Saturday, December 4, 2010

When it Rains…

When we last left our ailing semi-super-hero, she was fretting over a heart attack she had just learned she had suffered. Since then she has taken a terrible spill onto the concrete floor of her carport and smashed her shoulder, breaking the bone.

Uh yeah…that was my horrid attempt at humor.  I’m doing my best to keep my chin up and stay positive…in the face of all this bad health stuff that just seems to keep rolling my way.

Although my broken shoulder may have me incapacitated (yep, the orthopedic surgeon gave strict orders that if I want to avoid surgery then I’m pretty much homebound, can’t drive or do much of anything since I MUST keep my shoulder completely immobilized), the good news is that it is my left shoulder and not my right. YAY!!!  Maybe I can paint or journal in a day or two…I have already played around with drawing a little:
sketch1

I haven’t done much sketching in forever but I have wanted to so, no better time than the present. Now I just have to work on giving her some hair (which is always a toughie for me) and fine tune her before I add any color (paint, colored pencil, watercolors, pan pastels, etc.) I’m really quite smitten with portraits lately so you’ll probably see more of them in the coming days…and I want to dabble with doing folk art type portraits, so there is that to look forward to, also.

Anyway, this typing with one hand thing is so very time consuming and extremely tiring so I will probably be doing my blog posts by way of hand writing them in my art journal and scanning them in for the next few weeks. I hope y’all don’t mind. 

Last but not least, all of these medical issues are costing us out the butt so I am having a sale in my Artfire shop:

SAVE 15%
On All Items

Use Coupon Code:
during checkout.

So, if you're looking for art supplies, Sharpie Paint Pens or maybe some original art as a Christmas gift, it’s a great time to stop in and load up on lots of goodies while saving some money and helping me out all at the same time.

Also, I am going to begin taking advertisers on my blog. I never wanted to do that but then I realized I have been advertising for others for free for a very long time…I do it every time I put some one’s button on my blog!!  so why not generate some much needed income from it? My little blog here has grown to approximately 3,400 unique visitors a month and that is some pretty great exposure. Ads will be prominently displayed in the top left sidebar…the very first place most readers notice.  There are lots more details HERE if you are interested.

Well, this has taken me almost 3 hours over two days to write so I think it’s time to close for now…I am worn out.

Peace & Love,
Barb

1 comment:

  1. OMG!! Girl you are falling apart!! OK, so before anything else devastating happens to you. STOP bringing in the negative thoughts and think ONLY positive. NOW!! Ok, I am done yelling. LOL! You said it yourself, you have wanted to do more sketching, etc. So this is really a very positive experience after all. The universe is giving you a chance to work on different aspects of your artistic abilities, so run with it. Please take care of yourself. I am sending healing thoughts to your heart AND shoulder as we speak.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by. I am open to any comments, questions, suggestions, critiques, etc, so lay it on me...
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...