As the Holiday Season approaches I can reflect on certain events both past and present. I deeply mourn the death of my dear little cat "Checkers" and regret that he has passed and cannot share this joyous holiday season with me. I reflect this sadness in my latest drawing, "DARK TEARS". Shortly after his death, I had a dream that he was indeed "not dead" and I was celebrating the fact that I "thought" he was still alive and with me.... Unfortunately, this was just a "dream", but perhaps my cat's spirit came to me in the form of a dream to show me that he was "OK". On the plus side, I also have the childhood memory of shopping for a Christmas tree with my dad down Route 22 in New Jersey and getting a nice cup of hot chocolate afterwards! This is a "memory", a "good" memory that I still have with me to cherish as the years pass. Now on the "FUNNY" side, I also have the memory of "missing" one our annual Christmas tree "hunts" when I went to a friends birthday party when I was around 6 or 7 . When my father picked me up from the birthday party and drove me home, he had our annual "real" tree leaning against the outside of our house to which I replied, "ew, what a puny tree!"! Of course I did not have the perception of how really "BIG" the tree actually was! This tree was so "BIG" and "HIGH" we actually had to "saw off" the bottom to make it fit in the living room! So in the end, I was very pleased with the tree! This was also a "good" memory that I cherish and hope more good memories to come in the future!
Author: Karen Kroplinski, Artist
I am the author of this blog and I am here to write my day to day thoughts and inspirations concerning my art. I will try to give you an update on what I am doing and what I am thinking regarding the creation of my artwork......and perhaps a few tidbits on other things happening in my life.