The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul. ~Emerson

BAD! Kitty Art Studio

Quote for the day…and a front line report.


I want to do the right thing, but often I don’t know just what the right thing is. Every day I know I have come short of what I would like to have done. Yet as the years pass and I see the very world itself, with its oceans and mountains and plains, as something unfinished, a peculiar little satisfaction hunts out the corners of my heart. Sunsets and evening shadows find me regretful at task’s undone, but sleep and the dawn and the air of the morning touch me with freshening hopes. Strange things blow in through my window on the wings of the night wind and I don’t worry about my destiny.

~ Carl Sandburg


Today the world is the victim of propaganda because people are not intellectually competent. More than anything the United States needs effective citizens competent to do their own thinking.

~Dr. William Mather Lewis


How queer everything is today! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is, “Who in the world am I?” Ah, that’s the great puzzle!

~ Lewis Carroll


Just another magic Monday.

I have been working on many things…not many of them art though.

We took the boys bowling yesterday. It was great fun…even if my arthritis is worse today in my painting hand…whatever…my boys were laughing, playing, and really just happy for no reason other than we were together and having fun.

Then we went and played in the arcade there…I’m better at bowling than video games, which isn’t saying much.

Fun stuff lemme tell you. 🙂
They make the world go round for me…all my boys.

I am experiencing a lull in creative juice. I am still not buying any new canvas until I have finished these unfinished works…but I don’t really want to finish them…I put them on the easel and then they just sit there…mocking me.


I have been working so much in the day job (intuitive life coaching)…that most days I just don’t have any get up and go left at the end of the work day. With the boys being home from school, the day job… keeping up with the house, food preparations (OMG those boys do nothing but eat these days)

and remaining hopeful about the work I am doing for marketing…it’s wearing me out I tell you.

I have been watching the news again…the debates…Colen Powell on Meet the Press…ARGH! Someone send help…I am watching the friggin news! I can’t seem to stop myself…I know I can’t trust anything that is coming through the boob tube…but I seem to be doing it anyway.

Send help…really…I have started talking back to the TV…that’s a good sign that I am loosing my grip…or just becoming OLD. I had a ten minute yelling match with the TV yesterday…I don’t think I got my point across. Stupid TV.

Mate Man and I celebrated 12 years together last week. We both love books… so we went to the used bookstore and dropped 40 bucks on new books.

In the past 4 days…I have managed to read three new books…hhhmmm I wonder if that has anything to do with the artwork not getting done?
NAAAhhhh…no way.

So far I have read:

Wild Seed – Octavia Butler (wonderful I loved it!)

Enchantment- Orsen Scott Card (OMGnot my favorite Card book)


She’s come undone- Wally Lamb (it’s OK but not as good as This much I know is true…it’s kind of depressing really)

It’s so much fun to buy new books…I live to gobble words.

Well…I just wanted to check in with everyone…let you know I am still breathing, kicking the tires…and moving forward while standing still.

Have a great week.



  1. jchevais
    June 11, 2007

    I can so relate on the not getting any artwork done…However, I made some goofy unicorn illustrations. That’s something I guess.

  2. Cynthia
    June 11, 2007

    I read both of Wally Lamb’s books and really enjoyed them. Spending time with family is one of my favorite past times myself – they’re so special!I would imagine that it’s hard to be creative when you give so much of yourself in your motivational coaching job. BTW, I’m so glad I subscribed to your blog. I got my first installment today and it makes it so much easier to know when you post – which you seem to do with frequency.

  3. HMBT
    June 11, 2007

    jchevais: I know!!!! The not getting any work done issue is getting on my last nerve! :)Cynthia: I liked the wally lanb book…I just thought it was more depressing to get through than the other one…yes famiily time rocks, and I am glad you subscribed too…it does make it easier to keep up for sure. Glad to see you both here today…big love atcha both!

  4. HMBT
    June 11, 2007

    OMG! I can’t type today! Sorry… but I did want to add…yes it’s hard to sport wood about my personal work when I have been putting fires out all day for my clients…I am so tired most of the time at the end of a work day. I have started working out again regular like and I am hoping that will help the energy!

  5. Arthur Browning
    June 15, 2007

    Bad Kittu! You is the BADDEST! Good reading as always. I have a friend Giselle Borzov with a new art blog at that you might also want to check out.

  6. andrea
    June 17, 2007

    Great quotes! Enjoy the creative down time. I think it’s necessary to recharge batteries. I did that, only working on drawings, then yesterday completed a whole painting in two days in a very different style than I normally use.Boys: don’t I know it! Mine aren’t off school yet, but the grocery bill these days! Terrible!Now — I MUST remember to subscribe to your blog, like Cynthia. Don’t elt me forget! 🙂


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