Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Flutter of an Angel's Wings...

Heaven holds one more angel tonight...my dearest aunt Gretchen.
Knowing her made one feel blessed.
Sending thoughts of peace and love to my uncle Skip
their beautiful family.

"May we live in peace without weeping.
May our joy outline the lives we touch without ceasing.
And may our love fill the world,
angel wings tenderly beating.”
~An Irish Blessing

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Happy 91st Birthday, Dad!

We love you dad...each and every day.
I feel so privileged to have walked life's pathways with you
my entire life...:)

“The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.”
~Pope Paul V

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Desert Heat...

...requires a fully operational A/C system in one's vehicle!
Gosh! It's hot here...
and..it's not even officially summer...yet!
Drawn completely lead free...several weeks ago...
in the customer waiting area...
enjoying tasty tidbits from a buffet of yummy snacks...
while keeping all cool and comfy.

“One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels.
The thing to do is to supply light
and not heat.”
~Woodrow T. Wilson

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day...

...to the man I have been in love with
for over 65 years...:)

"I love my father
as the stars...he's a bright shining example
a happy twinkling in my heart."
~Terri Guillemets

Friday, June 7, 2013

A Woven Prayer Basket...

 to gather healing thoughts...peaceful, serene spirits...
positive energies...and love filled wishes
for my dear aunt,
her loving husband, and her beautiful family. 

"God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom
to know the difference.”
~Reinhold Niebuhr

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

An Extra Th-Th-Thumpity...

...in my normally hearty routine of "thump thumps"
was just enough to cause concern
and send me to the ER a couple of weeks ago
just to be cautious.
After keeping me under observation for 24 hours
(and the administration
of multiple scans, x-rays, blood tests, and 
an a 24 hour heart monitor)
I was discharged and sent home
with instructions to eliminate caffeine and chocolate
and to follow up with my PCP
and my cardiologist within the following week.
That being done...I am feeling pretty good at this writing
and my symptoms have seemed to cease.
To be on the safe side...
I will be issued an "event monitor"
to have for the next 30 days in case an episode
arises again.
It is really cool and being somewhat "sci fi" in scope
it will record any pertinent heart data
which, in turn, will be directly uploaded to my cardiologist!
Go figure...:)
The drawing above was done in stages
...ink straight in...lead free...
starting in my room at 3:00am when I couldn't get to sleep
and then continuing the next day
well into the late evening hours while waiting to be discharged.
I added watercolor paint
for a bit of colorful spice this week at home.
Finally, it was flipped using Microsoft Digital Editor
as a nod to my late night/early morning 
artistic efforts.
If you like...click on images to enlarge. :)

"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."
~Groucho Marx

Monday, June 3, 2013

Dangles and Twigs...

A bit of sketchbook "ink dancing"
spread out over a couple of pages in my red Hand.Book...
involving several days of 
Definitely a bare bone approach:  ink straight in...
no color. :)

"There is a bit of insanity in dancing
that does everybody a great deal of good."
~Edwin Denby