Tag: cat

The Shop: On the way

Maybe Spring is in the air. I know that it influenced my cane making choice the last couple of weeks – pansy canes and now pansy beads. But I’m wondering if the cat has gone nuts.

Sam the Siamese is 16 or 17 years old. He spends most of his days like this:

My Mighty Hunter

Yesterday morning around 6 am he was skittering and darting around the house and even jumping a little. For long enough that I got up early to check what he was up to, wondering if we had a mouse or something. Because he was hell-bent on catching SOMETHING.

Feral Hair Scrunchie

The terrible something turned out to be a vicious, feral hair scrunchie. The cat is crazy. End of story. But it was a fun start to my day.

My bead shop has a couple new pieces this week, including some cute rounds with my pansy canes:

You can pick the canes up in my Claychicks shop or both beads and canes all in one go from my ArtFire shop.

Writing Prompts


I was clicking through writing prompts on the internet – something, anything to give me an idea to write that wasn’t just a ‘buy my beads, they’re really cute’ post – and one of the prompts was: Pick a meaningful quote. Why is it meaningful?

Ah! Quotes! That I can do. One of my favourites is by Voltaire and is approximately: “The perfect is the enemy of the good.”

Of course, it’s also why I hadn’t updated. I could have pointed out that I had been busily fixing errors on my website here, adding canes to the webshop, adding gift certificates to my Etsy and ArtFire Shops, making gifts for relatives, formatting tutorials for pdfs to be released on ClayLessons.com, tidying up my studio, bullying my boyfriend into actually doing his gift shopping and wrapping up 2009 as a year.

That’s so blah. No pictures. So I didn’t write it. Because it wasn’t perfect, only good.

So there’s a trap I still have to drag myself out of all the time. Not to let the perfect prevent me from doing something good.

The cute cat picture at the top? Absolutely nothing to do with the post beyond being some eye candy. He’s FireHeart, a friends cat, and he was enjoying his role as doormat.