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Uncertainty And Creativity Part Three

Posted on July 21, 2020 at 12:30 AM

Here we are in the later stages of July.  As far as Covid-19 goes, not much has changed,  In my particular area of our province we are still in Stage Two, still under emergency orders, with most of the province moving to Stage Three last Friday.  I've just seen via the daily update by our province that my city is remaining in Stage Two.

It's been hot and dry, with the odd thunderstorm here and there,  Yesterday we were under a tornado warning, which although alarming, wasn't really surprising given how very strange and unsettling this year has been so far. 

I finished the kitchen series I talked about in my last blog,  I will post these in my gallery on the website as soon as I finish this blog entry,  This series consists of ten 8"x10" paintings, painted in pairs, but just as effective alone.  The five pairs are artichokes, tomatoes, red onions, red peppers and carrots.  I don't really have any reason for picking these particular vegetables, they simply appealed to me at the time.  I myself am a huge fan of kitchen art, and have painted a lot of it, starting with my early works, mainly of various apples, that were very popular.

I haven't been very creative the past few days,  Last Thursday, with my mind a million miles away, I thought I'd reached the bottom of the staircase when in fact there were still two more stairs.  I went down with a pretty big bang and have now spent the last few days lying down to relieve the stress on my right foot.  I haven't yet been to get an x-ray although I did try on Saturday,  We have here an "urgent care" centre, rather like a gigantic walk in clinic, with the addition of handling day surgeries.  It has the capacity for on the spot diagnostic services, such as x-rays and ultrasound equipment.  However, much to my dismay it has been closed due to the shifting of staff to the main hospital to cope with Covid-19,  I could have braved the emergency department at our main hospital but frankly, in this Covid-19 climate I just don't feel comfortable.  So I'm resting as much as possible, with the much appreciated support of family, and staying pretty still.  Hoping that my ability to self-heal does the job.

I'm getting on my own nerves.

Today, thankfully I received my order of a great set of paint pens.  I hope to create some intricate works on some keychain blanks I found a few weeks ago.  I think that'll keep the creative juices flowing until I'm on my two feet again.

Stay safe, and blessings to all.

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