Sunday, February 15, 2009

Emilie's Blooms, Zinnias

Thank you everyone who sent well wishes for my hubby, Carlos. It's important Carlos remain in the best possible health, since he is in charge of cooking for three pugs and me, too! The doctor has decided he needs his gallbladder out, so we have one more appointment, with a surgeon. Please keep my honey in your thoughts and I surely hope you and your loved ones are happy and healthy.

I found this wonderful green pitcher on a shopping expedition with friends in Dallas. It's been sitting on a shelf here in my studio trying to catch my attention ever since. I finally gave in and painted it yesterday, finishing off the zinnias today.

I let the zinnias do what they pleased, kind of like my four-footed studio assistants, who had Merrick's trout stew for lunch and who later convinced me to take three toy throwing breaks. I patiently explained to them that time waits for no one, time flies when you're having fun, and a watched pot doesn't boil, but they insisted on practicing their fetching skills. Now while I toil away, they are having a little snoring symphony on their luxurious studio beds placed strategically close to the easel in the event that lightning strikes and I accidentally drop food or something.

I hope you are all enjoying a quiet Sunday with lots of wonderful distractions, I hope your taxes are all filed and put to bed, and mostly I hope there is a TAX refund in the mail with your name on it! Happy painting!


artbykarieann said...
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Unknown said...

Aren't Sundays like this - the sun shining streaming in our windows just wonderful.

I love the colors of the zinniaz and the vase!

I am sending good thoughts and prayers that Carlos is going to be OK and cooking for you and us when we visit you.

Unknown said...

Thank you Judy! I hope you are having a relaxing Sunday with the girls, and aren't doing too much handyman work today around the house. ; )

artbylmr said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Nancy! I love your zinnias. I will be sure to check back again.

Good wishes going out to your husband on this Sunday afternoon.


Manon said...

I'm sending my prayers to Carlos!!
I love your zinnias.... the colors in the painting are awesome!

Kim VanDerHoek said...

I'm glad to hear that Carlos is OK! Two of my family members have had the surgery he's due for and both said that as far as surgeries go it was an easy one. Hopefully it will be a breeze for both of you. I'll say a prayer too.

Beautiful Zinnias!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Nancy
My mom loves your painting so mcuh! The zenias are so sweet.
We will keep Carlos and your family in our thoughts and he will feel better soon!
The doggies lunch sounded so good!

Unknown said...

Tweedles, your new wardrobe is the cutest ever. Please don't tell Annie you have new clothes or she will want some, too!

Thanks for the well wishes for Carlos, Kim, I will tell him about your family members who had the surgery. I'm glad they are ok!

Lynne, love your bloggy. I'm so glad I found you!

Manon, you and Otis have been really busy lately. I still think you need to do a book of all your dreamy ladies and the awesome quotes you use with them.


Donna said...

I had to giggle just imagining your three little studio assistants snoring. How cute!

Love the new painting.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband.


bindu said...

It was funny reading about your assistants! I like the wild look of the Zinnias. They remind me of one of my cats who has wild dark hair too! Wishing Carlos a speedy recovery ...