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Wednesday, 18 February 2009

In Limbo

I feel I owe an explanation for my recent inactivity. Anyone who has followed me for a while may recall that I moved my studio to my fathers house towards the end of last year so I could be on hand to offer him more support. Since Christmas I have found myself spending more time doing things for my dad as his health deteriorated. Then, nearly a fortnight ago, I found him on the floor one morning, his bed not slept in. Since then he has been in hospital where I have been visiting him daily. He is extremely confused and some days he barely knows me. I am feeling the strain and can't get motivated to paint at the moment. Be in no doubt, I will pick up my brushes as soon as things settle down a bit.

On a lighter note, my painting of the Nottingham Canal was commended at the recent Kathleen Marchant awards in Nottingham - and the painting sold!

Keep painting!

Keith

6 Comments:

Blogger Marc R. Hanson said...

Keith,
All of my best to your dad and You. IMO, no need to apologize for being a 'good' son. Blogs are just consuming time wasters and therapeutical hangouts for procrastinating artists... Who me??? ;-) ( They're more than that, of course, but that's partly true...)
Congratulations on the sale and notice!

18 February 2009 at 20:42  
Blogger Bill Guffey said...

Hi Keith. I was wondering why you had seemed to slow down on painting a bit. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your Dad.

22 February 2009 at 13:07  
Blogger judith said...

Keith , My thoughts and best wishes to you and your father. I'm a new follower of your blog and really have enjoyed your work and process. I'm sure as life settles down you will be back painting again . We all look forward to that. Until then take good care of yourself and Dad.

3 March 2009 at 16:06  
Blogger Maggie Latham said...

Keith, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your dad....it can't be an easy time. Great news about your painting! I seem to be getting one rejection letter after the other at the moment...but that's how it goes sometimes. Look forward to seeing your paintings when you are ready to post again.
Maggie

14 March 2009 at 21:40  
Blogger Keith said...

Thank you all for your support. Dad will be moving from hospital to a nursing home soon and hopefully I will be picking up my brushes once again!

24 March 2009 at 07:32  
Blogger Marilyn M. King said...

Keith, I hope you are doing OK. I would guess your Dad is not so I'm lifting you up in prayer for this difficult time. Hugs.

5 April 2009 at 21:55  

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