Sunday, January 8, 2012


Sometimes life gets a bit to be a bit difficult to deal with.  I have no physical disabilities, but I struggle with depression.

Been having a bit of a hard time lately,  given my financial and job situation.

Some years ago, I found a very good friend hanging.  He'd left himself where he knew I would find him.

His death meant, for a number of reasons, that I lost all of my savings.  It wasn't much money in the scale of things, but it's made my life a bit more difficult than it might have been as we had shared investments without proper documentation.  There's a lesson learned!

At the moment, I'm really struggling financially and can't see a way out.

I'm trying to remind myself that I can do stuff.

And here's a complete switch.  I thought about doing some embroidery, but was prevented by this:

Yes.  It's a cat sitting in an embroidery hoop.  I'm sure she was trying to be helpful.

Then this happened:

Cilla checked out the fabulous quilt I was given for christmas.

So good of them to remind me of the good stuff.

So it doesn't really matter that the car is f*cked, the oven and stove are also out of commission and I have to go to work at the sweatshop tomorrow.


The Elephant's Child said...

I am so sorry to learn that life is not treating you kindly at the moment. And sometimes it becomes impossible to see how it ever could treat you kindly again.

I really hope that those enchanting cats help. Mine do. I also have to say that is a stupendous quilt. And getting curves right is soooo difficult. I hang earrings from my embroidery hoops - stretch lace taut across them and hang them on the wall so my earrings (those with the right sort of hooks) stay in pairs.

Cat Drawings said...

Thanks EC. It's an amazing quilt and I see it last thing at night and first thing in the morning. Nice.

The cat children are a great relief. Just hoping I get a proper job , that pays proper money sometime soon

The Elephant's Child said...

Everything crossed that you and that proper job match up soon.

Ampersand Duck said...

Dammit, I'm sorry I didn't see this for a few days. I hope you're feeling a bit better by now, but do take on board the messages that the cats were shouting at you: you are creative and wonderous in your creativity. Go with your strengths. Get making!

I remember when byrd was in the doldrums... he just sprayed skulls everywhere. He didn't express much, but in retrospect he was droopier than he is now that things have turned around, and those bloody skulls... well, they are a reminder that he was where is was.

Do some 'venting' art, no matter how crap or how dark. You don't have to show us, but you never know... it might end up in MONA :)


Ampersand Duck said...

*he* not *is* ergh