I‘ve been inspired by a few people to get back to animal advocacy through art. This journey of animal advocacy for me has been interesting and everchanging. It started when I started paying attention to some of the things that we as a society do to animals. In disbelief that this is accepted and allowed I knew I had to do something.
When I was learning Web Design one of my assignments was to start a blog. I knew right away that mine would be on animal advocacy. It is the same blog I am using today. From sharing the graphic details to making it a more appealing and positive experience to attempting to create cartoon-like graphics. I’m still figuring it all out.
I am now learning how to actually draw cartoons through tutorials and classes. If any of you have any tips or resources you can share with me, please let me know.
Today is Day 1 and here is my finished cartoon graphic.
As I’ve mentioned before, I now only write posts when I actually have something to say. In the past I was forcing the posts just to be sure to have something out there on a regular basis because that’s what I thought I had to do. But when I was doing that blogging was no longer fun, it was work. Something I’ve been thinking a lot about and wrestling with for so long is what society sees as “normal” treatment of animals. This is also a part of why I stopped writing posts. Sometimes there are so many thoughts swirling around, so many questions, so much hurt that it becomes hard to put it in words. But I am once again attempting to put them in words.
I understand going along with what seems “normal” I also have done this. It is only when I took the time to read, research, look in an animals’ eyes, and empathize (put myself in their shoes) that I was able to allow myself to see the truth.
I made the following graphic with these thoughts I’ve been having in mind.
Wow, it has been a really long time since I have written a post. I am not sure how many of my followers or fellow bloggers are still out there but if you are, be sure to leave me a comment with a hello! That will help me know who is still around.
I‘m not even sure how this post will turn out. Sometimes you just have so much floating around in your head you don’t even know where to start. When it comes to animals, which is what my blog is about there is just so much heartbreak and disappointment out there, that sometimes I just have to take a break. I see the semi go by me with a bunch of pigs or cows and I can’t bear the thought of their fate. I hear another story about abandoned cats or dogs left on the side of the road or left tied to a tree and all I want to do is cry. I read about a person overdosing and also overdosing their dog and both being found unconscious, and I want to punish the human who did that to an innocent animal. Then there is the fact that there are so many people that don’t understand your heartbreak or anger about these things. But in your soul, you know this is all so wrong. That is what this blogging community is all about. Those of us who do have the compassion and empathy needed to make a difference for animals.
During my break from blogging, I have been exploring some of my other interests. I have been painting a lot and doing a little drawing. I do cartoon type art which is what I like best. I posted a few of them below.
We miss you all! Just so you know, we plan to keep this blog active. We have no plans to be done blogging and never will stop advocating. Just have different things to focus on right now. Hope you’re all well. ❤
We’re trying a new water fountain for Cino. We gave up on having one for a while because they kept breaking down or just not working well. We’ll see how this one is. This one is the Catit flower fountain. Anyone else have this?
Cino LOVES fountains and having one around has important health benefits.
Now, let’s talk weather. It’s been really, really cold here and this weather always makes me think of all the animals without proper care and shelter. So a reminder that if you see an animal being left out in the cold, be their voice and say something.
How’s the weather where you are?
I saw this image and felt it was perfect to share on my blog. I’ll end with this. It is exactly what I would do and what I believe we should all be doing…caring for all of God’s creatures.