Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Under the weather..



There is cotton in my head and
Tissue clouds beside my bed...
Hazed over thinking through
Overcast eyes....
Variable high pressure head storm brings in
A rainy disposition......
Hands as damp as the Fall leaves outside
Forecast turning chilly and no longer sunny.....
Lethargic movement stalling
Atmospheric activity....
A mottled nose followed by
frost tipped digits...
Three days coming...
Three days staying...
Three days going....
This is the forecast...
I'm sick....and.......
I am sick of being sick..........

LOL!

I am making light of my condition today and doing it in an attempt to be poetic....or is it prose? I am not a poet although I would love to be able to paint with words. ( My apologies Lori and all other writers for my abysmal attempt at what you are all so good at!) But I had fun trying!
Inez is home and is becoming used to her handicap of a broken wrist. Her dance studio gave her a little party for her birthday last night and she valiantly attended before promptly going to her room to rest. Poor thing, she is annoyed and I don't blame her one bit.....I have never broken anything...and pray I never do. I have had some serious events and surgeries in my life but my hands were never afflicted. I thank God for that!
Today is her birthday....so HAPPY BIRTHDAY INEZ!!!!!
I will probably putter around the house today before going to be abused at the Women's Center in Joplin. Today I have a mammogram and bone density scan. Doesn't THAT sound like fun! Which brings me to a request I have of the ladies who read my blog.
I joined the Army of Women the minute I heard about it.....a month ago. It is a website devoted to curing breast cancer by Dr. Susan Love during her lifetime.

Excerpt from their website follows:

The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and the Avon Foundation, a global leader in breast cancer research, joined forces to launch the Love/Avon Army of Women.

Our revolutionary initiative has two key goals:

  • To recruit one million healthy women of every age and ethnicity, including breast cancer survivors and women at high-risk for the disease, to partner with breast cancer researchers and directly participate in the research that will eradicate breast cancer once and for all.
  • To challenge the scientific community to expand its current focus to include breast cancer prevention research conducted on healthy women.
I lost my Mother to untreated breast cancer and have an Aunt who had it also....fortunately she recovered. Because of my heredity it makes me what they consider a high risk. I have had exams regularly since I was 41 and hopefully all women do this regular preventative program. I urge you to join this month as it is Breast Cancer Awareness month. You may join here.

In a strange way the painting posted today seemed apropos to what was discussed in this blog. It is painted on textured canvas. I use thick gesso and make it thicker in some areas than others. I also try to give it an interesting surface texture by using a house painters brush and jabbing at the canvas to remove some of the gesso. I will also use a knife to give an almost Spanish stucco wall appearance. It was painted last year.
Love, Theresa

6 comments:

Bonnie said...

Theresa - if I could send you virtual chicken soup, I would.
So many things to be juggling in your life.
I can empathize with your call to action having lost a sister and cousin. Many voices added up, and relentless, do make a difference.
Hope your tests are fine and you get to coast another year....

And how sensuous is that painting! THIS MUCH!
Very apropos.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Theresa,

Wow! Two glorious paintings. The portrait is exceptional. The hand is so perfectly painted. You are the best.

Take care,

Barbara

I fought off a cold for three weeks using Cold FX. Even if the cold or flu has come in, it greatly shortens the duration. It's expensive but worth every penny. As a college teacher, I work in a sea of sick kids and colds. So you can trust me. You can anyway.

Love Barbara

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Both of your paintings are awesome, I especially like the landscape. Wow those colors are dynamite! So sorry you are ill, hope tomorrow is better

Erika Nelson said...

Creative even when you're trying to get something off your chest huh? :)

Joy about your appointments but always good to get them done! I'll look into that website too. It's always a scary subject of course but the statistics are even scarier. So it's best to be proactive.

What AMAXING paintings Theresa! You have powers with those hands and eyes so you best get rested and get re-energized for your future masterpieces await you! xo

Erika Nelson said...

Ok I can spell AMAZING lol!

milindmulick said...

Both paintings are wonderful.they have warmth of color.
get well soon or probably you already have.