Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Boom, Bang, SCREAM

Last week The Hubby and the son-in-law took a business trip to Tampa, Florida for a lighting seminar.  That meant I was IN CHARGE!  Yeah, right.  Well, work went smoothly despite all the rain we had but at home this little guy had an accident.  The Hubby left town on Sunday and then Wednesday morning while waking up, (I got to sleep in a bit) sweet Clayton came into the bedroom and attempted to jump on the bed, which he has done many, many times from the bench we have at the end.  The bench because the bed is 3 feet tall.  He misjudged and jumped to the side and took a header off the bed to the wood floor and SCREAMED!  I quickly jumped up and he was on the floor with his already bad leg sticking out with his little toes spread and his eyes wide with pain.  I gingerly scooped him up and laid him on the bed on his side.  The leg still sticking out strangely.  It didn't appear to be broken but I just didn't know because that stupid connective tissue tumor we had removed from the leg last fall has come back and I was afraid that his leg was broken there.  The vet was to open in 10 minutes so I threw clothes on and we were off to the vet.  I waited most of the morning to hear something because the vet was not in yet and I had to leave the little guy.  He seemed better on the ride to the clinic but I just had to make sure.  Finally after lunch I went in when they said he was ready.  The vet said, I think (he talks big vet words), that nothing was broken.  He was more concerned with Clayton's shoulder which he showed me on the x-ray.  Poor guy has osteoarthritis in his shoulder, pretty bad.  I think being born with the short leg that has the shoulder up there anyway, it was inevitable that he would have these kind of issues.  Long story, but home we went with pain meds, antibiotic in case of a small fracture and not wanting to get a bone infection and a sort of order that he was GROUNDED.  Too bad that one didn't stick.  He's back to his old jumping and scrambling but that was SCARY!  We love this little guy so much.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

A Few Words

I really don't feel like writing here because I can't seem to find the words but here goes. 

This past week has been horrendous, absolutely horrendous.  What is happening in this world.  Our children are in a war, AT SCHOOL!  All I want to do is paint flowers and ignore the ugly that is OUR WORLD right now.  But, it cannot be ignored and I'm not sure how it can be fixed, I don't think anyone knows.  Oh sure everyone has an opinion but unless we all come together and quit back-biting and fighting and QUIT dividing ourselves it's not going to be fixed anytime soon.  We are NOT being good examples for our children.

Off my soapbox...

On another note, please be wary if you are driving in the Broken Arrow area, Daddy has decided he is good to drive again.  (Thumping head on desk!)

Monday, February 12, 2018

Snicklefritz and Logo's

Painting has been kind of back burner the past couple of weeks even though I want to paint but don't have much inspiration.  My focus has been on Snicklefritz.  She spent the night with me on a Saturday night a couple of weeks ago and I got her a new Twirly Girl dress.  Her old one was for a 4 year old and she is a little over 5.  That dress was so tight but she just didn't want to give it up.  
She was HAPPY!

Then Sunday morning I promised her we would fingerpaint.  I had a book that she found of an artist that does fingerpainting art and had step by step pictures and instruction.  She wanted to do that so I got everything ready for us to paint on Sunday morning.   
I had fun too!

She really wasn't focused and just made mud which on reflection I should have known something was up.  The week before she had a horrible cough, no fever, felt fine and continued with school.  Well, she went home and that evening she had a rip-roaring fever and a horrible ear ache, an ear infection.  So no school for a couple of days and I got to have her again all day.  Thankfully she is much better and so far NO FLU!

Some good news though, our logo and marquee is all done, we are official.  Our gallery and studio is up and really running.

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Still Looking

I am STILL on the hunt for inspiration for a painting.  I have tons and I mean TONS of photos that I have been going through but none that scream at me to paint...

(already painted this spring version)

I am "trying" to paint this...

Sooooo, this one I've been struggling with and I shared my frustration on Facebook, asking for suggestions.  Boy did I get help and I do mean help on what to do to fix this one.  Hopefully this week I will tackle it with some of the advice. 

Original reference photo.