Monday, March 25, 2013

Ok.... so I am in TJ Max looking around  and I notice these collage art pieces.  They catch my eye 
because they are so familiar to some that I had just finished in the fall.  I look closer and gasp!  Some one has stolen my art!!! So I thought.  I picked one up and turned it over.... and there was my name.
It was mine for all the world to see.  I just about cried.  Of course I wanted to buy them , and 
then realized, I already have the originals.    It was just a little validation that I am in 
the world!  

**** I know I let everyone know of my son's condition in the last post.  He is doing amazingly well and responding to treatment.  He has gained almost 10lbs. and looks great!

Talk to you soon!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hi!  I think I forgot how to do this...... it feels like forever since I posted anything.  I think at times there has been soooo much to say that the words just could not come.  I should break it down so that I do not sound like I am rambling.

1. Art- I signed on with an agent and have been doing some licensing work . Between work for them
    and work that I sell locally..... I have maxed out my art time. 

2. Charity-  I am set to kick off another year of  " Lend a Hand" an artshow to benefit local charities. I
   work with one of my favorite people Whitney Bingham who owns "The Muse "

3. Home-  This is a tough one.  It has been a real crazy ride these past few months.  My oldest son
    who is 12.5 has been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease.  You usually hear about this in adults and
    not to be graphic..... you think of poop. 

    Crohns is an Inflammatory Bowel Disease ( not to be confused with Irritable Bowel Disease ) that
    has no cure.  It shows an ugly face with children.  First they stop growing, then they loose weight...
    become so tired they take naps during the day from anemia.  Then you have the many tests to rule
    out what it could be.... the chronic Diarrhea  and stomach pain.  Finally the colonoscopy and
    endoscopy.  The talk of malapsorption and malnutrition.  A normal stomach bug might strike any
    other child and they recover.... mine involves  talks of feeding tubes and hospital admittance.

    The treatment is a biologic meds that is given by infusion.  We have great resources in Maryland
    so we went with the best Johns Hopkins.  It has become a familiar place and thank god they are
    so knowledgeable and kind.

    Now I hope for remission but take every day as it comes.  It could always be worse so for this I
   am fortunate.   For my little guy that just seems to get so much put on his shoulders.... my heart
    breaks a little.  Character building some would say.... I say he has more character than most....

    So here it is .... my plunge back into the blogging world. 

    Talk to you soon!