Sunday, January 17, 2010

Jaipur


I've rarely worked in such a high key before. It's interesting and feels good to at least temporarily get outside of my usual palette. (I never even realized I "have" a palette. I don't think most people realize they do, until they [for example] take a look at their original-boxed pastel set and see that some pieces are nubs, and others untouched.)




This is how I feel about still being sick. (Rumi's not dead here, just asleep. Although he really looks dead. I'd never seen him do this before.) I thought I was doing a lot better, then came The Dreaded Cough. The Husband has been coughing too, even worse than me, so today I sent him to Urgent Care. He had an X-ray because his lungs were sounding suspicious. Turns out, he has the beginnings of pneumonia and was given antibiotics and cough syrup with codeine (which you'd think would knock him out, but no, he's far peppier than I have been feeling). When he came back from the doc, I decided to go too. Turns out I have just yer garden-variety bronchitis, post-flu. Cough syrup, rest, and fluids (plus kitties) are my Rx.

Wondering if I should get a flu shot next year. It's like the friggin' Black Plague chez nous.

I don't think both of us have ever been so sick at the same time. (I'm also still wincing regularly from my back injury. It still hurts to sit more than ten minutes or so. Have started going to physical therapy and it is improving a little bit every day.) Both of us so out of commission simultaneously is tough in terms of cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, and dog-walking. Tempers are flaring.

But enough kvetching (for today at least). Onward, to some more India photos!









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12 comments:

Karen said...

Love the abstraction and really love the color harmony at work here!!
:( sorry you are feeling so bad!

Sandra Galda said...

been lovin your posts, what an exciting trip!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Oh, Jala, I hope you and your husband greatly improve. I am especially concerned for your back.

I know what you mean about nubs.

Rest easy, be good to yourself.

Hugs.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Love your sunny, high key painting! It looks so cheerful. Sorry to hear about the sickness in your household. Please take care to pamper yourselves.

Enjoying the India pics!

diddamsdigitalart said...

What a lovely piece, even that little bit of purple to bounce off and balance those golds! It's funny what you say about not realizing the colors one is drawn to...
And the pictures from India are stunning. So much material...

Gwen Bell said...

So sorry to hear everyone is sick. Rumi looks the part.

In contrast...the painting is beautifully energetic! Just the right balance to keep the eye moving and enjoying. Love the bits of purple next to that buttery yellow.

Hope all of you are feeling better soon.

loriann said...

Love the colors in this one. And yes there is no denying it we all have "preferred colors. It's always good to stretch.
I can see by the beautiful photos you have taken that your trip to India was very inspirational.WOW!
Sorry to hear you are feeling so bad. Take care Jala.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Jala, this painting is very striking!

Cathyann said...

Definitely a great, compelling composition, Jala. Be well...

L.Holm said...

LOL...Rumi's so cute w/his tongue lolling out.
Love the high key color and India images.
What is that amazing gate/door made of in the top pic. is it partially brass? and is it a grotto entrance of some sort?

Jala Pfaff said...

Thank you all so much for your well-wishes. We are both improving, day by day.
Liz - I don't know what that was made of, other than wood and metal. It was actually a historic door preserved in a kind of bizarre hotel we stayed at where they had taken all these antique Rajasthan objects and placed them around the grounds, and even built the hotel huts in a historic style.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Great pics... I hope you are feeling better :) I am sorry to hear you are also having back pain.