Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Expressing grief in art.

Art takes on a life of its own at times. It evokes the release of emotion. And some times passes it on to the viewer. Some release in words the feeling they are going though, some keep it all bottled up inside.
I did this tonight as a way of releasing my rage.  I did not share my loss this past Sept. And tonight I was told of the loss of my grandsons kitty. I keep sniffing back the tears. And yet the pain wants out. I miss my kitty. Crash is gone too. But I did not speak of it because I did not want to deal with the pain of it. But it will not go away tonight. Ebony was found dead at the front door yesterday morning.
She was a sweet kitty, she became apart of our family when Jeremy was maybe 2 or 3.  She was a lovable calico kitty. And I know Jeremy's heart is broken.  I feel his pain too.
Some people do not realize that a cat is a loved family member. And Do not realize the pain is equal to a person when they pass. I am just venting here as a way to release my feelings. I went right to painting the picture above earlier to vent my sorrow. It started out with words and scribbles till images appeared. Images were added and blended to tell a story now I will set back and see what story it tells.

I know well we are all only here for a brief time. And we bond. That is why it is so painful. Because we are first blessed with love and joy. Then sorrow and pain.
There are so many things I do not write and release. As it makes you feel vulnerable. We all keep things to our self. But really all we do is turn them into issues when we do. I find releasing them in art or words to be freeing and healing to the spirit.
  As I have come so far now on my road to what I call a free spirit. I am only bound buy a few commitments. And I will close for now. I do not want to go on to a new subject.
I close with a farewell to Crash and Ebony.


  1. RIP to Crash and Ebony.
    Animals are so giving with their love and compassion and understanding. I know I would not have survived my life without the many animal angels sent to help me. big hugs to you my friend.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about Crash and Ebony. It is so hard to lose such important members of our family. I am sending you lots of love and hope for healing. I know they will be missed.