Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Best laid plans...

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It never fails.  Whenever I comment that I plan on posting more often, something happens

This time, my Dad took a tumble and broke his shoulder (he'd fallen at our house less than a month ago and broke a rib).  Because the initial physician reading the x-ray didn't see the break, it wasn't until the radiologist took a look and made the call.  So, I was certain I'd be on my way again to my home town to stay with his dog and be his advocate at the hospital.  Fortunately, the break wasn't 'serious' and surgery isn't necessary. 


I'm sure many of you reading can relate to the worry that is next to impossible to overcome when an elderly parent is suffering. No amount of meditating or 'affirmations' or prayer seem to alleviate entertaining the possibility of that worst case scenario.   FEAR - my nemesis.

"My Nemesis" - digital illustration 8 x 8 inches
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Image Credits:
Figure - Pirate Queen at Deviant Art
Bird, Face, Letters, Photographs - Tumble Fish Studio
Background, Mirror, Brooch, Hammer and Mask - Holliewood Studios
Stars - Finecrafted Design

 







I've also not taken a serious step toward some of my 'planned' sustained art, and instead fell back into a comfort zone of doodling digitally.  Right now, I'm really again not certain which direction I will go - my muse is being very non-committal.


Two Who? - digital illustration 8 x 8 inches
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Image Credits -
Figure - Pirate Queen at Deviant Art
Frame, Mirror and Background - Holliewood Studios
Photographs and Letters - Tumble Fish Studio

.I do like to dream about what it would be like to be a master painter....no shortage of imagination in this woman's head....


 Starry Eyed - digital illustration 8 x 10
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Image Credits:
Figure - The Diamond Fell From The Sky - Flickr
VanGogh - Creative Commons and/or Finecrafted Designs
Wings and Stars - Tumble Fish Studio


But I did manage to get one of two tarot cards I've signed up for for a Steampunk Tarot Deck Artist Collaborative and have 80 of the cards now laser printed, ready to cut out (Yeh...not!)




The Hermit Steampunk Tarot Card - 3.5 x 5 inches
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All Rights Reserved
Image Credits -
Tumble Fish Studio
Katie Pertiet
Tangie Baxter
Iktupilli
Finecrafted Designs


If tarot tickles your fancy, double click on this image to see a brief explanation of The Hermit "card" , gathered from research via this website

  Thanks for reading and of course, as always, for taking the time to leave comments.

15 comments:

bohemiannie! art said...

Wow...your digital illustrations are amazing! So sorry about your dad though. Hope he's ALL better real soon!

My Sweet Prairie said...

Woooo that Starry Eyed is so fascinating! A little spooky too. wow
: )
Your art is so stimulating to my brain : )
~Monika in Saskatoon

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I am sending your father some gentle,loving hugs as he continues to heal... it does not look like FEAR on this post. You rock lady! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Holly Loves Art said...

YOU amaze me. Your work is incredible Trudi. I can tell that you LOVE what you do! Hope you're having a great week!
xo
Holly

Anji Johnston said...

I know your pain Trudi. I have spent the best part of a year flying back and forth to the U.K. to help out my beautiful, ailing mum. Boy, she keeps me on my toes! And fear - my nemesis also. One day I will have time to concentrate and focus on my art but for now my muse is taking a very long vacation!
I am in constant awe of your work so please 'digi doodle' to your hearts content - I LOVE them all!

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

I have many friends in similar situations with concerns and fears of aging parents. Hope your Dad's recovery goes well. Sure seems as if you have been getting a lot accomplished digi wise - lovely work as always. Hugs.

Terri Kahrs said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad, Trudi. I'm sending lots of healing prayers and vibes his/your way. My Mom is in her 80's and her health is always on my mind.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Tarot card and will definitely take a peek at the deck. OMG, I love reading a card each day as a meditation experience. Wouldn't you know it . . . The Hermit DID come up in today's reading. . . . . There are no mistakes in the Universe!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Lisa Graham Art said...

This is great art work...wish I knew a little about digital art.

Hope your dad recovers soon!

~*~Patty S said...

Sending lots of healing energy your way with very best wishes for your father.

Your artwork is so expressive and multi layered...always a joy to behold

Take care dear one
oxo

abby j said...

It's been a long time since I've commented on your blog...bad, I know!! Your poor Dad...hope he's better with each day! Always worrisome! And the art...fabulous as always. Love your fear girl...I can certainly identify!! I couldn't see your tarot card...must open with Safari...

Missing you...hugs and love,

Jenny said...

Sorry to hear about your dad Trudi... your digital art is amazing... and LOVE your tarot card... stunning work...

Hugs
Jenny x

herminesplace said...

So sorry to hear about your dad, hpe he recovers soon.
I really love your new art works, each and every one is very special

Vickie said...

I know the fear you're talking about. My mother is in that precarious stage where her health is greatly declining. Prayers for your father.

FLO said...

I realy love your art.
For the moment, I'm not very good at digital art but I hope to learn quickly
You motivate me!!!
thank you

FLO said...

I realy love your art.
For the moment, I'm not very good at digital art but I hope to learn quickly
You motivate me!!!
thank you