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it’s all beautiful, by shellie winkler

Photo by Shellie Winkler


“What do you see? 


Pretty machine made colorful
crafted cuddly cat, perched happily atop Gritty grungy graffiti gilt laden
manic metal landscape.


It’s all aesthetically artistic, and deserving of its
own space and time to be 


Beautiful…..It’s all Beautiful.”


by Shellie Winkler


Photo by Shellie Winkler

Cynthia:  We heart Shellie. She is a poet, artist, humanitarian, and animal-itarian who finds beauty and optimism … everywhere. And every day. She makes magic out of the mundane with artistic iphone photos and accompanying  poetry. They are always uplifting and inspiring. I want to share her with everyone.

Marcy:  Shellie makes me smile. For once your gushing and silly superlative usage is justified.

Cynthia:  Thank you.

Marcy:  You’re welcome. Now. Do you think Shellie would let me be her kitty?

Cynthia:  Ummmm… Shellie has dogs.


Shellie Winkler


Marcy:  Gulp!

Cynthia:  They’re really cute!


Marcy:  Gasp!

Cynthia:  Marcy! Are you freaking out or hiccuping?

Marcy:  Hiccuping. I could never be mad at Shellie.  GULP!




Tomball Trendsetter

 Wooly Toggle Coat by Free People 

Cynthia:  Greetings from Tomball, Texas. I am surrounded by two loud paparazzi dogs. They must think I’m a Kardashian the way they hound me all day.  Also, a diva horse who thinks she’s Marilyn Monroe.


Cynthia:  And a cat who won’t look at me. We’ll call her Greta Garbo.



Cynthia:  Looks like I have a little Hollywood here in Tomball. However, I do miss my Marcy and hope she won’t be too mad at me when I get home.

My mom thinks I look like Winnie the Pooh in my coat. I can’t decide if that’s a good thing. I mean, really. How IS one one supposed to feel when they are compared to an old man cartoon bear without pants?

This is the Free People Wooly Toggle Coat. I do love it. It’s wool. It’s cozy and unstructured feeling – like a big blanket. It has a big floppy hood that has kept me warm against the frigid Houston wind this week.

Free People Wooly Toggle Coat

Cynthia:  Those big ugly boots are my step-dad’s from 30 years ago. My bucket for holding horse feed is probably from Walmart. The dogs are from the pound.

Does anyone else have a difficult time leaving their pets to go out of town? Do you think about them? Or is it out of sight out of mind?

Here’s my first attempt at video on my new iphone. Now I just have to learn how to edit.

Cynthia:  Yes. I know. I run like a girl.




CatSpotting In Texas


Cynthia:  I think I must have images of cats seared into my eyeballs. I swear I was in Texas for less than an hour before I spotted this cat on a building.


Cynthia:  Only in rural Texas would you have entire buildings that are open for a mere few weeks in the summer just to sell fireworks. There’s that much space out here. For a Los Angeles girl, this is mind boggling.

Oh! I did not let on to Marcy that I was leaving. Or, that I would be sharing my presence with another cat, three dogs, and a horse.


Cynthia:  What she doesn’t know can’t make her mad. And besides, Freddy will take great care of her and she’ll hang out with her best bud, Scooter. Maybe she won’t even know I’m gone!

Cynthia considers how possibly delusional this sounds. Especially since Marcy will certainly smell dog on her when she gets back to Los Angeles.

Cynthia:  Hmmmm… maybe I’ll worry about that later. In the meantime, I will enjoy the scenery and look for more Texas cats.


Cynthia:  Although, I keep running into dogs around here.