I go way back with the Seal Beach Animal Care Center. I adopted my cat Sophie from there when she was only 5 months old, that was 12 years ago. I think she would still be there if I had not chosen her, since she is such a shy little thing. I love to give back to the shelter and when they opened a new cat section a few years ago I created a mural for one of the new rooms. Recently I was back at the shelter to donate towels and a cat bed when I was asked if I could do a second mural in the kitten room. I was so excited to get the chance to paint a whole new mural. I chose the underwater theme to represent Seal Beach and thought up funny cat characters, like the Mercat, to live in the pretend world. I did the mural in two days with the help of some volunteers. I listened to jazz and just got into the flow of painting, it was very relaxing. I also was in the room with a few kittens. They slept in the corner, just happy someone was in the room with them. If you would like to see the mural in person please visit sbacc.org to get directions and hours. You may walk away with a new kitten friend as well.
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Heather Norris is an Art Educator, Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Fine Artist.