Hi Everyone ;o) Well, Internet Explorer wouldn't let me post pictures and Google Chrome wouldn't let me either, so now I am using FireFox. I don't know why this happened? Thanks everyone for your help ;o) Much appreciated ;o)
"The Calling" painting is almost done! Can't wait to show all of you ;o)
I have completed one other painting, "Ballerina Sky", "You are never alone!"
Here is a sneak peak of something I am working on. I'm calling it, "My Hat". ;o)
Hi Everyone ;o) I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart, for all the beautiful comments left on my last post! Every single one of them, meant so much to me! It was very emotional for me to write that post and to read all of your comments.
The night after I posted my story, I looked out the window, from where I paint. The sky was just about to turn dark. I couldn't believe my eyes, the sky was pink! I quickly got my camera to take pictures. I felt so warm outside. I believe in signs and I think this was a sign, of all the love, all of you were sending to me! Below are the pictures. I have a basic camera. I didn't do nothing to the photos. Enjoy ;o)
I finished two aceo's ;o) The first one is called, "Witching Hour".
"Trick or Treating"
I haven't finished, "The Calling" yet, but this is how it looks so far ;o)
I promise to make a post about "the liquid gel ink" soon ;o)
Big Hugs ;o)
Hi Everyone! This is going to be a long post, so put on some comfy clothes, and relax.
There is one thing that many of you have asked, what happened to you Stacy, when you were sick? I am going to try to tell you this now, in the shortest way I can.
In October 2007, on Canadian Thanksgiving, I was very ill, I started to throw up. I had very sharp stabbing pains in my stomach. Like someone was stabbing me from the inside out. My mom said that's it, you are going into the hospital. Well, I had a cat scan and I was diagnosed wrong (I know that, because I had to go back), was given some heavy drugs and I was out of it for about 2 weeks. In November I was doing ok, but at the end of the month, look out!
I was having those pains again! My stomach ballooned out! I looked like I was pregnant. I couldn't sit up. If I did, I was in pain. That was it, back into the hospital! Another cat scan! (I learned that my veins were deep. My arms had to be heated to make my veins pop) This time I was blessed with a fantastic Doctor! Doctor Gupta! My hero! I remember him telling my mom, I wouldn't be leaving the hospital. He said, it was lucky I got there when I did, because I could have died!
An abscess had formed in my pelvic area, which was filled with pus, this was obstructing my intestines, causing everything to back up, my immune system was shutting down and I had a high fever. I was told by the doctor, that he had never seen an abscess so big. They had to act fast. Trying to get my fever down. I had so many tubes coming out of me. The next morning, I had a pipe put into my bum, which lead to the abscess. The pus came out through the pipe and was drained into a bag, that was attached to my leg. Can, anyone say adult diapers? Through the two months, I had 8 more cat scans. I hate those things! Several ultra sounds. I was tested for cancer. I got a hernia, because of the throwing up. I had a blood clot in my left leg, which I had to take warfarin, and get large needles put into my stomach everyday. My tummy was bruised all over! One of my last tests was a chalk test. Don't know the technical name. Chalk is sprayed all over the insides of your intestines, to make sure there is nothing going on. Well, the fun part is getting the chalk out of you. So painful, because it doesn't want to come out! It took me two weeks of drinking hot water and honey!
I was told I would have a major operation, where part of my intestines would be removed. I would have a bag on the outside of me, for going to the bath room. I came home and started exercising. While I was exercising, I would stare at a candle, with my stones around it and tell the candle, I wouldn't have an operation. I would say I was healthy. I would watch the flame dance. I did this everyday. I also had many people of all faiths, praying for me, chanting for me, lighting candles for me. The operation didn't happen. Dr. Gupta said, I don't know what you are doing, but keep doing it.
I watch myself , because certain foods can trigger pain in the abscess area. This area will always be a weak spot for me, like my left leg, where I had my blood clot. There are certain exercises I have to do everyday, that helps out with all of this.
I also lost a lot of hair, which won't be coming back. It's hard, but I have to accept, that this is me! If someone judges me because I don't have a lot of hair, then I wouldn't want them for a friend, if I had a lot hair!
That's my story!
Be Happy! Be Grateful! Live! Love! And, most important, Be You! You are Amazing! Big Hugs!
I have an 8 x 8 canvas and it has been calling to me, to paint something on it. And, since it has been calling to me, I am going to call the painting " The Calling" ;o) The swirl design has been created with acrylic paint and liquid gel ink. I love the way the two work together! This is what I have painted so far ;o)
This aceo is called "Happy Birthday". There is something very special about this aceo! You will have to check back in September ;o)
And, do you remember this painting?
If you don't, it's going to be apart of my birthday giveaway and I asked all of you for name suggestions. Well, I liked so many of your names, that I was thinking to leave it to the person who wins it? What do you all think of this?
Hi Everyone ;o) Grab a drink, and some snacks, I have a lot to show you ;o)
First I would like to give a big thanks and a big hug to Lisa ;o) You might remember last month, I told you to go over to her blog, because she was having a giveaway. Well, as a thank you to me, she let me pick any print from her web ;o) I was not expecting this! I did my happy dance and then picked the print, "Nesting". It's of a dragon cuddling her egg ;o) Thanks so much again Lisa! I love it!
Now, to show you some new art ;o)
"The Mask Of Autumn"
"Jack O Lantern Dance"
And, of course after picking apples, you have to make some "Apple Pie"
Did you notice the two chairs? Well, her boyfriend came over. Now that they have had some pie, they are dancing at "The Autumn Country Dance".
While they are dancing, everyone else is hanging out and having some "Autumn Fun".
And, last, but certainly not least, while everyone is having fun on the ground, the baby witch crows are playing tag in the air. "You Are It".
Hi Everyone ;o) I would like to share some wonderful prizes with you, that I have just received and one special gift ;o)
First one is from Amy ;o) I won a terrific Oz shopping bag from her, from the Oz Blog Party ;o) I love this bag so much and it is being used a lot! Big Hugs Amy ;o) This bag is so cool!!!
Next, I won an Oz pendant from Oma Linda, from the Oz Blog Party ;o) Oma Linda, also gave me a red poppy flower, (which my mom took), and a gorgeous heart ornament, that was made by her ;o) I love everything so much! Big Hugs Oma Linda ;o)
The next item I would like to share with you, is from Kim ;o) Kim writes amazing poems and puts them on her blog. I keep bugging her to publish them. Well, to my surprise, Kim put together a collection of her poems for me, with pictures. All beautifully printed up and tied with red ribbons! This means so much to me! I love all the poems! My mom has enjoyed reading through these as well. Thanks so much Kim! Words can't express how I feel ;o) Big Hugs ;o)
I have been busy painting, because it's raining ;o) I can't wait to show you everything ;o) Big Hugs ;o)
Come one, come all, be free tonight. Let your body move, as the fire burns bright. The cats are smiling and the tree spirits are dancing. Blessings to all. Have a fun night ;o) (By Me)
And, remember, I was telling you about The Aceo Challenge Blog? Well, the dead line is August 12th to get your aceo's in! Voting begins August 13th! The theme is the Olympics and there is some great prizes!! This is the aceo I made for the challenge ;o)