Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 10:20 AM | Posted by mARTa
A couple of months ago I realized I had to stop working because of my impaired vision. I felt like I had been on this road where things mostly went smooth, a few bumps here and there, but really no major obstacles in my way. That last day of work was not planned as my last day but I came home that night knowing I just couldn't do it anymore. Thanks to the wonderful doctors I have I am now in the process of filing for disability and retirement.
When all this came about that road I was on hooked a sharp turn and since then I have been trying to find my way. All has been good so far. I am enjoying my time at home, cooking, cleaning, some travel and little else. So my art has taken a bit of a hiatus past few months. That's ok, because the road hasn't smoothed out yet!
I was in the Social Security office today to present documents and while waiting I realized I don't carry my sketchbook and pen with me anymore. What a fool I am! I missed a great opportunity. I will rectify that immediately. I am pleased to say that come the fall term in September I have registered for a beginning painting class (hoping to learn to work in oils) and French 1. I might not be able to drive in a few months so I better take the painting class now! So, soon this blog will be overflowing with new art work I hope, or at least oil studies that I'm sure will be assigned. I adopted a new look to the blog as well. One that is more casual and laid back, like ME! I hope you like it!
Right now I just take a day at a time. Yesterday I watched the grand-nephew and I delighted in his world for the day. I can't wait to let the little guy come paint with me when he is older. Tomorrow I am taking my grand niece Annie and my dear friend Shon to San Diego to the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit, to night time at the zoo and kayaking in Mission Bay. Of course sketching supplies in tow for all three of us! I will present when I return.
I've spent most of my online time filling out forms for disability but also perusing my favorite art blogs. When I changed the layout I lost my list of blogs so if you come by here and would like to be added, just let me know! Everyday, you my online art friends, continue to inspire me as I glimpse into your daily world. Thanks for visiting!
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