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Blackout !

“I’ve seen the lights go out on Broadway,

I’ve seen the Empire State laid low.”    – Billy Joel

Right now, Rose Garden is going slowly.  It’s through no fault of my own, but pet owners will understand.  Pumpkin has taken up a new sleeping spot, right behind my easel.   It’s a choice between letting Pumpkin sleep peacefully, or get artwork done.  You can probably guess my priority.

So, I’ve been paying attention to the news.  Along with Hurricane Barry, it seems that Manhattan has had another blackout.  I’ve lived through a couple of those. Sure, there are big crises, there are also a lot of little crises.  That’s part of living in a big city.

New York Skyline

This is an ode to New Yorkers.  They gang together during times of crisis, but most are not very friendly.  I think it’s a matter of personal space.  If I can’t have it in literal 3D dimensions, at least I can keep my emotions clear.

 

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I can give examples of being pulled out of bad situations by strange New Yorkers, only to be met by gruffness afterwards.

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So again begs the question ….did I do the right thing leaving NYC?  I’ve come to the final conclusion, it just doesn’t matter.  I am in Connecticut now, and unless I suddenly am flooded with wealth, I can go back to New York City.  So, end of dilemma, I must make the most happy, successful life here.

 

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So, here’s to old new beginnings:

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Coming Soon! Dogs!

I have a veterinarian hospital interested in my work, in a town that’s right over the state border.  That’s Brewster, NY.  If anyone of my readers is old enough to remember the TV show, “That Girl’, the Marlo Thomas character lived in Brewster before she moved to NYC.  It’s a very pleasant little town.

Anyway, enough of old TV shows.  The veterinarians are looking for artwork to decorate the waiting rooms…a cat room and a dog room.  As you can tell….I’ve got the cat room covered.  Dogs, not so much…haven’t drawn a lot of dogs.  After all, I have an inner cat, not an inner dog.

The only dog drawings I can think of are these:

In memorial of a good friend’s pet who left to go over the Rainbow Bridge:

And one I did as a commission for a charity. Unfortunately, nowhere can I find my digital copy of it.

But, back to cats….there’s one I forgot about.  It’s this one, called “Kitten”

Not one of my favorites, but here’s a closeup of the kitten:

 

So, expect me to be doing a lot of dog pictures soon.  Also, remember the Bott Shoppe I showed in in Mamaroneck, NY?  There’s going to be a Pet Art Show on April 11, at 172 East Boston Post Road. I will have a drawing of a cat in it.  Sorry, dog lovers.