Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Still lounging

photo.JPG by lelloavengers
photo.JPG, a photo by lelloavengers on Flickr.
Still not up for much since the surgery... I was supposed to be back to work by now but that's just not possible, still on the couch most of the time.... Here is a quick sketch i did manage...

And a list for aimee over at artsyville... A reverse bucket list... The list of done that, checked it off....it's not an extremely exciting list, no jumping off cliffs or hang-gliding but it works for me....

*Married a man i love...
*had 5 children...
*Bought an old house i love...
*do art regularly....
*work at a job that sometimes at least feels worth it....
*left the job that didn't feel worth it years ago...
*lost 16 pounds recently...
*had an art show, well, two small ones but they count...
*painted a pallet for Hammondsport and got invited back a second year...
*have my art in a gallery....
*opened an etsy shop...
*testified in court for work....
*stopped biting my nails years ago, (ok, so now i twist my hair, big deal)...
*learned to be HAPPY!...( not insanely but comfortably!)

Edit: after reading some lists i thought of so many more things i just had to add...

Rode an elephant
Went on a whale watch
Was within touching distance of the Queen
Was published in a magazine


  1. It's a wonderful list full of meaningful 'done thats'!! And I love the bird illo, too. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. That's a list to be really proud of, what a wonderful set of "dones" - congratulations! Hope recovery progresses from here...
    Alison x

  3. Oh, biting nails...that took me FOREVER to quit. Almost two years and several bottles of the icky stuff you paint on, first your nails...then all over your hands, LOL!
    Awesome list!

  4. I was biting my nails when I read your list, I should really stop doing that too. At least twisted hair doesn't put germs in your mouth!

  5. My Mom has taken a long time to heal, too...
    I think you are doing right by taking more time.

    Your bird is beautiful....and I'm loving that list. I don't think anyone is insanely happy...that would just be, well, insane....haha!

    Big hugs,

  6. I love your list and as you know I love your art too!

  7. what a beautiful cardinal! And your list is fantastic! Wish I had my art in a gallery... {:-Deb

  8. 16 pounds? wow. i am on an eternal journey to lose 20. it never seems to stay away long.

  9. Love your list. I'm working on weight loss, too. Probably always will struggle with it. But I guess we all have something, right?

  10. Awesome! It's hard to think of everything isn't it? We just take it for granted and not a big deal. Love your list!

  11. Nice cardinal! I do hope you'll be feeling better soon!

  12. Oh, I love your sketch and your list! Hope you are back up and about soon!

  13. Love, love, love your watercolors.. and your list! I see lots of high five opps there... keep going and feel better soon.

  14. Wow, that's quite the list! And I love your wee sketch. Even in convalescence you are so clever.
    How have you been since Blogtoberfest? I just wanted to let you know that I’m hosting another (albeit gentler and more introspective) blog challenge over the month of December called #reverb12.
    Would be so rapt if you joined us!
    There’s a little giveaway too. :-) 

    Details here: http://isawyoudancing.blogspot.com.au/p/reverb12.html

    Take care,

    Kat xxx

  15. What a great list! I twirl my hair too but I still bite my nails:(

  16. Oh your sketch is so lovely. I'm enjoying the cardinals here. So very many of them.

    And it seems as though 5 children would be a huge adventure ... as does art. Always.

  17. I like this! A before the bucket been there done that list. Whoohoo!! :)

  18. You've done a lot!! Wow! I'm a terrible nail biter...