'Treats' Acrylic on wood assemblage ©robinrkent

Monday, September 26, 2011

Folk Art Diary: Time Check

'Cat on the Tablecloth' Acrylic on boards
©robin r kent
Falling into the new season. Such a color-rich, earthy, mournful season. And often taken for granted. You can look past it, down the time tunnel, and into the new year.

It's the beginning of the annual art crunch. One seasonal clock tick closer to the mother of all deadlines. Sometimes winter is too long; fall is always too short. And it comes with an extra long 'to do' list.

Paintings and sculpture deserve much time now. I have a list of projects promised to be finished before year's end. And the clock doesn't do the 'fall back' trick until early November. Even though it's a 'free' hour, it's too far away.

The cats sense the change as well. The windows they sit in are now sometimes closed. What a surprise for them to find that out mid-air. All those rustling leaves just might be hordes of tiny wildlife on the other side of the screen door.
They keep tabs on the time frames for daily routines. I'm sure they wear wristwatches under their furry sleeves. They know when dinner is expected, to the minute. Maybe it's stop watches they wear instead. I never need an alarm clock. That's their job.

5 comments:

Karin Lynn said...

Creatures of habit we all are...animal and human alike. I , like your cats don't need a watch to know it's dinner time.....prrr...
Yes, the projects grow long.....isn't it ridiculous but I am already thinking about the gift giving that takes place at Christmas

Carole said...

Hi Robin. Your Cat on the Tablecloth is adorable! It makes me laugh as my cat likes to remind me when it's goey food time every day at 4pm precisely!! She's always on time.
Speaking of time....I had a great time at the workshop and posted some pics on my blog.

oldblackcatboo said...

First, LOVE the painting.
Second, you are SO right.
Fall is NEVER long enough.
sigh........
:D - Cindi

Robin Kent said...

Thanks for your timely comments, Karin and Cindi! Glad to see we're all on the same wave length, more or less. Carole- saw your workshop pics! Love your blog. Running out of time now; gotta get back to work!

momamama said...

I love the kitty, I had a kitten that looks just like your muse. Fall is my favourite time of the year!