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Reply #15 on: August 03, 2012, 10:18:27 PM
"Slowly, slowly catchee monkey."   :2funny:  I'll never forget that one Dennis.   ;D
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Reply #16 on: August 04, 2012, 12:48:43 AM
Leana. What a beautiful painting of orchids. They are such delicate flowers and you have captured that.

I am very sorry to hear of your neck pain. I have extreme pain occasionally but not because of an accident but rather because I have misused this old body by taking too many hits in hockey, etc. I have a prescription for "Celebrex" When the pain reaches blackout potential I take them. This is an anti-inflammatory drug and after about 4 days (2/day) I can get back to playing tennis. This is a somewhat dangerous drug (for the heart) but it sure makes my life bearable. Check with your doctor to see if it might help. Your problem may not be caused by the same thing as mine, but it's worth checking out.
Anyway I hope things improve for you because living in pain is not living.
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Reply #17 on: August 04, 2012, 08:15:18 AM
Val  :heeha: neither do I  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: it is imprinted in my mind  :D

Alan aww,  :thankyou: Alan for your lovely comment  ;) .  I have been on so many different pain medications and my Neurosurgeon does not want to prescribe anything stronger due to the addiction factor... which is fine by me... I just take things easy and little bits at a time.  Will keep that info in mind though...thank you for that.

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Reply #18 on: August 04, 2012, 08:17:07 AM
I want to thank each and every one of you for being so inspirational, encouraging and caring...it truly warms my heart.  What an awesome family we have here on PB  ;)

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Leana

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Reply #19 on: August 04, 2012, 12:37:29 PM
Wishing you a good day, Leana.   :hug:  :flowers:
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Reply #20 on: August 04, 2012, 01:12:15 PM
 :hug: Hope you have a great day, Leana!
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Reply #21 on: August 04, 2012, 01:56:53 PM
 :thankyou: Lillian and Christina... you gals have a great one too  :flowers:  :1hug:
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Reply #22 on: August 19, 2012, 12:31:39 AM
When I pass by orchid plants I like to smell their distinctive scents, and when I saw yours I could imagining bending over to sniff their fragrance!  Your quote, "Good art is a form of prayer..." is really true.  Painting helps to take the mind off everything and I think helps you to receive God's peace and healing.  God bless you, Leanna.  Your art is a gift from God and an inspiration to all of us!


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Reply #23 on: August 23, 2012, 12:37:24 AM
Living with pain is hard Leanna, I really hope it improves and you get longer painting time back!
I love the smooth blending in your orchids - I know how hard it can be with acrylics - and the amazing colour contrasts you've managed. Is this on a box canvas or are you going to frame it and how?


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Reply #24 on: August 23, 2012, 12:45:48 AM
Leana -

I'm so sorry to hear of all the pain you've been struggling with and you're amazing for keeping such an upbeat and positive outlook.  And in the midst of all that, you've created something of sheer beauty...I guess that's what I'd call an artist.  I hope you feel better soon.


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Reply #25 on: August 24, 2012, 11:52:46 AM
Liz, Karen and Mary  :hug: to you all.

Liz~ I love how you described what you do when you see orchids... it was like a mini movie in my head and so sweet and special...  :thankyou: .  You are such an encouragement... much appreciated  :1hug:

Karen ~  :thankyou: for the health wishes  ;)
I love the smooth blending in your orchids - I know how hard it can be with acrylics -
You are sooo right on the blending... to be honest, I have tried so many different mediums...but never found the medium...until I was working on the orchids and saw Nolan's course on glazing... I mixed my own glazing medium...with just 2 products...and it works really lovely...so I am a happy chappie  :yippee:  Thank you for your lovely comment on my painting Karen...warms my heart...I did put a LOT of hours into this one. The orchid painting was not done on box canvas (I actually should have)...but I opted for 100 % cotton canvas sheets..., which I taped onto hardboard... I think the best way to hang it would be to frame it.

Mary ~ I try and stay positive, because if I don't and let it slip...I go down into depression...and I fight that with all my might...been there and don't want to go there again... so I try and focus on everything positive and try avoiding negativity or negative thoughts...should they creep up...I re-focus on positive things or things which I can be grateful for. 
Leana - And in the midst of all that, you've created something of sheer beauty...
...this is very special,  :thankyou:
Leana

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Reply #26 on: August 24, 2012, 11:43:30 PM
Liz, Karen and Mary  :hug: to you all.



Mary ~ I try and stay positive, because if I don't and let it slip...I go down into depression...and I fight that with all my might...been there and don't want to go there again... so I try and focus on everything positive and try avoiding negativity or negative thoughts...should they creep up...I re-focus on positive things or things which I can be grateful for. 
Leana - And in the midst of all that, you've created something of sheer beauty...
...this is very special,  :thankyou:

You know what, Leana?  THAT is the most healthy approach to depression than any medication alone or combined with therapy to combat all that goes with it.  I commend anyone who can rise above it to that level.  It speaks to so much inner strength...not one of my patients on meds would even articulate your approach and I applaud your spirit and ability to recognize what works for you.  ALL my best to you.  :1hug:


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Reply #27 on: August 24, 2012, 11:50:32 PM
Leana, Mary is right on with what she just said.

You are a very brave, strong and determined girl. 

You definitely have the right attitude and the right approach. :hug:

We're here   :cheering: for you.  You're not alone in the  :fight:

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Reply #28 on: August 25, 2012, 05:57:23 AM
I over looked this thread and I apologise Leanna.
it amazes me how anyone can keep their head above the rough waves in a sea of pain. I sink at the lowliest of pain :-\ plucking a unshaven facial hair makes me scream!  :D
I honestly admire anyone who can display positivity in the face of pain. Leanna, it must be a woman attribute!
Hey, I love your painting and, to think how you'd left it unfinished! The wait was worth it. It looks fabulous  :yippee:
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Reply #29 on: August 25, 2012, 12:29:03 PM
Leanna--I too am sorry I missed this thread.  I had no earthly idea of your suffering.  You are one of the kindest and most giving people here at PB, always eager to give a thoughtful word.  I will pray for you my dear.  I absolutely love your beautiful orchids.  The brilliant colors portray your positive and sunny outlook.  :hug: