Saturday, August 28, 2010

And then

I was feeling really good and no stress, other than the fact it was 1230am when I started and 2am when I finished, I was feeling good.  As one person has put it after seeing this piece, 'calming'.

Feeling kinda crazy

so I painted some more.  Feeling pretty good lately, except for feeling tired all the time (maybe it's time for my B12 shot).  A lot of gas....but other than killing my wife with the smell ( I mean , really, it's GOTTA come out) I'm feeling okay.  The pain fromt he gas at the moment is the only thing major going on.  So....I painted.
Not too too sure where I was going with this one, but here it is.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Night out

Had a great night out with my wife tonight.  We went to see Michael Buble as part of our anniversary present to each other (for Sept).  Let me tell you, Buble puts on a great show and he's actaully a very very funny guy!!  We had a lot of fun.  His warm up act, Naturally7 is fantastic!  They are a group that sings a plays music, but with no instruments what so ever.  Ya, I know!!  I sounds like they are playing drums, guitars, brass, etc. but its all done with out instruments.  You should check them out.
All in all, a great night out.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

And finally....

This one I did the other day, just because.  I had something in my head and wanted to see if I could put it down.  It didn't end up the way I had started to paint, but it turned out in the end.  And no, I did not paint all these in one day, these are over a 2 week period and I would like to thank everyone for their encouragement and support....Thanks.  More to come I think...........

Now this one is one of my favorites

My dad asked me the other day about this painting.  He asked me, "What were you feeling at the time to make you decide to use this colour?"  "Honestly?"  I said  "I hadn't used this one yet"  He laughed.  Really, when I did this one, I was feeling okay.  Could it be?!  Have I discovered a cure for Crohns?!!  :-P

I started to feel better

I believe that this "art therapy" might have some validity to it.  Yes, I still felt like crap, but it didn't seem to matter.  And maybe, just maybe mind you, the crappy feeling was going away.  Maybe, painting was taking my mind off of how shitty I was feeling. I came up with "Sunset"

This one...

is still a bit dark, attempt number 2, mainly cuz I painted it the same day as the last one, but I was mad and frustrated, so I came up with "Fireworks"

Don't know....

.....what I was trying to do here.  I was feeling like crap, thus the dark, but what I was seeing in my head, wasn't and didn't come out on canvas.  This was my first attempt.....


So.....I started painting as part of "art therapy" for myself to try and deal with my illness.  Seems to be helping I think.   I get to put down on canvas how I'm feeling at the time, like this one, can u guess what was going on at the time..???

Sunday, August 8, 2010

New Hobby

I took up painting.  I've always liked doing it, use to in highschool, but never persued it.  So, I thought, what the hell, I'll start it up again.  I thought I could use it as therapy and a stress reliever.  I've done 4 already in 2 days and I'm liking it.  My wife doesn't like the fact I took "her space" in the arts and crafts room, but she seems to like the idea (and some of the work).  Let's see where this takes me shall we.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Like the energizer bunny........... just keeps going and going.....and it's a pain in the ass!  The abcess I have been dealing with since last November, has come up yet again.  Which isn't too bad I guess seeing it does drain, BUT I want it to just go away.  And we all know THAT isn't going to happen.  I hate it, cuz it hurts, it's physically and mentally draining and it makes be really bitchy to people, especially my family and I hate myself when it happens.  I just hate it.