The Illustration Friday topic this week is Resolve. One of the things I have resolved for this new year is to paint more frequently, even if I just paint small everyday type paintings. So, yesterday I started the year off by doing a small (about 6.5x7.5") oil sketch of Gussie. I did it in the quick wipe-out way I do the small oils.
In the spirit of the topic, I would also like to make some resolutions for Gussie:
- I resolve that he will no longer attack all of my scarves and handknits, pulling out threads that shouldn't be pulled out.
- I resolve that he will stop getting on the dog's bed in the night, pushing poor Wooster off and causing a general commotion that wakes us all up.
- I resolve that he will stop stealing balls of my tapestry yarn, making me have to go look for it, and to rewind it back up.
- I resolve that he will only jump up onto areas that are cat-proof, and will quit knocking over Christmas trees and other non-cat 'toys'.
And for myself... I guess I must resolve to become more realistic, and to realize that I cannot change things that will not be changed.