Thursday, November 29, 2007

Incrementally Better Today

The Farm Up the Hill, 2007, Oil on Panel, 8x10

Well, I have been spending my days resting. Or trying to. I do actually nap a bit during the day, mostly because I wake at night because of the cough. Even though I don't consider myself to be a high energy person, just sitting around all day is really hard for me. So I still get up every so often and do some small chore, just to keep moving a bit. I did catch up on some paperwork yesterday, in bed, while watching TV, so that made me feel somewhat productive. And I have been able to get in some reading and knitting into my busy schedule.

I am trying NOT to think about how screwed I am if I can't back to the studio next week.

Oh and I have been meaning to recommend a new blog that I have been interested in lately. Sustainability is an important topic these days and I think it's great that artists are taking it on as well. I am very careful about the waste generated from my work, as well as recycling and using more natural products whenever possible. I will talk about the specifics of all that in a future post.

7 comments:

marja-leena said...

bnvjIt's time I said hi as I've been enjoying your blog for quite some time! I love the way you paint and the luminous colours you achieve.

I'm sorry you've been so ill, hope you'll be all better soon. Thanks for the very timely link today, I'm always looking for safer and more natural ways to live and work.

marja-leena said...

oops - sorry the mouse moved on me as I was typing the word verification! Didn't realize it added a few letters to the comment, heh.

indigomar said...

tracy, too bad about pneumonia, i wish you a good recovery. sounds like you're doing all the right stuff, most important,the r & r!

Natalya said...

glad you are feeling better and thank you for recommending that blog...

Fish or Cut Bait said...

Tracy, thanks for the link to the blog. I encourage anybody who has ANY input to become a member or write a guest post, or send us tips or warnings. We need help. I haven't posted there for a while because I am slightly overwhelmed. Guilt abounds. Hypocrisy is oozing from my studio. Maybe your link will kick my butt back in gear.

Just remember that down time is essential for good painting.

Tracy said...

Hi Marja-leena! Thanks for de-lurking as well as the compliment regarding my work. And glad you appreciate the link.

Thanks Mary Ann and Natalya, I am starting to feel much better and am planning to get into the studio at some point this weekend.

Steven, ahhh don't feel guilty! You have a lot going on. (how's that post show meltdown coming along?) I should talk, I have been feeling terribly guilty for not keeping up with my blog and related issues, even though I have been sick.

Surely I will be a master painter by the time I get back to it, huh?

Peter Yesis said...

I know you have done this before but I Tagged you on my blog today Tracey. I hope it brings you lots of happy thoughts and well wishers for a speedy recovery.