Thursday, November 29, 2007

AMAZON WATERLILY AND A BRAVE THING


Here is another type of Lily....a Giant Amazon WaterLily....I love the pink in it.
This is the first one, that I applied a filter to after I was done painting it...the edges were
a bit harsh to me so I added a soften filter to it and it came out a bit better...
Took me a few days to finish it up...and I like it...Not perfect - but so me!!!

Did another major Brave thing yesterday - I jumped in the shower (not the brave part) and
got on some decent clothes (still not the brave part) and told my hunnie and daughter -
"Let's Go Out" (NOW THAT IS THE BRAVE PART)
Remember I live the life of a hermit...total hermit...I have been taking small
steps by sitting outside every day in the early evening till night with my hunnie
just chatting and such. Well, I have not been OUT OUT for at least 2 and a half months (I usually only go out for doctor appointments and such) - well my hunnie took me to a Chinese restaurant for dinner (my fav) and then out shopping so I could pick up things I have wanted.
WOW....I actually went shopping in Walmart and did not freak out and feel panicky. Not feeling panicky is the first time -since I became ill...WOW...what a GREAT evening!
I even picked up more art supplies such as flat board canvases, oil pastels, art paper, paints, and such...I finished up a few more Christmas presents..got some great M&M stuffies that only
come out at holiday time (we collect M&M things)...and at no point did I feel like an anxiety attack was starting or anything...this is a GREAT SUCCESS for me...
Thanks for reading this far -
The waterlily is my entry for Day 29 of AEDM.
Thanks for stopping by and Looking!!

4 comments:

Firefly Hill said...

Hi Ellie,

Your flowers are just beautiful!
You have such talent.

Annie

Anke said...

Ellie, that is such a great,no awesome news!!!! Yeah!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you. That was really brave, you fought the fear and made it!!!!! Keep on going! Be brave again, you can do it!!!!!!!! Lot's of smiles your way :) :) :) :)

Abbie said...

Hi Ellie! I need your email so we can chat about your banner!
You can email me from my blog..
Hugs,
Abbie

altermyworld said...

Ellie you go girl , i am really really proud and happy for you. Small steps are a HUGE first place.
Congrats,you wonderful woman you.
Ang