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It's been a month and a day since I had to say goodbye to my darling Kitty Boy.


It was only May last year that he had to have surgery to remove the skin cancers on his ears and nose, this was after a failed attempt to freeze them off (they just got more aggressive.) However in the last two weeks of January this year he lost over 2 pounds. While the surgery was very successful it turns out the cancer had changed and he had several aggressive tumours in his abdomen. He had been to the vets many many times in between so it really is very scary how fast these grew and how far from obvious they were.

We had 13 amazing years, which covers a significant part of my adult life and I still can't quite believe he is gone. And then it hits so incredibly hard. Every day.

He came in to my life unexpectedly as a kitten who had literally been thrown away. Within a few hours it became obvious he was deaf and that perhaps it was not a coincidence. It took months of training but he adapted to life and then was outside faster than I was willing to let him! I am grateful he were able to have the time we did, but he was otherwise healthy and I had no time to come to term with the news he was already far beyond intervention before I had to let him go.

He was there almost from the start of my life with a disability and he had 8 years of "extra" time after our house fire- it was a nasty fire and he was very lucky to not be indoors at the time. I still feel I failed him, I failed as his carer in a way I doubt I will ever forgive myself for.
I'm working on a gown that is going to reflect me as an artist a bit. So a tad cliche, but ultimately a little bit not quite one thing or another.
I've sort of talked about all my influences but basically I'm dipping in to a lot of my past and a lot of my interests.
And I've dealt with terrible reaction to allergy to make it!
www.arrayedindreams.com/tag/i-…
I'll try and post some updates here as well, it's just hard as it's not a finished project, I'm not sure if "Scraps" gets shared :)

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New Zealand
Autodidact in the genre of costuming, but BSc (Biochemistry) and Dip. Perf. Art (actress) to boot so I will geek at you from all angles.

"If we are anything we must be a democracy of the intellect. We must not perish by the distance between people and government, between people and power.... And that distance can only be conflated, can only be closed if knowledge sits in the homes and heads of people with no ambition to control others, and not up in the isolated seats of power."
J. Bronowski, The Ascent of man.

Current Residence: Kiwiland
Favourite genre of music: theatrical, be it oratorio or opera or musical theatre
Favourite style of art: Mannerism, genre, Art Nouveau, Deco, PRB, Immpressionistic
Personal Quote: You have options
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It's been a month and a day since I had to say goodbye to my darling Kitty Boy.


It was only May last year that he had to have surgery to remove the skin cancers on his ears and nose, this was after a failed attempt to freeze them off (they just got more aggressive.) However in the last two weeks of January this year he lost over 2 pounds. While the surgery was very successful it turns out the cancer had changed and he had several aggressive tumours in his abdomen. He had been to the vets many many times in between so it really is very scary how fast these grew and how far from obvious they were.

We had 13 amazing years, which covers a significant part of my adult life and I still can't quite believe he is gone. And then it hits so incredibly hard. Every day.

He came in to my life unexpectedly as a kitten who had literally been thrown away. Within a few hours it became obvious he was deaf and that perhaps it was not a coincidence. It took months of training but he adapted to life and then was outside faster than I was willing to let him! I am grateful he were able to have the time we did, but he was otherwise healthy and I had no time to come to term with the news he was already far beyond intervention before I had to let him go.

He was there almost from the start of my life with a disability and he had 8 years of "extra" time after our house fire- it was a nasty fire and he was very lucky to not be indoors at the time. I still feel I failed him, I failed as his carer in a way I doubt I will ever forgive myself for.

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Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!! I admire you so much for your talent and dedication, and for all the costumes you've created with great taste and attention to every detail. I'm definitely watching you! And good luck with your creations for this new year! :heart:
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Schlangenschatten Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday!
Have a wonderful and lucky day!
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glittersweet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) It was a lovely day having High Tea with friends :)
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Schlangenschatten Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sounds great. ^^
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daeien Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
Happy Birthday! :D (Big Grin) Party Have your cake and eat it too Party :D (Big Grin)
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glittersweet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) I got to play fancy tea dress ups :)
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daeien Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Oooh! That sounds like fun! ^_^
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daeien Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
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glittersweet Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) Spent it... crafting, how could anyone guess! ;)
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daeien Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Sounds nice ^_^
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