Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Started to paint again - at least trying to

I have to admit I am now glad that I postponed my out of state workshops. This healing process is not much fun the Herx reaction takes you down almost to the beginning of the illness before you go up and hopefully recover. Even feeling really lousy I can't give up or I have given them a chance to regroup. I know in some cases even after all of these meds that I am taking it doesn't help but I am at war with these creatures and will keep a positive attitude and will not give up.

I did finally paint the other day for an hour, I was given Dr. Martin watercolors to try, they said that they are now light fast. I tried them in the background and the colors are very intense. Unfortunately it just didn't feel like me or what I was looking for at that moment so I started another painting using WN which felt much more comfortable to me, and I am starting to like this one. I know I need to paint more and that it will help me through my own healing process.
If I get an hour in of painting I am really happy, I still have to be very careful not to overdo it, one day I might feel better I then do more than I really should.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Watercolor in Motion will be translated into Hebrew

I just found out that my book "Watercolor in Motion" has been picked up by an Israeli publisher and will translated into Hebrew. How cool, I am very excited about spreading the word of watercolor. They are going to have subtitles in Hebrew, the editor suggested next time I talk even slower so they have more room. I appreciated her suggestion and told her there is fine line between going too fast and putting someone to sleep, but I will defiantly keep that in mind. She told me that she was surprised that her publisher chose the book he normally would go for leather bound incredibly serious (arty) books. She asked him what he liked about this one, he said it made him happy and smile, and this new editor is now inspired to try watercolor herself again. very cool