I know I haven't posted in quite some time.
The Bubbie has been busy with a capital B.
I had company before Christmas, and then had all of Bubbie's babies here for the first 2 plus weeks of January. We all had a great time, and being the Bubbie that I am, I have hundreds of pictures to prove it.
Lucky for you I won't bore you with all the pictures of adorable grandchildren
In all of that fun and chaos, I managed to make and break a few New Year's resolutions. The one that I have kept was to continue painting . Last year I vowed to get off my whiney MS arse (with some prodding and encouragement from a friend or two) and get back in the game. It WAS my game for most of my life. I was a painter, I worked professionally. It was what I did, and to a degree, who I was.
Now after a year of painting with watercolor on paper, I vowed to continue, but this time to push the envelope a little farther and add another challenge. Now that I have had some of the confidence return that had left me flat after not working for 5 years, I am going to pursue painting oils on canvas again.
This is my first attempt. It's a local beach. I'm pretty happy with it for a first attempt. It was done with a palette knife and thick paint. I'm studying painting the "temperature" of color.
I have to say that getting back to what I enjoy doing has done more for me physically and mentally than any drug that I have tried for my Multiple Sclerosis. It keeps me occupied. It's a diversion from the focus I've had for too long on my disease and it's symptoms. I'm not saying that I don't have my challenges. Optic neuritis has been my biggest one lately. I'm learning to deal and compensate for the way I perceive color. Double vision, vision and a half, vision and a quarter...I hate it when that happens. It might make for some pretty trippy paintings though.