Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Be Back In A Jiff


     

I thought I'd replace GC while I take a rest over the next week.   I did this self portrait a couple of years ago. It's charcoal, my favorite quick draw medium. It reflects my mood the day before surgery, but I have no idea what I felt somber about two years ago.  From the hoody, it must have been snowing?

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  1. A lovely self portrait, I especially love the hair, it looks very real and yet got a great simplicity.

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    1. Thanks Roger. --your ears must be burning. I was just talking about you this morning. I keep going to your FB page every time I open My Friends. I keep touching your name. So, I am very up on what's going on in your part of the world. Hows's your green house construction? Be careful with your hands. I just bought a razor sharp paint scraper yesterday and Ellis made me promise not to use it. He wanted no accidents due to being unfamiliar with the new shape of this tool. After my surgery, I'll give it a try on my glass palette. Linseed oil/mineral spirits is a stubborn substance to clean up.

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    1. Pensive then perhaps? Spiritual, today. Scary going under the knife tomorrow. I've been doing a lot of talking to the Big Guy up there. There are more carefree times come the weekend.

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  3. I've been away for a while - thinking of you as you face surgery tomorrow, and sending healing thoughts.

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    1. Thanks Carol. I hope you were away doing great things and having fun doing them. As I said, I'll be home in a Jiff, not as short of one as I would like, but by the weekend if all goes well. Don't you hate that prepositional phrase?

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  4. I will be thinking of you tomorrow. These high and mighty experts are often wrong - I hope it is the case with you. Sorry for my virtual absence - truth be told, I've been reading a great many of your posts, and am inspired by your art explorations. Your charcoal self-portrait is full of emotion -prayer, anxiety, withheld tears - very moving. So much more in the picture than in the words. All the best..

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    1. Thanks Dan. I have the same hopes, but the doctor has been tops in the oncological thoracic surgery profession for over three decades. I am hoping he knows his business and his proposed procedure irradiates the wee spot on the spot. I feel very fortunate for having caught the cold from hell that prompted a chest X-ray that showed the culprit before it turned my good health bad. I don't understand why chest X-rays went from routine tests to only when there's a situation with chest congestion?

      I've been toying with not blogging, but checking out how a painting translates from camera to PC has become another way of looking at how things are going--and, as you can see, I'm never at a loss for words. Nice to hear from you. :-))

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  5. Brilliant Self portrait Linda. All the best for tomorrow, or today is it? Any way, All the very best Linda..
    Vic.

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    1. Thanks Vic it was yesterday. It was quite an experience. Not for babies.

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  6. Linda, your charcoal portrait is simply superb!! It is so very strong, and evocative of mood [I would say "pensive", rather than somber] You are probably zonked out right now, which is good. Get LOTS of rest. I pray your surgery went beautifully!!!!!
    Kathryn XX

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  7. Your work with charcoal is absolutely fantastic. This particular piece is very moving..it makes me wonder what you're thinking about!
    Nice work. You're in my thoughts, my friend....

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  8. Thinking of you and hoping the surgery went well. All the best.

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    1. I appreciate your good wishes Kathryn, Hilda,Jean. I feel like I got hit by a MAC truck, but will survive. Teeny, tiny spot is gone and no sign of any others. Yes, it was cancer, but at a very early stage. They took it and the little, middle lobe it was in, ( there are three lobes per lung), and that should take care of it. In other words, no chemo, no radiation. I was very lucky to have caught that cold and taken myself to the doctor. Now, I have no excuses for not finishing some of those painting in my studio--and appreciating the opportunity. :-))

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  9. reading your reply above...This is the good news i had been hoping for.
    Luck. it is always around us. Sometimes we actually get to see it and recognize it.

    Sending huge love and healing thoughts your way, dear Linda.

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