Boots dreams he is like thisI’ve been meaning to do a  post, but that’s hard when you don’t know what to say. Or, rather, when it feels too weird to say it.
My cat Boots dreams of being a great lion. That’s how he sees himself. He’s not really a lion, but that’s okay.

For 15+ years I saw myself, in great part, as I’m not that website, but that’s okay. Actually, since I’ve sold it, that’s a very good thing. I’d like to keep myself, thanks.

The problem is that where the daily concerns of that particular business were, there’s now a series of gaping holes. I know I’ll adjust. I always do. I’m not always a fan of the adjustment period. Seldom, actually.

I’ll play with my art, and maybe even my art site. I may even tinker with when I can’t stand not to. (I must be a website addict.) And I’ll try to relax for a couple of weeks. After that a couple of irons will go in the fire, and we’ll see what comes of it. For now, let me work at relaxing. Maybe I’ll play with some rocks first.

I love color so I was pretty sure I’d like QoR watercolor paints. When I was at Plaza Art a week or so ago, I got a set of the QoR High Chroma. The more color the better, right?
I did some flapping a brush with the QoR watercolors on paper as test runs.

QoR watercolor paints test

Oh yeah. They’re pretty. Especially the Cobalt Teal. The Dioxazine purple is more or less like any Dioxazine  purple as far as I can see.  The other colors, even in some head to head tests with Daniel Smith watercolors which for some reason I did not photograph, the QoR came out to some extent more saturated and intense. You’ll have to take my word on it or go test them yourself. If you want to take them for a head to head test run, the colors in QoR’s high chroma watercolor paints set are: Dioxazine Purple,  Cobalt Teal, Green Gold, Quinacridone Gold, Transparent Pyrrole Orange, and Quinacridone Magenta.

I really like the QoR watercolor paints, but not so much that I’m going to run out and try to replace all my current paints with QoRs. I would have to hock the cat! I would also have a hard time being pried away from my beloved Sennelier watercolors and the huge rainbow of Daniel Smith colors. I may add on to my selection or replace empties with QoRs. We will have to see how it goes.

Conspicuous note: If you click through some of the links on this page and make a purchase, I will make a few cents on the dollar.

Boots is my studio and house cat.

My poor Pepi had severe renal failure. He was miserable and hiding under a footstool. So I had to let him go OTRB. It broke my heart.Pepi
That left only Boni Maroni in the House of the Mostly Black Cats. One cat is too few. And I was sad and lonely.

So we went to the SPCA to see if I could find a friend. I looked at most of the black cats but for one serious reason or another, they would not fit in. Then I saw Boots.

Boots the Cat

He was perfect. He’s a black cat (Orange is the New Black, you know), he’s an older cat of 9 years, he’s very laid back, even around other cats, and he keeps me company so I’m not lonely even though I’m sad about Pepi. My broken heart will mend and Boots will be my buddy.