Happy Cinco de Mayo!

May 5, 2007

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Somewhere out There

Far and Away

I’m not Mexican but I have several friends who are so I say celebrate the day and have a blast! Here are two more of my ATC cards, which leaves me with only 4 more to go, yipee! These two I did last year, actually they were my first two I ever did this small and I really love the way the colors turned out. It was hard for me to part with them but I think they will be appreciated where they are headed. I was able to go to the gallery yesterday which was nice. After sitting and painting a few small pieces I realized I had sat too long and my neck and arms were stinging. I have a small rupture at C5/6 so I have to be careful how I sit and hold my head. When I had my ankle sugery I came out of it with a paralyzed right arm, but rehabed it back after about 9 months. I couldn’t paint at all in 2005. They finally called it a brachial plexus strain and said I was positioned wrong! Ugh! Sometimes I hate medical care, but other times I am so appreciative. Anyway, I won’t be painting for a few days because of it. We have had some great weather, I already have 9 tomatoes on my plant out front. I can’t wait to eat one! I recently joined the forum in Wetcanvas for artists struggling with disabilities. I want to encourgage them to hang in there and make the best of each day. It’s not easy especially when you have to take drugs everday to function. I so wish there was a better answer to chronic pain. If you find my blog and leave a comment I’ll add you to my monthly drawing for a free miniature! Peace, Ardith

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  1. "JeanneG" says:

    I didn’t know there was a Wetcanvas section for artists with disabilities. I will have to take a look. Just looked at your site and loved Miss Violet, 3 houses, purple cottage by the sea, and the french tudor. You should do more like the french tudor. I love your whimsical side but you also do such nice realistic ones. Jeanne “J”

  2. Anonymous says:

    I just looked at all of your art work. Each one is so inspiring. I to, am disabled and am a member of Wet Canvas. It is a great site. There are alot of nice people there. I also am a member of the disabled link. You are among great friends in that link and everyone understands how you feel about being in pain. And not being able to control it. I have 7 bulging disc. 3 in my neck and 4 in my lower back. I also have Fibromyalgia, and Spina bifida Occulta. But I refuse to let any of this stop me from doing my art work or enjoying life. I just take one day at a time. Some days, I don’t do anything but recuperate from the day before. Good luck and Best wishes.

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