My distance vision has been improving and yesterday I drove for the first time in 6 months. Not far, and not on any major roads. 5 miles, round trip. I did well although it will be a while before I can go on my own. It's was very nerve racking but I did it and it's such a major step for me. It brings tears to my eyes knowing that I am close to regaining some independence again. Going out again today, a little further but still no major roads. My close up vision still has a ways to go, have a hard time seeing the speedometer clearly, so I rely on my wonderful co-pilot. I am beyond excited. So truly blessed.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Gabriel and Hannah
Traditional scrapbooking is quite difficult these days due to my vision impairment. I have problems with depth perception and detailed work. It's hard for me to focus well, close up and I cannot use either of my paper trimmers. It's also very difficult to read a ruler. I decided to try a few mixed media pages and am pleased with how they turned out. I'm so lucky my husband is so willing to cut out things for me. Working in a 9 x 12 sketchbook and have several more pages started. A whole new world of preserving memories. Enjoy!
Monday, January 21, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
of the pages...
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
This is so true. I
've learned this life lesson. Although, there are many things I can no longer do, there are so many more that I can. I take advantage of that every day, especially when it comes to my art. There were many, many days, even weeks when I couldn't create. Now that I can, even with some limitations, I spend as much time as I can working...well, playing. I have many new pieces drying but way behind on getting photographed and posted.
Spending some time with our grandson, Tyler and then more art this evening. Hope all is well.
Friday, January 11, 2013
The Shore Series
12 x 12 mixed media collage
This is the first in a series of many in various sizes. Currently
working on an 11 x 14 canvas and several 6 x 6 pieces.
I was inspired by the art of Marnita Patton that is featured in
the January/February issue of Somerset Studios.
Off for a day of junkin and evening of art.
Have a good one.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
8 x 8 mixed media canvas
A shipment of cart supplies I ordered arrived yesterday and I'm well stocked for a while. I ordered a set of Golden Fluid Acrylics and I'm excited to try them out. Nothing like something new to play with.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Something a little different, my first lighthouse.
Makes me want to be at the beach right now. Warmer weather here the next few days, 70's by the weekend. I'll just have to pretend I'm at the beach for now.
Monday, January 07, 2013
5 x 5 mixed media canvas
Blogger is still having issues however by changing browsers I am able to upload photos again. So happy now. Hope to get another completed canvas photographed today. Today I am working on a piece for a show in March. Have a great week.