Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Peace and Love

I returned to the hospital today expecting to be discharged. Instead I was given a small operation to rectify some scar tissue which was causing an obstruction. My results from Pathology are still not yet through but I genuinely remain optimistic.
Nevertheless I feel a little 'down'. So I want to share two very special pictures which I painted about twelve years ago.
One is tiny - measures about 3" square. It shows my bestest pals Sam and Ben waiting for my wife at our side gate.
The other (boats, medium sized,) was painted on the day that Sam was put to sleep whilst still a youngster. He is depicted by the fragile vessel caught in the setting sun's ray.
Both pictures hang in our lounge - they bring me a sense of peace and a reminder of unconditional love.

Monday, 27 October 2008

Twisted Sisters

I blame Cath and Roc for suggesting this theme (Twisted Sister). Never done anything like it before but it was great fun.

Friday, 24 October 2008

For 'silly affirmations' swap.

I enjoyed this - we had to construct an ATC based on 'silly affirmations'. I think my favourite was the fat lady - although the guy in the beard strikes a chord!

Wednesday, 22 October 2008


Oh how I enjoyed making these book marks. (6" x 2") My wife wants me to keep them - but no, they are done for a swap. It is a wake up call, though, that I should be doing some art which I can KEEP. :) I just love sharing it with my friends.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Ship Ahoy

Felt much better after a rough weekend. Why does general anaesthetic take so long to disperse? Produced four ATC's ... guess which is my favourite?

Friday, 17 October 2008

Gone Fishing

Out of hospital after 1hour 45 min operation. Pathology results in ten days but surgeon reassured me by stating it didn't look cancerous. Phew.

Relaxed by painting this postcard.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Impressionist Cowes

Eat your heart out Turner, lol. (Only kidding!) This postcard is of Cowes, Isle of Wight.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Fleur du mal

Had my CT scan today prior to Wednesday's op. Like some science fiction scene - whirling lights, clunks and wooshes as a robotic bed took over my identity and pushed me in and out of a wormhole in space.

Back on earth I had painted a couple of flowery postcards.

But I am still a bit scared despite trying to feel positive....

Friday, 10 October 2008

When birds turn bad

Had to be done...

Postcard for Halloween challenge.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

After the witches - a day at the fair.

Friday, 3 October 2008

Eventually I made my witch ATC's. Isn't it strange how some topics come so easily whilst others are a real struggle? And I'm afraid it shows...