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Shirl Parker
06-01-2014, 12:01 AM
Hi everyone! Welcome to the Scumble, our monthly chat thread where we share the happenings of our everyday lives! I hope you will all chime in and look forward to hearing about them.

:wave:

*Deirdre*
06-01-2014, 03:06 PM
Hi Shirley...I'm having a bit of a grumble today...somehow I've pulled the muscles in my thoracic spine, whilst vacuuming of all things, so I plan on a hot bath then off to bed to relax...hence my not waiting for Robert to turn up any longer, to start the Goalpost thread. Even typing hurts...so I'm off now! Back tomorrow! :wave:

Shirl Parker
06-02-2014, 11:28 AM
Hi ShirlXX...I'm having a bit of a grumble today...somehow I've pulled the muscles in my thoracic spine, whilst vacuuming of all things, so I plan on a hot bath then off to bed to relax......
Hope the bath works :crossfingers:

*Deirdre*
06-02-2014, 12:26 PM
Oops, Sorry Shirl...must be the painkiller, my excuse anyway:evil: :lol:
Another hot soak today, still very sore, but at least I can move a bit more.:D
I joined Essentials of Painting Flowers with Johannes Vloothuis Webinar on Saturday past, as he's doing it in pastels/watercolours/oils....very good, so hope I'm fit enough to to the homework he's set us before next week.:crossfingers:

getdusty
06-02-2014, 02:32 PM
Hi Shirl, hope all is well with you.
Deidre, hope you're feeling better. Sounds like the universe is trying to tell you "less vacuuming, more painting". :lol:

Still-trying
06-04-2014, 08:22 PM
Deirdre, I just saw that you're not feeling well. Sending best wishes. I hope you get to do your flowers.

Jay

*Deirdre*
06-05-2014, 04:32 AM
Hi Shirl, hope all is well with you.
Deidre, hope you're feeling better. Sounds like the universe is trying to tell you "less vacuuming, more painting". :lol:
Too true!!! I've managed to get a Doctor's appointment tomorrow, so hopefully it will be sorted soon. Thanks Pegs and Jay:D

robertsloan2
06-12-2014, 12:10 PM
Deirdre, I feel for you. Vacuuming is rough on the back. I haven't been able to do it at all for decades so I've got a visceral feeling how you messed yours up doing it. There are some tasks people think of as easy because they're routine but they are rough on the body. I don't know how big your home is but it's easy to overdo it.

Good luck with the doctor. I hope you can get massage therapy or something, some treatments are very effective. Soaking baths often help, especially if you can get someone else to fill the tub and test the water temperature.

Sounds like a fun Johannes class! My Saturdays have been a bit tied up with home care, it was hard to make it to the classes, but that topic sounds fantastic. Hope you can get your homework in.

I've been tied up in various inconveniences that knock over my precarious life balance. Medications got delayed for a horrible four or five days so there went a lot of time, also just at the beginning of the month something in the weather flattened me to where I was mostly hanging out chatting with Kitten or playing Diablo 3 and getting frequently killed. I can sort of tell it's the fog if my character gets killed every few mobs and most of the bosses, it means my coordination's shot and mind is not functioning. If I drift out of that into Solitaire, I'm definitely on planet pain whether I feel it or not.

Today's stressful because the city's inspecting the building. Every room has a notice that the inspectors will be here between 10am and 5pm and of course my home care will be here from 1 or 2 till 5 so that should be Entertaining. I hope they don't show up while I'm in the middle of my assisted bath. Might put a note on the door when I go out for it so they don't waste their time or go in without my being there and let the cat out.

Ari has been lively and frisky lately, playing a lot, bouncing around the room. He likes to yell while he's playing, he'll start the Rowdy Cat Song which is mostly top volume vowels. Fourteen years old and he's acting like a silly kitten. When he's not doing that he's getting super cuddly, spending a lot more time in my lap purring or sleeping.

I did get some very cool flower photos when I finally got my shot. There weren't many roses in the hospital garden but every one that bloomed was a beauty. And of course an Ari photo to start!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2014/70184-Ari_Floor_Flop_Post.jpg
Sleepy boy doing a good impression of a speed bump.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2014/70184-Rose_Pink-Cream_Post.jpg
Lovely pink and creamy white rose, good colors on this one!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2014/70184-Rose_Lavender_Post.jpg
Lavender rose with a beautiful form, again true color.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2014/70184-Rose_Red-Yellow_Post.jpg
Two red and yellow roses that were hard to get into the same photo. Plenty of nice foliage too, thus the squareish crop.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2014/70184-Rose_Pink-Yellow_Post.jpg
Pink and yellow rose, very dramatic, best of the bunch in my view. Best for last. Enjoy! Please feel free to use these as if posted to RIL.

robertsloan2
06-12-2014, 05:06 PM
Ari got up on the bed looking so cute I could not resist this one! Enjoy and feel free to paint him!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2014/70184-Ari_portrait_great_post.jpg
Ari cat great portrait shot, use as RIL!

thevaliantx
06-20-2014, 05:18 AM
I create my best art when there is peace and quiet. When I'm in that moment, I know. My heart slows down, there is a lull of the noises in my head. I become the figurative pointer, one paw up, tail straight and salivating at the next color before my nose. The best time for me to create is 2-4am. Any other all-nighters here?

robertsloan2
06-20-2014, 10:40 AM
I used to be, usually am, except my daughter's taken to calling or texting me at about 4am most mornings. Thus I wind up getting up at Ouch in the morning and then going to bed early, sometimes as early as seven at night. So that means I'm not living on my usual night owl schedule.

I'm not sure how this is working out but I love staying up all night and especially for peace and quiet. But where I live now is like that, it's pretty simple and if I stay in there isn't much to distract me.

SoulBro82
06-29-2014, 05:03 AM
Had my first solo show! :clap:
Opening night had about 80 people, sold 5 pieces, and sold another couple before the show closed last week, after it had been up three weeks.
Quite the learning process, but I do have another body of work in mind for my next show! And oh yes I did have a bellydancing friend perform at the opening!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Jun-2014/32557-ALIVE-collage.jpg

robertsloan2
06-29-2014, 05:03 PM
Congratulations on your show! That totally rocks. Great photos including the one of your dancer friend. I love the variety of your works too. Those landscapes are great and so are those sexy figures!

Judibelle
06-29-2014, 06:09 PM
Hi SoulBro,
Thanks for sharing the pics of your show, and congrats on the sales. Looks like a good time was had by all....
Miss seeing your work here on W/C...

robertsloan2
06-30-2014, 02:20 AM
Judi, so glad to see you back too! I hope both of you will do some pastels again soon. I'm finally back and active again. Purring at you and looked at SoulBro's Flickr... looks like he's doing a lot in oils instead of pastels, all gorgeous works but not the dusty stuff.

Shirl Parker
07-01-2014, 12:09 AM
Time for a new chat thread. Click here. (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20135175#post20135175)