Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! from me and all my studio buddies!
(It's a miracle- I got them all to sit still for a photo at the same time!)
All our love- Carol, Pip, Pooka, Widget, and Snuggles

I must apologize for being so lax in posting lately. I am again ill- I have had something going on since Oct. at least off and on. Once a respiratory thing gets me I have always had a very hard time shaking it off and this year seems to have been especially bad that way. I haven't been able to paint in several weeks. I can barely do more than fix dinner and I am all worn out. I hope to get back to normal quickly in the new year- wow, 2010!!! Seems like we just got over the big "computer-crash" ruckus (2000) and it's already 10 years!
I did want to at least touch base with you to wish you all a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year. When I turned on my computer- what a happy surprise- someone asking me to please keep updating! I don't forget you all and miss not only being able to update- but having a painting to update with!!! I do have a couple of drawings ready and waiting. Hopefully Santa will bring me some good health!
Before I post this I do have one bit of news- I am buying a harp! 2010 will hopefully see me learning to play it and also learning to become a harp/music therapist. :-) I have always dreamed of playing a harp- this is the year.
May your coming year be blessed with only good things- and thank you for visiting my blog, and especially letting me know you enjoy whatever I may have to offer that week, be it a painting, a WIP, or some of my thoughts about life and art or even my "silliness".


Tracy Hall said...

Carol they are adorable! Very ipressed that you got them all to sit still for the photo. Do hope yu are feeling better soon, there have certaily been some nasty bugs around this year. The harp sounds wonderful - look forward to seeing it!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2010.

Krista Hasson said...

Carol, they are adorable! I am sorry to hear you are ill, I hope you get well soon. Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

Carol Andre' said...

Thanks girls- and I'm hoping I get better quick too. I'm missing my studio!!! :-(

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Carol, the best of health to you. I will light a candle for your speedy recovery! I loved the email of all your puppies, they are all so sweet! Thanks so much, it put a smile on my face! It's the dark time of year now, but Happy Solstice tomorrow!!! Great news on your harp too. How beautiful. Now get better! We do all miss you!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Carol, I'm so sorry to hear you have been unwell and do hope you feel a 100% very soon. Your Chihuahuas are gorgeous - no wonder you love them so much - like little children all lined up in a row. Wishing you and your family a peaceful and joyous Christmas and may 2010 bring you good health and much happiness!!!!

Mona said...

What a great picture of all your pups! I'm so sorry to hear you have still been sick, Carol. Will keep it in my prayers for your recovery.

Very exciting news about your harp!! That's always been a dream of mine too to play the harp, and I'd love to see (and hear) your harp when it arrives! Merry Christmas!

Carol Andre' said...

Thanks Mona, Barbara, and Karen. Karen- they are my kids! :-)
Mona- if you truely want to play a harp- DO IT!!! I've found out that many people, even with no music experience take it up at a later age and do well with it. If you can read music so much the better. Being older (and hopefully wiser) I've learned we shouldn't put things off and if it's our dream to do something we should really do it. We only get on "go-round" in this life. Make the most of it.

James F. Smith said...

Carol, Pip, Pooka, Widget, and Snuggles
May your Holiday be a joy!!! Did not know you were having a challenge in life. Will pray for you and your family!!
Jim Smith

Carol Andre' said...

Thanks Jim. Prayers are ALWAYS good. :-)