Wednesday’s Cat

“The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.”
– Norman Cousins


4″ x 6″ Watercolor

Here is the same cat I posted yesterday.  You’d never guess I was looking at the same photo.  he he I used a little Daniel Smith white iridescent (it probably has a fancier name), blended with the blues.  In real life, this cat has a bit of a shimmer.

About Norman Cousins

American writer and editor Norman Cousins is best known for his book, Anatomy of an Illness, an account of how he used nutrition and positive visualizations, including laughter, to heal from an illness diagnosed as fatal. He was born in New Jersey in 1915. He served many years as editor-in-chief of the Saturday Review, a job he loved. Under his guidance, circulation increased from 20,000 to 650,000. He received the UN Peace Medal for his world activism. He died in 1990.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Feb 03, 2010 @ 10:24:59

    I like this image a lot, Beth. I don’t know if it looks like the real Pelle but you definitely have spent time defining his entire form. I like the patches of white and the little hint of a strip down the nose. The dark pigment around the eyes enhances the detail in this and gives for an overall nice portrait of a cat. The hair or coat actually looks soft and textured. Beautiful portrait.
    I quite enjoy this quote. I learned, early on, that There were some issues that I needed to remain indifferent about as too much compassion can be smothering and monotonous to others. Complete indifference causes someone to feel uncared about. There needs to be a balance. Thank-you for this quote today, also.


    • Beth Parker
      Feb 03, 2010 @ 10:54:40

      Thank you so much, Leslie! I do understand what you mean about the quote. (I have a wee tendency to let a control freak enter my being, when I get a little too passionate about some things.) Balance is absolutely the key.


  2. Mona
    Feb 03, 2010 @ 09:31:22

    🙂 You are really capturing different sides of him. This is definitely the; Mommy please let me go outside, look. I’m looking forward to seeing it IRL with the shimmer.


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