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New Watercolors – Ooo!

Tulips, 4 x 6 in. watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Tulips, 4 x 6 in. watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

If the desert is holy, it is because it is a forgotten place
that allows us to remember the sacred.
Perhaps that is why every pilgrimage to the desert
is a pilgrimage to the self.
There is no place to hide and so we are found.

– Terry Tempest Williams

Talens Angora Opaque Watercolor Pan Set, Inclusive Skin Tones
Talens Angora Opaque Watercolor Pan Set, Inclusive Skin Tones

I have been coveting this set for a few months. Debating if it was worth the moola. When compared to the Michael’s $6 pan set I often use, there are fewer hues. Having never purchased this brand before, I had to trust the reviews.

The case is roughly 5 x 7, and 1/2 inch deep. Perfect for a travel kit. The colors seem to be highly pigmented. There is a very dark green, and a deep black. For the painting above, I used a green from another palette. New supplies, always a treat!

Medical Update

It’s been a month (19th) since I was released from the hospital. I am almost back to where I was before Pneumonia. Still using a walker, but more for “just in case” than absolute necessity. I am doing well enough that PT signed off on my progress. I am doing the exercises they prescribed to build my strength.

I have regained a lot of independence. I have not started driving, but that is due to the meds. I still desaturate when I am active. (O2 level drops.) So I won’t be browsing in stores soon. Short trips only. Missing Michael’s and Hobby Lobby!

I saw my pulmonologist this afternoon. I had a chest x-ray early this morning, and he viewed the results. I still have some inflammation. I will have another x-ray in 3 weeks, and see him again.

I’m so grateful for each improvement. Grateful for your prayers and well wishes. Thank you. Your friendship is a blessing.

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
2 Corinthians 9:15

Every good and perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,
who does not change like shifting shadows.
James 1:17

Sunflower Sketch

Sunflower Sketch, 4 x 6 in. watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Sunflower Sketch, 4 x 6 in. watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

There are three friends in this world:
courage, sense, and insight.
African Proverb

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
Dorothy Bernard

Work in Progress, SMD
Work in Progress

I had the urge to paint. Already March 15. First painting of the month. Whoa. I always feel guilty that March is a month of little artistic output for me. I am always very busy after the gathering.

First with the group blog post, and Pinterest board. Then with organizing the group digital files. All of the graphics I created, the banner, album covers, and inspirationals. Files I used for painting reference or inspriation get moved to my permanent Inspo file, or trashed.

You know how much I love to organize. Sometimes I think I make a mess just so I can clean it up. LOL. KIdding.

I spent a week working on my Society6 shop. They added new items, like a puzzle and a desk mat. I had to approve new items, and adjust the artwork or pattern to look best for each. Add to that the unfortunate surprise that some items I had turned “on” were off. And some that I had set as “off” were on. Not good. I have 92 designs listed, and there are over 60 items that can be made available for each of them. Huge task. More work there.

I am still home bound. I had an x-ray done today. Next Thursday I see the lung specialist. I’ll be posting an update. Praying that the Covid damage to my lungs is not as bad as expected.

I have to say though, that It feels great to be productive. Even if it is behind the scenes, and no one knows but me. Haha. I even have my next two posts planned.


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