Paint And Paper

Plethora. 4 x 6 watercolor & pen on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Plethora. 4 x 6 watercolor & pen on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Congregation. 4 x 6 watercolor & pen on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Congregation. 4 x 6 watercolor & pen on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Trio. 4 x 6 watercolor & pen on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Trio. 4 x 6 watercolor & pen on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Caucus. 4 x 6 watercolor & pen on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Caucus. 4 x 6 watercolor & pen on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

Painted postcards for penpals.

Wishing you a
Blessed and Bountiful
Thanksgiving!

I Hope…

10 31 2020, 4 x 6 watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
10 31 2020, 4 x 6 watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

… You never get tired of my yellow flowers.

I goofed. I painted a clear vase filled with water, stems showing. But I took the “water” all the way to the top of the vase. DUH. Haha. Easy fix. Yet another deep blue vase. My favorite choice I know.

This quick little bouquet was a late night session. Ahhh. Relax.

The cold has found us. Brrrr. Forecast says mid 70’s all week, but the nights are mid forties. We have a small chance of rain later this week. Wouldn’t that be grand!

I’m always saying there is so much I want to learn. So much to learn. Always. Well, I learned I’m allergic to amoxicillin. FUN! Not quite.

I have a Plantar’s wart that I have been treating for almost 3 months. The doctor says it is a slow process, but the least painful. Haha. All was well, until a couple of weeks ago. I developed an infection. There was swelling, which equals pain. It was two days before my scheduled appointment, so I just stayed off it best I could. Every now and then there was shooting nerve pain, just to keep me on my toes. Haha.

She numbed my foot, and started to scrape, and open up the “cyst”, and let me tell you THAT was really fun! The numbing was not working, and she had to do what she had to do. I had to sit there and try not to jump out of the seat.

She told me she had never seen this happen before, and I mentioned that it was likely another Lupus anomaly. She agreed.

So I was left with an open wound. Small, but open. I had to change the wrap each day. And take an antibiotic. Ok, done deal.

Ha-Haa! The wound heals fast, no more pain. Last day of the antibiotic and I start itching. The 25th, (brother’s birthday), I just thought it is my clothes scratching. The next day I wake up, red and bumpy, and ITCHY. Chest, neck, cheeks, ears, a 1 by 2-inch patch on one wrist. Took me another day to figure out why. We thought maybe it was the seafood, but that has never happened before. Still, the Lupus factor.

The itch traveled to my back, and my scalp. I could see red patches on my fingers and hands, but they did not itch as much. Eight days later, most of the itching is gone. Thank goodness for Cortisone 10 and a cold compress!

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.
Ogden Nash

Happy Sunny Saturday!

Sunny Blooms, watercolor on gessoed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Sunny Blooms, watercolor on gessoed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

I read an article on van Gogh, and enjoyed the thoughts he shared with his brother.
I think you will enjoy them as well.

“If only we try to live sincerely,” he told Theo in 1878,
“it will go well with us,
even though we are certain to experience real sorrow, and great disappointments, and also will probably commit great faults and do wrong things, but it certainly is true, that it is better to be
high-spirited, even though one makes more mistakes than to be
narrow-minded and all too prudent. It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much and can accomplish much,
and what is done in love, is well done.”

This grateful heart is wishing you JOY!