Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Looks, Familiar


Oof, where have I been? 
(Here's where I insert the bad pun: CAT GOT YOUR TONGUE?)
A big lapse of posting, and ya know what? I feel no need to apologize for that.

It appears I had been needing a B-I-G break from blogging because I just couldn't be bothered by it for the last, um, year or so. I had other platforms where I have been actively daily (check my IG feed) in spite of my constant whining about the lameness of social media (esp Facebook!) let me admit to you, almost to your face, that I LOVE how connected I can be to friends and foe the world over by logging on and tuning in.


I have been busy dealing with a very personally challenging year. AND guess what, bitches?
I HAVE SURVIVED SAID CHALLENGES AND YEAR. And dare I say, I might be even better for it. It has be ROUGH. It has be TOUGH. And, thankfully, it has spun itself into some deliciously, delightfully, spiritual gold.

And for that, I am grateful.

One thing about dealing with challenges is that it can really jump start one's creative juices.
Last year, exactly to the month, in one of the lowest points of my life, I turned to making art as a form of emotional therapy. AND HOLY FUCKING MOSES, did a flood gate of creative juices open up! I'll be sure to tell you more about it in a future post, but the daily practice of making art, resulted in a wonderful release of emotional blocks as well as sales of said art AND having a piece included in an art show at my local neighborhood association. I was just recently ask to contribute to another venue featuring original works, so I've got even more incentive to keep creating.


Another big improvement last year, has been the mellowing of my cat Francis and his growing affection to his humans, me being a central figure. He has chilled and warmed up to us, actually seeming to enjoy our company. Like me, he has grown fat and contented, and so we head into 2020 with some wind in cat tail sails.

So expect to see (and read) more from me in the upcoming future. A big hearty thank-you for those who have taken time to read this. Enjoy your day!

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Shybiker said...

Good to see you blogging, buddy. And yes, art is restorative. Best wishes for your creative activity.

Sheila said...

Great to see you, Bella! I've been doing more art as well, as I deal with the havoc that menopause is wreaking on my body, emotions and mind. Gah, I didn't sign up for this sh*t!

citizen rosebud said...

Ah, Sheila and Ally! Thank you for comments! I will visit your blogs soon. xo -Bella

Becky said...

Yooooooo!!! Knock me down 9x I get up 10!!! Love u chica!

Forest City Fashionista said...

Hey Bella - Always nice to see you (and Francis)! I don't post on my blog regularly anymore. It was beginning to feel like work, and I do update my IG regularly. At some point I might go back to writing more stuff, but it just isn't high on my list right now.

Glad Francis is mellowing out. Sylvester, who resembles Francis, has been affectionate from the moment I brought him home, but he has become even more attached to me in the couple of years I've had him.

Lindsay Rickman said...

I am happy to hear your art is groovin'. You are a very fine artist.