Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Slowly Getting There: Progress as of 5-31-11


Transformation

For my children, this past weekend was the first one of the summer.  School is out, no tests, no homework, no papers and both are sick.  My son has a nasty cold and sore throat, his twin sister seemed to have something much worse.  I took her to urgent care on Sunday.  I thought she had strep.  All symptoms pointed to it.  The doctor wanted a rapid strep test and it was negative.  So that left him with a probable mono diagnosis.  SHIT.  Swan lake is in two weeks!  Well tomorrow I will take her to her pediatrician and we will get a blood test.  I am hoping for anything but mono.  Her glands are so swollen she can barely talk.  Nasty.  Art time has been minimal.  I guess I should be use to it :(  I did get into the studio today and here is where I am at on the piece that will be a gift.  I still have more to do but for the most part, it has come together.  Being a little distracted, I have lost the enthusiasm for this work.  Need to get it back so I can finish it! I have a working title:  "Transformation"  and it suits the work. I do have some words I want to add as well.  Let me say that this photo is an iPhone one and the colors are off.  When I complete the piece, I will definitely scan it.     Its funny, as I am looking at this piece here in this post, I can focus in better on areas than still need defining etc....     Hmmmm  K

7 comments:

Monika Schmid said...

Kathy, your painting is coming along beautifully. The recipient will be so stoked to be given such a wonderful piece of art. Well done!xo

Healing Woman said...

Transformation is magnificent. I can't wait to see it finished. I have had the same experience you talked about. When you see the picture of it before it is finished, it tells you exactly what you need to do to improve it. I found this out when I was working on my large Frida painting.

It's hard to create when kids are sick...they are always at the back of your mind. Having said that, at least you have your art to take your mind off of the sickness for part of the time anyway. I have a feeling that the ballet will go on and all will be ok by then. I wonder why these things happen at the worst possible time? Life.

Kathy L said...

Thank you Monika and Cheryl. Im working at it :)

Clare said...

transformation - this work has a certain mystery about it - i wonder what the girl is thinking as she swoons around, dancing in an ethereal mist of possibilities and dreams - wonderful work - will have to check back later to see finished work.

PaintingsbyLinda said...

the painting is: beautiful- soothing - very nicely done.

Hope your children are better soon. Know the feeling of only thinking about the kids getting better--- went through it plenty of times with my daughter-lets face it- they are our main priority!

Veronica Funk said...

I often find that changing seasons brings about illness in my family - and laziness on my part ;) This piece is looking quite stunning already.

Kathy L said...

Im so appreciative of your time taken to read and leave comments. Thank you, thank you, thank you!