So Paint Already

Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 3:03 PM

It feels so good to be done with the art semester.  I won't be getting a very good grade because I failed to complete several assignments due to my eye surgery.  But I'm not in school for the grades anymore so this does not bother me at all.  I did ace the final exam and that will help to keep me with a passing grade.

Now on to summer plans.  In a few weeks my husband and I will be taking a road trip.  No real plan in mind, just head out to the open highway and drive till we get someplace interesting.  I'm already excited thinking of what art/sketch supplies to bring along on this adventure.  

In preparation I primed a piece of 300 lb. wc paper with pastel ground and toned with french ultramarine acrylic.  I am hoping to take along with the watercolors, my pastels.  While sitting here waiting for the paper to dry I did a very quick and sloppy sketch of my art paraphernalia strewn about.  I haven't sketched in what seems months.  I've missed that.  

Upon my return from this trip I will be getting ready for a hospital stay once again.  This time it's for major surgery.  I have been bleeding frequently for months.  What they found is that my uterus is the size of a 4 month pregnancy and I have sextuplets in there (6 benign fibroid tumors).  So it all has to come out now.  Recovery will be 6-8 weeks.  Not looking forward to that.  I had 4 c-sections and remember how awful it was.  Now I'm much older so don't think it will be any better.  But now maybe when this is all done I can get back to my previous activity level before all the bleeding problems began.  July 20th is the day of the operation.

Right now just enjoying no school, the garden and wondering if to pick up a brush, pencil or pastel stick to begin this journey.


  1. laura Says:

    Hi Marta--Sorry to hear about your surgeries, past and impending, but I'm glad you're going to be able to get away for this great roadtrip/adventure. I hope you will be able to paint, and look forward to seeing what you creat along the way.
    Best wishes, Laura

  2. Terry Says:

    We'll be praying for your successful surgery, and anticipating your return to mARTa's Art.


  3. Joan Says:

    Marta - I'm sorry to hear about your upcoming surgery. I'll keep you in my prayers. Have a great time on your trip. I love trips like that and having art materials along to capture the interesting and the normal things that pop up. I like the easy sketch of your supplies...looks like you're ready!

  4. Sandy Says:

    Ok I know where you are coming from - I had 3 c-sections, my daughter has now had 2 and it does not seem anywhere near as arduous as they were ;-) Hey look at it as a tummy tuck - Glad you are planning a trip and getting back to sketching, I have missed that too - although I have to admit I admire all the Oil work you have done - Congrats on that success. I hope (and pray) the upcoming surgery puts all that problem to an end and by fall you'll be better than ever!! In the mean time I look forward to more sketching!!

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