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Quote for today
(above) ‘Looking up’ a page from my journal
“It was all very well to say, ‘Drink me,’ but the wise little Alice was not going to do that in a hurry. ‘No, I’ll look first,’ she said, ‘and see whether it’s marked ‘Poison’ or not.’ For she had read several nice little stories about children who had got burnt and eaten up by wild beasts and other unpleasant things, all because they would not remember the simple rules their friends had taught them: that a red-hot poker will burn you if you hold it too long, and that if you cut your finger very deeply with a knife, it usually bleeds. And she had never forgotten that if you drink too much from a bottle marked ‘Poison,’ it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later.”
~Lewis Carrol from Alice in Wonderland
Well yesterday was a little slower with clients so I did get to start a painting…it didn’t go well, I found out that being really brain tired isn’t really great for creating art. It’s not all bad, I mean I think I can save the work today with a few changes…but it didn’t pour out of me effortlessly like they usually do, and that’s hard to get used to.
I have a busy schedule today with client load, and the kids are home, and my house is a wreck, and I want to work on the painting, and my right eye is all swollen like I got punched because of a medication allergy…I look wonderful…Miss USA here I come…BLECH! You see I had this small stroke while giving birth the last time, and even though I recovered from the stroke just fine, my right eye was damaged. It started out as just a black spot like a football shape in my peripheral vision, but it has grown over the years and I am losing my sight in that eye…it’s so annoying. They (the doctors) have been trying to fix it for years, but it just keeps getting worse in that eye…whatever…I still have a good left eye, so it’s not that big a deal, it’s just inconvenient…but this new medication proved to be a failure and that eye is swollen shut now…and that is a big pain in my ass!
Well enough about my fantastic beauty…I’ve managed to bore myself with that story.
So, I have to get to work soon…and I have a double booked client day so…I better eat my Wheaties and put the peddle to the metal on my day.
Be well all…and if I get the new painting to somewhere decent today (even if I think it still sucks) I’ll post later or tomorrow…that’s my day off.
Love to all,
Buy some art today, you’ll be glad you did.


  1. BlueJude
    March 31, 2007

    Slow down lady and have yourself a mighty fine drink later! Sounds like you deserve it! Cool painting…but of course!

  2. Amber
    April 1, 2007

    Oh no! I hope they can get that eye healed up soon! That stinks!And thanks for putting up that other picture Heather…you look great in that one too! 🙂

  3. jafabrit
    April 1, 2007

    I would imagine it will take at least 3 or 4 weeks before you ease into a groove with a new job/routine. When the time is right your painting will flow. meanwhile it sounds like you need to take it slow and look after yourself. sorry about the eye.Like your picture.

  4. Cynthia
    April 1, 2007

    Love your sketchbook image! I would love to see you push this as a painting large scale.Take care of yourself and don’t burn too much midnight oil. We don’t want you loosing your eyesite in the eye. Deep breath.

  5. Lindsay
    April 2, 2007

    I love these heads! The series are really interesting. Especially the tattoed woman!!

  6. Kelly Bejelly
    April 3, 2007

    Eck, I didn’t know that you could have a stoke during childbirth. I hope they can help you.


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