Friday, May 11, 2007

IF: Citrus Memories


I'm so grateful for simple things. Fresh flowers, my old cat , Slick, on the table, the smell of citrus mixed with sunshine streaming in the window. I managed to capture this image in a snapshot many years ago. The day was perfect and Slick was sill fairly young.

I'm grateful for the fifteen years he gave me, and for the smile that sweeps across my face every time my heart remembers him.



I had to pull one from the archives today, sorry. I think it fits for the theme, however. Big art opening at the gallery tonight and tons to do!

44 comments:

  1. If i were a cat I would lay on a table, bask in the shade of flowers and sniff lemons all day too. ;-)

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  2. It is wonderful and tender! And I also had to pull from my archives.

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  3. Beautiful... what a wonderful composition with great color!

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  4. How funny, I thought the same thing, "we both posted early". It's always a pleasure to see your IF post, and this is very uplifting. Slick looks so peaceful and I can only imagine the fresh scent of citrus :)

    Good luck with your opening, that's so exciting!

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  5. I love the color of the cat's eyes with the lemons...all great citrus hues!

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  6. Your cat looks puzzled and wants a clue as to which lemon to play with first... Thanks for visiting.

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  7. Lots of yellow! Sunny and also somewhat sad dreamy look in kitty's eyes. I like the way you positioned the cat into the composition!

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  8. This is so gorgeous and tender, I love it!! Beautiful cat too.

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  9. i like the cat's face and the patterns really great!

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  10. Beautiful! Have a wonderful show!

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  11. Love the composition,reminds me of post-impressionist style.

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  12. Wonderful painting! Thank you for sharing it. And good luck with the art opening!

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  13. Hi if you still want to join Monday Artday you are very welcome.. email me at darndogdesign@gmail.com to join!!

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  14. This is a beautiful, heart warming and sentimental piece. Thank you for sharing it.

    *Many good wishes for the opening tonight :)

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  15. I wish our kitty friends could live a million years, they give us so much love, joy and laughter! I was reading your posts below and I am so sorry for your friend, I couldn't imagine having my household of cats sick and worse.My heart goes out to your friend.

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  16. very nice, great color..

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  17. Very nice! Pets are so important. I hope the art opening went well!!

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  18. I like so much the cat´s eyes.
    Thanks for visiting. :)

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  19. It is a good expression cat.
    Thank you for the visit.

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  20. This is beautiful, as were your heartfelt words describing the scene. My cat Daisy is almost 15, now, and every day seems like a gift.

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  21. Very refreshing- beatiful!
    Best wishes for your show!

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  22. Very suggestive! The lemons light up the scene together with the flowers.

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  23. Hey Laurel

    Thanks for stopping by, that was Rufus Wainwright playing Chelsea Hotel. So glad you like the different artists, if you look on the bottom of my blog it usually gives the name of the artist! Lovely picture of your animal....I lost my dog a year ago June after over thirty years of having dogs so I know the longing of losing a pet! Very dear iilo!

    Peace Giggles

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  24. what a sweet kitty, good luck with the show:)

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  25. Hey, good luck on the gallery opening! Such a sweet, beautiful tribute.

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  26. I love the blue checkered tablecloth with the lemons, nice colors.

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  27. very nice...Slick looks sweet! Good luck with the opening!

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  28. Aw, cute cat. He looks so relaxed. Nice sunny aftrenoon... Always nice when it fresh and smells nice around. Great illo! :)

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  29. what a sweet sleepy kiki... very nice!

    (and, congrats -- big! -- on your opening!)

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  30. A very peaceful, content scene. I haven't had the urge to draw grubs lately - maybe in the future.

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  31. Great post. Love the cat. Was very close to putting my orange cat in this week's illustration, but I went with something that didn't take as much effort!

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  32. More kitties! Lovely colours and the kitty's face is so innocent. :-)

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  33. Great cat! I really like the floor too. Nice work.

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  34. aw. this is really good. love the cat.

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  35. I love Slick's eyes! What a compelling portrait!

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  36. Laurel your work is wonderful. This painting reminds me of gentle breezes and gentle memories of my own, and slick is a handsome cat. Beautiful!
    I hope the opening is a great success!

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  37. Sweet picture! Hope you had a wonderful time at the opening!

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  38. its very beautiful...the smell of citrus takes me back to lovely thoughts too!

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