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Friday, September 17, 2010
Have I every told you about Kiki?
He's one of our cats and has issues. We got him from the shelter and when we brought him home we didn't see him for weeks. He had been abused and it showed, he so wanted to be petted but was afraid to let it happen. We would stretch our hands out to him and he would slowly inch closer only to stop ,just before reaching his hearts desire, and pat himself by rubbing his head on the floor. Months went by and he finally allowed us to lightly pat him and he would lean into it with a big ole cat smile. When realizing we had tricked him into enjoying this kind of attention he would precede to punch us and run away. Well, the years have gone by and now you can't get him off your lap.
He has inspired many stories and drawings for me as well as songs I have burst into for no apparent reason. This is Kiki. Now I write all of that so I can show you this. I wrote a kids book about him but it's for pre-K kids. It's a wordless book so they can read the story. There is only one sentence in the beginning and one in the end so adults can participate. I keep hoping it will become published buuuuuut I'll just leave that in God's hands. So here are a few pages just to share :).
How could you not find a story in these pics? I used different mediums to give them different texture. I have made 2 books so far and another still in my head. This is the case for Kiki and his adventures as told to me by my husband. I've also done paintings with him and his friends in a jazz band but I'll show that another day.
PS if you read this please comment so I know someone was here. Sometimes all I hear are crickets.....