Sunday, September 30, 2007

A favorite "ex" Marylander artist Will Wilson

Don't you love this painting and sentiment about it? Go see more of Will Wilsons art! I have been fortunate to see a few of his art shows in town. Now he is in the way big leagues.
OK now my bad news...according to my latest blood tests (which my doc said are completely outa wack) my cholesterol was 340! and I have a hypothyroid and 2 new meds. CAT scan for the lump tomorrow. I hate being on meds,I don't even like taking a vitamin. This is all making me feel old but also explains alot of my symptoms. You start to think it's all in your head til you find an attentive doc. He said this could also explain my depression and weight gain as well. More later,too nice to not be on my front porch.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Play day! in the journal

Above is my journal page of the "gosling" (not duck) I found wandering a trucking highway in the early spring. I was thinking about him as migration starts for the year. When I turned him over to the animal hosp who in turn turned him over to the wildlife folks, I kissed his little head and told him to fly over and say hi to me one day. Bet he is a lovely goose now! I am painting more pages to ready for more thoughts as I am still learning to play. I am also working on a larger piece to frame for my niece "the divine ms M" in Yale.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sunday weather worshiping.

Today I was immobilized on the front porch again. I finished reading the "New Yorkers" about a group of people who meet thru their dogs. I just tried and tried to get beyond a third of the way thru "Middlesex" (with all its rave reviews) and couldn't. Then I started "Open Me" about people who professionally mourn at funerals? Didn't know that! I am in a reading binge again. I also reread my Jim Dine book and admired his art in it. I love his art. I just got "Random Order" about Robert Rauschenberg another fav.
Thanks all for asking about my health. The doc wants me to get a cat scan. Tomorrow I get bloodwork done. Then we schedule the scan. He was pleased with my blood pressure since I saw him last. I gave up salt and kept a chart. Thought I would have a prob going no salt, NOPE! In fact its amazing how salty everything tastes without it. An occasional round of chips is my indulgence. Read those labels how much salt is added to everything.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Sunday we went to Annapolis for the day.

My energies have been so low. The weather though has been wonderful. Friday I found what appears to be a lump or maybe a "lipoma" on my shoulder area. We had a nice time looking around the galleries and streets in Annapolis Sunday,instead of a farther trip. Slept all afternoon today was so tired. I have a doctor appointment tomorrow so will see about that lump. I don't usually panic unless it is a surgery.

I did a page in my journal trying to think nice thoughts. (see above) I love the gold pen I used on the page called "golden moments" and I do love red and gold together,as in most of my house. Naturally you can never capture true colors on the computer.

Saturday, September 15, 2007


Cool days finally...I can take the 70's thank you. Above is my collage that captures the changing leaves and crispness in the air. I used oriental rugs in this collage to create the colors of autumn. Love how this came out. Currently busy on other projects and a bad week for my biorhythm's. Very down energy mentally and physically. 9/11 on top of things. Day trip to Alexandria Virginia tomorrow so I may perk up.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

The little man

Ever since we got Mr.Peter Pan adjusted to not sleeping with us he has been behaving much better. We are also getting sleep without him hogging up the bed. He still has a attitude problem around some people and he is extremely jealous. He still doesn't like me giving anyone or any other dogs more attention then him. Never had such an "alpha" dog before,but oh he is so so cute and the whole neighborhood knows his name and says hi to him.

Friday, September 7, 2007

For Tracy Roos

Here is how bad I am. I promised Tracy a very pink card present early spring. Last weekend cleaning out the car finally I came across a very damaged card under the seats. So I was embarrassed and probably thinking another card my post office didn't send. I sat down with all my pinks and made her a new card that will be sent in a brown paper wrapping so this one even if lost won't be destroyed by feet. So sorry Tracy,I would be upset if someone promised me something and it never came. Tracy Roos is the first "atc" I ever got and she did hers with professional flare. She became hard to live up to her standards but inspired us all!!!

Monday, September 3, 2007

"The Fall Getaway"

We have reservations for our "fall getaway" in October. We love the Ocean (anywhere) in the off seasons. I still don't know why people want to go in the crowds and heat. If I owned (oh I wish) a place at the beach I would prefer leaving during summer. I will be counting the days for yet another much needed sabbatical. Love coming home with more shells for the collection.