Sunday, January 25, 2009

What's happening in my world

Well, it's only been two days since the completion of DH's holistic gallstone treatment, but he is already feeling so much better that I can barely keep up with him. Thanks again for all your well wishes. He seems to be feeling better each day, so yesterday we went to a national cat show that was held locally. We went mostly to see if there were any breeders of Korats, but there were none. However, we did stop in the adoption area, sponsored by the local SPCA and saw these little darlings...

I immediately got a bit teary eyed and wanted to adopt all four of them, but since DH is our feline expert, he was able to reign me in a bit. We had already agreed that we aren't quite ready to take on the responsibility of new kitties yet, so we walked around at the show, watched some of the judging and then decided to head back out into the frenzied world of Saturday traffic.

Our electric blanket went on the fritz, so here was a perfect excuse to head to the mall. In an effort to get a bit more exercise, we parked further away then we usually do and then had to really truck it, because it was cold. In addition to sneaking in extra activity, we are going on a no sugar, no flour plan, which I have mentioned on my other blog. It's something we have both wanted to do, and there is no time like the present.

We saw these guys while we were out, also. They were crazy mall parking lot birds. I am not a big fan of birds, but even I have to admit that they are pretty.

In addition to browsing the health food stores, buying blankets and coming back to cook a yummy, healthy stir fry, I found a bit of time for some drawing. These are still following a Valentine's day theme and are my usual 9 x 12 size.

This first one is just a crazy drawing that just really has no explanation or expectation, but was done with valentine hearts in mind.

The inspiration for this is, oddly enough, that crazy scene from The Green Mile, where the bees come out of the mouth of the gentle giant. I wanted to convey her declaration of love in somewhat the same way. I know it's sort of out there, but that was what I was trying to suggest.

Well, that's all for today. Thanks for all the sweet comments on my new hair cut. Here's wishing all of you a great upcoming week and wishing that you all could hear the really beautiful electric guitar that is being played by hubby from the room directly below me, as I blog.

I told you he felt better. Take care, y'all.


Crafty Gal Linda said...

Cool drawings! Sounds like you and the hubs did a lot this weekend! Take care.

Suzie said...

An electric blanket sounds so good.Great drawings

marni said...

Susan, very happy to hear that DH is back on the mend...aren't those kittens so hard to resist??? As always, love the drawings. :)

Kims Art said...

When I first saw the picture I was just sure you had added a few new members to the family. They are so cute. I know it must have been hard to walk away. I am also so glad to here that you are having luck with the No sugar and flour. Both picture are great! You have inspired me to do a little more drawing in my journal. I did get the watercolor brush that holds water! I have not had a chance to use it yet.

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Love the drawings. And love your hair cut, so cute you are! Hugs***Renea

Kristen Hermanny said...

I love the take on the Green Mile. That is so creative. I love your sketches. I am just getting back into drawing after many years of not.
I am glad your DH is feeling better. That is wonderful.
Have a great week.

suze said...

Glad to hear that your DH is feeling better. I have a gall stone and I am just waiting for the day it goes bad.
Congrats on resisting those baby kitties...I would want them all too! So cute.

Amy Sullivan said...

~Sounds like a fun weekend~
I am so happy that DH is mending so well~
I am really loving your drawings~

Did you get some snow today?~
~Sleet for us~

Funky Art Queen said...

that is such a great shot of those birds, look at all those colors. Every time I see a bird lately, I have to stare at it, it's shape and colors, they fascinate me. gods little creatures.

Kristen Hermanny said...

THere is something over at my blog for you.
I hope you have warmer weather than we have!!

Have an excellent day.

Liska said...

Love your take on the Green Mile. Your drawing is superb, and that is simply the most memorable part of the movie. Thanks for sharing x