LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Up and Running !!

Well, I am up and Running !! ( Well, not QUITE running, but feeling better every day. lol ) The Dr. is sure I have an ulcer, so I have to eat baby type foods for the next 8 weeks and then i should be good again to go and PIG OUT on a big juicy steak with melted blue cheese. ( I have had this horrible craving for weeks now !! ) The good news is , I lost 15 pounds so far. And the even better news is I am still the Blessed girl. My sweet friends have continued to mail me their love. Lorena sent me this pretty hand painted rose tag, and a sweet note on the prettiest paper, Ele, made me a beautiful card , Faith and Endure. Perfect words for me right now. And she sent me that pretty pink doily. I just love it all. Thanks Lorena and Ele !!! My friend Kat sent me the sweet hanging angels to use in some paper art. They are so sweet, I might just leave them alone. I have displayed them with a really cool plastic canvas cross I bought for $1 the last time I went thrifting. Plastic canvas, wow who would have thought. I love the silver sparkle and the pearls.
I wanted to show some of the things I did get done this month. This sweet bluebird picture I painted and sold to a lady in Singapore.
And this sweet pink magazine rack, and another of my birdhouses that I just listed on eBay.






I am also downsizing my Nancy Ann doll collection , I bought a really neat display shelf and these sweeties wont fit into it, so I have to say goodbye. :( Anyhow, I am going to spend the rest of the day with the glue and scissors and just have some FUN. I TRULY thank everyone for being so kind to me during this time. You are all the BEST people ever in my book !!!

20 comments:

She'sSewPretty said...

Rhea, I'm glad you got a diagnosis. Now you can get better! Then you can paint another of the little bird on the wreath....so cute!!

Sharon said...

Glad your on the mend now. Wow all the way to Singapore, you go girl.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

The paper angels are so sweet and your painting is beautiful. You are so talented.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

We all love you Rhea! I LOVE your new items! everything you received from friends are just beautiful! One day, I WILL one of your birdhouses!

Love ya,
Amy

Shabby Roses Boutique said...

I love all of your paintings! My favourite is that gorgeous birdhouse...it's so sweet!
Kathy :)

Charmingdesigns said...

Thanks for comming by to see me again! Please email me..lm.sm@juno.com. I would love to get your address and talk to you about cards.Glad to here you are getting better! Thanks, Laurie

celestina marie said...

Hi Rhea, Just love all your new treasures. Sure enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog! So glad you are feeling better. Thank you also for visiting my tea today.
celestina

vickie said...

Rhea love the picture with the little bluebird. The dolls are so cute and the birdhouse too! Take care,
love
Vickie

Penny Carlson said...

Rhea,
Thank you for visiting my blog and saying such nice things!

I love your paintings. The bluebird is so sweet.

I will be back often!
Penny

Secondhandrose said...

Glad to see you back Rhea.! Slow and steady wins the race remember!
Karen

Wow, also really love that plastic canvas cross.

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Miss Rhea,
I wondered where you had been...I'm sorry you have been sick and had a hospital stay. I hope it is an ulcer and that you will be feeling perky again soon. I'll be praying for a quick recovery.

Thanks so much for stopping by my tea party. I wish you could really be here--I'd make something nice for you to eat!

My chick is doing fine and mother hen is doing better. He was home this weekend--did me some good!
Thanks for asking.

Big hugs,Karen

Beth Leintz said...

I'm so glad to hear your feeling better- it's frutrating and scary when you don't feel good and don't know exactly why.
Love the colors of your rose heart & robin- I see you have a copy of Romantic Country- make sure you check out my friend Karla's blog for a party in honor of her article in Romantic Country: http://karlascottage.typepad.com/

KaReN EiLeeN said...

Rhea,
Thank you for stopping by. You are a true artist that can create such beauty.... with an ulcer!! I will say a little prayer for you. Maybe you can do Yoga... very relaxing, and for me humbling... maybe pray while you do yoga.... Glad you are doing better. Take care.
xxxooo

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Rhea, I am so glad to hear you have an answer to your tests and now can focus on getting better. Wow I never knew an ulser could make someone so sick? Hope you keep feeling better with every brand new day!

Your new creations are GORGEOUS! I love the new painting with the little bird. So adorable.

Hugs, Heather

Charity said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice note on my blog. I appreciate it very much. Especially coming from such a talented artist as yourself. I was very sad to read that you haven't been feeling well, but grateful that you have a diagnosis. I pray you will be on the mend soon!

Charity

Wanda said...

You can't know how much I admire your painting talent. There's an inner painter in me who tried to get out and was so inept, she went back into hiding. I never could master flowers, especially roses. You do such a beautiful job.

The angels look perfect with the cross.

Thanks for visiting my blog. And I'll be back to check up on what's going on with you!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Take care! Glad you are on the mend.

Love the birdie houses.

claudia said...

I'm so very glad to hear you are feeling better, Rhea, and to see you posting again! Now take good care of yourself, and keep making all those beautiful things! claudia

Stephanie said...

My gosh, Rhea, what a gloriously beautiful post ~ I can't believe all the pretty eye candy today. Your settings for your pics are absolutely dreamy. Everything you posted would go in the living room of my dreams...maybe soon after the wedding, sigh. Or if I can figure out how to print up some funny money!! I need that magazine rack AND the birdhouse!!!!!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

I'm so glad you are back, and nearly, to your old self. I missed you. Your painting is just beautiful. I'm always amazed by this blogging how small the world gets - Singapore??!!

Hugs and many blessings today!
Kitty