Hi all y’all!
Here is some music to listen to as you read my blog this morning. I love this song.
Here Come the Girls is one of the songs we march to during Carnival. Sometimes, my sweet darlin’ acts as a Pussy Handler and sweeps the beads off of the street, straddles horse poop, and holds the crowds back. He says the parade watchers see us coming and start shouting, “The Pussyfooters are coming!”. This is a rather fantastic explanation. Even hard for me to believe. The entirety of this explanation is the motivation for my painting. And I just wanted to say, “Pussy Handler”.
The Blush Ball is put on by the Pussyfooters. We are raising $30,000 this year for the Metropolitan Center for Women and Children. I am donating the original painting to the raffle.
I always donate when asked. I usually donate prints and giclee’s. For tax purposes, you can only write off the painting supplies that you used. Time and talent are not considered. Crazy. For the Ball, I am making an exception.
Writing the blog this morning is clearing something up for me. In the beginning of October, I decided I wanted to take my art to a festival or two. This idea and the following actions threw me into a head spin. I am starting to recover. I made jewelry with images of my paintings. I ordered extra prints, many extra prints, and some giclee’s. My inventory was starting to overwhelm me. I started to lose faith. I went into a mind cave.
Danielle Laporte whispered to me through my Kindle, “You’ve never been where you are going. You’ll figure it out. You’re the only one who can.”
Crawling out, I see the light. I am back on my path.
Here are the finished flags for my booth. My supportive sister sewed them together.
Putting one foot in front of the other.
Thanks for being here.
With unrelenting love,
8 thoughts on “Here Come the Girls”
You are both talented and generous, among many other qualities. I think your painting will be highly prized.
Cathy, you are sweet and inspiring. Check out gatorgirlart.com. I put a picture of you on my “about” page.
This is an outrageously great story. One of your clearest, best. And the best part, the PAINTING. SO beautiful!!!! Get Dorka on it so it can be a print under the banner at a fest!!
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Nancy my dear, look what you have done with your dream already! Just keep going forward!
Thank you, Dana. Love you, too!
love the painting and your generosity
Thank you, Leisa. Sweet of you to say.