Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Competing passions...and an Avery update...


Support - 10 x 10 acrylic and mixed-media on canvas.

I wish this artistic frenzy that I am in these days had hit me back in the cold, dark days of winter, although I am grateful that it has returned at all!!! And winter is such a time of hybernation that it was natural in some way. But now, I want to be outside gardening & soaking up some early spring sun and inside painting at the same time. I am sure I will find a balance (that's my Libra talking). The paintings need time to dry, so I am really learning to multi-multi-task... prep some canvasses, paint some, go outside and rake, come in and paint some more, go walk Max, etc.

About Avery...
For all of you who've sent notes and prayers and well-wishes and inquires, Avery was extubated earlier this week, which is HUGE in the world of her recovery. In addition to the fact that it means that she's doing most of her breathing with no assistance, it also means she can sip water and just generally be more comfortable. After seven open heart surgeries and several long hospital stays, it's always the intubation that she remembers -- and not fondly! Her meds are being decreased, her feeds/calories increased, and she's out of bed daily for physical therapy, so I thank you all, over and over, for your thoughts, prayers, and wishes. Right now, she's also enjoying a visit from her Poppy and Aunt Jesse, who brought her a Nintendo DS, so she is very excited!!

4 comments:

Saucy Chick Sherry said...

Oh Kerri Jean your heart art is just so beautiful. I am so thankful that Avery is doing better. She is amazing.

Marilyn Rock said...

Love your heart art Kerri! I so look forward to seeing them here. Prayers do get answered; and so happy Avery is doing better. What a magical child! xxoo Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Sisser,

I love these colors. You are doing such an amazing job with these paintings. Gee, I barely compare while I am sweeping the hospital floor you are creating these master pieces.

xoxo Love them! Jesse

Peggy said...

Kerri, Your hearts make me want to join right in and paint some myself as I've always fancied hearts in everything. I love the banner one as I see a piece is missing and only wonder where it went. Interesting and beautiful too.

Little Avery has lessons for us to learn in her journey if we pay close attention to her life. God bless her and her family that all is well.
Peggy