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Sunday, November 25, 2018

OK ... I'M BACK - A ROOSTER'S PROGRESS ...

Maggie, sorely in need of entertainment and exercise, has resorted to  caving in the hay shed.

She finds a slot between the bales, and dives down, looking for rodents.

Sometimes she completely disappears, and I wonder if I am going to have to excavate her from the hay!

Second start on the BIG rooster. The finished size was about 25 x 30 inches.


Looking quite handsome and rooster-ish.

Now the background ...



Finished ... finally! Picked up, and ready to fly off to Hong Kong to his new home.

I disappeared off the radar, as I was having a lot of trouble with pain, arthritis, muscle spasm - I was not a happy puppy. I barely felt like doing anything, just forced myself to take care of the animals as best I could, and teach my weekly watercolour class.  I was even on synthetic opioids for six weeks. That is a nasty drug. I have weaned myself off, and am now being much more proactive  in taking care of myself. I still visit with my yoga therapist weekly - she is a god-send! And I regularly see a physiotherapist to help with eliminating muscle spasm, and getting some proper strengthening exercises done at his clinic. So I am feeling much better physically and emotionally. I am sketching and painting again, and riding Bruno every other day, and getting out with the dogs again, too. Lordy, I missed being outside in Nature!!!

The rooster was commissioned by a woman, in August,  for her husband's birthday [and I am sure I missed the date]. But she picked her painting up on Friday, and was so happy with him - I was thrilled. So Señor Rooster is off to Hong Kong in December to settle in his new home.

6 comments:

  1. You look like you're having a blast, Maggie! Love the rooster!

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  2. Oh noooo! Sorry to hear about the paint Kathryn and I wish you a speedy, pain-free recovery. Maggie looks like she was enjoying herself tremendously and I just LOVE your rooster, beautifully done!

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  3. Your rooster is magnificent (and he knows it!).
    So sorry to read that you have not been well. And good that you are getting better. Take care, Kathryn!

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  4. Glad you are back to creating :) the rooster is gorgeous

    what better place for a kitty to be then a haystack? trying to find mice and keeping warm :p

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  5. no Maggie is a dog not a kitty oops (its 1 in the morning, i blame that :p)

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  6. The rooster is BEAUTIFULLY painted, Kathryn!!!!
    Love the background as well on Señor Rooster!!! Glad to see you posting... hope you’re well!!!

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