Friday, April 25, 2008

Oh, My Aching Back....

Route 10 Farm, 2008, Oil on Panel, 16x20

I meant to post yesterday, but my lower back went out first thing in the morning and left me with spasms all day. It hurt to sit too much, and it hurt to walk too much. The last time I had back trouble was when I was pregnant, and I don't mind saying I was quite put out to have this going on now. But never fear, coincidentally I had an appointment already scheduled with my acupuncturist yesterday morning and he got me back on track. I had no injury, just an imbalance involving low potassium, water, bladder, kidney, heat, energy, too much ice cream and the rising price of oil. Or some such combination of things. It may sound kooky, but whatever he did worked, no more spasms, the pain is almost gone today (though I am still pretty stiff) and no medication necessary. Always a plus in my book.

Anyway, I am trying to catch up with things today, both with work and around the house. I haven't felt as if I have gotten much painting done in the last few weeks, but after making a list of the finished paintings I see that I am actually doing ok for the show in Hudson at the end of May.

The guys are still working on the attic, although Tom has been installing a shower on our second floor bathroom for the last few days, while Matt is spackling the walls in the attic. I am putting up photos taken a few days ago, after they got the sheet rock up (sorry about the water spots-guess I need to clean my camera lens). We were amazed to see how much lighter the space is with the walls up and as you can imagine, I can't wait to get moved in. But there is still much more to do up there to get ready for the princess to move in. Heh. More updates to come.




We have a busy weekend ahead which involves the vegetable garden, a boy scout camp out, two soccer games and a basketball clinic all of which mostly adds up to a lot of driving for mom. I will see you Monday, that is if I get through it all.

6 comments:

Jayne Rose said...

Wow. Your new space will be terrific. It's amazing to think how we can work in small, inadequate spaces so readily, until we upgrade!

Looking forward to the big move in day for your studio.

gr said...

oh my goodness that space is fantastic, and the farm painting! ohh my!

Martha Marshall said...

Keep those studio pictures coming! It's looking great. And of course I hope it goes without saying that I always love your paintings. But I'll say it anyway -- the light in this one is amazing!

Kesha Bruce said...

Is it normal that I am so excited to see the completion of your studio?

Anonymous said...

Love this painting. There is a nice calmness that goes with it!
Looks like you will have an awesome
art studio. Have fun with it!!!
Aunt Shirley

Sus said...

Wow! Great studio!Great light!
Bet it fills up fast, I betcha. Mine did...