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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Almost Back ...



It's been a long month. I won't go into great detail, but the flu turned into a viral pneumonia, and, as a result, I have been out of commission for almost a month. Very hard for me, as I am not a patient person.
Enough said. I want to thank you all for your well wishes. You must forgive me for not keeping up on all your posts - I haven't felt like doing much other than lie around and read, and catch up on my favorite British murder mysteries. I loved Ken Follett's "Fall of Giants", and can hardly wait to read more of his work. 
As for painting, I still find I am not that keen to do much. I've played with the swallow a bit, losing some of the backlit edges. I thank Arena Shawn for the suggestion. And I have started to put some color in the hydrangeas. As usual, I find myself wanting to start again, but really it's not a bad painting so far, so I will put it aside until I can approach it in a healthier frame of mind.
Bruno has been sadly neglected, though I am sure he doesn't mind too much, as long as he is fed. I may try to lunge him today. But I must be firm, as horses tend to become a bit spoiled and unwilling to listen after a long time off. 

Thank you for dropping by.

17 comments:

  1. I really like the backlighting on the swallow and your hydrangea is beautiful. I thought it was finished. I'll have to stop by again to see if finished. It has a beautiful, graphic quality but also a softness that is very appealing.

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  2. Hello Kathryn. Good to see you back again ! One month of sickness is a lot...at least you got to read books which can be difficult to find time to do in normal circumstances. Your painting of the little bird is poetry, love the background that sets it off so beautifully . Take care. xox

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  3. I love swallows and your painting is gorgeous - the hydrangea is also looking wonderful so far, I can see it's going to be superb! They're such gorgeous flowers

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  4. Welcome back, Kathryn - it does seem like you were down and out for a long time. Viral pneumonia sounds terrible and I wish you a complete recovery. Its' good to see that you felt like painting - and your energy will come back as your full health returns - I have no doubt!

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  5. love the barn swallow and the colors of the hydranea. It's lovely. I'm so sorry you've been so very sick. Please take it easy and slow, Hope you are feeling tip top soon. love to you,Diana

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  6. Hi Kathryn,
    Your hydrangeas are gorgeous!! Those kinda flowers can heal! :0) I am glad you are back in the row. Next time eat lots of garlic and gargle with Hydrogen Peroxide.. It does help not to allow the virus to spread and kills bacteria.
    Cheers!
    Irina

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  7. I really hope you are back to your usual self again soon Kathryn. How horrible to feel so ill!
    And this time of year doesn't hep either does it?
    The paintings are looking lovely. I like the flower in particular :0)

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  8. Take good care, sweetie. Pneumonia takes lots of resting to recover from.
    Painting will come back in its own time, try not to fret *hugs*

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  9. The hydrangeas are coming along beautifully as well as the swallow..(love the background) When you didn't post, I knew you were still not feeling well. I'm happy that you're back to let us know what's going on...I hope you start to feel better soon....with viral pneumonia you will find yourself tired for awhile...so listen to your body and rest..

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  10. Me alegro de que estés de vuelta, para seguir disfrutando de tus trabajos.

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  11. tus acuarelas siempre me dejan con la boca abierta son preciosas , un saludo DANI

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  12. Glad you are doing better. It's always tough to start something once you stop. But I am sure you'll get back into it. Love those hydrangeas!

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  13. Yes, Ken Follet is nice reading, but I'm sure you now prefer to be back to some activity! Take care!

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  14. I hope you get better soon. It is no fun to be sick.
    The birdie is so beautiful.
    love
    tweedles

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  15. Hi Kathryn:) Glad you're feeling a bit better. Take it easy for a while! Love your both paintings. At least we can see you made the barn swallow on Arches (joke)! A big hug for Bruno and take care of yourself:)xx

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  16. Hi Kathryn,

    I understand what you say. I have a lot of things to do.I would like to read books as well,I like taking photographs and pracitice piano, flute and cooking...but only one body and just 24 hours a day is very short to me.hahaha.No worries, you have a special skill of colours. So when you feel so, that is the time to do. Have a good weekend.

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  17. Glad to hear you are on the mend! Take care and happy creating!

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