Friday, October 8, 2010

NORA KASTEN Artist Oil Painting "Blue Hydrangea" / THE JOURNEY, Day 19

"Blue Hydrangea"
© Nora Kasten
Oil painting on gallery wrapped canvas  (30" x 36")  From the archives.  There are so many things wrong in this painting but I still can't trash it.  It's hung in my gallery at home and hopefully the Good Fairies are working on it while I'm gone.

"Day 19 of The Journey and I'm in Gloucester, MA tonight, on the first floor, looking directly out at the beach and ocean.  Karl is gone eight weeks now.

Walking around in Rockport, MA this afternoon was much like it was when Karl and I were here 15 years ago . . .  only the town is at least four times larger.  Does it surprise you that I was much more drawn to the abstract, contemporary artwork?  It does me.  I have a ticket for The Metropolitan Opera Simulcast, Das Rheingold at Rockport's Shalin Liu Performance Center tomorrow afternoon.  I'm really looking forward to it.

I want to wrap this up and go out for dinner . . . .  I'm tired of lobster and clam chowder.


Pam said...

Nora, I am glad you are enjoying New England. Wish I could say I was tired of lobster, but I find myself craving it these days! The weather in Florida has been just lovely. We were in Sebring last week and are in Port Charlotte this week.
Blessings and Hugs, Pam

Renee said...

You are a very strong woman. I hope you find strength in your paintings and your friends.

We are back in Florida, but my heart is in Tn. with the kids. The villa at 701 is now officially for sale. I love the house and the peace it brings me, but a house is nothing without family. I feel lost here. Bill on the other hand does not feel the same way. He feels like Fl is his home. He just bides his time in Tn. I am feeling a little blue tonight missing my little KK and her mom.
I love reading your blog on the Journey!

jeannette said...

The last two months are a blur -my son came home from China for a visit, my daughter's second baby was born, I said goodbye to my old job, so that's why I wasn't on your blog till now to catch up.
And I cried, that the inevitable happened and you have to miss Karl. The first half year is the worst in grieving, and then it will slowly get better. It normally takes about two years before we have totally resolved the death of a loved one.
And I see, you are doing well -we need to cry hose buckets of tears to be cleansed inside of all what grief brings.
I am so proud of you that you use art to go on with life. Take care, Nora!

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