Linkity gave Mayhem the day off to celebrate her 12th birthday on the 31st

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The Art and Craft of Collage by Simon Larbalestier. Not a book that has aged well (copyright 1990) – the author spent an inordinate amount of time discussing how to get various effects using photocopiers…
Dreaming from the Journal Page: Transforming the Sketchbook to Art by Melanie Testa. Reread. This time I found something I want to try – mixing a little liquid soap with watercolor so it can be used for stamping. But still not a favorite – in fact, I’d forgotten I’d already read it…


“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos

Chaos is filling in for May today, although maybe he isn’t aware of that… 😉

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*thlurp* -Mayhem

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In which there isn’t any linkity, with an update on Mayhem’s rough week (she’s ok!!!)

Mayhem and I spent a good chunk of Sunday afternoon at the emergency vet because, while she’d been fine when I went to bed Saturday night, she was not fine when I got up Sunday morning. She was huddled in a corner of the bathroom, had no interest in eating, and seemed to have some pain around one of her back legs.

“Woe is me.” -Mayhem

Turns out, after x-rays, she has osteoarthritis in her lumbar spine area (her back near the base of her tail) and in her hips. D’oh! (She turns 12 on May 31st.) Don’t know if it had been getting progressively worse and she just hit the wall, or if she managed to aggravate it overnight. She got some subcutaneous fluids at the emergency vet and I gave her painkillers twice a day for a couple days. I didn’t need to confine her, because she set herself up in the dining room, under the dining room table and chairs, and mostly hung out there for a few days. I moved a kitty bed, water, and a litter box over there for her. She stayed pretty quiet Monday and Tuesday, but seemed much more herself Wednesday morning. Unfortunately, it seems like she can’t really jump onto stuff very well, so I suspect I’ll be figuring out ways to facilitate her getting to her favorite spots.

So! It’s been quite a week, what with the emergency vet and then the followup with our regular vet. I’m enjoying a couple of days off and decided that would include a little linkity vacation. 🙂

Have a great weekend, everyone! Thanks for visiting us here. 🙂

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“Mom. It’s called a SECRET hideout for a reason!” -Mayhem

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Linkity apparently blinked and missed spring – suddenly it’s summer O.O

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Reading Update
Cowboys Are My Weakness by Pam Houston. Rereading is such a funny thing. I haven’t reread this for at least 20 years and remembered loving it – it really resonated with me then. Now? Not so much.
Once Upon a Piece of Paper: A Visual Guide to Collage Making by Andrea D’Aquino. Not much text at all, so it’s a fast read, and I got some great inspiration from it. But I can’t say that it was worth the price of purchase – maybe if I used every scrap of paper in the “paper to collage” pad that came with the book, but my track record on such things isn’t good.
My Monster NotebookMy Monster Notebook by John Harris. Pretty good kids’ book about mythological monsters. (I have this to cut apart for collage and inadvertently read it.)


*staring into opposite distances* -Chaos & Mayhem

Small cat in the big cat bed, big cat in the small cat bed…

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