Thursday, June 4, 2009

Age

Here's how it goes as you get older: You wake to a beautiful, pearl blue dawn, whisper a prayer of thanks, and slide to the edge of the bed to sit up and... DOH! Sizzling pain in your neck, cascading down over your shoulder - for what? One bone in your spine got slightly out of line as you sat up????? So now you can't hold your head up straight, and your whole vision is tinged with red from the pain. Studio? I don't think so! Well, this was my day yesterday, and though I did try to paint (don't tell Tim, I promised I wouldn't!) because I couldn't help it! Nothing worked out that I tried, so I spent the whole day in a beach chair in the garden with ice on my neck, and a steady stream of Advil in my bloodstream. So here's what the garden looks like (from a watercolor journal from 2 years ago - everything's still the same!):
And below a splashy rendition of my beloved geraniums:
And Harry the cat, my special baby, claiming his right to Paco's newest sleeping crate (Harry THINKS he's a Dog Whisperer, but I bet there are those who would disagree!
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17 comments:

  1. OUCH!!! Hope the neck is better soon. Great little watercolor sketches....so where was Paco while the cat was taking over????

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  2. Paco was glued to my side, as usual, and happily gave up the crate! The neck, thank you, is doing much better - 90% healthy now!

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  3. Love the images, thanks for sharing Kelly. Hope your neck is better
    soon.
    Chris

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  4. OH NO! Hate to hear about your neck. Thank goodness you had your faithful Paco to comfort you.

    These little

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  5. So glad you are feeling better. Love the garden drawings - I have always been a big fan of loose drawings and your with the watercolor are so fun. Framed around a kitchen area maybe.....

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  6. Kelley, hope that you are on the mend. Harry, is a pretty handsome feline! He looks so serious and intellegent! Your watercolors are gorgeous. I love seeing and painting watercolors. This makes me want to pull out the paints!

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  7. hi kelley!
    oh i hope you are feeling much better today! good job for taking care of yourself!
    great post. i love your sketches!

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  8. Love your watercolor journal! Do you still work in it?
    Harry looks so sweet in the crate!

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  9. Manon, thanks. I just took it out today, and am thinking... yeah.. I should do this again - it made me happy, was quick work - why not?

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  10. Gets fully better soon! I hate when the back/neck goes out! Nice posted art today!

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  11. Sweet little drawings.
    I totally know that slept-on-it-wrong neck experience. My sympathies.

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  12. I love the watercolor sketches. Wonderful pen and ink!
    Sorry about your 'ailments'.

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  13. love the watercolor sketch book. Fast and light and bright!

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  14. Two words for you...massage therapist...it really helps! I think the neck thing is job related...hate it!

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  15. Wow, Kelley, I LOVE these watercolor sketches, especially the florals and extra especially the geraniums. I know they're only "sketches" but if you could scan these they would make great note cards, or little prints!

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  16. hope you're feeling better!

    really like these water colors! beautiful

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  17. Oh, Kelley. I'm so behind, I must have missed this post! Lovely watercolors, I love them, so charming! Hope that you are recovered by now. I think so, with all of your exciting news, you must be! Congrats on all of the good news!

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