Sunday, June 16, 2013

Blessings, Challenges, and New Art....

June indeed dawned bright and cheery (see previous post), but I suppose we also need the challenges to fully appreciate those sunny days filled with blessings...

I need to keep this brief, as I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed, and time on the computer may be limited for awhile. But basically, John is back in the hospital, with an infection, inflammation, or disease of undetermined origin, which is making it incredibly difficult for him to breathe. They're bombarding him with lots of big-guns type meds, and doing lots of tests (CAT scan yesterday, and bronchoscopy and biopsy tomorrow) in the hope of finding and treating whatever it is.

We're remaining positive, and focusing on how much he's come through already, how many other challenges he's faced successfully, and how skilled his doctors and caregivers are. I'm trying to visit daily, and painting every other hour God sends, with a little housecleaning thrown in as needed - and trying to pay extra attention to the furkids too, who seem to be confused by his absence.

As far as the painting goes (which must continue) I'll share the latest pieces here - a trio of original paintings, two sold and one remaining...


The one in the center, "Sing a Song of Sixpence" remains available on Etsy as I write this, and I do hope it finds a good home...


That shared, I'm off to feed and water the menagerie now, and to begin work on another piece.

Thanks so very much to all those on facebook who have offered prayers, positive energy and well wishes. You have no idea how much we appreciate them.

One day at a time, one step at a time...The only way out of it is through it, right?. ;)

Blessings,
♥ Carolee




2 comments:

Niina Niskanen said...

Such beautiful halloweeny birds. Your art is so bright and cheering. I hope your husband gets better. Many blessing to you and your family.
-Niina

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Sending healing thoughts . . .
Thinking of you!

Lori Ann