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May 30, 2011 June 1, 2011

Filed under: Abstract,Daily Post,Watercolors — lindahalcombfineart @ 7:02 am
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I have been MIA for several days. We have had holidays, sick dogs, heat and medical appointments. I hope to have more time this week although I am already a little frazzled. I think the heat makes it worse but it looks like it is here to stay…

Ken had his stem cell harvesting procedure yesterday. If we get a good vaccine this week, this run will finish the program. YEAH!!!! Keep your fingers crossed. As I thought, worried, fretted, behaved like a typical wife, I was caught up in the drama and significance of this program. I saw the machine running with its flashing lights, turning wheels, blood flowing. I saw blood carrying warrior cells  and cells being separated. All of those thoughts led to this painting.

Cells 4

I think you can see the tension and emotion I was feeling. The painting is 12″ X 16″. The processing, after a bumpy start, went well so we are hopeful. I think you can see our hope and optimism in some of the colors and spots that glow.

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16 Responses to “May 30, 2011”

  1. Yes…..like happy scrubbing bubbles scurrying around cleaning up.

  2. Zeinab-Art Says:

    This yellow green among dark red is nice, yeah it shows HOPE.

    • Linda Halcomb Says:

      I think you also get a feeling for the ups and downs we are feeling. Hope is definitely one of the feelings!

  3. judy Says:

    Gretchen is right ~ happy bubbles they are! That’s a very dynamic painting, Linda. Energy contained and surging.
    Fingers and toes crossed for you and Ken!

    • Linda Halcomb Says:

      Thank you, Judy. I almost feel like the painting is shouting at me…I see energy, optimistism, action, drama – maybe its shouting “Hang in there!”?

  4. aloha Linda – yes. it’s easy to see the intensity and focus you’ve put into this work. art is good in many ways (imo). it can be a release and an act of hope and courage and energy as well, all rolled up into one. your investment in this work comes through. my thoughts are with you and Ken both. aloha.

    • Linda Halcomb Says:

      Aloha, Rick! Just saying Aloha makes me smile and takes me to the good times Ken and I had in Hawaii…thank you for your kind words! I am wondering how much further I can take this series but each time I’ve reached a wall I seem to get a new inspiration. I quess that is the heart of the creative process!

  5. jeighdeigh Says:

    Got my fingers crossed. It’s a testament to the toughness of your fiber that you keep doing the watercolors, with everything else that’s going on. The painting is a bracing mix of chaos and order.

    • Linda Halcomb Says:

      Thank you so much JD! I had not thought about the idea you raise but I can clearly see the toughness in the midst of chaos and turmoil. Great insight!

  6. lesliepaints Says:

    Beautiful. Looks like everything is working together perfectly!

  7. Carol King Says:

    A vibrant and happy piece even though you were thinking of Ken’s stem cells and blood. I like Gretchen’s comment about scrubbing bubbles.

  8. Beth Parker Says:

    Hope is really good, Linda! This painting does a great job of representing hope. Like Gretchen says, scrubbing bubbles. I just know everything is going to be okay! ((hugs))

  9. It’s stunning Linda, it gives off so much energy. Always thinking of you and yours.


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