Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It's about time I get back to posting on this blog

Wow, it's been a very long time since I've posted and since I've painted. I was busy with some art festivals in late September and early October and then went with my husband as he worked in Alaska for 11 days. A few days after getting home from there, we drove the 2 day trip to Omaha to visit kids and grandkids and family for 2 weeks. Just 2 days after arriving there, my retina detached and i had emergency eye surgery on that Sunday, November 1st. I was staying at my sister's at the time, thankfully and after spending the night in the hospital after the surgery I was able to recuperate at her house. I had to lay on my side, with no pillow for 7 straight days. It was awful, but at the same time, I felt so blessed that I was at Kelly's wonderful house and was being entertained by my daughter Jaimi and 3 little grandkids.
My eye is healing nicely, and after 6 weeks, although still red, it feels back to normal. I have to wear glasses instead of my beloved contacts, but hopefully in another month I can start wearing them again.
This is my first painting since the surgery. It is a commission from Jaimi's childhood friend, Norrisa. She requested the pink water. It is at my house, drying before shipping. I hope she enjoys it.
Water Lillies at Sunrise
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