Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy End of the Old Year!

Oh, beloved readers of Brush and Baren, my apologies for long silence this month. I've been down with The Crud for a couple of weeks, during which time I was also technically homeless. I'm still coughing but finally upright and returned to my temporary housing situation, so almost ready to return to adventures in printmaking.

Today I felt well enough for a little walk around my patch... which probably did more for my recovery than the assortment of meds I've been chugging.


While I was out I picked up a couple of little willow twigs to bring back and draw. It's been too, too long since I have drawn anything just for me, which seems clear when I regard my impatience with the process and my less-than-stellar results. But I did it, and that was good.



My plans for the remainder of this week include continued recovery (oh please oh please), some year-end administrative tasks, and some print time. It's safe to say that 2013 has been one of my least favorite years ever,* so I'm looking forward to putting this one on a shelf and getting a fresh start in the new year.

(As a friend said recently, "It's enough to make one triskaidekaphobic!" So one good thing that came out of this year: a legitimate excuse to use that word in a sentence!)

6 comments:

  1. Here's to a better year ahead!And maybe a few more sweet little sketches? :-)

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  2. Good health, best wishes and great art for you in 2014. Hope to see you again in the future-maybe at a journalkeepers' retreat.

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  3. Sorry to hear you are unwell. Wishing you good health and fantabulous 2014.

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  4. Happy New Year Sherrie and get well soon. I'm looking forward to seeing your new prints over the year to come. Your work is always inspiring.

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  5. Thanks, everyone. I walked to the studio today for the first time in a couple of weeks AND I made it without having to spend 30 minutes coughing once I arrived. Major steps forward on all fronts! Thank you for your good wishes, which are no doubt the energy behind recovery. A big hug from me... (the germless kind!)

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