Saturday, July 2, 2016

A Triumph

I used to be an artist. I used to paint. I made my living with my paintings. Then one day, I sat down to paint, my hands trembled, and my eyes played tricks on me.  There was something seriously wrong!  I went to my doctor. A few months later, after many tests..."they" gave me  the answer, you have Multiple Sclerosis.  My painting days were over. I took up photography, I could still make pictures. I was happy with that, but not content.
 
I haven't painted for 7 years since the diagnosis. A couple of weeks ago, I bought a canvas, and some paint. I retrieved my brushes that I had tucked away lovingly...all those years ago.
 
I sat down and I painted, I painted this. Not a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination. Nothing like I used to do...but it's a start, and for someone that has intention tremors, and vision problems, (blurred and often double vision), it's not half bad.
 
 
 
 A small triumph.
 
I am taking time out from my photography blog to paint. I am also teaching my granddaughter to paint, she spends her summer school vacation days with me. 
 
So for now, I will not be posting much on this blog.
 
Cheers,
Karen
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Monday, June 13, 2016

Oriole Family

 
Every spring, Baltimore Orioles stop by the feeders in my yard,
for a yummy snack. This year I managed to get the whole family!
 
Female Baltimore Oriole

Male Baltimore Oriole
 
Juvenile Baltimore Oriole

sharing with...
 
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Friday, June 10, 2016

Fence Sitters

 
The fence between my neighbour's yard and ours, isn't pretty,
 but those who sit on it, often are!
 
Male Baltimore Oriole

A rather grumpy looking juvenile Mourning Dove.
 
sharing with...
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Monday, June 6, 2016

Some Flowers And A Flutter


I love Columbines and have a few varieties in my garden.
 
 Origami, Red & White
 
Winky, Blue and White 

Granny's Bonnet, Double Pink 
 
Swallowtail Butterfly
 
 
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