11/22/10

Understanding Blue

"Understanding Blue" 8x6" Pastel on sanded paper Sold

I had painted this one probably a month ago and am now finally posting it because I didn't do any art this week. Baaad, bad girl, I know! So, in an effort to redeem myself for my lack of creativity I'm sharing this little one with you. Painted at Dawson Creek the same day that Fall Forte' was painted. So let me explain...last week was a busy one preparing for the coming wet months: mounting pastel paper to boards, cleaning out my studio, setting up a newsletter, preparing for a Quick Draw and shopping for the coming T-day meal. To be honest with you, cleaning up a studio is an ongoing task for me, but my studio demands it because of it's size. I'm just thankful that I even have a studio!

And now for a VERY personal note:

This week I mark 40 years as a diabetic.
Oooh, that sounds bad, and rather personal, but actually I am so thankful for what health I have and that it is good given the circumstances. I don't let it get me down (been there before) so a positive attitude and a 'get er done' mantra helps a ton. It was during Thanksgiving break of 1970 that I fell into a coma. I remember as a child being in the hospital with a sickly looking Christmas tree at the end of the hall and the huge insulin needles used back then! Yuck! So, I am deeply reminded that Thanksgiving is a time of gratefulness for what I have. I am reminded by many events over the past years that life is fleeting and to never take it for granted. Thankful, yes, thankful for so much.

1 comment:

Celeste Bergin said...

Hi Brenda, I agree with your post..we are all so fortunate on many levels! I am glad that you are feeling well and managing your health! This is a beautiful painting to accompany your thoughtful words. Happy Thanksgiving!