cat sounds very talented! So funny! Sounds like she wants to be a human!

Mary,you make my day with the comments you leave on my blog...and again there is another thing we have in common with both loving the Velveteen Rabbit book.

Anxious to see your studio when you get it all set up.

Hugs to you Mary,
Lee Ann

mariamarooska said...

Jack sound pretty hilarious. I guess that's the thing with pets -we keep them around because we love them and their quirks, no matter how ridiculous they can be.

CountryDreaming said...

Sure wish I had a cat around the studio. Mischief notwithstanding. :-)

Butterfly Works said...

I know about attachment to cats...I love love love Simon...He is an enabler...He loves to knock things off tables then Daisy comes along and chews them to pieces....They really work in tatum...I have to watch them closely.....
I think yours takes the cake; never heard of such antics from a cat....makes you love them though.....
By the way, studios are not meant to stay straight...that's my rule and I change mine around about every month or so but like it the best the way it is now...maybe I'll leave it alone... My DH laughts with that thought...
Hugs and Blessings,
Butterfly

Jo Reimer said...

My daughter solved the problem of her cat unrolling the toilet paper while on the holder: put it on the holder with the paper going down the wall instead of over the top. The cat can't get it to unroll cause it's backwards.
My cat kneads fleece and flannel but thankfully, he doesn't suck it.

Lisa Holtzman said...

Jack is adorable! And studio in shambles? I have no idea what that's like ; )

S. Etole said...

this just made me laugh out loud ... what a funny kitty

Janet said...

I know all about how attached we get to our cats (or other pets.) Jack looks like quite the little prankster but who could resist that adorable face!

lori vliegen said...

everyone needs a studio mascot, and it looks like jack is the perfect fit!! of course, you might want to start keeping the bathroom door closed (and then she'll probably figure out how to open it, right?!! hee hee)
xox, :))

Diane said...

She is too funny, and too cute, and I love that her name is Jack :)

Amy@LivinginHarmony said...

Mary, Thanks for stopping by my little piece of cyberspace eariler. I love the saying on the header of your blog. Sometimes I think I have opened the book of my heart but only to one page and now I am trying to let go so He can turn to the next page.

Just Be Real said...

Jack is adorable. Thanks for sharing. Blessings.

sarah said...

LoL. this really made me smile. I can imagine this goofy cat swishing socks in the toilet and sucking on your flannel sleeves....

Flor Larios Art said...

Well, she is very lucky to have you :)

Poetic Artist said...

I do love cats and all their querks..Jack sounds full of mischief..
Thank you for always speaking the truth on your blog. Truth is hard to find.
Love you,
Katelen

Dena E's Blog said...

And she is gorgeous Mary,,,neat blog post,,,How the arting going Sweetie.. I need to get my new designs colored...
God is so Awesome and we are happily busy,for His Glory... Tell me please do you have any of your neat heart desings as lil' pieces of jewlery for purchase??? I'd love to buy one.. Is there a way I can??? Oops, i should have sent an email. Anyhooo's~~~ Blessings Sweet Friend~~~Hugs Dena
and thanks for popping by my blog..

Dena E's Blog said...

another oops, i spelled designs wrong.
please ignore the typo okay..Dena

Lily said...

Haha. This sounds like a cat I know. One that likes to chew my hair in the middle of the night. I wish it was my blanket instead!

Denise said...

She is precious.

Sandra Hall said...

Ha ha... this made me chuckle...our daughter has two cats, Pepe and Pickle who get up to similar exploits!

Teri Leigh said...

Mary, Your cat is hilarious. You should video her dropping the socks in the toilet and send it in to funniest Home videos.

Bren said...

He is just too funny! I can just see him now batting that sock around in the toilet bowl, you'd think he'd find a better way of helping you out with the laundry. I'm surprised he doesn't have half your art stash carried off by now, that would be one way of streamlining your studio. Looking forward to see what you've done, staying on top of organizing our art stuff is an on going challenge I'm finding, fun though!

Surprised By Joy! said...

Hi Mary,
I think that is so funny about your cat....I have never heard of anything like the socks in the toilet. My dog used to eat the edges off all my towels. I have many towels with no corners. Luckily he grew out of it.
By the way, I started a new blog. Would love to have you stop by. :)
I realized I had more to say.

Blessings,
Tammy

WINDOWLAD said...

Hi Mary,

Haha... that's very humorous... i think that cat is so extraordinary... i liked the photos a lot.... it's really good to be here again... and as the first of all blogs i will visit for today, yours was a good start...!!!:)

P.S. Thanks for your comment on my recent poem and congratulations to your daughter in advance... it's only a year to go before i graduate in college... that's why there are lots of requirements to fulfill...!!!:)

Good day!!!:)

Blessings!!!:)

>Kelvin

VKT said...

Jack is such a hoot. A pretty talented cat if you ask me. My toilets could use a good cleaning! Does Jack have a sibling?? Kidding!

Blessings!

karen hopkins said...

I came across your blog, via ..well, can't remember, lol.. I love the art work.. I especially love Jack, the helper.. I so get the whole " mischievious cat" syndrome, and loved every minute of our own " MisseeCat" when we had her in our lives.. she was more of a scrappy cat, meaning she would get into my fabric scrap basket, and sneak away with my most favorite of colors - purple.. seriously funny girl MisseeCat, was.. I am excited to read more of your awesome thoughts.. truly love the colors, and paintings..
Hanging onto the Thread of Hope,
karen
http://www.karensthreadsofhope.blogspot.com

Say It In Color said...

Hi Mary!!!....how I miss Mystele and our special group at Gut Art.....glad to read about your cat....sometimes we need that.....a cat like that anyway ....to help you for get over life and it's happenings.....we have a person right now we are very concerned with his life and if he and his wife can get off of their roller coaster life that is destroying them.....it is not my kids, thank the Lord....but close.....prayer at this age is all I can muster.....and looking at living life a little more realistically at my age and in the Lord in some better ways....I hope.....I'm tired of the adrenalin rush of business, having to make money and keep up....read my blog, you'll see....I will still blog...it is a wonderful outlet for my heart....and I NEED you all who blog too....I LOVE your blog and it's spiritual warmth of our Jesus and His arms around us....and who knows us better than we know ourselves....and I'm looking forward to what that means at this season or moment in my life....please keep in touch!!! I will.....! LOVE YOU!!!...sherry

Bevie said...

heheh I can just see Jack hanging from your shirt..ehehe! Now you know our little Sadie the black pug? Well she is a soft blankey sucker..I sure don't want her hanging from my shirt..ehehehe!!! Now the cat loves to kneed...and of course his favorite place to need is on my boobs...yep...soft!!!

Buffy said...

Awwww Jack is just like my little dog (talula bell),and I just love her name!