Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The sadness of the incomplete, the sadness that is often Life, but should never be Art. (E. M. Forster)

Just a quick note to say that I am taking a little break from my art for a bit . . .
I have some healing and sorting through to do before I might be ready to create again.  I can't hardly tell which end is up and where I am right now.  We had to make the heart-wrenching decision to say goodbye to our beloved dog whom we considered to be not only a member of the family but one of the true highlights of our lives.  I can't hardly recall a single memory that he isn't in nor is there a single corner in my house that does not remind me of him; nearly every thought that comes to mind now finds its way connected to his memory. We all miss him so terribly!

I created this just three days before that fateful day.  A new kit was going to be released and I just knew that I wanted to make up something special to commemorate how much I love being with my  doggy.  Time spent with him is "the best of all".  Though I know it seems crazy, it was kind of my way of showing my love for him and what he had been going through.  I just felt so awful that he had been so sick and none of us (us or the vet) could figure out what was wrong and how to make it better.  We all thought we were going to get through it and he was on his way to being back to his sweet little ole self.  It was a complete shock when we found out there was no hope left and yet I realized something inside of me must have known.  I feel sad when I look upon this piece right now but I know in time I will be so glad that I created it.

I dedicate this post in loving memory of my Topper dog . . .

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