time to say goodbye

Those of you who follow thechangingpalette will remember my year of sundays last Thanksgiving Day and know how beloved our little Sunday was. Sadly, she will no longer be keeping me company in the studio anymore as we said goodbye to her today. We will miss her but are relieved she is suffering no longer. For those of you who didn’t know her visit my Thanksgiving Day post and see how very special she was.

coffee cat

No surprise our Sunday couldn’t face the news conference as she took the “catastrophic mistake” remark rather personally for some reason.

a year of sundays

Discover Challenge: Animal

This week Cheri asks us to “look to the bond between human and animal for inspiration…If you currently have or have had a pet,”she writes, “you know the bond between human and animal is special, strong, and irreplaceable.”


Well the bond between Sunday, who walked into our lives twelve years ago on a Sunday, and me is indeed “special strong and irreplaceable.” These twelve calendar photos show why, particularly the last one where she has joined me in the studio and where she is right now as I am writing this post.

Wishing all my friends here in Canada a very Happy Thanksgiving.


my muse awaits me

The Story Behind The Door…or the muse that meows.

door i

As I arrive at the studio today behind the door my unclothed muse awaits me…

door ii

purring quietly and sitting patiently, ready to inspire me with her presence.

door iv

Her name is Sunday and she is greatly loved by us all.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth

warmth vi

Although this picture of Sunday blissfully enjoying her favourite spot in front of the fireplace will be family to many of you from Photography 101, I felt it deserved a reappearance for this week’s Photo Challenge: Warmth.