Friday, November 11, 2011

Transformation, part 1 - butterflies & I'm starting to get over the death of my cat

I've decided to focus on transformation for a while. Seems like a good topic for me as an artist, therapist, animal lover and human being.

Let's start with butterflies. Here are some photos I took.

The following info is from Emily Gems at

Butterfly: symbol of change, joy and love, transformation, metamorphosis

If you are going through changes or transitions in your life right now, study the butterfly to make these changes beneficial, joyful, and rewarding. All change is good - even if it may not seem so at the time. Change is what life is made of and is necessary to growth, and accomplishment.

Butterfly Dance

The "dance of the butterfly" can teach you not to take things so seriously. The butterfly has taste sensors on the front legs, enabling them to experience life through motion (dancing, walking).


In my research for this blog entry, I discovered Emily Gems at They sell high quality gemstones and crystals and provide information on their properties and uses. They sell jewelry too. Another of their websites - - includes "information about the specific uses of gemstones in magic." Have to check that out.

One of the things that attracted me to Emily Gems is this little "gem" about how it all got started.

"It is said that when you connect with a cat, magic and mystery come alive. Inspired by my favorite feline, a new company "Emily Gems" was born. Emily loves the stones and crystals and inspects each one carefully when new shipments arrive!"

and heeeeerrreeeees Emily!!!!

I am just starting to get over, if you will, the death of my cat, Roscoe. I don't completely break down everytime I think of him. Today, I was emptying the wastebasket in my husband's office when I spied some of Roscoe's fur. OMG! It's now put away in a safe place.

To be continued.....


  1. Wow - what a face! Roscoe was so beautiful. I am sure he left you with many treasured moments that are now memories that you will have forever. That's kind of what we take with us from life - memories. All the rest is so transient but memories persist. I wish you all the best in studying the butterfly for healthy transition and change...have a wonderful journey! - Emily

  2. Am so sorry to hear about Roscoe - animals just don't live long enough, do they. Lovely photos - hope the Butterfly medicine helps.

  3. Wow...what a story. How cool to have found Emily at this time in your life. Roscoe surely was a beauty. May his passing become the inspiration for many life giving art projects!

  4. I still have a blanket that Nimue slept on right up to the day when she suddenly died (not on the blanket, i might ad). Anyways, I havent used it since- its put away. I guess i thought that one day i would hug the blanket or something. Never have in the last year and a half. Loss is an interesting process. sigh...