CAT #7 Shyster

I didn't paint today
or much

but the trick of doing these daily challenges
to paint a few on a day you are able to
number every one

then post - so it LOOKS like you paint them daily.

There you go, no secrets from me!

CAT #7 by Joanie Springer 30 cats in 30 days
CAT #7

acrylic and charcoal
12 x 12 inches
100% recycled heavy paper

Today i hunkered down for an alleged historical storm
and well


but tonight more rain is predicted. We will see....

Meanwhile, made a HUGE pot of

Fix Whatever Ails You Soup

the secret?
red chili pepper flakes
and chipotle chili powder

mixed in with countless veggies and pints of broth.
two kinds of beans

and at the end
right before serving

a whole lemon squeezed
fresh cilantro

oh just yum.
and healthy to boot.

Truth be told, I am not much of a cook
i know how
just would rather paint than cook
but I CAN
i mean
serve up a pot of delish soup.


Heres my sweet Blossom
my sweet Blossom snuggled in for the storm

Be Creative. It's Good for the Soul!


Sheila said…
Love the cat, and the soup sounds divine! Feel better :)
campcaz said…
I love your cats and your soup sounds delish and I love that you share your painting/cooking secrets. You are my new hero!
patricia voelz said…
Hi Joanie: The soup sounds delicious. I love spicy things that bring back my Texas roots. Your kitties are adorable. They have even inspired me to paint one or two. My kitty is always doing something in really cute poses. I don't always have my camera so have to put it to memory. I look forward to the rest of your kitty paintings. Hope the hand is feeling ok by now. Pat
Awwwww. Sweet. My magic is more from the studio than the kitchen I promise you.
Hand is relieved to hv that behind me. Thx for your well wishes. Xo. More cats a-comin.
Soup heals.
Art heals.
Good comments from a sweet souls, too.
Wish I had a cat to cuddle yesterday! We were in the NE Santa Rosa blackout from two high power lines downed by trees in Montecito. So aggravating to see some neighbor's lights on, whilst we were packing iceboxes with ice and food and deciding how to spend an evening without media or heat. Ended up going to see Lion, and getting Chinese. Lights came on as soon as we got home and had all the pretty candles lit - Natch!!
Gosh Margaret. Losing power is so inconvenience ient. Sounds like you made the best of and eating out. Two of my fave things. See you in class!