11/19/2021

Five-legged green cat with two tails

 I began my workaday life in Alaska as a primary teacher in 1966. I taught 5-7 year olds for ten years and they were so amazing.  If you asked a 5 year old to draw a horse he'd say "of course." It wasn;t until they got to be 7 that   they worried that their horse disn;t look like a real horse.  One day I asked  5 year old Bennie to paint his cat for me and in short order he was waving his masterpiece proudly before me. and proclaiming "I did it.! I did it!"  And he had  indeed painted his five-legged green cat with two tails.


My dad's mantra  was that it was important to do a task well or not at all.  It has taken me all these years to realize that it is not important how well you do something but it is important that you actually do it!!!...So like Bennie I am offering up my  humble birdhouses with great enthusiasm saying  "I did it! I did it!"

4 comments:

Joan said...

LOVE THEM! Yes that is in caps because I'm shouting how much I love them!

lacysuzette said...

Love your cat story!! I’m so glad you are finding ways to continue to express your creativity. You are in good company embracing bright colors & bold patterns. Some of Monet’s later-career paintings are quite zippy. Your bird houses are a great start so I can hardly wait to see what you do with walkways & totems in your garden. Paint on!

Cathy said...

They are lovely, Gerry. So happy you are still painting!

S Barton said...

Loved your cat story and the bird houses look amazing! I see you have the painted rose right above the entry to welcome birds to their new home. Sass.

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