10.02.2007

off kilter



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Things have been a bit off kilter here lately so I apologize for unanswered emails and comments.
Days of sore throats and bad bad headaches, upset tummies and body shivers. We seem to be trading off, taking turns and not really having two days in a row of feeling good. Olivia and I were both yucky today but yesterday was decent. We spent time outside sitting on a blanket which we had so carefully placed on the prettiest bed of moss. And then to wake up today to a mild fever and more aches. Hmmm....I am close to a doctor visit and that is not a common thing for me to say. But hopefully (keeping my fingers crossed) this will all be soon behind us and we can move forward with everyone else into lovely Autumn.

Time in the art room has been limited of course but I did manage to finish up a few pieces started while at the beach. I haven't felt inspired since our return and though this saddens me a little I also remember other times like this and know it will pass. I have turned to reading books about "green" living and books about teaching art to children. I can't get enough of listening to Jack Johnson and coloring with Olivia. It is the simple things that bring the greatest joy, don't you think? Even when under the weather. :)
Have I mentioned lately how grateful I also am for you, dearest reader?
xoxo,

25 comments:

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

Dear Friend,
I am wishing you and Olivia better and healthier days...in the meantime, just rest and be gentle with yourself.

These pieces are touched with sweetness, and such beauty.

xox Rella

Lee W. said...

Hi Tricia- hope you're feeling better soon! The paintings, as always, are lovely!

MNScrapbookmom said...

Love the work that you have done lately. These beauties are just so lovely. I could stare at them for hours.
I hope that you are feeling better soon, it is that season isn't it? My children are going through something similar.(tummy wise, and cold shivers)
Hope your days to come are free from pain and that you are able to rest comfortably.
I am grateful that you post even when you are not well. :)¥

Sharon said...

I'm sending get well wishes and also your latest ladies are lovely.
Coloring with Olivia would make me happy too.

lindaharre said...

Feel Better sweet artist! Your work is wonderful and I enjoy each and every piece you post! Here's to you and Olivia feeling perky very soon:) artful hugs, Linda

bridgette said...

hope you feel better soon! I've finally decided to really follow in your steps and looking into getting a full intake at one of the centers here that focuses on alternative medicine. I want to get better! Hope your joints are doing ok too. I will email you if I find out anything interesting. :)

xoxo

Brandie said...

I hope you feel better soon!

I love these pieces... they really speak of the inner peace you must have been experiencing on your lovely get away...

What were they done on... Is it watercolor? Just curious.

You are a constant inspiration Trish... Thanks for that!

Brandie

Regina Gansen Rooks said...

wishing you health & wellness...

I fondly remember the hours I spent with coloring with crayons with my little nieces. So sweet, and you hear the best little tidbits while they create. So glad you cherish those precious moments.
Regina

sue said...

Hope you're feeling better by now, doesn't sound like much fun at all. But your paintings are beautiful, I keep looking at the top one, it's especially striking to me.

red tin heart said...

I hope you are all feeling better soon. Have you ever heard of Eva Cassidy? I just discovered her and she is a marvelous singer. xo Nita

Leah said...

love that top piece!

and yes, there are always times of being on and off kilter. good for you for goin with the flow. :-)

Judy said...

get beeter soon Tricia. {hugs} to you!

Jeanne said...

So sorry to hear you and Olivia are feeling under the weather. Seems like there is some sort of bug going around. Take this time to rest and take care of yourself.

Ro Bruhn said...

I hope you're feeling better soon Tricia, we also have a similar bug over here, it's done the rounds of our family.
Love the paintings.
Ro

carla said...

These are three lovely pieces! I think it's very hard - and unrealistic to expect - to be inspired all the time. It's disconcerting, but you''re right; the empty spells do pass. Sorry to hear that you've been under the weather. I hope you're feeling better soon!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

The new pieces are so lovely! Hope you are all feeling well soon!
Michelle

christine said...

Oooh these are beautiful!! :)

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

Stopping by to make sure all is well and to leave a hug.

xo Rella

A Fanciful Twist said...

Oh, I just adore what youa re creating! Wonderful!! Oh, may sickness fly away soon... xxo

Amy Wagner said...

I hope you and your family are soon feeling "in the pink" again.
It is ok to not feel Inspired every day. Let yourself have that time. It is like recgarging a low battery. Don't be too hard on yourself. You are a creative person and that will never be lost.
Amy

sue said...

Tricia...beautiful paintings. I hope you are feeling better soon.

cheryl said...

crayons and a child's free and happy drawing are indeed wonderful cures for what ails you! I LOVE your blog - your SLIDE is captivating. :)

red tin heart said...

i miss you. love nita

MNScrapbookmom said...

Hoping that you are feeling better friend. I do miss your posts.¥

LaurieStar said...

Wow - you work is so beautiful! I just love all your paintings.

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