A Unique Primitive Art with a whisper to the past~

These truly ARE the voices in my head.

Friday, July 31, 2009

The Climb

Gosh, the past two months have vanished in a blink of an eye and here I am wondering just where time went to. We just received word that my Father will be back in Granville and in rehab very soon. Well, geez, you say.... where was he? He has been in the hospital since June 10th. It was a dash for me back and forth to the hospital any chance I could for 3 weeks. As a Caretaker for my Mom, you can imagine how difficult it can be to get away, but I was able to visit him between tests, surgery, biopsies and even more tests. Every June for the past twenty years I have visited the LARAC Arts and Crafts Festival any chance I could. I kept faith that if it was possible I would go. This year it was by glimpses driving by on my way back and forth to the hospital. The hospital transferred him to Mount Sinai, NYC so that his transplant team could check his liver. Right before he was scheduled to go, he fell and broke his hip very badly. He was not strong enough to go through a hip replacement but they were able to put a plate in and after he was stabilized, sent him downstate. He was scheduled to return about a week ago but suffered a heart attack. He now needs valve surgery but has to regain strength first and will be coming back here for that. He is, without a doubt the biggest fighter I know and my hero. On days that he has struggled and been so far away, we have all been cheering him on and telling him to keep the faith. This whole year has been an uphill climb for him and he has amazed all that know him with his fight and will to live.

It has been little steps for me in getting back into my Folk Art groove online. Behind the scenes though I have been fast at work filling patterns orders that come in nearly every day. I've finished some commercial contracts and awaiting final decisions on a magazine and illustration contract. There is more work available than there is me at the moment, but certainly no complaints, just very thankful to have such opportunities!

Above is one of my side profile witches. I've done a new one every year for four years now and love it. She's just "Goody" right now but by mid August, when I return to my online venues, her spirit will clearly show through and she will whisper her name to me. Somethings never change.


softinthehead said...

Hooray for you! I know first hand how difficult things have been for you and your efforts to keep some thread of sanity in your life. With the ongoing rumor mill dispatching their ridiculous stories of your whereabouts and goings on it is good to see you post to your followers just how difficult things have been. Hang in there Stacey....as you and I both know exceptional things can happen with a bit of wisdom, tolerance, communication and love! Pam

Stacey said...

Yes Pam... Unfortunately many people would rather believe what they hear from someone posing to be a victim for attention than taking the time to get to know the other person. That's why gossip papers have their own audience! You knew because you knew me and that I could care less. Sadly, the ranter forgets the most important details such as my growing up in the military and the values, honesty and integrity ingrained.

lovetheprimlook said...

Very well said by 2 of my FAVORITES !!!

I look at the gossip like this....if they are talking about you, they are leaving someone else alone LOL

Cant wait to see more of your work !!!