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August 13, 2018

I have been swamped with quite a variety of things since posting back in June: kitten time, health issues, home challenges, and to top it off the upcoming sale of our family’s coastal home in September. The book progress has been at a standstill as I attempt to get through theses different tasks. I’m horrible at multitasking. If the energy isn’t there for art, I don’t seem to be able to pull it together like I used to. Maybe it’s due to the drug combinations and stress levels. Anyway, I’m glad to report some progress on Rebecca’s book.

I find it difficult to capture what I’m seeing in my brain, combined with long breaks, and a cohesive piece isn’t quite emerging yet. By the end of this week, I hope to finish. Famous last words uttered weekly over the past several months! Don’t hold your breath or you’ll turn blue!

On a side note, the kittens just passed the 5 month mark. Both are already in estrus. Spaying at the end of August . Oh, how time moves quickly and yet so slow.

Watercolor, colored pencils, micron pen, pencil.

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  1. August 13, 2018 8:55 pm

    This is beautiful. I have been in a fog, creatively, for some months and I am just coming out of it. Sometimes it happens and it’s hard to break through it, but you seem to be getting there. Xxx

    • August 21, 2018 3:22 pm

      You’re creating some interesting work these days. I really like the Up Your Nose series! What a crazy perspective that is totally overlooked (or is that underlooked?).
      Hopefully I’m on the mend with getting back into a creative life. It certainly makes me feel better about life. πŸ™‚

      • August 21, 2018 9:29 pm

        Thanks Gale. I am enjoying the Up Yer Nose in a way I haven’t enjoyed making art for ages. The perspective is so interesting to draw, but terribly unflattering to my victims! It’s spinning off into new ideas, which is good because I have a lot coming up over the next couple of months. You’ve got a lot on your plate, haven’t you? It’s difficult to be creative, especially when you are in pain. It will be better soon xx

  2. August 13, 2018 11:07 pm

    This is looking great Gale – I’m impressed you have done this much with all you have been juggling! Hopefully things will gradually ease and you will get all you need to done.

    • August 21, 2018 3:18 pm

      I’m getting to the point of thinking about seriously hiring others to finish the house tasks so I can just enjoy the other parts of life, like creating art.
      Hope you’re enjoying your time with the new granddaughter!

      • August 22, 2018 12:28 am

        You have to get your priorities right! Leaving tomorrow to see the new member of the family, can’t wait!

  3. August 14, 2018 12:46 am

    OH, this SUPER!! I FEEL your landscape, the moisture, the green. And that all too familiar stance of a dog sniffing, which is what they do, just Dexter can do it till his nose should fall off. πŸ˜‰ Hope the toe is healing quickly and all I can say, is that you have a lot going on, and cats in heat!! I am not a multi tasker either so I can truly relate. Sending hugs!

    • August 21, 2018 3:15 pm

      It’s getting closer to completion!
      Thanks for the hug. I think it helped my toe! Still not back to normal walking levels, but each day is better!

  4. August 21, 2018 2:51 pm

    This is really lovely. So lovely that I want that dog. A lot happening with me and my family too and I have not worked as much as usual. And now I have a broken wrist! At least it is not my dominant hand.

    • August 21, 2018 3:10 pm

      Nancy: Broken wrist???? Nooo! That’s awful!
      I feel super thankful that I didn’t break any toe bones. However, healing is slow.
      I have to keep reminding myself that I will accomplish the task. The book will be sent to MN. The next book is ready for my ideas, and life will continue forward! I hope you will find little snippits of time to work on your beautiful art. πŸ™‚

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