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May 26, 2010

O.M.G. The Taste.

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Last night I managed to drink a third of  a cup of water straight down, the taste and feel on my throat was unbelievable, it is juat not something easily described. I was sitting there looking at all the drinks around me and someone said to me “I did absent healing on you”  I firmly believe this as was just then I was able to drink again, I just picked that cup of water up and sure enough could feel it going down, nothing has ever tasted so good in my life. Today I devoured 2 iceblocks, was all set to start on the 3rd when realised was really pushing things as the vomitting started, I just couldn’t help it. I’m sure with all the noise coming from the van while eating these, it sounds like “Harry met Sally”. Only with iceblocks.  I think I’ve lost close to a stone and half, and hope to try eating solids within the next day or two.  My kidneys are worrying me a bit though and hope they pick up soon.

I read somewhere on the internet that just plain cooked egg white is good to eat, so will give it a try

And an absolutely huge thank you to the voice that said that.

May 24, 2010

Water truly the Golden Nectar.

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Hi fellow blogger friends, am not being lazy, just spent some time in hospital on saline drip and antibiotics, Couldn’t stay as long as they wanted me to because of my dog.  Couldn’t leave him alone, and the other couple of people at the van park who probably could have helped out are away for awhile. Haven’t done any art and may be a little while before I do any more. Having a lot of difficulty holding any fluids in let alone food. Severe dehydration.

I think today managed to hold down a fraction more than what I threw up, I hope so. Oh the thought of a full or even half a glass of cold water to drink is unreal, besides one or two sips,  I shall pray to water from that day on.  Well not quite, but will look at it in an entirely new way. Please if you ever find you vomit after drinking just water or fluids, please see the doctor THE SAME DAY.

Don’t think it will get better by itself it could just get worse. Don’t leave it.  The hospital staff were so beautiful,  I don’t really remember a lot of the first hour or so, but don’t they earn there keep.

May 15, 2010

The One That Got Away.

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I found this photo on my computer today, was pretty disappointed though, this is one I started back at the house and had to leave there. Its unfinished as you can see, but I was really liking how it was coming along. Its done in soft pastels on that paper thats like sandpaper, have to watch out for your finger tips on that one though.   I do like it and maybe when I get some more of the same paper I might do it again and get to finish it.

Gloves, yes, I have to invest in a pair, the last couple of nights its even been too cold to sit at the computer, even though the heaters only 3 feet away. Your hands just freeze up. We’ve had a cold snap, the night before last I’ve never seen so much ice on a car in Australia ever, not just a smear of it but quite thick,  I didn’t believe it could get that cold. Even with two sleeping bags on me and my coat I froze all night, and sleep just wasn’t happening very much at all. I was worried my dog would turn and toss his blankets off and lay there shivering, which he did, the silly bugger. But it was just the fact I was shivering all night myself that kept me awake. I didn’t feel sorry at all for those in Alaska that night it was too much like it.

I fell in love with the beauty of this little town when I drove through, I didn’t know at the time we were right next to the coldest place in the state.  It also didn’t help when I realised the caravan vent up the top is open and won’t close, haha, no wonder the heater was so inefficient. The above little one in blue and white is an aceo,  miniature, it was an excercise I was doing last night from a watercolour book.  Trying  dry brushing, for the shade on the snow.  The trees in the background are supposed to look like that for effects, but think my effects could look lots better. I love watercolour, find it a lot of fun, you never know what your going to get when starting off with it, well I never do, makes it kind of interesting.  I did this on the caravan floor in really low light half way under the table, wasn’t any room any where else, so didn’t know what it looked like til this morning actually, it was too “B” cold to leave the heater and sit at the table, haha.  Now know when they say “drybrushing” it must mean really dry brush, shall ask “lesliepaints.”  Wow can that lady paint.  Anyway, have decided to buy some gloves, the ones with the fingers chopped out.  Stuffed a jumper of mine around the top vent and has it made a difference already.

Wasn’t going to put any watercolours on as usually just tear them up when finished them, but kseverny asked so that ones for you.  And will put more of them on when I do them.

May 11, 2010

Graphite Rose

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Brrr tonight we found out the difference between cold and freezing.  I had a lay down after tea which I don’t normally do,  but was quite cold and thought it a good way to get warm under the covers. Just when I woke up I plugged the heater in and  damn every thing went off in the van.  It was freezing so thought would stay under the doona to get a bit warmer but it just doesn’t work that way really when its that cold.  After about 5 minutes of trying to work up the courage to go down to my connection  I stupidly realised there’s only one way to get warm again and thats to brave the outside, anyone would think it was snowing and ice out there hey?  Not really, not too far off the ice though. Its forecast 4-5 tonight but feels a lot colder than that already.  I’ve now got the heater on and a cup of tea,  and its a lot warmer.

The little rose above is done in graphite,  I actually got some water colours out last night and played around with them for awhile,  just on some sketch paper,  felt great just mixing and dropping the paint in for different techniques to try. I rarely end up with anything I’d call a painting though with watercolours,  definately not my best medium to work with, but I enjoy the different effects and things you can do with it,  would be great if they ended up worth looking at though, haha.

May 3, 2010

Blown in the Wind.

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I was going to make my tent into a painting room, but with the high winds we had for a couple of days, it well and truly got blown around. I thought it was going to take off at one stage but was even too windy to take it down. It just got flapped in my face every time I tried.  Its broken, when I went out to check it one of the poles that go through well and truly snapped. I thought I might try taping it together, haha, but with the pressure the poles are under naturally just went straight through the tape. Don’t want to do any painting in the van as its not mine, and don’t believe there wouldn’t be some paint end up somewhere no matter how careful I was. So will have to wait til I can get some more poles for it. We had an absolutely beautiful day weather wise today, but storms and rain forecast now for next few days, so no painting outside either.  I have a graphite I’m doing so will be a good time to get stuck into it and finish it.

I had a photo of the beautiful bottle brush thats starting to flower, but the add image icon has disappeared from my page here so will put it on another post. Its a really lovely native, painted millions of times but each painting of it is different.

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