Saturday, February 09, 2008

Been a little absent "minded"

As I was trying to organize my "out of control" office this afternoon...I came across this little collage self-portrait I did when I was probably about 8 years old. See...even then...I think I envisioned myself as a dog!

On another note...I'm sorry I've been sort of an absent blogger/commenter lately. A very dear friend of ours is battling renal cancer and ended up in the hospital again last weekend. They found that two tumors had spread to his brain so they had to remove one and perform radiation to shrink the other one. Between visits to the hospital and caring for Miss Maisie...our world has been a little upside down. If you can muster up some heavy duty prayers and send them to Steve and Kathleen...I would be forever grateful. We love them so much.

Back again hopefully soon...with some new art. Let's get the good juju going again! xoxo


Karine said...

I love the self portrait. "...envisioned myself as a dog." LOL... that is adorable. Here are some power prayers coming from the desert. Be kind to yourself now.
karine and Mr. Pono

Manon Doyle said...

Your self portrait is so sweet. It's fun to look back at things we made as children.
I'm sending out prayers and positive energy to both you and your friends. Keep the faith.

Patience-please said...

sending thoughts of comfort and peace-

leigh said...

I will be adding Steve and Kathleen to my prayers ! Take care of yourself and extra love to Miss Maisie.

Trijnie said...

I feel sorry for your friend. I wish all of you a lot of strength.
Your child-collage is so sweet. It is from a very lucky child

Tor Hershman said...

You have an extremely fine blog.

Stay on groovin’ safari,


Rebecca said...

Sorry you guys are having a tough time, best wishes to Steve & Kathleen. Your childhood portrait is great. What is the stem thingy on the hat ...a whirly propeller or bow? You had a great sense of composition at such a young age ... look at that negative space!

Jonna Barnett said...

L, am so sorry to hear about your friend. I can relate as one of my best friends is battling brain cancer and has been through two surgeries. I will light a candle and offer up prayers for him, his family and friends. Hoping Maisie is on her road to recovery.

Melissa & Emmitt said...

hi linda
i have been thinking of you non-stop. :) i am sending lots of love and good juju to steve and kathleen. emmitt says he is too. he loves and misses you. :)
i love your self portrait and even more that you still have it. you are so wonderful and inspiring.
m & e

kate smudges said...

Linda, I remember in past posts you have mentioned Steve & Kathleen. I will be sending lots and lots of healing thoughts to them and to you too.

Your self-portrait made me smile. I love those ears. Lytton agrees.

hugs for you, Kate ox

Lynne (and the puppies!) said...

Many good thoughts that prayers coming Steve and Kathleen's way from here in Chicago... God has clearly put one of his best angels (YOU!) to help care for your friend(s).

Love the self portrait -- and am especially fond of the propeller on the top of your hat!... And the rouge technique -- quite something! :-)

Keep your spirits up -- we're all thinking about you and wishing you, Maise and your wonderful friends every good thing the world has to offer.

Susan Tuttle said...

What a great find from your childhood! - a budding artist at such a tender age.

I love your butter painting in your etsy shop!


Carla Sonheim said...

Wonderful portrait! I'm sorry about your friend... prayers for healing!

Shari Beaubien said...

You KNOW I'm already sending all the juju I can muster. Love, Shari

Donna said...

I'm sorry to hear about your dear friend. Many good thoughts and prayers coming your way.
The self portrait of you is adorable!
Take care.

Garden Painter Art said...


I am so sorry to hear about your friend. I know several people that are battling cancer right now. Both are young and have kids still at home. One has melanoma that has spread to her brain and the other has tonsil cancer. Sometimes, I just don't get this broken world.

On a lighter note: I love that collage. How funny and ironic that even at 8 years old, you gave yourself dog ears!!

Take care of Maisie:
Garden Painter Art

Tara Ross Studios said...

I so love this self portrait!!!

Prayers to your friends.


chocolate girl said...

prayers going up for your friend :) nice to see you blogging again...


Michele Maule said...

Great collage! My mom saved a whole portfolio of my art from pre-school. It's so fun to look through.

Chloe and I are sending big hugs and good thoughts to your dear friends.
Take care :)

NeereAnDear said...

Your friend is in my prayers... you need to take care of you... your friends will be here... I have been quite absent with blogging myself..



Moira said...

Thinking of you and your friends. Glad to hear Steve is coming home. Love the collage and the OJ painting!