Wednesday, January 12, 2011

memory and the awakening

7x 12 pastel and watercolor on Uart
 Another memory painting ...but this one "had its way with me," meaning it totally took over.  At this point I think I understand how skies work..the basics, now it is only about the painting. After walking the field the other night I returned to write the notes at home. No camera to stifle me.  Time to percolate and then to the studio. Keep in mind the field is a soccer field, flat chain link fence, no water, yet it faces west. Lucky me!I love WEST (and east).
On another note,  I will tell you now. I am scared. Tomorrow morning I go in for surgery. They are taking out part of my  right lung.  My stay in the hospital is 5 days.... so needless to say I will be off blog for a little while. I, off course, have planned for this and have bedside work to  do at the hospital (the hamster doesn't like to come off the wheel).  If I am lucid...or maybe it would be more interesting if I wasn't (heehee..think Dali) I will try to do some memory sketches.  I sure hope my room faces west. I think I will request it.
The best thing that has happened is that I have had an awakening. Since I have not been able to do my usual vitamin of plein air painting, I have opened my world to memory painting, a new love. I am sure that my new love will open new doors when I do return to the great outdoors.
Send your positive thoughts and prayers.
me and the kittens

44 comments:

Janelle Goodwin said...

Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way, Loriann. I hope you are back to your painting soon.

Gilly Rochester said...

Hi. I have only just started following your blog but already look fwd to your daily pieces, and thoughts/references. Wishing you the very best for your hospital stay, and a west facing room. Gilly

Deborah Paris said...

Loriann, you have been in my prayers all this week and will continue to be. It is has been lovely to see your memory work unfolding here on the blog. You have much more to do, so get well, rest, heal and come back when you can.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

My positive, healing thoughts I'm sending to you and I wish you a speedy recovery. With much love, Lisa x

RRoseman said...

hope all goes well with your surgery. I'll be thinking of you-and checking the sky tomorrow-hope it is a beauty!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thinking my best health and positive wishes for your successful surgery and speedy and thorough recovery. Scary stuff! The kittens are adorable! I think they will entertain you while you rest. Big hug! Kvan

B Boylan said...

My heart goes out to you Loriann, as you anticipate your surgery. I do hope for a quick successful outcome because your kittens and us bloggies will be eager for your return. West facing room? Nice!

Double "D" said...

Dear B,
So many will be there with you (bloggers) holding your hand and transferring energy of healing rest and love.
I will send prayers for a safe and successful surgery and recovery ... you're a strong cuss and have much to do when you're rested and healed. I know the waiting game sucks ... be strong and follow orders ... as my surgeon has said to me several times ... "don't screw it up". Love and healing hugs flying your way.
pb

Caroline said...

Dear Loriann my thoughts are with you tomorrow and during this difficult time. I hope to hear word that all is well soon. Until then here are a few words for you from our English poet Wordsworth. x

It is a Beauteous Evening

It is a beauteous evening, calm and free;
The holy time is quiet as a nun
Breathless with adoration; the broad sun
is sinking down in his tranquillity;
The gentleness of heaven is on the sea.

loriann said...

Wow, thank you everyone!

Janelle, thanks for the prayers!

Gilly, welcome to my blog and thank you for your kind words. Keep thinking about that west facing room.

Hi Deborah, thank you for all your support! I am sure glad I was "driven" to memory work! I appreciate your kind words.

Hi Lisa- thank you!

Hi Regina- thank you. Keep checking that sky!

Hi Kvan, yep, those kitties are a trip a minute. Thanks for the hug!

Hi Brenda thank you- keep thinking west facing room.

Hey PB,
You certainly know the drill.I promise to try to listen to my doc and not "screw it up." ah..I caught that hug! Take care of yourself and enjoy Sedona.-b

Hi Carolin, Thank you for the lovely poem from the master.I will write it down and keep it with me.

Nika said...

Amazing painting, it's exciting to see this new method taking over for you and yielding such great results!
I wish you strength and peace, a very speedy recovery and a west-facing room. Sending you love and healing energy, I'll be thinking of you this week.

Maggie Latham said...

My thoughts echo all the thoughts above, plus a big hug......

Brian McGurgan said...

Yes, Loriann, follow your doctor's advice, get lots of rest, and get back soon to doing what you love most. You'll have lots of us wishing you well tomorrow and thinking positive thoughts for your speedy recovery. Hang in there - and breathe deeply, too - that always helps me when I'm anxious!

Roger Dell Seddon said...

God bless you Loriann. My prayers and warm wishes go out to you for a speedy and full recovery.

Donna T said...

My prayers are coming your way, Loriann. Rest and heal and we'll be very happy to see you when you are feeling better.

Barbara Noonan said...

Loriann, My thoughts are with you and I hope you have visions of beautiful light and colors as you recover. If you need me to send you some artwork for over your hospital bed, just say the word. I'll find some photos of the Northwest to distract you!

Most of all - I'll be thinking of you.

Barb

Diane Mannion said...

Sending warm prayers and healing thoughts to you from the West coast of Florida, Loriann

Anonymous said...

Loriann, I will be thinking of you, sending you light, prayers and all of God's goodness...I feel very fortunate to have met you (at Wolf's lecture) I knew right away what a special person you are...and what an incredible artist....May your recovery be fast and easy...there are many sunrises awaiting you - Paula

Jala Pfaff said...

Oh my god, I always get to your posts too late! Too late to say good luck, but I'll say it anyway. Rest up and get back to us soon.
Lovely pinks in the painting,. and adorable photo w/the little ones.

Karen F. Rose said...

Loriann,
You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Please rest and heal...be well.

Carol Lee Beckx said...

My thoughts and prayers go with you. May your recovery be speedy and complete.

Marilyn R Miller said...

Thoughts and prayers will be with and for you and the doctors and nurses who will be caring for you. Lots of us are pulling for you in the difficult days ahead.
I, and many others, look forward to your return to the world of memory and color!

joanne said...

Hi Loriann,

Thinking of you and sending wishes for a speedy recovery. I look forward to your new creations.

Barbara said...

Loriann, I'll be thinking of you tomorrow and all the days until we hear from you again. You have become a daily part of our lives that we look forward to. You are an inspiration to so many, get well soon.

Anonymous said...

Loriann, what a coincidence that I should check your blog just this evening--as usual in fear of having missed a piece to add to our growing collection!--and discover that you are going in for what sounds like really scary surgery! Our thoughts will be with you throughout this time,
Tessa, Jon, David and Jacob

alex said...

what a lovely painting you have there..
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Rebecca said...

Love following your work and will be thinking of you in England where the light will be rising up over the hedge as I walk my dog, soon. Great good wishes.

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Dear Loriann, I too will be thinking of you. I send you all the love in the world and best wishes for a speedy recovery. I will miss your early morning welcome to my day as I drink my tea in bed over here in England! Many many good thoughts and prayers. x

Cathyann said...

Prayer for your recovery, Lori. I haven't been here often enough and found out about your surgery today from another blogger.
Your memories are beautiful. Looking forward to visiting you again. Wishing you a comfortable recovery and many more days to paint your memories.

moss said...

I am keeping you in my thoughts! You are a wonderful painter and a very informative and interesting blogger. I hope to read many more of your posts in the days and years to come! Thanks so much for all the hard work you put into your art and your blog. Your paintings are so gorgeous.

SamArtDog said...
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SamArtDog said...

Loriann,
You create a beautiful world full of color and love and hope. You are your own best source. Use it as generously as you give it.
We love you.

Linda Foltz said...

Dear Loriann,
You've been in my thoughts and prayers all week and especially today; may you heal quickly and fully, surrounded by the loving thoughts of many.

Your memory paintings are stunning! They will help nourish you as you recover.

Barbara Noonan said...

Hope you aren't reading this because you are dreaming of colors and shapes and new paintings.

Eden Compton said...

Good luck with your recovery Loriann! We look forward to your "bedside" work!

Najma Velshi said...

With prayers, thoughts and wishes for a quick recovery-look forward to more memory paintings.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Hoping you have a view to the west or to the east and that you are recovering well with light and love all around. Keeping you in good healthful thoughts!!

Karen said...

Yes, my prayers are with you too.
Hope by now you are recovering well!

(p.s.---tried to email you back but for some reason it wouldn't go through. ?? anyway thank you for your kind note and checking in with me over on my site) :)

loriann said...

Thank you so much for all of your healing words. What a warm feeling I received when I finally returned home to see so much love and caring. I will write more when I feel better.

Marshall Lynch said...

i like your picture with kittens.
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loriann said...

thank you thank you Janelle, Gilly, Deborah, Lisa, Regina, Kvan, Brenda, PB, Caroline, Nika, Maggie, Brian M, Roger,Donna, Barbara, Dianne, Paula, Jala, Karen, Carol, Marilyn, Joanne, Babara, Tess, Jon, David and Jacob, Alex, Rebecca, Lynne, Cathyann, Moss, Sam, Linda, Barbara Noonan, Eden, Najma, Kvan, Karen, and Marshall! So much healing. You are all wonderful.

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what a lovely painting you have there..







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loriann said...

Thank you Alex!