Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Beautiful Fall

I  will be posting  more often and today I thought I should return to my attempt at teaching collage.

What I would like to do is see your efforts. It would be a great way to teach, to see each others art.

So I am off to find the proper tool that would allow you guys to post your art here on my blog.  But first, how many of you would post your work (collage or other medium).  I’ll only get that application  if you guys are willing to use it.

Leave me a message!

I made this as a prize for the winner of a deviantArt  contest:

Elaine Waiting
Don’t you just love those Gibson Girls? I’ve been wanting to incorporate one of them to a collage for a while now:
And who can resist Alice?

These are some more collages I have made this past week and a half while I am stuck at home. The recovery is not so bad as missing the early Fall weather!  Today I go out to see just one patient, but I’ll savor the balmy temperature and sunshine.

Good day from New York,

Monday, September 10, 2012

Slow and Steady

Remember that tortoise, who beat that hare?  They say that slow and steady wins the race. Well I’m not running a race but getting better sure feels like a long road. The good news is I am slowly but noticeably getting better.

I had surgery on my spine. Have to learn to walk all over again, what a pain! Yes there is a lot of pain too, but I’m managing it just fine.

Meanwhile, while on bed-rest or (armchair rest) I have been a busy bee. So here are my  rehabilitation efforts.

This one I made in the hospital. I always loved this baby! They are so precious together.

A Woman with Her Child

The Queen of Roses

I’ve made about 10 more since home from the hospital, but I will show you a few at a time! So you hopefully enjoy them more.
 Good-day from New York,

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hello all!

I woke up in a fine mood today. My eyes opened and (temporarily) I forgot I would be in pain the moment I tried to move.

Funny thing about backs … you really take them for granted until you can’t twist your torso. You know, just reaching your arm to the side uses the lower back.

But my problem is trying to do too much.

Yes, I was warned!

And yes, I have a warden  … uh I mean uh-husband.

But laying down is booooooooooooring!

Sitting is painful, and I’m supposed to limit it to 30 minutes at a time.

How can you make a collage in 30 minutes I ask?

Well I’ve made eleven this past week.

This one I sat too long, but I absolutely looove the results. It’s an old-new thing for me.


ThenI did this on the bed  (arghhh)
in stages, so that was good

 You Are My Heaven

This is my favorite.
I made it in the hospital.


I can almost feel the terrible pain she was in at this stage in her life, but never the hopelessness or despair. That’s what took her under.

Small posts these days, just to catch you up.

Great day from New York,