Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Stomach Monster

I have just recovered from the stomach flu that attacked my father-in-law and husband's aunt. NOT FUN!!! I can't tell you how happy I was to wake up this morning and actually be hungry. The one good thing about stomach flu is that you do seem to recover pretty fast, as long as you are careful about what you eat when you first start to feel better. I am still a little weak, but at least I am back in blogland.

This will be a short post, as I have a lot of work to catch up on, having been knocked down for two days. Mostly, I need to begin preparing for a talk I am giving on "Women Artists Who Rock my World" on Friday, April 17th at 7 pm. It is sponsored by the arts organization here, The Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council, which is also the organization that organizes the Art Tours every October here in the high desert. I will be giving my talk at the Copper Mountain College campus, in Room 119, if anyone reading this is in the area and wants to come. This will be my first shot at public speaking, at least to a large audience. I did talk about art all day, every day, when I had my gallery. Hopefully, that will help me not to feel so nervous about talking in front of a crowd. (Hopefully!)

My friend, Marjorie Franklin, who is a talented computer artist, will be talking about "Pixels in the Wind - The digital side of Contemporary Art" on Friday, May 1st as part of this same lecture series. She was going to speak this coming Friday, but her talk has postponed for various reasons. I am looking forward to her talk, since I don't really know that much about digital art.

This monotype will be listed on etsy later today.


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi karine!
oh i am so glad you are feeling better! stomache flu is no fun!

i am so excited about your talk! i saw that on your facebook page last night. i wish i could come!


bindu said...

Good luck for your talk! It's good you're feeling better. Love the shades of green/yellow in this piece.

Patricia said...

So sorry to hear you were down with the flu.
I'm so impressed and excited for you to speak! You will be wonderful, I just know it. Congratulations, and best wishes for a wonderful event.

kate smudges said...

I wish I lived there because I'd love to come to your talk. I hope it goes well ~ I'm sure it will because you know your subject matter!!

Sorry to hear that you've been sick. Hope you get back to full strength soon. Have a good weekend!

Robyn said...

It's been great catching up and seeing your beautiful desert flower photos. The paperbag bush is so intriguing..I love it!
Sorry you got the bug but now you are up and about....don't overdo it!
Good luck for your talk.

Abby Creek Art said...

Hey, kudos and good luck with the talk!

Glad you're feeling better. The stomach flu is no fun. I had some stomach thing over in Hawaii...but a Pina Colada seemed to help.;)

Kissies on your tum tum from Maisie.