Friday, November 04, 2011

What's Up with me.

I know some of you are wondering if I have stopped blogging.  It has been a few days.  
The truth is that I have just been too busy and too tired from being too busy.  We have had several intense projects at work. Add to that my usual chores, caregiving for mom, (she is doing pretty well though, just needs to gain some weight back - not a problem most of us have!) AND getting ready for the sale November 19th -and well you can see how it is wearing me out. LOL.  
So, I may take a blogging break -or at least be more infrequent until after the sale. I will be back in full force after the sale I think.  
Meanwhile, I suggest checking my sidebar "Blogs I read" -there is some good inspiration in some of them. 

I will have some paintings I have done at the sale this year. 
Here are a couple of examples of my painting style(s.) 
Egret in Motion (unfinished)

Forbidden Crossing

Parrots in Paradise
Foggy Farm - Uncle Joe's (Foggy Farm Series)


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I know how wearing the caregiving is on top of other things. Make sure to make some time for yourself whenever you can and don't feel guilty about it. Good luck with the sale and see you when you are back.

Jocelyn said...

Gene my hubbys family is going through the same thing with their Mom. She has been going down with Parkinson's and it is really taking it's toll on her children (her primary caregivers). We've all been caring for Mom for 4 years and it's exhausting physically and emotionally. Take time when you need it.

Cyndi said...

Working a full time job, plus being a caregiver for an aging parent is definitely something that will keep you busy and tired. And all of us bloggers need a break once in a while, even if we aren't busy or tired! So take the time you need...we'll all be here when you get back.

And by the way, I LOVE your paintings! That Egret is beautiful! Good luck with the sale!



Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Your painting are beautiful! Caregiving can be very hard, my father lives with us and is fine right now but we have had some tough times. Take care.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Remember to take care of yourself too! Love the Foggy Farm painting!!

Barb said...

I just love your paintings....that last one is amazing!!

Royce said...

I can relate to being too busy to blog I'm in the same boat. I do see the shore line thou.
I just love the painting Forbidden Crossing. It's really wonderful.
Good luck with the sale. Take a day off when all this has settled and be a couch lump and watch how to train a dragon and eat popcorn

Barbara said...

I recall a couple of these paintings, but what I'm really drawn to is the Egret. Would enjoy seeing that finished when the time comes.
Life does get in our way of having fun sometimes, but we all know we are all still around, just have to be patient. Me included!

Sarah said...

Ooooh I love love love the egret! I'm sure it will be among the first to go. I hope your mom continues to make a good recovery.

Gmama Jane said...

Gene, You are one very interesting man!! I love your art!! Did you get my email? You WON my coasters?? Yep, you did! But I need to bind them which with everything else will probably take me a week. I will need your mailing address Please.
I am also helping my husband care for his mother, like you. I cared for my mother for 11 yrs...the last 6 were with Alzheimers. So, I've been down that road before.

I live north of Huntsville, Ala. What part of Ala. do you live?
Gmama Jane

Melissa ;-) said...

I, of the "infrequent blogging at best" clan, certainly can not say anything about your blogging. In fact, I am pretty slow at keeping up with reading blogs too (sorry about that). But sometimes the days are just too short! Love the paintings, Gene. I love your quilting, too, but painting is such a mystery to me that I really envy anyone who can do it!

JJ said...

Good Luck at your sale. Hope everything goes and that you make loads of money.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Love your Uncle Joe's Foggy Farm - it speaks to me.

Vesuviusmama said...

I love Foggy Farm. I also love how you seem to have several different styles all at once.