Archive for June, 2012

Woman #13

June 28, 2012

I still really stink at naming paintings.  Here is a woman with a definite je ne sais quoi to her and I can’t come up with anything descriptive at all.  Maybe that part of my brain never fully developed.  That side with words.  Maybe that is why I stink at Scrabble.


watercolor on aquabord 8″x8″

and the number in the title is meaningless.  Wish I really had taken count…

On a personal note, thank you so much for your prayers and well wishes for the trying times we are going through with my mother.  One thing I can say is that faith is helpful when you go through crises.  God is good all the time.  Even when we cannot understand why the bad.

painting as therapy

June 21, 2012

After being sick for a couple of months, my mother has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and life as we know it has changed overnight.  Her doctor visits, hospital visits and health needs have become the recipient of my (and my sisters) time and not much is left over for anything else except squeezing in a visit or two to the hospital to visit my just-had-a-total-knee-replacement-brother.   While she was at my sister Donna’s house last week, I did manage to paint a mother/children portrait my cousin commissioned.  It was a good diversion.

So, what do you do when your world has been turned upside down?  How do you deal with the ordinary?  If I am away for another long period of time, I am sure you will understand.