Friday, February 10, 2012

Roses for the Dead continued

Slowly but surely, I continue to work on my "Roses for the Dead" pastel painting. The work actually goes fast, but I've been doing busy work like painting frames and other things instead of working on this.

My local Blick Art Materials had some wing ding yesterday and was giving out pull tab cards with discounts on them. I pulled a 20% off which is good considering I didn't have a coupon to be begin with but the lady in front of me picked out a card that was a $100 gift card! Dang! Oh well, good for her.

I'm hooking up with Paint Party Friday Woo Hoo! Go and see all the inspiration and talent there if you get a chance.

For those of you that read my post from last Friday, I have an update on my mammogram that I had to have "further evaluation" on. I got great news yesterday. I had my mammogram redone yesterday and everything is fine. No cancer! I am so relieved. The doctor was pointing at these little lines that crossed over in my x-rays that he was showing me but it all looked the same to me. Good thing that's not my job! Anyway, thanks for all the nice things you all said and well wishes and prayers. I love our support group here in blogland.

Oh, also some of you may know about Google getting rid of friend connect (a way to follow blogs). I found through Inspiration Avenue an alternative by the same smart guy that brought us Mr. Linky. It's free, you should check it out and if you do it, I'd love it if you followed me through there, too! See my upper right hand corner for a link.

Have a great weekend friends :)

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  1. I'm so glad everything is fine! What a load off that must be after having to wait.

    The skelly is coming along beautifully, can't wait to see it finished.

  2. Wonderful news about your health!!! Your pastel work is fantastic!

  3. Congratulations Jamie! It's so good to know it wasn't that dreadful disease!

  4. so glad to hear your mammogram went ok! Your skeleton is progressing beautifully!

  5. It is progressing wonderfully!

    So happy for your news! Yay!!! (Phew.....)

  6. Wow this is looking so fantastic Jaime!
    such wonderful news too! I'm so happy that everything is fine!!!! xxxxxxx

  7. Wonderful painting and so glad you had good new ~namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey)

  8. What blessing...great news for you, so glad to hear it.
    My mom's partner and her pooch have been afflicted by the nasty disease.Terrible to live through, for the patient foremost, my mom and his kids. Again ,so happy to hear you are okay.
    That skeleton is simply gorgeous....reminds me of the "grateful dead"...Very lovely work!!! Can't wait to see it finished.

  9. Glad to hear that all is well. Phewwee! And great art. Keep it up. Happy PPF!

  10. Whooo hoooo!! that is great news.. lovely to have that weight lifted.. Loving the painting.. can't wait to see it finished.. yeah well 20% is better than nothing but sure would have been nice to get that $100. I didn't know about them discontinuing will it affect the ones we already follow?? ugh.. why can't anyone just leave things will check it out.. thanks.

  11. Hi Jaime. Glad to know all it okay. It's always so nerve wracking waiting on results. Congrats. Wonderful work, looks great. Love the roses. On the Linky, yes it great that there is another way to show who follows us but there's so many steps involved. What a bummer. I do have the Linky followers on my favorites and may add it later. Thanks.

  12. I am loving this Jaime--I haven't been visiting much--I have had a hell week going on here--first I had an absess (sp?) tooth so I needed a root canal.....and then I had a bad reaction to the anitbiotic that I was on--severe rash and INTENSE itching for 2 days that Benedryl wouldn't even touch--just made me groggy (I wouldn 't wish this last week on my worst ememy)
    Well anyway--pastels--I love working with them--you have more control--just a bit messy--but love the effect.
    And also so glad to hear about your test results.
    I have to go next week for my yearly mammo--NOT looking forward to this at all!!

  13. Looking great so far! Keep at it...
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook
    Happy Horse Studio

  14. Hooray, Jaime! This is really really great news. I knew it would work out alright. :) Thanks for the notification about Google + - I did the Linky thing, too. :) I linked you up...come link with me! :) I love your painting, too, by the way - it's looking great!

  15. Drawing is looking fabulous. So happy you are in good health and have a thorough doctor! If I sign up for anything else on the computer, my head will explode!! Thanks for the info. Have a great week and Happy Valentine's Day!

  16. This is coming along beautifully- I love the angle of his arm and of course your roses are amazing- I LOVE this!
    And even tho we've already spoken via email, I just want say again how happy I am for you for your GREAT news- I know what a relief that is!

  17. Congrats on your good news! This piece is going to be fantastic.

  18. I turly love your skull art. Warms my heart. LOL

  19. So glad to hear your good news! What a relief!!!

    Your pastel painting is looking amazing so far. Just wonderful!


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