Throw kindness around like confetti
Sprinkle it slow, sprinkle it steady
Let it fall from the air
stick in the hair
get caught on the lips
sit on by hips
Throw kindness around without care
Show there’s more than enough to spare
I’m here to help promote a petalicious book because my human and her blog-buddy Peggy Arndt are loath to toot their own horns, which is a human expression I fail to understand but because you are mostly human I think you know what I mean . . . but I digress.
If you’ve read CATNIPblog you know that it is dedicated to Peggy’s cat Maui even though I maintain it should be dedicated to me, Freddie, since I do most of the work . . . but I digress.
Peggy has FINALLY after years and years of prodding published the children’s book she wrote for her granddaughter about her cat Maui who regained use of his paralyzed back legs. He did it by re-patterning his brain, even though I doubt Maui knew that’s what he was doing. That’s why, so they tell me, CATNIPblog is dedicated to Maui, because the blog is about how neuroscience research helps humans . . . but I digress.
Here’s the skinny, which is another human saying so ridiculous even human’s don’t know what it means:
Freddie Parker Westerfield, CDM
Canine Director of Marketing
One of my favorite places to go is the Columbia River Gorge, an area with the highest concentration of waterfalls in North America. There are over 90! I love it there and I will hike uphill for miles to see the waterfalls.
All my life I’ve loved the rain, going to the beach, having a water fountain in my yard, and taking showers. They all make me happy. Now I know why – negative ions.
WebMD. Pierce J. Howard, PhD
“Negative Ions Create Positive Vibes” By Denise Mann, WebMD, June 2, 2003.
The Owners Manual for the Brain: Everyday Applications from Mind Brain, by Pierce J. Howard, PhD
Biopsychology of Mood and Arousal, by Robert E. Thayer,
My last life drawing post Nude No More I complained that the models were wearing clothes. WELL! This last model was nude AND geeeeeeeorgeous: Tall, long, lean limbs, beautiful body, beautiful face, long blond hair and she was really nice . . . I was soooooooo jealous.
Practice makes perfect . . . so they say . . . I’m practicing using just 3 colors burnt Umber, raw Siena and white.
These are all studies in value which is training my eye to see darks, lights and midtones. It’s easier when using just one or two colors and right now I’m all for easier.