Saturday, October 22, 2011


Finally. That person who flings the paint has gone away for the weekend and carelessly left her Blogger account open.  We’ve been waiting for this moment for months.  All of these other artists are forever posting pictures of their cats, and featuring them prominently on their blogs, but have we had our moment of glory?  NO!  Little miss snooty-pants clearly thinks she’s too good to stoop to this level of pandering and has totally failed to acknowledge our guiding force in the studio.  Seriously, if we weren’t around that woman would get NOTHING done.

Allow me to introduce us.   I’m Jake, and this is my studio.  

My sister, Lucy, likes to sleep here in the studio, but she is far less influential in the creative process.  That guy who lives in the house?  He says she’s the “good cat”. 

Whatever.  She’s nice and everything, but she pretty much just curls up in out-of-the-way spots and purrs.  How is that helpful?
(See? she doesn't even understand the importance of being a paperweight.)
I, on the other hand, never run out of ways to assist. 

Making sure nothing bad comes in the window
she doesn't even thank me for my watchfulness.  Instead she sprays me with water.
She doesn't understand how menacing this rug is.  I teach it a lesson on a daily basis.
She didn't even realize she wanted the book I knocked down on her head 
This futon is a serious flight risk
these papers would have blown away without me
Can you see that it is only my eternal vigilance that keeps this studio from collapsing into total chaos?
What thanks do I get?  This pathetic "blind contour" drawing:

So she'll be back tomorrow night, and we should just keep this post as our little secret, but next time you're like "this blog is so awesome, and her paintings are so great" you'll know who REALLY deserves  the credit.  Just sayin'.


  1. Jake, you and your sister Lucy are awesome. This will be our little secret....I'll never tell but I'm glad you had this opportunity to let us know how important you are to the whole art process. Keep up the good work.

  2. Loved it! He must really keep you on your toes...haha!

  3. Love you Jake! And your sister Lucy, too :)

  4. ah, Jake!! the truth is now revealed

  5. okay. this is my new favorite post that you've ever done.

    are you able to write stuff that i don't love?


  6. p.s. my cats have also taught my rug a very serious lesson.


    it's ridiculous.

    why do they do that?

  7. Ha Ha! This is the first time I have read a blog and laughed out loud! Thank you! I have cats so I FULLY get it! Love your blog! Would you like to follow swap with me? (you follow me and I follow you in return) I am looking for more followers as my blog links to my Big Cartel store and I would love to make a living out of being creative! Regards, Nadya

  8. I have a black cat kiddo who sits on everything too! Funny post.