Saturday, 13 January 2018

Making Progress

Ive been home from hospital since Tuesday afternoon. Apart from being with John and smothered in dogs the best part, of course is being in my own bed! Oh, and the silence.  Why is it night staff are so unaware that its our night and we want to rest and get well? Since I've been home Knowle Dawn, shown HERE, has gone off to be a part of the Welcome ‘18 exhibition at Shaftesbury as I will be showing there again in September.  The town of Shaftesbury also has a Snowdrop Festival, which you can read about HERE if you're interested, and I have made this piece to be entered. 
The whole thing is made in silk and the words are, ‘Nor will I then thy modest grace forget, chaste snowdrop, venturous harbinger of spring and pensive monitor of fleeting years’ By Wordsworth. Still to be framed which we will be doing later.  Also a frame needed for this piece I've just backed. Just a little exercise in colour, shape, form, balance really but I'm pleased with it. 
Ilex Punctorum
Other than that you can probably understand things have been a little slow around here. My energy levels are rock bottom, I have a long way to go to get over the anaemia, but I'm not in any rush. I have my own consultant this afternoon and a endoscopic ultrasound specialist next week and then hopefully we will have a plan to get this thing out.  In the mean time I feel like Jadzea Dax with her symbiont.  I did have one highlight on my stay in hospital, my wonderful friend Nat spotted that pets were allowed on the ward and so she brought Miss Dimple in to see me. 
She was an absolute star, not a paw out of place even with two of the ladies having their nebulisers on full blast. She only has her paws on my lap as I encouraged her to for the photo as I couldn't bend down.  She would make a perfect PAT dog. Love GSPs so much!  I may now have a gentle potter around the studio.  At least sort of tidying is constructive!  PS I’ve used Blogpad Pro again and really quite pleased with it!   


  1. Such lovely work, the snowdrop is so pretty, but there's just something about the ilex punctorum. How great to have a doggy friend visit.
    Is your symbiotic part have a name? And is it wise?

  2. How sweet Miss Dimple visited you in hospital and nice you can now enjoy the quiet of home.

  3. Happy that you can now rest without interruption! Snow Drops are my favorite, lovely likeness. Get better soon!xx

    1. Thank you. Brain didn’t want to work in hospital so I didn’t come back with hundreds of ideas to forget! ☺

  4. Lovely pieces - the 'ilex' reminds me of new growth feerns - at this time of year they become a table delicacy in Japan.

  5. Let's hope you can rest and recuperate now you are at home. Lovely panels x

  6. How amazing that dogs were allowed into the hospital- I bet recovery rates are far better than that of ‘no pets allowed’ hospitals!!!


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