If everything goes as predicted - which it never does in my topsy-turvy life - then this 2-week mark should signify being at the half-way point in my NPO-hell. I am not going to think ahead, since my fistulas aren't on a calendar like I am, and trust that my body will heal when it is ready. One day at a time. I spent yesterday mostly setting up some backgrounds on some large canvases. I usually paint abstract backgrounds when I just need to breathe and get out of my head.
|I started out just dragging whimsical swirls of a bunch of different colors.|
|With the wonders of a brayer, this is how it ended up - and modeling paste for extra texture.|
|This could be a nice sky or ocean background from some scene.|
|This one was fun - I used alcohol ink, distress ink pads, and walnut ink for an antiquing effect.|
|I used textured paint for this and then used a rubber stamp.|
|This was a piece I finished to welcome in the spring.|
Then I finished the background from yesterday. I really like the contrast of the night with the day.
|I was on a roll, so I did one more piece.|
|Didn't get to put any hair on her yet - or a face!|
I also made Pumpkin Muffins for the humans and Apple Cheddar Pupcakes for the dogs.
Everyone was satisfied and full - EXCEPT ME!!!!!!
To get my mind off of everything and to keep from getting really depressed, I went down to art room for one more collage of the night.