February 1, 2009

Cat Lady No. 32...Temptations

Cat Lady Mona and Tabby Cat Budda are looking up Budda's favorite quote:

"The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are." Marcus Aurelius

Budda wholeheartedly adheres to this philosophy, which might explain the endless temptations he faces on his road to enlightenment. These temptations include:

Plants: The temptation of climb them, shred them, redistribute their soil.

Impromptu Cat Toys: What's the harm in imagining that Mona's paint brushes are dangerous furry stick critters that must be subdued before they go berserk?

Unauthorized Napping Humans: As Mona recounts: "Budda’s most recent failure to maintain peaceful centeredness involved an incident while Mike was napping on the couch. Budda hunkered down as if stalking, then catapulted himself onto Mike’s chest. After a dramatic pause, he threw in a 2-pawed slap in the face, for good measure."

Water: Fascinations include food dish water, toilet bowl water, paint rinsing water, and the redistribution of said water throughout the art studio. This leads Mona to ponder: "How does a cat manage to get water all over the toilet seat, the floor, and half way up the wall, and yet he, himself remains completely dry?"

You can read more about the Adventures of Budda and his Cat Lady here:
Fur In the Paint

Budda also hopes that you will take a look at Cat Lady Mona's EXQUISITE pastel paintings of wildlife and farm animals at her online gallery:

And for an excellent how-to on using oil pastels, visit Mona's excellent tutorial:
Tips and Tools For Working With Oil Pastels

Thanks For Visiting!

Don't resist this temptation...
My 100% cotton canvas tote bags have plenty of room to carry everything you need, including books on Marcus Aurelius. They include a bottom gusset and extra long handles for easy carrying.
Available at: Susan Faye Cat Lady Totes

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