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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

My Life in A Suitcase


                                  
                                   
   

This iPad painting (ArtRage app) started out simple enough. It was supposed to be the clothing piled onto a table close to my couch bed in the living room. From a realistic rendition, over the morning, it turned into an expressionistic abstraction that told me I have had enough of sleeping, eating and living in the living room. It's time to climb the stairs and go back to my own bed. 

I call what we've been doing these past days, Living Out of A Suitcase. I call the painting the same. Living out of a suitcase is not my style. I need everything and everyone in their place. I like a tranquil home environment. As you can see, things are not tranquil. Honey is overwhelmed by his work responsibilities plus mine. I am sick of being lame.  My repaired knee is automatically doing what it used to with a minimum of discomfort.  Life is returning to normal. 

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  1. Congratulations!

    Here's to an ordered environment and a functioning knee.

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    1. Thanks Jean. I think this little drawing speaks for itself. The anxiety of everything being out of place is getting to me and it's time to quiet down with some normalcy.

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  2. I am SOOO glad your life [and knee] is heading back to ordered, organized and normal. And I love the abstract - really looks like life in a suitcase!

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    1. I don't know that it looks like a suitcase,living out of a suitcase means disorderly, living sloppily, to me. While the abstract's composition is balanced, it's hardness and ambiguity tells you what I think of living out of a suitcase. I suppose I should not have worked so hard to achieve balance, but left the mess that it was?

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  3. Great news and so glad your recovery is going well and is uneventful - O' happy day!! I believe I do see your impatience in the ArtRage painting! No doubt your stamina and determination will soon have you back at the easel :)!

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    1. No, in the tradition of an artist seeking to make order out of chaos, the abstract is too orderly. I should have left it the mess that it was. It's posting's fault. God forbid I totally inferior work.

      This operation is as hard as I have ever experienced. Breast surgery was a breeze next to this; I could walk and sleep any which way anywhere. And to think that this wasn't a full knee replacement , I can only imagine the agony and the inconvenience of a full replacement. (I'm writing this after a night from hell back in my own bed, but later for that story).

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  4. Your works are so expressive and energetic. I love the color and rythms in this piece. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment!

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    1. It was my pleasure Celia. Your kayaker really caught my attention. It was so painterly and expressive. Thank you for returning my call and being so kind. My work is on hold for a bit. Please come back in a few weeks when I hope to be up to form.

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  5. If that is how you feel, then, poor you! I wish you back to normal ASAP!

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    1. Living out of a suitcase, betwixed and between, out of water, whatever expression I can think of to describe being laid up, immobile and anxious. Too bad I missed the proper expression with this one, but I have time to give it another try. Loved talking to you this morning. Good painting your postcards. I forgot to ask you how many you're going to do. A few I would guess. That would put me in a frenzy, but I suspect you'll enjoy the work.

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  6. Congratulations, things are getting back to normal!

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    1. Stay tuned, I've been told to change my tune!

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  7. Inspiring sketch linda .....glad you are making a good recovery from your major surgery ..... Take care Hope the stairs get easier by the day

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  8. I'm SO glad you're feeling better Linda! You did such a nice job with this abstract! things are getting back to norm!!

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