Friday, January 25, 2013

Sick, Day 15

Some of you may have noticed I have not been blogging for 2 weeks. I have had the flu for the first time in over 10 years and it was a major one. For the last 15days I could hardly feed myself let alone be on the internet or even read. For a woman that lives alone it at first seemed impossible, but my many friends went to the store, brought me DVDs  and called daily to check in. I am so lucky to have them. My family, though far away also called and checked in almost daily. Many have told me they have the flu too, but yet they are working, I don't understand that because I could hardly make it to the bathroom. The last week I have been on the upside, but still have very little energy, though cooking is something I can now do, nothing fancy, but yay I can cook. For the first week that really was not a problem because I could not eat! I am so grateful that this is almost over. I will attempt to go back to work Monday. I don't know how people who are really sick, like with cancer do it day after day, I guess they do it because they have to, but it gives me great respect for them. I am so very behind in my life, I will slowly catch up with all of you at some point. I have missed you. I hope you are all healthy and well! XOXO

Friday, January 11, 2013

Snow Rabbit


Life's splendor forever lies in wait about each one of us in all its fullness, but veiled from view, deep down, invisible, far off. It is there, though, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If you summon it by the right word, by its right name, it will come.

—Franz Kafka, October 18, 1921
From The Diaries of Franz Kafka 1910-1923

I found this little snow rabbit and wondered if nature made it or if man did :-).
I have been doing a lot of art and I have many bits and pieces I need to bring together, hopefully this weekend. So, for now I have nothing, but I leave you with this quote from Kafka. Have a wonderful weekend. XOXO

Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Work and The Winner of my Give-Away

First, let me announce that the winner of my teabag drawing give-away is the wonderful, dear Laura!
These are some of my new pieces, small, rust and vinegar, and the bottom one is made with loose herbal tea and rust and vinegar. I have included close ups, but double click to see all the details. I always love to know what you think.
Very cold in this neck of the woods, -10 at night and in the 20's during the day. I have been watching lots of videos, huddled under the covers (my house is very drafty!).  I received Downton Abbey for Christmas, and I am enjoying it enormously.
I hope you are all staying warm and happy.