Thursday, July 31, 2014

End of July

Well here it is July 31 exactly 31 days since I broke my foot. It has been a hard slog for me. I am usually very active and this has forced me to spend a lot of time on the couch reading and sadly, becoming a Netflix junkie. My latest find is Grand Hotel. A wonderful over the top at times, drama from Spain similar to Downton Abbey. It is subtitled but after a few episodes I am not even aware I am reading and have convinced myself I understand every word they are saying. Click here to see some pics from it. Romance, has it all! Soooo good:)
I've also just finished a 16 x 20 commission. the client wanted a blue painting featuring her cats Clementine and Mr. Meowgli. Contact me if you are interested in one for yourself or a gift. (The top picture is Hollis Street in Halifax)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Auction ends July 11

I`m auctioning this wee painting on my facebook page.  6 x 12 x .75 acrylic on canvas.  The picture was taken with my iphone and is a bit blurry but actual painting is clear. Bidding started at $50.

Bites and Broken Bones

What is the Universe trying to tell me? On May 25th just after this gentle woodsy picture was taken, I was walking back to my car after a lovely hike and was attacked and bitten by a German Shepherd! Ouch! It was scary. The owners were there and quickly got the dog in control.
I went to the hospital, got a tetanus shot was bandaged up and sent home. It was pretty bad, flesh was torn and I was laid up for a week and then in discomfort for 4 more with several doctors visits and another hospital one. I got the go ahead to start walking just weeks ago and then....on July 1st went sailing and just before I took this picture....I had taken a bad fall. Really bad and hurt my hand and foot. Little did I know it was broken! (no alcohol was involved:) Sheesh.
So I now have a cast and crutches. Another 4-6 weeks of healing ahead of me, perhaps 8. I see Ortho next week so I might be able to ditch the crutches. I've been doing a lot or reading and Netflix watching:) Unfortunate thing is I am self employed and I still have to earn my living. Ah the joys and downfalls of self employment.
My daughter brought home some of my painting supplies from the studio so I am starting to do a few smaller works here. Healing bones is tiring work:) My energy is a bit lower than usual. Oh and did I mention that I can't drive until the cast comes off.....sigh
Halifax is quite a hilly city so when I am a bit stronger it should make for some interesting maneuvering.
I'm going to use this quiet time to get to work on some children's book ideas I have had kicking around for a while. Maybe that's what I am supposed to be doing and needed to be brought to a halt to get started haha. We shall see how inspired I get......
(these photos are all instagrams, I'm aliceinparis1 over there, you might have to have an instagram account in order to see it)