Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Gap

Journal -- I painted this last weekend - so the reference was for that period of time ..
Two beautiful days and we took advantage of the sunny 70F weather to walk at the GAP. Baseball games, bikers, walkers, the place was being fully utilized. I appreciated the benches - I could rest before walking more.

I've continued my progress with strengthening my leg and range of motion, but I am still plagued with the 'after surgery' fatigue that seems to take a while to get over.  I've painted a few things here and there, but I'm still finding it difficult to sit for longer than a few minutes at the computer.  But there has been progress.

Friends continue to bless me with their company and food and encouragement.  A few more weeks, and I should have enough stamina to return to commenting, painting and posting.

Have a great weekend.

Sunday, April 12, 2015


Journal -

Feeling so much better.  Outside it's 70F and sunny.

C takes me for a walk at the GAP (nice walking path at our athletic park), and it was crowded since a baseball game was going on.  So we had to park in the grass.  I walked the 50 feet or so and what that did was make me bend my knee -- just the kind of exercise I'm encouraged to do.

After the walk, we sat outside on the porch and I sketched some of the blooming plants that I can see.  This loropetalum is chock-ful  pf blossoms - so bright!  And those dang violets are everywhere!!!  Yes, the pollen is heavy and covers everything ... my seat was a wonderful 'yellow' .....! LOL

Thank you all for your well wishes.  I'm improving slowly - and walking most of the day without the walker.  Pain ever present but manageable.

Hope you have a great Sunday!

Sunday, April 05, 2015



Painted prior to surgery.

I wanted to wish everyone a most joyous Easter!  Progressing in baby steps, but moving forward.  A million thanks for your well wishes ... you simply cannot know how deeply I appreciate each one ...

Much love!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ducks at Duke

Journal -

Loved watching these wonderful birds and all the young children feeding them!  Spring indeed!

Pre-ops all done.  Will be back as soon as I can!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Early Spring Landscape in Alcohol Ink

An early spring landscape - my demonstration during my Alcohol Ink Class last week ....  Lots of Fun!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Daphne - Happy First Day of Spring!

Journal --

Happy First Day of Spring!  Though the temps have dropped (again!) and the skies are grey - the signs of spring are evident in the expanding buds, daffodils and first blooms of the forsythia.

I open my front door and the heavenly scent of Daphne odora wafts from the middle of my front property to my nose -- I swoon!

I clip a piece to sketch - and the scent beautifies my art room!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Knee Surgery

Journal -

Drawn from the brochure given to me prior to surgery.  Seems my  torn meniscus from 20+ years ago has completely disappeared and the bones are not only grinding together but shifting -- not fun.  Surgery is scheduled for late next week so I'll be offline for a while after that. Yoga has been helping with the pain - but not enough...sigh.