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Title: Kingfisher in Acrylics
Post by: Riya on December 02, 2016, 03:51:33 PM
I just finished this small painting an hour ago, Because of the materials, the small size and doublevision, it is not my best painting, but I like it. It was just great to be able again to paint something as beautiful as this lovely bird. I only have seen it once, well...kind of. This summer there was this blue flash that was flying right in front of me, low above the water...and knowing that there are Kingfishers, or Ijsvogels as we call them, in thiat erea I knew it could only be a Kingfisher. There isn't anything that blue. Pitty I just had taken pictures and had put away my camera, only 3 seconds later there was this bright blue flash.

Title: Re: Kingfisher in Acrylics
Post by: Val on December 02, 2016, 08:06:05 PM
Riya! He's wonderful!!! His colouring stands out so beautifully from the background. You have given me a smile today for which I am very grateful. Going to have a boo at your toadstool now  :1hug:     :)
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 02, 2016, 08:59:19 PM

Your kingfisher is lovely - nice bright colors.  Nice background, too.


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Post by: Annie. on December 02, 2016, 11:02:30 PM
Beautuful bird  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Kingfisher in Acrylics
Post by: Riya on December 02, 2016, 11:16:49 PM
Val, Mea and Annie,  :thankyou: so much for the warmhearted words on my little painting :flowers: . The flash did give my Kingfisher his bright blue feathers, in real it isn;t that bright...but it works just great with the background, as if the sun is catching his feathers and lighten them up.
Fun thing is, this blue is as bright as that blue flash I saw, so...maybe my flashlight did him well.
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on December 02, 2016, 11:21:55 PM
 :smitten: What a beautiful Kingfisher, Riya.  O0
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Post by: Steve Weatherwax on December 03, 2016, 12:42:18 AM
 O0 O0
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Post by: Riya on December 03, 2016, 12:54:28 AM
 :thankyou: so much Kathy and Steve for the wonderful comment and O0
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Post by: Happychappy on December 04, 2016, 10:22:37 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  A great painting of the Kingfisher Riya.  You do such lovely work. Keep it up.

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Post by: nolan on December 15, 2016, 10:00:35 AM
you have done a fantastic job Riya. I especially love your wood effect :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Riya on December 26, 2016, 12:45:06 AM
Sorry for the late reply, I didn't feel wel and had some bad tidings, I had some tests and they think I have intestinal cancer. So...again I have to go to hospital, but that is something I don't want to think of right now.
Thank you so much Patricia and Nolan for your wonderful replies, those are just what I needed.

Nolan: I am very happy and proud on what I have done, and yes,  I absolutely love how the wood texture turned out. I did plan to paint some more, I allready have let slip time by due to all the health issues. But how sad it does make me, it is like Dennis said,I still was able to make some paintings, and I love them...but I wished I could have done more then the few paintings I have made. And now it looks again that I will spend some time off-line in hospital.
Well, feeling sad or complaining wont change it, I had a wonderful year knowing that I could paint the whole year as a wonderful gift. Time flies and soon my scholarship ends. Thank you all for this wonderful gift, I feel honored by your support through all these months, all the warmhearted loving and very kind words that encouraged me to go on and make me feel so blessed. Thank you all for making this happen, you all are special to me and I will never forget it.

For now all  I can say is: Have a wonderful Christmas, and a very Happy New Year. I wish all of you a wonderful, colourful and very creative 2017. I will pop in as much as possible, because I love to see what all my wonderful friends here are up to.
Till then...
Loads of Love and Big hugs, Riya

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Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 26, 2016, 05:13:28 AM

So sad to hear your news.  Wishing the best for you as you face this new health issue.

Love the playfulness of this cat painting.


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Post by: Riya on December 26, 2016, 02:10:32 PM
Thank you Mea for your kind words.

I try to stay positive, normaly after I had tests they came out clear, nothing wrong even it looked bad. But with this one I knew that the test wasn't good because it wasn't 'clean', but they just didn't want me to do the test again. They said the test isn't good so you have to go to hospital for treatment, they even had allready made an appointment for me in a hospital in another part in the Netherlands for the next week.
I was so convinced that I was right, I called my doctor and she did give me that second opinion/test. And because I didn't hear from her again. I was sure all was well and I had done the right thing.
But last week I had to go to see my doctor for the doublevision that gets worse and then she told me she had tried to call me several times, my phone is 10 years old and lately doesn't show all the calls I have had/missed, because of that test...and again the test wasn't good and she told me I really needed to go to hospital as soon as possible.
I was shocked and had to think about it, but after I told my partner he also agreed I had to go to hospital and do the surgery. And that my partner told me too to go to hospital hit me... I started to get really concerned. So my Christmas is not that happy, but I try to paint a little, knit a few tests for designers and hope to get my calm back and stay positive.
I still am sure there is nothing seriously wrong, it has to be. I don't let this get the better of me. Not now I start to feel so much better after the strokes.
I don't know why I have to go through all these things, again, I start to get enough of it. It isn't fun anymore. I hate it and I just wished I knew how to change it. Luckely I have my art, my journaling, my knitting and ofcourse my partner and sweet Yana. They keep me going and all my friends here and at other communities, keep me inspired and are so encouraging, supporting and uplifting. I am very grateful for that, every day again.
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Post by: Val on December 26, 2016, 04:18:23 PM
Riya, I am much saddened to hear this news. You are foremost in my thoughts and prayers.

This chubby little kitten you have painted may be tangled in the lights, but she is still hopeful and determined of getting all those tempting dangling delights before her. Never lose sight of that spirit Riya. It shows me who you are. This is truly the most delightful self portrait I have ever seen.  :1hug:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 26, 2016, 05:01:57 PM
Dearest Riya,

I love your positive spirit. It will get you through this, as will the support of the positive network around you.

Keep us posted and be sure to bring a sketching kit to the hospital.



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Post by: Gita on December 26, 2016, 11:35:05 PM
Ria, you sound to be a strong person inspite of the health issues you've mentioned. May God give you stamina to go through the hospital check ups,  good thoughts to keep you motivated and a fast comeback to good health.
Keep posting. Your paintings have so much to say.  :flowers: :flowers:
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Post by: Steve Weatherwax on December 27, 2016, 12:06:25 AM
Riya, I am sorry to hear  aboout your illness. I pray God heals you.
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Post by: cyril on December 27, 2016, 03:10:45 AM
Dear Riya , i pray you will get well and healed very  soon.  :1hug:
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Post by: Danielle123 on December 27, 2016, 06:11:27 AM
Riya I am so sorry you have to go through all that. I pray that all goes well.  Be positive.
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Post by: Kathysutterlin on December 27, 2016, 07:02:44 AM
 :flowers: Riya, Your words touch my heart deeply.  I pray for your quick and steady recovery.  :1hug:
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Post by: Riya on December 27, 2016, 07:19:50 PM
Thank you all so much for all the warmhearted and upifting words, they mean a lot to me. They really lighten up my mood. Not that I am depressed by all this, but I am out of my comfort zone and sometimes it is all a little too much. But I wont let is really depress me, been there done that for 18 years, NO WAY I will walk hat road again.
The only thing I can do is wait and see. I only hope the waiting wont be too long.

Val: Thank you so much for your support and warm words, you are always there for me, like a few others to, at moments I can use some kind words. I love your words on the card, never thought of it that way...I love it and I still have a few cards will go into my journal with your words, to remind me of what I am, what is important and of your friendship. I so wished we could meet one day.

Mea:Thank you for the tip for taking my journal and sketching tools with me, I surely will do that. In the firs place it will take of the thinking from my head, and it will help me later when looking back, one forget so easely details etc. And aldo I am sure that all will be just fine and I can go home after one day, I still will bring it with never know. And yes, ofcourse Ill let all of you my dear friends, know what is going on, this feels always as a save place where I'll find some of the nicest people, always there to listen.

In real life I don't have friends, a few acquaintances ok, but real Not after I have been hurt a lot by some I thought dear friends. And my best friend ended the relation after almost 30 years without explaining, never heard from her again. And with kids that I havent seen for more then 6 years , it is quiet.

Gitta: Thank you so much for your warm words, I will keep them in mind, ...better, I'll copie all these wonderful warmhearted words from all of you, the best medicine when my mood is in need of some uplifting words.

Steve: Thank you so much for your warm words. I am sure God will take good care of me, He will have a plan, what I don't know but maybe it is just like Gitta says, I am a much stronger person then right after my divorce. I am sure that my kids wont recognize me when they would see me. Maybe I had to go through all of this to make me strong so I never get back into that aweful long periode of depressins, 18 years more or less hybernating isn't something I would choose ever again, that;s for sure.

Cyril: Thank you too for your very kind and warm words, it really fills my eye to read all your wonderful words, I'll cherrish them and they will keep my mind happy.

Danielle: Thank you too for your kind and warmhearted words. I will stay positive, and when the worse get more grip on my thinking etc, I will re-read all of your words. They will remind me of some dear friends all around the word that support me and chear me up.

Kathy: Thank you too for your warm and kind words. they and all what is said here, do touch my heart deeply. I feel blessed by so much warmth and support...Thank you so very much, my heart feels lighter knowing tha I am not on my own, and that will help me, and also my partner, a lot. I can stay more positive, also towards him, your words will help me to face this new step in my life.
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Post by: Happychappy on December 27, 2016, 08:40:59 PM
Riya, I have just read your latest news and am so sorry to hear of your new health issues.  You are a strong woman who has overcome many obstacles in your life and you can overcome this one too.  Keep positive thoughts because thoughts create your reality. Think on good things and know that you will get through this. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you for a complete recovery.

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Post by: Val on December 28, 2016, 12:19:48 AM
Keep those pencils handy..... you will be needing them  :whistle:    ;)
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Post by: Riya on December 28, 2016, 01:07:08 PM
Patricia, thank you so much for your warmhearted reply. Your words are like a warm blanket, and I will surely wrap myself in it on those moments I do feel sad or down. I am positive right now and I try to think only happy thoughts and do happy things like knitting some fingerless mitts and testknitting for a wonderful designer, a very colourful scarf.
I has all the rainbow colours in it and she gave every colour it's own message, given to her by her Spiritual leader.  I think I will change those messages for each of these wonderful and warmhearted words, they mean a lot to me, more then the original words. So when it is finished I have all my friends close by and their warmhearted, supportive words. I will write all the comments in my new journal and where I place them in my scarf, it has 'eyes' in the colourblocks and when doing those, I will read and speak out one of the comments, so it will be woven/knitted in in every stitch.

Normaly I start the first of January with a new journal, this time I started allready just because of all these wonderful words. I allready have read them a few times, it warms me, and calms my heart and makes me feel very blessed and stronger.

Val: I will surely keep my pencils/coloured/watersoluble pencils handy. They are the perfect tools for journaling in bed, in a waitingroom, in the car or train, or when I go on a walk or cycletour and see something I just have to draw, I stop and take my drawingtools out of my backpack or small handbag. And now I draw, or more doodling a lot to keep myself calm and focused on happy thoughts. And I started again with Drawing made easy I still have the spoon to finish, almost done, and I allready have seen some very interessting new drawing classes, I still can start one of hose like the rose in colored pencil.
Drawing and colouring was my first love, and still the one thing I have alwasy done, and will do, It was a lifesaver when I was a kid, it helped me through tough times and still when I need to get something from my heart, pencils and drawing is the perfect thing for me. Since my ex stole my written diaries, I stopped keeping those. But now with art journaling, I can paint over words, draw symbols that only I do understand. So much saver and it holds so much more then only words.

Title: Re: Kingfisher in Acrylics
Post by: Val on December 28, 2016, 01:55:37 PM
I am sorry to hear about the theft of your journals, some people can be so cruel. I am happy for you that you have found another way to journal.

I shall expect a photo of your 'scarf of many colours' when it is finished. You won't even have to frame it....just wear it!  ;D

I look forward immensely to seeing your spoon. I have had to put the stops on at coloured pencils, I will focus on the five(?)( I seem to have lost count  :D ) other mediums I already have in my possession! As soon as I break out of this funk I'm in, I'll be splashing about in my w/c again, and powdering the boat's insides with pastel!  :heeha:    We are going to have so much fun!!!  :yippee:   
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Post by: lynn p. on December 30, 2016, 09:37:21 PM
Riya, I love your cheerful bird and mostly I just love what you have done with your life.  I recall your stroke and how you persevered to train yourself to draw and paint with your other hand.  I was so in awe of what you did!!!  Hopefully this will be just another little bump along the journey. I know your strength will carry you through!!!  So glad you have a loving partner.  Hugs and well wishes to you Riya and keep us posted.
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