Friday, October 17, 2014

Paint Party Friday October 17, 2014

It's been a busy week here... another visit to the doctor and my first ever spinal injection. I think it's actually helping too. At least during the day I am feeling much better and taking less pain medication...which makes me happy . I go back in 3 weeks for another one. 
I've done a lot of art this week. When feeling better it's much easier to do and I have to keep busy so that I'm not out doing something that would be too active and set me back. I struggle with that... I want to get outside so bad and clean up the flowerbeds and all of that kind of stuff. I'm not a very good sitter at all. LOL! 
So the first art is one of the bigger pieces on wood I started a while back . I thought I was done with it this morning...however after taking it outside and taking pictures I'm thinking the face maybe needs some more work. She is supposed to be a spirit .... but something just isn't setting right with me now.... opinions appreciated. 

... I just couldn't stop so here is what she looks now ...
...still not sure if she is done but do like her much better now :) ...

 I worked on anther Quote Card...

I added color to blank note card I made in Feb.2012

I didn't post last week.... just not a good energy week but the high light of my week was one of the Monarch Cocoons I've been watching hatched and I got some pretty good photos. I was a few minutes late getting back outside so I didn't get a photo of it actually coming out of the cocoon but he was still wet and unable to fly yet so I got some good ones.

One more has hatched since then But I didn't get any pictures at all and I still have one cocoon left and I'm hoping that the freezing weather doesn't get here before it gets to hatch and fly south for the winter. 
There have been several Monarchs in the flowers this week so they are hatching somewhere near by :) Next year I will have about 3 times the number of milkweed plants to attract more I hope. 
Random Thoughts for Today

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  1. Wonderful post, Carol. Glad those spinal injections are helping, I had a series of those at the beginning of the year, and they helped a lot. I love the spirit on the wooden panel, and the quote cards. The photos of the butterfly are marvelous, wish I had been there to see it! Have a good weekend and look after yourself Sweetie! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Your hatching butterfly photos are fabulous. And your big painting on wood- almost looks like a colored carving. Very pretty.

  3. What a beautiful inspiring post with amazing art!
    Happy weekend to you and great that the injections are helpful...
    that sounds great!

  4. Loving your beautiful artwork. Take care of yourself Carol. Happy PPF, Annette x

  5. At first I read that she was suppose to be a sprite and then I read again and it was "spirit"! I think it's a very pretty painting and I love her feeling of movement! I feel that she is HAPPY! Pretty butterflies!

  6. Love all the variety you've painted/sketched/photographed this week, Carol.

  7. oooh -lovely art and photos! I think your spirit art truly shows the spirituality of the piece. Glad you're feeling better!

  8. What a meaty blog post...loved it! A very magical painting full of love and spirit. There is a gorgeous essence about it!! I hope the shot improves your quality of life...ouchy! You are one brave soul! Wonderful quotes this week...a powerful post with loads of impact!

    Hugs Giggles

  9. Love your spirit-painting! I liked it as it was, but also after you changed it. When something doesn't feel right you got to keep going, right? The pictures of that monarch are amazing!

  10. How wonderful to be patient enough to capture the emerging of the monarch butterfly! And your art is just as bright & beautiful!


  11. I love your maiden on wood. She is beautiful. I feel quite inspired. Your photography is lovely, too. I have a soft spot for butterflies. :D

  12. I am so glad you are feeling better. My husband had injections in his back for years. He finally got a stim inplant. Take care and don't over do it. I love love love this first art piece. She is stunning. I like the others too and the photos. LOL