|9x6 pastel and watercolor|
A new eternity, filled with hope, begins now.
This is my first bedside painting since the surgery 10 days ago. When I was in the hospital I sat by the window and through tiny slits in my eyes (that wouldn't open because of the drugs) I saw the most beautiful thing. That night there had been an ice storm. In the morning the clouds lifted for a moment and everything was pure with hope. I feel full of that hope right now and I tried to create it here.
I am thankful every moment for my life, my loves and all my friends. Thanks for being there, friends. It really does matter.
I am thinking ahead and I need to think about making my studio as clean as possible from any lung irritant. For years I have existed with a small air purifier, but as you may know I need more now. I have made changes- This year I have limited my pastels to outdoors and oils for studio work. In addition I have changed from liquin to walnut oil alkyd and never keep anything open. Oil rags are always in an air tight can and turpentine is closed tightly only opened when used. I have had recommendations for air purifier called the "artist's air easel attachment air purifier." It is a pricey investment, but if everyone recommneds it I will just get it. At this point cost seems unimportant if it indeed will make my air clear. So friends, what is your experience? Recommendations?
THANK YOU once again your words, notes, emails, comments, flowers, gifts and most of all LOVE. I am a believer that so much caring and light makes the healing possible. There have been days I actually cry touched by so much positive energy. I love all of you.