Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Flowers

             


It occurred to me yesterday that no one sent me get well flowers. So throughout the day, I dabbled this iPad drawing inbetween tossing restlessly on the couch and pacing around the house wondering how long this knee thing was going to go on.  I guess I was experiencing my age? I used to bounce back a lot faster than this and I guess I thought some colorful,fresh flowers would have lessened my disappointment in myself.  I think this iPad rendition of Lilies, on regular canvas backing, looks like it would make a good needlepoint toss pillow. I tried my hand at that once, but didn't like the feel of the yarn as it passed over my hand. 

Returning energized from my first out patient physical therapy session today, I forgot about flowers. This is the second week anniversary of the surgery. I have good mobility. I was able to go trough the whole workout with little bitching. I have no homework to do tomorrow. I helped Ellis in the kitchen shredded cabbage. And I took another photo of myself to further explore the airbrush tool. Tomorrow, I think it's time to walk down the drive to get the mail. The fresh air sure felt good against my face as I waited for Ellis to get the car. I've had enough of being a shut in.

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  1. Oh Linda, I bet you'll be good as new soon. So glad physical therapy went well... a little bitching is totally OK by the way :-)

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    1. I'm betting on it Agnes. We've got two tickets to Mexico with our names on them. I am a believer in physical therapy. The resistance exercises I've learned from several visits over the years have eliminated neck, back, shoulder and knee pain.

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    2. Yup, when Mexico is calling you just have to answer the call :-))))

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  2. The flowers of beautiful colours make you fill much more better always. Nice work Linda. I hope you're happy. Best regards

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    1. The drawing satisfied my need more than the cave paintings satisfied the caveman's hunger. :-))

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  3. the texture of your canvas mimics needlepoint... i use to do counted cross stitch and this brought back memories... can;'t believe u didn't get welcome home flowers... if i was nearby i'd bring some along w/a cooked meal..

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  4. Well as much as flowers are a lovely surprise and lift spirits at each glance, they also make us sad as we watch them wilt and die. Unfortunately, as well as my recouperation is going, there are periods of impatience, boredom and self pity. Yesterday was one of those days. Today, is quite different. Both knees can bend to the same degree while propping my feet against the ottoman. That's progress.

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    1. I never look at flowers that way... the thought is what is important... after all everything goes... You self pity? I can't imagine that... seriously...

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  5. Flowers which will never die.- beautiful colors too.
    Congrats on the mobility - you go gal!

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  6. Flowers to bloom! I hope with all my heart, excellent health to you and to your knee!
    I hope that a mild autumn accompany your days of life and art.
    Your works Ipad are all strong and expressive as you,a beautiful way of continue your artistic skill, but I hope soon that you be able to paint with " real" colors!
    Enjoy your beautiful garden on the lake,walking...free and sweet !!!Hugs and kisses,Rita.

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    1. You got it Rita! That's what I'm going for. The temps are dropping as they should around now, but are not unpleasant. We're in the low seventies with trees showing glorious reds and yellows. A huge, wild clump of those tall fancy grasses people in this Northern state are planting in their gardens as focal plants popped up next to the cattails over the summer by the drainage ditch. A gift of the wind, it's quite lovely and should look beautiful dusted with snow.

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  7. Sometimes it's just nice to nag all shoot you nothing on you sure had to do otherwise but you have the courage again together and you are going to good again so I am waiting with re smart on your drawings hugs Danielle

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  8. Thanks Danielle. So far the iPad is the only medium I care to work with. Of the drawings I did with my finger, the self portrait came out surprisingly well. After that I think Stepping Stones, the square rendition, would translate well into paint. Maybe next spring? Physical therapy is my main interest at this time and the next two weeks are booked. I'll probably continue after that because I do want this knee as flexible and mobile as it was previous to surgery. The pain is less and less everyday and will be gone by the time I am discharged from therapy, hopefully forever. Ellis read this post and brought me flowers today. He is really a very special guy. I'm lucky to have stumbled into him at the age of fifteen and to have been smart enough to recognize that we were made for one another.

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  9. Linda!
    Sorry no flowers! I very much love your i pad flowers. Wild, colorful, and wonderful. And they won't wilt!
    Hang in there!
    Keep on keeping on!
    Michael

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