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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 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.

April 30, 2010

Abstracts Graphite and Camera Shy Dogs.

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Mmm I’m sitting here with a hot coffee, heater on, dog curled up at the end of the bed,  after just spending the last hour or more catching up on some of the blogs I follow I have missed over the last couple of months.

Today I thought it good time to get some paints and pencils out and just do something to get back into the swing of things again. Its just a little abstract of desert colours, just more or less a fun painting . I started a graphite drawing yesterday and did some more work on that today also.  The painting was I think,  just more relaxation than anything else.  The graphite much more dramatic, with a lot more work involved.   The photo of the tree I just popped on because I love the texture of the bark and want to do a drawing of it later.   I hope to have more work done on the graphite tomorrow and weather permitting, to get a photo will pop  on.

I took umpteen photos of my dog again, and deleted them all after. Not one looking forward. In his 5 years I have never been able to get a really good photo of him. Can you believe a dog who really hides from a camera?  He’s shocking, the minute I pick it up and turn it any where near his direction, he turns the other way,  or lays down and puts his head  between his paws, always has.  Just ONE good portrait shot of him would be fantastic,  but have never been able to get it. Its that incredibly beautiful expression he gets on his face at times is what I’m trying to capture, so will have to think of some kind of devious way to get it that he won’t be aware of.  One of the guys at the park here is a photographer so shall probably call on his help.

Bought myself a couple of artline pens also today 0.4 and they’ve ordered some in 0.1 and 0.2, I haven’t done any pen and ink for a long time, sometimes combined with the graphite or charcoal can look quite stunning.

Well have just checked the post and doesn’t seem to be showing the abstract so will wait awhile and if not will re post the photo.

Well its coffee time again, and almost bed time to.

April 28, 2010

Longjohns and Ugg Boots.

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Just popped a couple of photos on of my neighbours over the back fence.  I love the middle photo myself. The last photo is the view as you leave the hardware store, really lovely. Not far from here is a really old house, abandoned, which I think would make a lovely painting.

I don’t know how the cow went from the previous post giving birth to her calf she wasn’t there next morning so can only hope all went well for her and they are both in warmer surroundings as last night and today has been really cold, with icy winds.  A sign of what winters like up here, and we still have over a month to go before it officially starts.  I huddled in a ball under the doona all night, in between getting up and throwing something else over my dog,  he’s not that intelligent at times and thinks by pushing his blankets etc around and laying on top of them he’ll be warmer. So this morning he was laying on TOP of,  a doona, a blanket, 2 coats of mine and a jumper of mine all hastily put on him each time I woke to check he was covered.   The van gets very cold, but wow the tent would have been totally freezing.  Actually today its kinda blowing in the wind, really need to take it down properly tomorrow and put it up again before it takes off, which it looks like its going to do.  I know I’m going to invest in some longjohns,  fleecy gloves and a pair of ugg boots before winter sets in properly, found a site for dog apparell today so think he’ll be getting the same kind of things.  Apparently a lot of the people living around here still have the old fireplaces for log fires in their homes and make use of them in the winter months here, what a beautiful sight they are, I don’t think too many things have a more welcoming look on a cold winters night.  When I see some of the winter temperatures in other countries I know we are still very lucky here compared to them.

Tomorrow I am hoping to do some work on a couple of paintings I really want to finish, after lugging them around in the car for awhile it will be nice to see a bit more paint on them.

December 31, 2009

Some More Graphite and Pen and Ink Drawings.

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These are a few I did some time ago, two are graphite and one is pen and ink, the pen and ink one I did from a fantastic book I had on art.

December 19, 2009

ACEO’s For Sale – Miniature Artworks.

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Hi, hope your day is going great and productive in whatever way you wish. I have just had my umpteenth cup of coffee, minus my biscuit, which I just put on the plate on the lounge, walked out the room to turn the light out and back again and guess who’s sitting there wagging his tail and licking his lips when I came back in.  Normally when he knows he’s done anything naughty he gives a naughty wag of the tail, just the last couple of inches of it, but this time they were chocolate chip cookies, and man did they taste good for him, not one speck of remorse was shown. The tail was going full bore, waiting for more.

The coffee’s certainly help  to get through the day.  Have some sleep deprivation going on, with only about 3-4 hours  this morning so hope to get some more later.

I have added some of the ACEO’s  I have been doing lately, I found out about these art collectors cards a few months ago. All ACEO’s measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches, miniature artworks. The popularity of these little artworks is spreading worldwide as another form of collecting original works from artists. They make wonderful gifts to put inside a card, or to ad to your own aceo collection. Some are done in acrylic, some oil, and some coloured pencil and graphite.

My photographic skills are really up the creek and can say these really do look better in person, with better colours also.

All of these are for sale, the prices range from $10-$18.00 Postage is $2.50. Nearly all art works on my site are for sale except those already in private collections. I have been trying to ad a paypal buy now button, but am having problems trying to get this done.

For any enquiries and if you would like to purchase anything please email me at thepaintedbrush@Safe-mail.net  and I will contact you straight back.

Thanks for stopping by.

October 20, 2009

Welcome

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Hello and welcome to my blog. My blog is about art,  paintings, drawings,  ACEO’s which are quite addictive, they measure 2.5 by 3.5 inches, miniature artworks.  I love collecting and making them.

I have sold my art both locally and overseas, Europe, U.S.A.  England, and Korea.  These are a couple of ACEO’s,  two in oils with a palette knife, one in oil pastels, and the gumflowers in coloured pencils.

Thank you for looking, I will be adding more a little later, I hope you enjoy your visit here.

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