Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thought for Thursday

"Don't be distracted by criticism.Remember-the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you." ~Zig Ziglar

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Storm, The Debris, and No Art

Feel like seeing some photos of the destruction after our lovely friend 'Sandy' came to visit us on Long Island? Just my backyard..don't worry, nothing wild in the pictures. Only electric workers trying to reconnect our house to the world and tree debris. I didn't take many photos at all, like other times we've had crazy weather. 




This is what I was working on when we were so rudely interrupted by the hurricane and then the blizzard. I added more color to develop the background, but haven't felt like getting back to it to even photograph it. 


If I can kick myself into gear, maybe I'll show how it looks. 

Maybe. Excuse me, Mr. Resistance is knocking, again.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thought for Thursday on Wednesday

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ~ A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

I hope everyone in the US enjoys a warm and happy Thanksgiving Day this Thursday.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Storm

When there's so much going on I lose my appetite, and not just for food. Even when the power came back I just didn't feel like running to post photos. I didn't even take many photos. Just wasn't feeling it. 
Paint? Nothing. Who feels like painting?



We were prepared to be homebound for a few days because of the approaching hurricane. Okay. I've been through storms that left us without power for a couple of days in the past.  We had food, my stove works with gas, we had hot water, and a fireplace. Batteries, candles, flashlights, gas in the cars.


But nothing prepared anyone for the resulting aftermath of this storm. No power, television, internet, telephone, cell phones were dropping calls. And we were lucky compare to people living on the Long Island coast. Some of them have lost everything, homeless.

Then the blizzard came. We finally had lights, and then we didn't again.


Right now I can hear chain saws trying to cut up my neighbor's huge white oak that landed into the next guy's yard. Four days and it's still not done. Our tree fell and took down the utility pole, the wires to the house, the back neighbor's trees and branches of other trees. Those roots left a huge crater, and took out some of my beloved azaleas. 


Normal is going to have to take a while.