10 November 2006

meet matilda


meet matilda, originally uploaded by dressform.

hello world.... i'm matilda!

came home the other night to this! hubby is so sly. matilda was dumped by some people in the parking lot of his work [i guess people think that since it's an animal facility they will take care of any animal that gets dumped - hello? SPCA... really they won't even make you sign anything if you don't want to!]. a co-worker found her at 5am and coaxed her out [i guess there was a whole litter, but all the other kittens were taken by the emergency clinic across the way]. with-in a couple of hours she was purring and rubbing into everyone.

instead of calling me [because he knew i'd say: we don't need another cat] he brought her home. and of course i can't kick her out now.... she's a sweetie... and it's so funny to have a loppy kitten in the house again. running around falling off of tables and then curling up under our chins to sleep and purr. she's still a bit hissy around the dogs, but i think she's going to fit in just fine..... wanna know the weird part?? hubby and i were talking about should we or should we not get another kitty... and i said... i'd love a gray kitty. he said you can't pick a cat based on looks - i said - i know but i'm just saying i think all gray kitties are so cute.... um.... i guess someone heard me??

today was insane... packed 3 suitcases full of artwork... packed my own suitcase full of clothes... did the dishes.... crossed T's and dotted I's.... how come when you are going somewhere - even if it's just for a few days - a whole series of hoops must be jumped?

i leave pretty early tomorrow... hopefully i will get me and all my bags to where they are supposed to be in one piece. i don't even want to talk about the fed-ex nightmare that busted through my box and broke several frames. apparently only one piece is minorly damaged. i hope that's true. i usually really love fed-ex - and i have to admit when i called to file a claim the woman sounded genuinely sorry. that was sweet. i saw a picture, though, and it's like they rammed a midieval sword through the top 1/3 and then taped over it like nothing happened. luckily the incredilby nice folks at the venue fixed 2 of the frames and bought new plexi for me... huge relief!

anyway.... if you are in the Oceanside/San Diego area my show with Wendy Kawabata will open on Monday the 13th [yes weird] from 11-2 pm at the Kruglak gallery at Mira Costa College . we have to give a talk too [gulp]. come by if you are so inclined! [or if you want to hear me babbly the art talk about what i make and why]

i'm excited because my mom, dad and grandma are coming! woo hoo....

i have some other news to share, but it will have to wait until i get back....

don't forget shari has posted on ship of fools .... i have to get over there and comment....

will leave you with a pic of tired tired kitty
sleepy matilda

do you see her cute pink toes??? pppppuuuuurrrrrr

33 comments:

julie said...

Well, Matilda...looks like i am the first to welcome you..hello cutie!! She is gorgeous Lisa!!!
Hope you have a great trip and enjoy your shows..wish wish wish i could come and hear how and why you do what you do...xxx

sarah said...

hello matilda, so lovely to meet such pretty kitty... it's true there always seems so much to do before a journey... i'm sure the show will be a great success, have a wonderful time xxx

anne said...

oh what a cutie!! she is adorable, i love her color and her name! i wish you all success for your show and hope you and all your art will get there safe. since you're so well equipped for the trip nothing can go wrong.

miss l, we seem to have the same taste in bed-linnens :) or is it a cushion?

nicole said...

Oooooh sweeet little grey kitty. Congrats lisa, lovely name. Bet her cut kitty paws smell like popcorn...gorn you wanna smell them :)

gracia said...

Little grey Matilda has landed on her feet... a real sweetie. And she's bound to make herself at home as only little irresistible kittens can.
And, oh how I wish I could see the exhibition in person... for now I'll have to make do with seeing it via your tasty blog and flickr pics. GOOD LUCK with it all!
take care, grache
(OH! The perils of framing & transportation... cringe.)

wendy said...

oh...ask the universe and you get matilda, cuteness incarnate!
good luck with all of the show stuff. Take lots of photos! I hope all the art is alright and that your talk goes well...

amanda said...

Oh!! Hello Matilda! You are ONE lucky little kitty, let me tell you! Love, love, love...that's whats coming your way. ;)

Dawbis said...

so cute! i'm so in love with kittens <3 matilda is lucky to have found a wonderful home. i can't imagine anyone wanting to give up kittens! good luck with your show!

Aurora said...

Dear goodness Lisa, now that is one cute gray kittie catlet! You have more suprises coming still but they won't be arriving too soon. (Nice guess, by the way! He he. I wish your guess were also true!)
Have a magnificent time at your show. I am sure you will shine like the beautiful star that you are.
xo
a

Kelly said...

Oh my! How adorable is she?? And the name is perfect, Matilda, the little kitten. Congrads! I wish I could plant dozens of kisses on her. I feel for your husband- I don't know what it is, but people assume, hey, its an animal facility, lets drop off an unwanted pet in a box in the rain...but the humane society would never turn away a pet!
And I'm so sorry about your shipping fiasco, that must be incredibly frustrating. But good luck!

nichola said...

Hi there cutie Matilda! Have a wonderful trip.xx

ashb said...

OH!! she is so cute lisa, so glad you have another kitty ;)
& good luck with your show! I hope you have a wonderful time, I wish I could be there!

I'm there thru spirit!

hugs,
ash

Anonymous said...

hello matilda..i love you already! such a sweet pea. have a great trip and show!!

bugheart said...

grub and i
fell out of our
seat when
me saw
matilda!
we have been
searching
for a cat
like her
for spot...
she is
adorable
dear
dopplegaenger.
;)
so sorry
about the
horrible
fed ex luck...
hope everything
turned out
okay
and nothing was
ruined.

natasha said...

the new baby is so cute! it does seem like they are brought by a stork or something.

have a fun trip, i know you will knock their socks off!

mav said...

oh goodness me. darling & wonderful!!! so happy for you all. xo mav

.:soplador:. said...

so cute!, your kitty looks like one of mine, lovely!!!

risa said...

i love when fate brings animals into our lives...and your mathilda is a cutie! it makes me anxious for our summer return to the states when we can start adopting pets in our more permanent new home.
and i´m so sorry about the broken frames and slightly (not even noticeable, i'm sure, yet still upsetting) damaged artwork. i hate relying on mail...but maybe it´s the equivalent of "break a leg" and is actually a good omen for your show and talk. :)

abby said...

the cat is sooo vute, sound slike she arrived just for you. My little sis is down by your show-I wish I could hop on a plane and go check it out with her! I am sorry about your mishap-but hopefully it owrked out in the end. Hope you are enjoying yourself down there!

JessRedRose said...

Oh, hi little Matilda! What a sweet little lady. Good luck with the show!

shash said...

oh my goodness! what a cutiepie!!! i love grey kitties too. it goes pinky leon colored kitties and then grey kitties. so exciting! and matilda is a cute name to match. luckylucky. good luck with the trip and show. so nice that your family will be there. i am curious about the news to come....

Karen said...

Hello Matilda!

She is SO sweet and I love her pink feetsies!

She's going to be one very spoiled kitty...I am sure..

Have a great trip and have fun with the family!

xok

a. said...

oh my god, she is precious! she looks like a russian blue incognito! i love how you named her matilda. :) i'm so glad she ended up with such nice new parents.

Abigail said...

she is such a wee darling...and i love her new name. hallo matilda, welcome to blog land!!.....i want to give her a cuddle right now :)

xx...lucky you.

poppy said...

how sweet is she! love the name too! we are looking for a kitty....(and looked at a grey one the other day) - they are nice cats (grey ones).

good luck on the show!

briana said...

Shit! I totaly would have taken the day off and driven down to SD to see your show/you/you speak. This is what I get for being so far behind in the blogasphere...

I'm sure you kitty is just adorable - not that my computer will allow me to see any of the photos or anything helpful like that.

xo, sigh,
b.

abee said...

matilda is such a perfect kitty name!! she's ever so darling and I love the fact that your husband just brought her home. I want to kiss her tiny head and buy your husband a beer for being so awesome.

I hope your talk went well and that the Fedex mess wasn't too horrid.

xo, abee

louise said...

Ohhh she's so gorgeous. What a supa dupa surprise.

natalie said...

wow cats definitely choose their owners!

Beautiful matilda :)

mati rose said...

the cutest waltzing matilda! i feel akin with her;) yes, let us see each other soon! xo, mati

Tiffany said...

OMG!!! She is such a doll! How amazingly cute and what a great rescue story! Oh, how I would love to get another one, but I don't know how my dog would behave toward a kitten and I know my 7 year old cat would have a FIT! She has just starting to forgive me for bringing the dog home...and that was 2 & 1/2 years ago!

I wish you much happiness with her!

lisa s said...

hello hello hello friends... matilda feels so very very welcomed.... and thank you for all the well wishes for my trip.... !!! so kind of you all....

and a hearty welcome and thanks for commenting to a. and soplador...

and briana... i WISH you had made it... sigh....
xo

Daphne said...

Oh My, Matilda must be a little sister of Poes! She looks adorable. I love the second picture...she rules!