Re-discovering my natural creativity allowed me to look inward, enabling me to filter my world from my emotions and perceptions. This is who I am now. My art consist of mixed media and making jewelry from vintage finds. I love decorating my home, gardening, photography, journaling, traveling and working in my art studio. Most importantly is making time for my family and friends, that make my life good.
The Love of a Burmese Cat
It never ceases to amaze me, how many people that visit our home that are fascinated by our Burmese kitties. Our kitties follow you around, fetch, never know a stranger....all traits that are not common of many household cats. They want to know where I got these cats, their fur is so soft, and many other questions and curiosities about this breed.
The story began when I was given a 2 year old male Burmese from a friend that could no longer keep the cat. I was going through a very tough time in my life and he felt the cat and I needed each other. I had never owned a house cat, much less a pedigree cat. He followed my every step, he slept on my desk when I worked at home, he sleep at the foot of my bed, he layed next to me when I watched television, seeming like he never left my side. This cat became a precious friend to me and when I married a few years later, my husband understood the love for this cat. He was a very special friend to us. We lost him at the age of 11 to kidney failure and our hearts were broken. We soon began our search for another Burmese. Little did we know that there were no breeders in our state and we had to travel out of state to purchase another. We preferred a sable color, just like our cat was had lost.
Burmese come in several colors.
The are described as "a brick wrapped in silk" the Burmese are a medium size cat, with a well muscled, athletic body. I won't bore you with the history of this breed, but if you are interested...it is quite interesting. Go to this link to read more on Burmese. I scoured the internet and we found our little Chopin from a breeder in Texas . This is the day we brought him home.
One year later, we found he needed a playmate. Totally different than our old cat, he was a kitten and didn't sit still. He wanted all of our attention...24-7. This didn't work too well with me working at home. So, once again...we went in search of another kitten. This time was found Monet, from another breeder in Texas. This was the day we brought her home. She still loves to lay on her back. Notice the lighter color she is...their fur gets darker with age.
And here they are today. Totally different personalities, but they are great friends.
Welcome to Vicki's of 2 Bags Full Blog Grow Your Blog Party ; I'm so glad you're here! Hundreds of bloggers are joining in on the fun of finding new blogs and meeting new blogging friends. I t's going to be a grand party...so, welcome to Grow Your Blog Party and Fox Hollow Tales. My blog is about my life outside of selling real estate, which includes life at home, gardening, cooking, decorating and entertaining. creating mixed media art, traveling to art events around the country & taking art & jewelry classes, I enjoy sharing my travels with you, since I have been fortunate to travel to many interesting destinations. And I love taking photographs. From time to time I love to give some tales of my Burmese kitties, Chopin and Monet I hope that you will come back and visit me often. Please take a few minutes to look around here, and perhaps even choose to follow me. In appreciation to those that sign up as my new follower
DEADLINE JANUARY 31ST! DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY... Foxhollow Studio welcomes RitaReade March 4th & 5th for 2 days of classes in the studio. If you do not already follow Rita on Instagram, you can see her daily post @mammabellarte & see how multi- talented this lady is. I met Rita in Italy on the Prone to Wander Retreat with Carolyn Peeler @pronetowanderretreats a few years ago. Rita grew up in Sicily and teaches Italian cooking classes in her home in California. She has lived in the states most of her adult life. She is an amazing artist and business woman and you will love her enthusiasm and generosity in sharing her skills. This is such a great opportunity to have her in our studio. If you would like to join in with us, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for detail on enrollment.
Welcome to Foxhollow Studio! I am so happy to share my Creative Space with you! ok....I went shopping today and added a lamp and some greenery. I love these things that make me get things done. Look at the difference....much better! I use my shelves above my work table to display some favorite items that I have made, received in swaps and were given as gifts by artist friends. This is a new color and a fresh look for me this year...take a look at last years studio pic. I love the new color and my chandelier! I must admit...after I saw Karen's jars covered with embellishments for holding her tools, I made some too! They were so much fun to do, that I made some and gave them away! I always enjoy finding vintage items for storing my tools, like this old bowl for my jewelry tools and the old metal drawers are great for jewelry parts with its divided compartments. I took an old water sprinkler for displaying the jewelry that I am making or its handy for when I w