Walking out of the cave

11/02/2011 05:15:00 PM Posted In , Edit This 11 Comments »
Well, it's been way too long since I've posted to my blog, but I've been totally in the midst of artistic doldrums.   No whining ... no complaining .... no explaining .... we've all heard it (and some have experienced it) countless times before.  Suffice it to say that even though what is here isn't a drawing, I did manage to get something down on paper (it took me a long time - not because of degree of difficulty, but because of ... well, You know).  Then, after I got finished with the ink doodles, I decided to put color in it.  That was fun, but another way to procrastinate, if truth be told.

In the meantime, during my angst, we had a bunch of work done on the house, all of which started with a crack in the caulk around the bathtub that I became worried about - I just kept having visions of the dreaded black mold.  Since we've caulked it before, I thought we should maybe hire someone to do put some ceramic tile around the tub to take care of the problem once and for all (assuming there wasn't any mold).  Well, to make a long story short, $4000 later we got that crack in the caulk taken care of, along with a number of other things involving a plumber, tile men, painters, a drywall man, and a wonderful carpenter!!!  And, thankfully, there wasn't a speck of  mold to be found.  God help us if I notice a burned out lightbulb!  Then, a couple of weeks ago we had our annual well-baby check on our furnace.  Baby isn't so well after all.  We have to get a new one ... goodby $5400 more!!!!  ouch!  (Is it any wonder I've been a tad out of sorts?  lol)

So, now I'm back.  Yes, please note the declarative tone of that last sentence.  I've done my time in the Cave of Uncertainty, so now I think it's Abby's turn.  Abby is our dog, and she's not uncertain about anything, so I think she'll do just fine, thank you!

11 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

What a lovely doodle, Nancy. I hope to see more of your artiness in the near future.

PS You forgot to give a link to your post in your email to the group.

xoxo

Rita said...

Good grief! Everything at once, eh? Isn't that how it goes. Sounds like you've been very busy. Hope to see you around again soon. Cute doodle!!

Lucia B. said...

Welcome back! I think this is a lovely drawing, the colours and lines speak of a peaceful state of mind so... don't give up and go on this way! ;-)

debra morris said...

Welcome back Nancy, great doodle. At least your house is spick and span for winter. I think I'm hanging around in the cave ith your dog, guess we all have to do our time

Sandra said...

Seems to me that you NEED to draw more to get your mind off of the home repairs. Glad that you are back!

Carol said...

Nice sketches!!! My basement is the same :( I've been hauling out box loads all summer.

Alex said...

The doodle looks awesome! And wow talking about getting a lot done, you sure have got that checked... wallet gotten thinner aside. I'm going through the same things, but of course I've got about 1 zero less than what you had to fork out. BUt looking at it, in a long run..stuff like that will last a long time so you won't need to worry about it.

Cathy Holtom said...

Hi Nancy, good to see you back!
Sounds like all your house problems have distracted you from your art, hopefully you will be able to find your inspiration now?

'The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.'
Pablo Picasso

x

Caatje said...

It's no wonder indeed. Seems like you just had a lot on your mind. Life get likes that sometimes and yes we've all been there (at least I have). But...the doodle is just lovely, so you're getting back on top!

marancat said...

Good to hear from you again! Yes, I know thaqt awful business when one small job expands to gobble up all the spare cash! Dooddling - a good way to get back into drawing and a lovely return.

raena said...

Having undertaken so many projects like that the past few years, I can totally relate! I liked the comment about the light bulb because sometimes that is exactly how it feels. I'm afraid to open my eyes anymore...I might notice something else that needs to be fixed.

Love the doodle and it is great to hear from you again!