Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMY

Amy just passed away a few days ago at the age of 4 and my daughter wanted me to paint a portrait of her so she can present it to her friend who is mourning this beautiful golden retriever.
I will be taking a break from painting, and blogging for a month or so because I have a bad case of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome which is so incredibly painful and it gets worse when I type or even paint!   It's very upsetting because we don't realize how much we use our hands until the moment we "can't".  Wearing a brace helps a little bit...any input is appreciated.  I'm typing with my left hand right now..(not easy)  Thank you so much for your comments.
I'll be back soon.

39 comments:

  1. Hilda, so sorry it is very painful, had it years ago. Just rest your hand you will return back to painting and posting . This is a beautiful painting, you will bring comfort to her. Take care my friend. Don't type to answer , rest.

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  2. Get well soon Hilda. This painting is beautiful. Hope to see you back with your brushes soon.

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  3. Hilda, I'm very sorry that CTS is causing you so much pain. You're absolutely right that we often don't realize how much we depend on our hands, back, feet, etc. until they develop problems and cause us pain. You are wise to take some time off and rest the muscles and ligaments causing this. Know that we'll be thinking of you and be anxious for your return when things are ready. Your painting of the Golden Retriever is so touching. I bet it was a wonderful companion to your daughter's friend. Beautifully rendered!! Take care now and God bless you.

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  4. Your painting is beautiful and will be treasured your daughter's friend! I know how frustrating one feels in these situations, so much depends on our hands/ legs. It is essential you rest and I wish you a speedy recovery. Sending you healing hugs!

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  5. This is such a sweet and beautiful portrait of Amy. I know her owner will cherish it forever, Hilda. Also, I am so sorry to hear that you are having issues with CTS. I have a good friend that had surgery for it on both of her wrists, and she has done very well. She isn't a painter, though. I hope someone will have more information for you, and I hope that you're feeling better soon, sweet friend.

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  6. Dear Hilda, your pastel is really very beautiful, as to keep alive the memory of this sweet friend.
    Fight a pain syndrome is hard. I'm fighting with my husband, in another area of the body.
    We found a supplement (PEA here is sold so) that lowers the pain and does not take painkillers that are harmful to body.
    This PEA is used in treatment of chronic pain also carpal tunnel.
    Waiting for surgery, looking for information about PEA and pain from mast cells.
    I hope this can help a little even as you helped us. Warm hugs my dear friends!

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      as this has helped us.

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  7. A gorgeous portrait of Amy, such a sweet and somewhat sad look in the eyes.
    Dear Hilda, it is SO painful what you are going through, it happened to me a few years ago, and I will never forget it . Painkillers helped me , and time and a lot of patience , just do take your time, and wishing you a speedy healing !

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  8. Hola Hilda. Siento la pérdida de Amy, se les quiere tanto. En tú trabajo quedará para siempre.
    Necesitas descansar y cuidarte, verás como después de un tiempo estás recuperada con fuerzas y ánimo. Un beso muy grande

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  9. Hilda, so sorry you are hurting and hope the break helps your hands/wrists/forearms. I am sad to hear of a beautiful dog passing at such a young age. Life is just too short for all of us.

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  10. Lovely portrait, Hilda!! The eyes are exquisite - a world of doggy emotions there. I am so sorry to read about the carpal tunnel syndrome. I had "inklings" of it when I was working full time, and just had to put aside some of the things I loved doing with my hands. From what I've heard, REST and/or surgery are the answer. I hope you are doing much better SOON!!
    Kathryn XX

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  11. What a beautiful portrait, Hilda. I'm sure your daughter's friend will cherish it forever! So sorry to read about your CTS. I can't imagine how painful it is. A good reminder to be thankful for every good thing in our lives. Will keep you in my prayers for a speedy recovery, Hilda.

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  12. It's a really painful condition, Hilda, i hope you are back to normal soon. You'll be missed.

    Love the Goldy, portrait - they're such nice natured dogs

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  13. No sabes lo mucho que lo siento Hilda, el tunel carpiano es realmente doloroso, seguro que dentro de muy poco volveremos a verte activa en el blog y pintando cosas tan bonitas como este hermoso animal que nos mira con sus tiernos ojos. Cuidate mucho.
    Un abrazo.

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  14. I am so sorry for your painful wrist and hand! How horrible to find yourself in that condition. Your portrait of the retriever shows no inconvenience. It's a lovely tribute to a lovely dog; I know because I owned a black lab. All retrievers are a sweet, loving and loyal. I'll miss your posts. I don't always comment, but I do keep up.

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  15. I am so sorry Hilda, I hope you get well soon! The retriever is wonderful!

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  16. Lovely painting of Amy! It will be a wonderful way for your daughter's friend to remember her beloved pet. So sorry about your xarpal tunnel. I've been having problems with my hands too and it worries me. Hope your hands feel feel some relief.

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  17. This is so beautiful Hilda!
    So sorry to hear about the pain, get well soon.
    I had it once and I massaged the hands with warm mustard oil and it helps a ton. Better if you could add a little turmeric and Neem to the oil. Just my thoughts.

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  18. What a wonderful portriat of a dog who brought much joy in a few short years. Know they will be much appreciated and enjoyed by the owner.
    Am so sorry to hear about the carpal. Seems all agree really not much to do but give it rest and that takes time. Will remember you in my nights and prayers and will miss you. Hoping this brief break will provide you with some new joy that you wouldn't have had without this pain. Yeah looking for that silver lining. Rest and feel better my friend.

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  19. Oh my gosh... 4?? That is so young and so sad! Poor girl... What a beautiful gift and it really is beautiful. I am so sorry you're struggling at the moment with your hands. Hopefully the rest will get you back up and running soon xxx

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  20. Helen, I am sorry to hear about your carpel tunnel issue. I know there will be some good advice for you out there and hope you are already feeling better. We will all look forward to more heartfelt portrait work such as this one of Amy. Take your time and rest that hand!

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  21. Que belleza Hilda!! Es una imagen muy dulce. Un abrazo!!!

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  22. Hilda - what a sweet portrait of Amy - I know your daughter's friend will be comforted by it. And I am so sorry to learn of your CTS - not a good thing for an artist. My art teacher had the same painful condition, but with rest and wearing a brace, she is now painting again, as I know you will be soon, as well.

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  23. Hilda!! I am so very sorry for your pain! I am also so very sorry prevents you from painting! I so wish I could offer any suggestions to help you mend faster and forever. I know with any injuries I have ever had rest seems to be the best medicine. I have heard also that braces and certain meds have helped. Of course seeing a good doctor is always the way to go! Even a second opinion could also be the way to go! All the best! I will be thinking of you and sending you my best wishes. I so love your art buddy!
    This beautiful portrait of a wonderful dog is such a wonderful and generous gift. One that will be cherished forever. So very, very thoughtful of you! A while back I did a few dog portrait paintings for the same reason. The recipients were so moved. Tears of joy! I am sure your gift will also bring tears of joy! You are the best! Again, I so hope your hand gets better fast!!!
    Take care Hilda!
    Michael

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  24. What a lovely dog and a great tribute.So sorry to hear about your condition.Hope the rest and the break makes you feel better... take care x

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  25. Oh so sorry this beautiful dog left us so early---you did a wonderful job of showing how special she was. I am sending up healing positive thoughts for your complete recovery from carpal tunnel. Can they do a surgery? Hope you feel better soon.

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  26. Dear Hilda:) Such a beautiful painting of the dog. Especially the softness is so beautiful and makes her look almost as an angel!
    I'm familair with CTS on both hands. If so painful you better could have surgery. In two weeks it all is done and you can use your hand like before! I wish you all the best and take it easy:) Big hugs!

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  27. Hi Hilda, I'm so very sorry to hear about your carpal tunnel. That is really a drag. Hopefully you can use the time to appreciate some other things in your life and then you'll be back visiting all of us again. I want to thank you for your kindness in checking in with me while I wasn't posting. You really touched me with that thoughtfulness. BTW, you have created so many fabulous portraits since I last visited, and they always come with touching stories. Your blog is a real treasure. Take care and I'll be think of you!

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  28. Beautifully done, Hilda. Mu daughter has always had goldens. So sorry to hear about you hand. Do take care and I hope you can get it resolved soon. Hugs...

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  29. Hilda, my heart goes out to you! I have had pets, mostly cats, most of my life and I know what it feels like to lose one. Sending you a warm hug. This is gorgeous!

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  30. Hilda, my heart goes out to you! I have had pets, mostly cats, most of my life and I know what it feels like to lose one. Sending you a warm hug. This is gorgeous!

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  31. Wonderfull pet portrait,, greeting from Belgium in Mons

    http://louisette.eklablog.com

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  32. Thank you all for such nice comments!!

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  33. Such a sad loss. Four is such a young age. Your painting is beautiful and very special.

    I sure hope your hand is getting better Hilda.

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  34. Such a sad loss. Four is such a young age. Your painting is beautiful and very special.

    I sure hope your hand is getting better Hilda.

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  35. four :( so sad, but a beautiful portrait, Hilda.
    I think I might have a touch of CT Syndrome too :(
    Wonder if a hand brace would help?

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  36. This is such a beautiful portrait of Amy, I know her owner will love it. I hope your hand gets better very soon! I know how hard it is to type with one hand!

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  37. This is such a beautiful portrait of Amy, I know her owner will love it. I hope your hand gets better very soon! I know how hard it is to type with one hand!

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