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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Thanks for Noticing

After a very merry Christmas, several obstacles have presented themselves and kept me from creating any new art or even keeping up with my blogging. First of all, some bozo (I say bozo because I can't use the word I'd really like to say because, here on my blog, I try to pretend to be ladylike and that I don't have a mouth like a sailor; after all, my children read my blog). This cretin managed to compromise my e-mail password and sent messages to all my contacts, purporting to be me, pleading for them to sent $2500 to my aid. Thankfully, many of you realized that no self-respectiong English teacher would use such dreadful grammar and called or e-mailed me to notify me of my unfortunate plight in West Africa. Since then, I've been unable to read my e-mail or access any of my Yahoo accounts. Needlesss to say, this is cramping my style. And, on top of that, I've come down with some kind of awful epizudus that has made my nasal passages feel like they're filled with wet cement and my eyes to swell like two like boiled onions. I'm not a pretty sight, I assure you. My throat, when I cough, feels like it's full of broken glass. Last night I had bad dreams all night long caused by my own thunderous snoring. I hope that I have a miraculous recovery in time to go back to school tomorrow because the powers that be frown upon employees that are absent after a holiday, so I must go, squinty eyes, leaking sinuses and all.

In my invalid state, I find that I am unable to tear myself away from my couch in front of the fire and venture up to my studio to make any new art. As you can guess, I'm having a bit of color withdrawal. So, I snapped a picture of some new treasures I snagged Friday on a thrifting expedition.

On a totally different note, I was thrilled to get a message today from Mixed Media Monday that they had decided to feature my painting "Once in a Boo Moon" as their pick of the week for the Least Favorite Color challenge. MMM is one of my all-time favorite art blogs because so many wonderful artists contribute to the thoughtful challenges there, so please pay them a visit to see some really creative work.

If you're waiting on some art from me, I'm so sorry for the delay. I promise to get it in the mail in the next day or two, and I'll be back to my regular blog visiting soon. And, if you need my new e-mail address, just send me a message on Facebook, and I'll send it to you. I feel a bit like Eeyore, with all this gloom and doom, so I'll spare you any further bellyaching and leave you with his words, "One can't complain. I have my friends."

Love and sneezes (oops, I mean kisses).


Gayle Page-Robak said...

OMGoodness, Alberta...you have been having a rough go of it, to say the least. Hope those sinuses clear up...I take meds for them each night (always) so I can breathe while I sleep...not a fun disorder, so I empathize with you. As to the invasion and exploitation you have experienced, all I can offer is that I wish someone would find these people and give them a taste of their own medicine. Look forward to your full return to your art. May the rest of your 2010 be filled with better times. Hugs, Gayle.

Kim Mailhot said...

Feel better soon, lovely Alberta ! So sorry the times have been so bumpy lately.
Hopefully this new week will see the getting back to normal in things.
Big Love to you !

Janet said...

Oh, no....you must have caught that "bug" I had for awhile. I hope you feel better soon and can get back to some art and color.

Pom Pom said...

Oh no! School tomorrow and you'll be foggy headed! I will, too. It's hard to go back and jump right in, but miraculously - we will!
I'm so sorry you have nasty tech troubles. It's nice to hear from you, though. Get well. Happy New Year!

peggy gatto said...

take care!!!!

Diane said...

It's a lovely picture, Alberta! I hope you're feeling much better soon, and in the meantime, take good care of yourself! Diane

johanna said...

get well SOON!!!
all the best wishes to you!!

WrightStuff said...

Poor you, what a rough week. Well, I'm sending you get well wishes from the UK. Wrap up warm, take care and get back to arty stuff as soon as you can!
Just so you know you're not alone, someone hacked my facebook account and invited all my friends to join some porn group on my behalf! Nice! Fortunately, they know me better and guessed it was a hacker.

Diane said...

Oh, Alberta, sorry to hear about what's been going on. When it rains it pours I guess--hope you'll be feeling better--great finds too!!

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhh, sweet friend! You've had a terrible go of it! I'm so sorry to hear that you're feeling under the weather and hope today brings a bit of relief.

OMG! I can't believe that someone hacked your account! What a nightmare! I'm sending good vibes for a better week! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Rosie said...

It sucks when you get hacked, doesn't it? We had out bank account hacked 3 times last year... doh!
Congrats on Boo! I'll Facebook you, 'cos I hate not being in touch and I hope you get rid of the bugs (up your nose) soon, so you can get some sleep!

Unknown said...

oh so sorry to hear you are not well....and sorry about the hack...that is aweful....get better and we will be here waiting for your next piece!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Staci Danford said...

So sorry to hear about that. Just makes you wonder if people really have that incredibly boring of a life that they have to steal someone elses. Hope all is fixed and back to normal so we can enjoy the "REAL" you. What a pleasure that is to see.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Oh Dear Alberta ~ when it rains it pours!
Take good care, very sorry you're under the weather!
You are one GREAT thrift shopper, lovely treasures you snagged!
Happy Healthy New Year to you and yours!

My Creative House said...

Sorry to hear you are not well hope you'll be feeling better soon, your painting with the little dog is so beautiful, so well deserved that it was chosen to Art of the weeek on MMM.

Sadie said...

You are missed as one misses the warmth of the sun.

Ro Bruhn said...

Just discovered your blog. I love the treasures you found. Your paintings are beautiful too. I hope you're on the mend, I'll send some sunshine from OZ.

Anonymous said...

by curious I found your blog, and let me say to you...your blog is so nice!!! I love your work.
I'm from Chile, and I'm glad to tell you have fans here!!

a lot of greetings for you


Lorraine said...

Oh No Alberta what a way to start the year and thanks for warning us about those nasty idiots who hijack our emails! I am sending you major positive hugs so you get better and you know like the song says.."the only way is up" so I am sure the rest of the year will be great. Meanwhile have a glass of your fav tipple and a good garlicky curry to clear those nasal passages

Lori Saul said...

So sorry to read about the blogging troubles and your being ill- I do hope you have a speedy recovery! I'm sure as soon as your up to it we will be blessed with your wonderful inspirational art! Please take care Alberta!

Kristin said...

Alberta, I hope you feel better - and I hope that you got through school okay! Congrats on your MMM win; I was so thrilled to see your piece highlighted! Happy NEW year to you, Kristin xo

Lynn Stevens said...

OMG you poor thing first with taht creep and now to have the creepin crude. Not a good way to start the New Year, Heres hoping it gets better. Well at least you had some great finds!

Nettie Edwards said...

Sorry to hear you've been poorly. now it's my turn to dash over with the soup! About the mail thingy: no problems, you hadn't blogged about going to Africa, so I realised it had to be a hoax...after all, you couldn't keep something as exciting as that from us with out hinting a little, could you????

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your email misfortunes. Yikes...I was thinking about switching to Blogspot...maybe I'll stay where I am. I love the Boo Moon painting, that's so precious!

Janny said...

What awfull to read! I wish you speedy recovery and no hassles on your Blog, what a sick person! Your once in a Boo Moon is great;o)

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