22 April 2011

jubilee



11x14 oil on canvas

Hello friends! I've been at rest for a year. I've been enjoying your blogs all the while. (I love Google Reader.) I haven't had the energy to leave many comments and definitely not enough energy for painting. After several years of physical and cognitive decline, and nearly constant fatigue (and much head-scratching, wrong-tree-barking, exasperation, and a long wait to see my current doctor), I have a diagnosis of adrenal fatigue. It's too soon to report more, but I look forward to living again.

The tree in the painting is a memorial tree planted near our municipal building. I was surprised to find fruit in my search for flowering trees.

And yes, it felt good to be painting.


Here's to renewal.
Happy Earth Day.
Easter blessings.
Alleluia.

22 comments:

Debbie said...

So nice to see a post and painting from you! Hope all goes well, have a great Easter weekend.

Dar Presto said...

Thank you, Debbie. All the best to you.

Jala Pfaff said...

A lovely painting and welcome back, in every way!

Dar Presto said...

Thanks, Jala, I'm happy to be back.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Dar, I wondered why you had stopped painting! I never thought about illness of any kind. You are always so cheerful and leave such kind words on others' blogs (including mine). Hope this is the beginning then of a true recovery. The deep rich background here is needed to complement those deep coloured cherries (they are cherries, yes?). This painting works on many levels. Congratulations girl on a fabulous come back! (but then you were never really away were you).

Dar Presto said...

Thank you, sweet Sheila. I appreciate it.

Don Gray said...

Dar, sorry that you've been ill. Hope you're on the fast track to feeling well now. Nice painting--glad you're getting back to it.

Dar Presto said...

Thank you very much, Don.

Barbara Pask said...

Hi there Dar. So great to see you back and I am so sorry to hear about your health problems, I hope things improve for you over time. Your painting is fantastic, you haven't lost any of your painting skills during your break. Hugs

Dar Presto said...

Barb, my dear, thank you so much! I've been watching over your shoulder. You're doing splendid work!

Connie said...

Welcome back, Dar - you've been missed! The painting is just lovely - so happy to know you're painting again!

Dar Presto said...

Thanks, Connie.
I enjoy seeing your jive and tango couples in my inbox- very uplifting!

Marian Fortunati said...

Missing you Dar...
Hope you are on the path to recovery.

Amazing, isn't it, how very controlled we are by the chemicals of our bodies??

Be well.

Dar Presto said...

Hi Marian! I'm feeling well, and catching up on things other than painting. Thanks!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

I had no idea you were suffering, Dar. I'm so sorry. I hope the docs are able to give you some help.

Rest is good. It obviously hasn't hurt you as far as your art is concerned. This is a truly lovely piece: very refreshing and full of life.

Susan Carlin said...

How good to have a plan and direction for recovery- I send my good wishes for renewed energy!

Dar Presto said...

Thanks, Diana, I appreciate it!

Dar Presto said...

Dr. Susan, thank you very much!

Kim Blair said...

Welcome back Dar. I wish you good health and happy painting!
Kim

Dar Presto said...

Thanks very much, Kim!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

A new painting! Be still my heart, it's sooooo good to see new work from you, Dar!! I hope the diagnosis puts you on the path to a speedy and complete recovery.

Dar Presto said...

Thanks, Diane. I'm feeling/functioning better little by little.