Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. Over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, race horses, children and other treasured heirlooms. In addition, I accept a limited number of commissions each year.

In 2015 I am honored to be the Kentucky Derby Artist.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Authenticity, Part III

The Wonder Woman cons were quivering again today, as I sat by while The Caped Crusader got a new ankle.
 

 
There's nothing like a crisis involving one of your kids to cause a total re-evaluation of what seemed important, like, 5 minutes ago.

 
The Caped Crusader's ankle was shattered at football practice yesterday afternoon, probably just as I hit "send" and got my newsletter into your inboxes. This was followed by a very long and late night at ER, coordinating emergency carpools for the other two kids, keeping My Better Half (stranded 1-1/2 hours away with a flat tire) up to date, and the piece-de-resistance, serving cold cerael for dinner.

 
The Caped Crusader will be fine, a la Steve Austin style (and the other two also survived their sub par dinner), but ultimately his demonstration of courage and tenacity in the face of an abrupt end to his beloved football season - and his mobility for the next 5 weeks - well, it gave me pause.

 
Lots of them, as that seems to be the ER routine.
 

But that's ok. Because sitting still and just being, even when the just being is painful, is a necessary part of the human experience.

 
And right now I am so grateful to be able to feel emotions, even if they are terror and uncertainty, because that means I am here, now, with my kids and Better Half.
 

Fondly,
Kim, who delights in happy endings and homemade chocolate chip cookies, which conveniently, are both on hand tonite
 
 
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