Monday, July 22, 2013

Painter Interrupted


What’s on my easel?

I had to push through cobwebs to get in this week and take a photograph. What I found is this partially finished raindrop painting. This year started out strong but this spring I encountered one health issue after another. Not all mine, first they were my dog’s issues, then those of family members. In spite of all the worry I was enjoying the trips back east and seeing family, including siblings and nieces. Then I was diagnosed with Shingles and that more or less put a stop to all the fun for me.

Six weeks later and I think I may be starting to recover...

This kind of an extended time out has often served as a creative catalyst to me. Something about having a break in routine or being forced to rest seems to stir up even more ideas.

I’m looking forward to being completely recovered.

Any day now...

12 comments:

Beth Rommel said...

Hi Katherine, I was thinking about you and wondering where the true blogger artist was. I am very sorry to hear you have had shingles, many wishes for a continued recovery are coming your way. I am looking forward to seeing your creative genius back in the saddle. Best wishes...b

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Beth, I appreciate that! I've been missing reading your blog as well. Soon I'll be able to catch up!

Kathryn Hansen said...

ohhh wow...you've had a rough year. it seems like you're on the mend tho! best wishes and hugs for a speedy recovery!!!

(love that painting!!)

jeronimus said...

Shingles can be very painful and debilitating.
I once had on one side of my abdomen, and the skin is still numb there after more than ten years. I was grateful though that I didn't get it on the head. An aunt lost the sight in one eye from that.
Wishing you a full recovery and happy painting.

Katherine Kean said...

Kathryn - I'll grant you that -this year has had it's ups and downs. Thanks for your well wishes!

Katherine Kean said...

Jeronimus, so you know from experience. I'm so sorry you had it too. And I'm sorry about your aunt. It's a terrible disease. Thanks for your good thoughts - I really am looking forward to painting.

Katherine Thomas said...

Oh no, what a blow to suffer. I'm so sorry. Please get better soon, your art is wonderful, and we are awaiting the next piece eagerly!

Katherine Kean said...

Thank you Katherine! I hope to do so.

Yelena Shabrova said...

I am very sorry you had to go through all this, Katherine. May you fully recover soon and get back to creating your wonderful pieces without unfortunate distractions.

Katherine Kean said...

Thank you Yelena. I look forward to that.

Jean Spitzer said...

I wish you a complete recovery and a return to painting, after your forced break.

The partially completed canvas is fascinating. I look forward to seeing what happens.

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Jean. It'll be nice to get back to it.