Two weeks ago, I lost my precious kitty Scooter. We had 16 wonderful years together. He was my furry best friend. There was nowhere in the house that I could be alone except my painting studio. I retreated there immediately and started painting to block out and ease the pain.
The first thing I painted was a series of contemporary kitty pictures. Just silhouettes in multi-color, so that they could be anyone’s cat or kitten. Somehow they comforted me. I see Scooter in every pose.
After I brought home Scooter’s ashes, I placed them in my studio where he can watch me paint. Then I started just painting and created several new paintings of various subjects. The studio is still my hiding place.
Scooter will always be there with me watching me paint and keeping me company. I will use the joy of our 16 years together to continue to produce my art and keep his memory alive. He was a gift from God and he continues to be a gift to me.