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The Finch in Watercolor on Arches Cold Pressed Paper

The Finch in Watercolor on Arches Cold Pressed Paper

One week until surgery! This week is going to be a busy one, finishing all the testing to get ready for surgery, and then having a colonoscopy on Friday. The surgeon will do the colonoscopy, remove any polyps, and shoot dye into the surgery site, so that it can be easily identified. By the time I get through with all of the tests, I am not knowing if there will be any blood left in me, LOL. I would stay up nights studying for the tests, but so far it has not helped, so guess I will wing it and see if that works better!

Speaking of winging it, the finch is back! He was so cute, I had to try him in watercolor. Since I started driving again, I spent the last two Tuesdays painting with Candy. She reminded me about “punching the darks” and “stepping away from the painting!” It was so nice to be painting with her again. Soon I will be recovered from surgery and we will be able to paint together again! I stopped into Liberty Wildlife to visit my “Thursday Peeps”. Once again, it was awesome seeing them all, and can’t wait to feel well enough to return to volunteering!

Hubby and I made a couple of weekend trips. The first was to Flagstaff, where we took a side trip to Bearizona and another to Walnut Canyon. The weather was fabulous and we enjoyed the scenery and wildlife immensely. Last weekend, we drove to Sierra Vista spending every hour of daylight chasing down birds to photograph. We were tired little campers when we got home, but very happy as we saw many birds for the first time and got quite a few good photos. I have enough ref photos of native birds to keep me busy for a few lifetimes! Stay tuned for photos. If you can’t wait, check out my Facebook Page for the first installments.

When we returned home Sunday evening, it sounded like a ZOO here. The parrots were all screaming, “You are home, you are home, we missed you, you have been gone forever, we missed you”. And the kitties were meowing, the guy you left to take care of us did not feed us enough, time for food, time for seconds, time for thirds, time for petting and scratching. The parrots started screaming, “No, scratch us first, we are louder and love you more. We love you more than food, but give us treats and let us sit on your shoulder, we have been stuck in these cages and on the stands all weekend!” Well, you can imagine all of the petting, scratching and feeding that took place. Scuze me while I take a nap……..ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

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Comments on: "Almost Time……Finch revisited." (8)

  1. Arlene, I’m so glad you’ve pursued your art throughout your entire ordeal. So many people give up. They “carry on” but die inside. You’re so vibrant and full of life, and you’re such an inspiration to me. Glad to see things are going well. I’ll keep you in my prayers for your upcoming surgery! xo

    • Thank you so much for the prayers. You have also been going through your own fight to regain your happiness. So we are a mutual inspiration society, LOL. Hugs!

  2. p.s. Mr. Finchy is looking good. 😉

  3. Beautiful! And, glad you’re back. You are in my thoughts and prayers these few weeks. Will see you on the other side! By the way, the baby quail is doing very well. He had broken his leg falling off something right after hatching and could not keep up with family flock. Thank God I saw him trying to hop around my yard!

  4. I adore the finch! So glad you were able to get out of town for a bit before your surgery. I know everything will go well and continue to keep you in my prayers.

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