i share my balcony with the cats


i lost my garden when i moved out of the house. this shelf contains many of the things i kept in my art studio. there is a brown bear, a glow-in-the-dark alien, a yellow bird, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, a wild thing, spiderman birdhouse, star of David-can you see them? and tons of white rabbits because of Alice in Wonderland. i never really embraced adulthood that well. no one is too old for toys & life is too hard not to bring in fun.

the apartment isnt big enough for me to put a litter box in it. for the summer, i put the cardboard in the window, with enough room for the cats to go in & out, in & out…they love it. i did have a towel over the hole, but the cats took it down. i hid their litter box, “behind the white curtain”and i placed the litter box on top of a dog crate plastic tray.Alabama has been HOT until a few days ago. i have to make a winter hole. i will post what & how i make one.pretty sure i’m gonna need to make it today.

a balcony is important. fill it with things that make you happy.


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  1. Your balcony is wonderful Amy .. I bet your cats love it 😃


    1. Hi Julie, i hope you are doing well. my cats think it’s their room. they sleep on the chairs. Thanks! ~amy

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  2. Linda Corliss says:

    You’re so creative at blending whimsey and other interesting objects with living things and natural light! Linda

    Sent from my iPhone



    1. ah…the whimsey is from never fullly accepting adulthood, there is no magic to be found as one. i never wanted to put away my toys. & now i don’t have to. thank you for the compliments! ~amy


  3. This is so delightful. Thanks for sharing.


    1. hi Gretchen, thank you so very much. i decided our sanctuary would be, a mix of everything happy & comfortable, as all sanctuaries should be. ~amy

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  4. Very beautiful balcony. I’m sure the cats love it very much too.


    1. Thank you. my cats OWN that patio. or at least that is what they tell me. 🙂 ~amy

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  5. John says:

    I love your styles!!


    1. i love that you called it styles…is it more than one? perhaps eclectic would be mine in some spots & traditional in others? Thank YOU so much for the compliment. ~amy


  6. Glad to see you back, missed your wonderful photography.


    1. Thank you so much. Now i just have to leave the house to take photographs of what i used to. commissions keep me penned up! i cannot believe i complain of such things! painting is AWESOME. ~amy

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  7. loisajay says:

    I love your Baker’s rack–it makes the porch such a cozy, personal space. You have made a wonderful home, Amy. I like it lots. Lots of love to you.


    1. Hi Loisajay, the baker’s rake was so country looking…dated. so i put mirrors in front of the metal flowers (which is what dated the piece) and magically, it LOOKS so different. Thanks you!! Lots of love to you too! ~amy


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