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Old 01-31-2018, 09:25 PM
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Monthly Scumble February 2018

Welcome to February's Scumble, where we discuss our every day lives, non art related topics, or maybe something done in a medium other than pastel. Hoping Spring is just around the corner! I saw a robin last week. I think he was just confused!

Here's a link to last month's Scumble: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show....php?t=1439978
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Re: Monthly Scumble February 2018

Hi pastel friends old and new,

I have been away for ages from this forum; my apologies! Life has been tough these last 15 months. First, my mother passed away after a long illness. Then, a few months after we had sorted out all her things and emptied her apartment, I was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis. I had Open Heart Surgery in October and got a new aortic valve and root. Even though modern medicine has made a lot of advances, this is still a big operation and it takes months to recover.
I am happy to say, though, that I am feeling much better now. I also started painting again! I missed that very much during the last months.
I have so much catching up to do and a lot of paintings to post. I will start posting in the gallery soon; pop over, if you like!
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Re: Monthly Scumble February 2018

Welcome back! I know you have had a very rough patch to deal with. It's always nice to have our members return and inspire us again.
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Re: Monthly Scumble February 2018

Woo hoo! Dr. visit this morning. Blood pressure: 120/60, perfect! A1c 6.9, excellent! Lost 14 lbs. since November. Cholesterols: normal! That like never happens!! Happy camper!
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Congrats! I'm happy to hear that.
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Re: Monthly Scumble February 2018

Great news Chris...well done!
I had a bit of a set back just before Christmas, car drove into me...took out my drivers rear wheel arch and damaged the passenger door...luckily I was on my own, so no one else hurt. I got whiplash and a torn rotator cuff, and am still doing Physio.... apparently he was looking at his satnav, realised he was in the wrong lane so pulled over into the right lane - but failed to see I was there in my fairly bright blue car!....my car is now fixed but I'm taking a bit longer. It was my very first Car accident...and I don't want another....even though it could have been a lot worse!
Sorry to hear about your mum Dorothea, it's always a hard thing to deal with.
I knew about the op...aren't you doing well!!
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Re: Monthly Scumble February 2018

Oh, no! Dee, I hope you recover quickly. Whiplash is no joke. My fingers are crossed the rotator cuff heals. What is a satnav? Some sort of map app?
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Thanks Karen, it is improving! Satnav short for Satellite Navigator...GPS maybe? It's usually installed in your car to guide you by voice or sight...*I* always listen and keep my eyes on the road! Basically a map app! As far as I'm concerned they are great when I use them as it allows me to concentrate on driving...but obviously it's not 100% solution for all.
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Re: Monthly Scumble February 2018

Well it's been a long time for me as well to check in. As you're all aware, sometimes "life" just gets in the way. Last year I spent working on my physical health; nothing major. However, my muscles and ligaments in my legs and back have been ignored too many years, and I really needed to loose weight too. It is a very slow process! I worked with a personal trainer at a gym and have lost 45 pounds. However, my trainer was moved to a different gym to become the general manager, and the new trainer was a sweet young woman, but no where near as well trained herself. I ended up needing to go back to my muscular/ skeletal specialist who had me work with a physical therapist, and now twice weekly massage therapy for a month. Also he told me not to work out at the gym; swimming is good but none of the other things. I'm stronger, and the pain is less, but wouldn't you know it today I Jared my back when slipping on ice. I've either popped a rib out of place, strained the muscles, or both. Fortunately tomorrow I see the massage therapist. I'm hoping it's a popped rib because although it will hurt like heck when she puts it back, the pain will be soon gone afterwards.
Although I have trouble posting images (not sure why) I'm still painting and teaching a weekly pastel class. I went to the IASP convention last year, and had a wonderful time. I didn't get a room at the convention hotel, but the Best Western just up the road was very acceptable. They ran a shuttle bus to any where you wanted to go. When you wanted to go back to the hotel all you had to do was call them, and they came within a reasonable amount of time to get you; all for no fee! I feel like a broken record saying this, but ever convention seems to be better than the previous one. The Chinese society had a delegation there staying at the same hotel I did, although most of them didn't speak English they were quick with a smile and hello. Their paintings were most figurative or portrait, and drop dead beautiful. The post on the IAPS website is good, but the real life painting by everyone are so much better. Here's hoping I'll be up to go to the one next year.
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Re: Monthly Scumble February 2018

Great to have you back, Peggy. I remember running into you at 2 of the IAPS conventions. I know you've had physical issues, so i'm smiling at the thought you have found the right people to help you. I see that Don brought in the suggestion of posting only one painting a day from the phone. After he mentioned that, I remebered hearing that a while ago.
Just, for heaven's sake, be careful on that ice! We are finally having winter here in San Diego. It has been in the upper 50's, low 60's daytime. So...thank goodness for down jackets! We actually had rain yesterday and expect some more Friday. As a true San Diegan, I hesitate to take my car out of the garage when it rains....it will get wet.
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Re: Monthly Scumble February 2018

Here's a link to March's Scumble: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show...2#post21309892
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Re: Monthly Scumble February 2018

Lol Karen. As an almost 40 year resident of the Pacific NorthWET I know we wouldn't ever leave the house or drive if we had to wait for sunshine. So far we've had a pretty mild winter, but there are several "micro climate" regions all within King County so one can never depend upon what the weather forecasters say; we just know "somewhere" in the area they might guess it correctly.

I learned today from my massage therapist that I have mild whiplash in my neck, a floating rib that isn't exactly in place, and bruised muscles on my right side; all from what seemed like a minor slip. One step forward, three steps back.... Here's hoping March will be better - for all of us!
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