Thursday, August 21, 2014

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY MRI

Hi Everyone!
 
I have been taking it easy on the PC allowing my eye to heal. It is soooo much better. I saw the eye doc yesterday. The MRI revealed no abnormalities to my eyes so that is a good thing. However, no reason at all for a spontaneous eyelid bleed. I am so unique Right? LOL
The growths on my brain, which I have had or were discovered in 2000 have grown a bit. This is part of the lupus and is called lupus cerebritis. Yes it is as bad as it sounds with all kinds of neurological problems, especially with balance, (Ha I fall ALL the time) There are some other things that are possible but I refuse those.  Also some microvascular ischemic (mini strokes) At least I am not crazy aaaahhh ha ha ha. Ohh I forgot I am a bit crazy.  I don't want any one feeling sorry for me. I have lived with this for so long now that it is just part of who I am. I deal with each episode as it comes and so far I am the winner. I am happy in my life and that is what matters.
 I do share about lupus and the things that go on with me. Not for pity but to inform. If you share your body with lupus or if you know someone with lupus you might just get a little more insight. If you think you may have symptoms of lupus be sure to visit this site and your doctor
I receive many letters and emails asking about lupus,
 my hope is that I am a help and can encourage others.
 
OK enough of that..... LOL
On with the painting!!!! Yeahhhhh
 
 
I started this as a deep and hard colored abstract. It seem so dark and foreboding. Hmm I guess I was showing my feeling colors. :) but I didn't want that so I made crooked windows and  lovely desert stucco  colored  walls. Hmm to clean, too sterile. I got in the shower with the painting and started working the wet canvas. I had so much fun making this!  Wet, paint on me and all over the tub.
It is one I will keep.
 
Broken Window Glass
20x16" canvas with acrylics
 
 
 
I am linking with the lovely ladies Eve and Kristin from Paint Party Friday
Thank you for allowing all of us to show our art.
Be sure to stop by there to see some of the best art on line.
 

Nicole/Beadwright
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

36 comments:

  1. I was wondering how you made out with MRI, I wish there was a way to be rid of that darn Lupus, its such an evil beast, your work on the other hand is amazing!

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  2. HI Nicole. Happy that your eye is better and I do love your sense of humor. First I want to thank you for that soothing comment you left on my blog earlier. I truly appreciated it. I will refer to it. Wow!!! That is some abstract painting. I love the title. It feels like there are so many layers on it. The colors are perfect, lots of movement. In my opinion Broken Window Glass is outstanding work by you. Excellent.:) Have a great weekend.

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  3. I have a friend whose 15 year old daughter was diagnosed with lupus and she was terrifed that it was going to be a death sentence. I mentioned you and how you are my age which much relieved her. Thank you so much for being so open about it.

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  4. I like how your painting turned out... the windows add a great dimension. I can just see you in the shower, ha!
    I admire your spirit. Keep on keeping on! Happy Friday.

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  5. I am so sorry to hear about your friends daughter. Being informed about the disease outside of the doctor's office is one of the best things she can do.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  6. Powerful post. I love that you are NOT your illness...that you find happy moments, and feel happy despite what you go through. I understand this well!! Wonderful painting! Great title too... Thanks for sharing such an intimate part of yourself! Glad the eye is healing!

    Hugs Giggles

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  7. Hope you are continuing to relax and wish you well! These abstracts are wonderful!

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  8. Love your painting today. Glad your eye is getting better. Sorry the naughty lupus is playing up again. I have to go the doc's today for my big check-ups to see how much progress I have made in the last year! Have agreat day, take care! Hugs, Valerie

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  9. Sorry to learn of all your health problems, stay strong as life is not easy. Beautiful art this week!

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  10. Thank you for sharing not just your fab painting this week but also a part of yourself !
    Fantastic that you can manage to feel happy despite you go through!
    So fine that your eye is o.k.!
    Happy PPF!
    xxx
    Susi

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  11. This abstract is beautiful, magical! It really attracts and whirls with night time magic, I love it!

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  12. Thank you for sharing the effects of Lupus and how it effects your life Nicole. Loving the wonderful abstract painting. Annette x

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  13. You got in the shower with the canvas!?? I can't believe you did that, haha! Whatever you did in there, it turned out wonderful! So glad your eye is getting better. I must admire you for dealing with your sickness the way you do.

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  14. It is so inspiring to hear that you don't let your illness stop you living and loving life. Your painting turned out great. First time I've heard of the 'shower' technique.

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  15. Nicole I admire your positive attitude in the face of lupus-I'm not sure I could remain so upbeat.
    I really like this piece-the colours and textures are wonderful and it is an upbeat piece so your great attitude shines through in your art as well!

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  16. Great painting! Thanks for the MRI update. Terry has RA, HBP and COPD. He often has "events" that are unexplained and you hate when that happens. Lots of expense and worry with no answer. It's good that you write about your Lupus. I never feel sorry for you and don't think that you are looking for sympathy. Living with someone that has no cure diseases, I understand you feelings. Bravo to you and to mine...non complainers. Hope today is a good day for you.
    xx, Carol

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  17. You already know that I think you are an amazing person and artist! I am glad the MRI was clear with respect to your eyes.

    It sounds like you had such fun creating this canvas and that's what life is all about--enjoying!

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  18. Great paintings and thanks for sharing about your lupus. They tested me for lupus 2 years ago, and luckily that test came back negative. But you never know do you?

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  19. I used to work with a nurse that had lupus and a few yrs ago I was actually tested for it too (which came out negative:) Thank you for sharing your symptoms and information. You have a great attitude about dealing with it. LOVE your abstract and how you arrived at the finished piece-I can just picture it:)Happy PPF!

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  20. Your spirit and spunk in face of physical trials is quite admiral and obviously a testament to who you are.
    I love your abstract painting as well and understand why it's a keeper!

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  21. Great information about Lupus! Your painting was moving, I feel like I'm looking through a window into a chaotic world. :) Pretty colors!

    Happy Paint Party Friday!
    Thanks for sharing :)
    xo Tam Hess
    http://cardmakingartists.com

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  22. it so nice for you to have a wonderful sense of humor. humor is the antidote to illness. painting is remarkable - as usual. great to have you feeling better nicole. have a creative, fun-filled, crazy weekend. cheers!!

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  23. Amazing colors and work! I love that you hopped in the shower with it. You are one brave woman and have a lot of grace showing as you deal with your disease.
    xo

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  24. Love the art, also love your attitude for handling the health problems.

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  25. I'm glad to read that you are healing up--so sorry to hear about your health problems. I am familiar with Lupis and the hardship it causes. ((hugs)) I also express my emotions as I draw--I always have. In some ways, making art gives my heart an outlet and as my feelings flow through my pencil or brush, I actually do feel better. Have good weekend and keep that humor popping. A good perspective is necessary for life! ((hugs))

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  26. Hello Nicole, I gain so much strength and perspective from your sharing your art and your journey with your body. Thank you. Sending hugs, Irene

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  27. Nicole, the colors are gorgeous. I have heard of people really getting into their work. I have never heard of anyone getting into the shower with their work. You must try it more often. The results are wonderful.

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  28. You've certainly discovered an interesting technique and achieved quite fabulous results. Love these abstract "views" through the crooked windows.
    i'm also glad to hear your eye is getting better again.

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  29. Sorry to hear of your health problems! I admire your fighting spirit and hope all turns out well. I love your colors in this art work. It is something autumn like in there. Have a good time, Nicole!

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  30. Such a strong and moving post! Great attitude through the trials - and your artwork is full of emotion this week! Wonderful!

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  31. This is lovely, my friend. My daughter has psoriasis. Diseases like those are hard to face. We need courage to go on and find balance. Thanks for sharing your art and heart with us!

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  32. I am so sorry about the balance (falling over). That is horrendous to me. I do have 'eye' migraines (no pain, just can't see for awhile). The painting is wonderful, oh my gosh, I love it. To think, you did that in the shower. . .Great Work. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  33. You are a strong, loving person! Mom and I truly mean that! Thank you for sharing what happened ;o)
    Keep being you! We want you around for a long time! xoxoxo
    Your art is so cool! I don't blame you for keeping this one! Lots of meaning!
    Big Hugs xoxoxoxo

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  34. I can see you in the tub with wet paint all over you! I should try that! LOL!

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  35. I can see you are a very strong and HAPPY person and that makes all the difference ! And, Nicole, this abstract is absolutely wonderful ! I really liked that fun paint in bathtub process :-) Loving the layers and textures and so much of character in this piece! I can see why you want to keep it...it is so full of emotions !

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  36. I've never thought of painting in the shower, sounds like so much fun. Your painting came out fabulously, I love the colours. I'd be keeping it too.
    Von

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