Easter Bounty

Firstly, sorry to anyone who was brought down by my pity party last Friday.
I don’t usually write about my health because we all have our crosses to bear (no Easter pun intended) & I’d rather talk about something nicer, but I just needed to vent.

Easter Bounty - mixed media girl on 4x4in canvas panel - etsy listing

Thank you so very, very much to everyone who left me a lovely comment, you brightened my day and I felt like each one was a warm hug.

This week I was diagnosed with arthritis in my hands, but I was so strengthened by everyone’s support that it has just made me feel more determined to keep going.

So thank you xxx

Easter Bounty - mixed media painting on 4x4in canvas panel - detail

We had a quiet Easter morning here, just the four of us plus my mother.

The egg hunt, the chocolate, the hot cross buns, the chocolate, the kids on sugar highs and of course not to forget the chocolate.

Easter Bounty - mixed media painting on 4x4in canvas panel - detail

Next week we’re all heading off to Port Macquarie for our annual week away, so this week will involve lots of packing and nagging the kids to do their own packing.
Which I will probably do myself on the night before we leave.

Usually, the term holidays here usually follow straight on from Easter, so when we booked our trip we thought it was during school hols.

Unfortunately, this year is different and we’ve discovered that our holiday is during the last week of term – ugh!
This is L’s first year of high school, and it means I’m missing out on parent teacher interviews.

– There’s no way we’re missing our trip though, I *need* that walking-on-the-beach, collecting-stones-and-seaglass time. Priorities, right?  😉

Easter Bounty - mixed media painting on 4x4in canvas panel - detail

I hope you all had (or are having) a wonderful rest and recharge over the Easter break, and if you can’t rest at least recharged your creativity somewhat.

I’ll see you all after the 13th, when I should have some interesting news to share.. 🙂

12 thoughts on “Easter Bounty

  1. Don’t you wish they would stop messing with school holiday dates… we are int he middle of our first week, and like you are heading off to the beach … love it at this time of the year… looking forward to the lovely art you will create when you get back refreshed and raring to go….xx

    1. Definitely!
      I’m going to miss parent-teacher night, which is a real pain. I really wanted to know how Wren’s teachers all think she’s going…grrr.
      See you in a week 🙂

  2. So sorry about the arthritis. I hope you will be able to manage it well. I love your girl with her basket full of eggs. So charming! That last close=up is terrific…fun to see the details of her face up close. Wishing you a very restful break!

    1. I hope so too, Janice. It’s scary to think that I’ve got to make this body last another 40 years (I hope) and it’s already having joint problems..

      Thank you so much for your lovely words about the painting. I always love seeing close-ups of people’s paintings, it’s amazing the detail you can see 🙂

  3. I have arthritis in my hands, wrists, one right finger is now bending also. I do what I can and stop and then take an hour or so rest then go back or skip a day and go back to art. My specialsit said for me to not stop. One will learn owns limitation. I take advil if the pain is too much. He recommended that for me.Your specialist will tell you what you can use for pain. I am 71 and I was dignosed many years ago. So I want to encourage you. I like your painting.

    1. My doctor hasn’t referred me to a specialist, but I’m going back to her next week to insist on tests/xrays and a referral.
      This pain has come on so quickly & suddenly, and I want more explanation of that.

      I’m only 40 and I want my hands to last another 40 years with any luck!
      Thank you so much for sharing your story and encouragement, Carol 🙂

  4. Aw man I am sorry to hear about your arthritis. Not a great thing for an artist to have to deal with, but I feel your pain because it runs in my family and I’m reminded of that legacy on some rainy days. I try to think of it as times to give my hands a break and pamper them by rubbing them with cream or cuticle salve. Also I’m glad to hear you had a great Easter, and what a cute holiday-appropriate character you’ve created here!

    1. Thank you Sabina, I’ve been using a cream my chemist recommended called Flexagil and it seems to be helping a bit 🙂

      Glad you liked the Easter bald girl!

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