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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Slow Recovery

For any and all who might be interested this is the present state of my broken ankle - healing but more to follow. I am now on my second cast and they gave me this attractive boot to strap on to make getting around a bit easier. I can sometimes hobble out here to the studio where I have been catching up on paperwork, emails, blog reading, and insect murdering. (For all that I am a vegan, and I really do hate to kill anything, even bugs, but when they invade and try to take over my territory I am a regular Conan the Barbarian.) I even managed to pack up a painting to ship out to a show in Vancouver which I got to the shipper with the help of dear husband and help/mate, Bob.

I am working up to returning to actually painting and/or drawing. Somehow the motivation hasn't been there yet. I will reach a point where it is more painful NOT to be painting than it is to BE painting. 

Meanwhile I have to work up the strength to hobble back to the house and hope I get there before it starts to rain. I hate to see a grown woman cry.


  1. Sounds frustrating, Karen! I guess the best way to look at it is that it is a good time to catch up on the business stuff but I'm hoping your inspiration returns soon!

  2. oh karen, i'm so sorry! i've been out of touch (computer problems) and getting caught up and i was thinking about you and planned to visit your blog to see what you've been up to. well, quite a lot! ouch! i hope you will be up and around as soon as possible and free of pain. best wishes for a very speedy recover!

  3. *hugs*. Breaks can be so miserable. Wish you better soon xx

  4. But at least your tootsies are painted!

  5. Slow and steady, Karen. You'll get there!

  6. Gee Karen,

    That is aweful. I hope you get out of that cast soon. We all miss your gorgeous paintings...

    Take care.


  7. Hi there "You"!... Slow n' easy at 'er! Let nature and Bob do their jobs and you just continue to manage..."Hobble Inn"!

    Speedy recovery Karen!

    Warmest regards,