Studio Cat Day: May 8, 2017

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“This box is too full, human! I will lie on your paintings instead!” What is she? Goldilocks? Last week’s box was too empty; this week’s box is too full. 😂

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❤ Liz Kelly Zook

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Studio Cat Day: May 1, 2017

 

IMG_0583“This box is empty, human! Get to work!” Apparently, any size box will do for Studio Cat – even one you could fit 100 cats into. Why she was in here I have no idea. She was probably just curious.

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A Movie Quote (That I Probably Put Too Much Thought Into)

mv5bmtgzmzc0mza4ov5bml5banbnxkftztgwnjc4njkwnze-_v1_uy268_cr40182268_al_“What are you doing in there? Get out of there! This is a funeral!” is extremely funny to me, but it’s not funny to my husband. I can think of a million things that you shouldn’t be doing at a funeral as soon as soon as I hear the words. You have to be a little twisted to find that kind of stuff funny, though.

By the way, this quote is from First Period. It’s my favorite movie. And it is streaming on Netflix. You’re welcome.

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My Fondness for Fake Flamingos

Flock of Flamingos by artist Liz Kelly Zook (4)When I was a teenager we lived in this pretty white Queen Anne Victorian house. I loved having friends over, because it was really nice and it had a huge back yard. That was until my mom put up these plastic lawn flamingos. They embarrassed me to no end. They were so dorky and I was trying so hard to be cool.

Long after I moved out, sometime around the time I got married, I started thinking of the flamingos more fondly. I missed my mom and when I would think about buying a house and settling down I would think of the flamingos.

They give me kind of like a rebellious, but comforting feeling. Painting flamingos is my way of embracing the weirdness of my childhood, and my own weirdness, instead of being embarrassed by it.

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To The Beach!

I don’t like the term “escape from reality.”

For one, when I go to the beach or chase waterfalls or drive anywhere, that IS my reality.

Two, why does it have a negative connotation? Who cares if you want to “escape reality”? Who are you hurting if you not only escape, but move in?

Three, why not – instead of focusing on escaping – make your actual reality better?

I like driving to the beach. It’s as much a part of my life as staying at home. I enjoy it and don’t consider it an escape, because I’m not running away. I enjoy my life as it is daily and I also enjoy being at the beach.

Where do you go when you want to “escape reality”?

❤ Liz Kelly Zook

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