This has been a mixed week.
We have 4 cats's bother/sister pairs. Cleo, one of the female cats has been ill with liver problem's for about 4 years. She has been on a special diet and medication and had until the last week of so had a good quality of life. However, in the couple of weeks she has gone down hill and on Monday we took her to the vet with the almost certain knowledge she would not be returning. I think she also knew it was time. It is difficult to lose a pet. This isn't the first time and wont be the last, but it is still difficult.
On Friday I went to a gallery/come shop to sound out the possibility of marketing some of my paintings. Of the samples I took, they were positive about around half a dozen so once I have photographed them I will be taking them in for sale. This is a big step and may come to nothing. But you have to try. The loss of Cleo told me you haver to make what you can of life.
A number of things have happened in recent weeks and perhaps it is time to move on and pursue my art more seriously. Let's face it, if you don't try you wont succeed and perhaps now is my time. It's going to be a bumpy ride, but I'll keep you updated.