Thursday, June 20, 2013

Studio Intrepidation

 
"Heart Song", 16 x 20, pastel on Pastelboard
 
 
I know I'm repeating myself but I'll say it anyway. It's been a while since my last post. That's because since my heart attack I came down with the flu, followed by food poisoning and then pneumonia. The good news is I've recovered and feel great. I started back slowly when I felt I could go back to my studio. Frankly, I was wondering if I would ever paint again. Just the thought of pastel dust near me and standing on my feet for stretches gave me nightmares. Then sometime in April I began feeling better. The tables turned. Somewhere deep within I found my self inspired to paint again .I walked back into the studio and found it to be like a welcoming friend I hadn't seen for a while. I was so glad to be there! I started playing around in the studio for short periods of time. I did a little more work on a painting I thought was finished. I retitled it "Heart Song" because I felt my heart singing out after all my ordeals starting with the heart attack. Within a week or two I was ready to do a quick painting and then another not so quick..... I'll post these soon. It's great to be back!

6 comments:

  1. Good to hear your words and see your art again.

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    1. Thank you Barbara. It's good to be back and to be stimulated and motivated again.

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    1. Thank you and I am so happy to be back.

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  3. I'm so glad you're feeling better! Sounds like you've been through so much!! Maybe you should wear a mask for awhile...
    I love the looseness of this painting and the perfect title...I look forward to your next painting, Anita. Feel better!!!

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  4. Thank you Hilda. It feels so good to be blogging again and to hear from you. I wore a mask for a whilebut did,'t have any motivation to paint as I was too sick. As I got better, the mask came off. Somehow I knew within when it was time to return to the studio sans the mask.

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