Monday, November 14, 2016

On The Bright Side

Chair, graphite pencils, 6" x 8"



From a productive week, to one lonely drawing done while watching disastrous election returns.

Not that either candidate was attractive, but I was hoping the less offensive liar would win and we'd stay  status quo while we hunted  leadership that could restore our pride.  The election turned my stomach, gave me an instant headache that still hasn't quit.  A government dominated by one political party is out of whack.  We are listing way too far right and are in desperate need of realignment.

Then there were our doctors appointments; we had one everyday.  Physicals.  I am great; Ellis, not so much.  He has more tests to take. He's anxious and so am I. 

So the state of my nation:  My government is too one-sided; our health is up in the air; and I am in a state of discontent, a bit angry, a lot sad.

With me, balance is everything.  It is the key to wellbeing. When things are out of kilter,  Painting (where composition, control and judgement count) falls off the table.  I need to scrub  floors and clean closets,  polish mom's silver and sweat on a bike to work off my funk. 


Given this last week, one drawing was quite the accomplishment--as was mom's silver coffee service.


On The Bright Side
 






8 comments:

  1. And so there is hope, do not be sad, my friend, things will work out, it is the way of the world. And none of it matters in the grand scheme, but that sure is one very fine drawing!

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    1. Thanks. But I don't think so. Very grim writing on the wall.

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  2. Bonjour chère amie,

    Le monde va très mal... Nous aussi nous préparons nos élections en France et nous nous demandons bien à quelle sauce nous serons mangés !!

    J'aime beaucoup votre dessin... Il ouvre l'esprit à la rêverie... à l'espoir !

    Gros bisous ♡

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    1. We will get through this! I cannot see this bigoted narcissist lasting longer than one term--I hope not anyway. Gros bisous to you too Martine.

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  3. Wow! That silver gleams. And the sketch is convincing.

    Wish you both the best.

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    1. Doesn't it! I am pretty sure my mom was getting even with me by gifting it to me, for the aggravation I may have caused her as a kid. A little sketching is all I can do these days. That empty chair at my computer station is pretty upbeat though. Not being occupied, it tells you I'm up and about, something I haven't been in quite some time.

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  4. UGH!!! That election was frightening! One can only hope he is impeached, #2 takes over, and things run quietly for a while till both parties make some much-needed changes. I am happy to read you are well, and hope for the best for Ellis!!!
    Me - I am finally making it out of that dark pit, and getting on with life, and making some better art. I have recently started seeing a delightful yogi who is helping me physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
    Be well

    Kathryn

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    1. I am still stunned and reading every report I can find in reputable newspapers. Never particularly interested in politics, I am wide awake and obsessed now! I can hardly find time to draw or paint. I am too busy reading about government, catching up on household affairs and working out. My energy was really depleted after this knee surgery, so I am constantly on the move trying to shake off the lethargy and put the bounce back in my step. A delightful yogi is a good idea.

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