Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Finally Catching Up!

glassless watercolor
Jan Gibson

Whew! It's so good to be back and to see you all again! I'm back with good news too - as you can see, I finally finished the other Jack Russell Terrier commission and both portraits were shipped to their owner today.

Also, my mother in law (who has been in and out of the hospital recently) has finally been released into an assisted living home where she can still have her independence plus there's always someone there to look after her. It has been a trial for my husband with her living so far from us but his sister is doing a wonderful job juggling her own family and work responsibilities and between the two siblings, Mom is doing well and recovering nicely from the broken rib she sustained in a fall out of her bed. We know how she values her independence but I think this fall has convinced her that she needs some kind of round the clock care available if she happens to need it.

I think I promised you some photos of our foxes and I will get those resized and ready for posting, hopefully for tomorrow. We haven't seen the the foxes recently and we were told that this is the mating season for them so they may be busy with their den and preparation for new babies. It would be great to be able to see the little ones but I imagine they'll stay hidden away until they're grown or nearly grown.

I think you're caught up with the most important stuff so I'll see you tomorrow!


twincedar said...

Looks good Jan! I'm sure the new owner will be thrilled with it. Glad your MIL is doing better.

Christine said...

It's gorgeous Jan! The eyes are very expressive. I am curious (nosy) to hear what your client will say. ;o )

Jan said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, Lori and Christine!

Christine, you can be nosy as she said some really nice things.

This is what she said:

"It is fabulous, you captured him so well. We both love it and even anyone I have shown have said how awesome it is. His previous owner after us was so amazed too. You did a wonderful job with both paintings and I am sure I will be back soon for more lol."

Teresa Mallen said...

Glad to see you are "catching up" and I am happy to hear that your mother-in-law is doing better. I like the expression in the dog's eyes!

Teresa said...

Oh, Jan, this is wonderful! You did a great job and I can see why your client was so pleased.

Paulette said...

He looks so proud and alert!
Lovely work!

Jan said...

Thank you all, Teresa, Teresa and Paulette!

The package arrived with nothing damaged and she was even more excited to see everything in person.

I also appreciate your well wishes for my mother in law. She seems to be doing better all the time!