Friday, March 30, 2018

Resort to Alcohol (Ink)


A routine trip to the veterinarian at the beginning of the week has turned into a nightmare. 

Our sweet labrador Cobie is having surgery tomorrow to remove a soft tissue sarcoma (the vet thinks) from his left leg.  

Please hope for the best for my boy...
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In the meantime, swirling translucent alcohol ink on Yupo paper has been a nice diversion.










50 comments:

  1. Your Yupo paintings are just amazing Chris!
    I cross my fingers for your boy. Our Ridgeback boy had 3 surgeries already with that problem.
    It was marking 1 grad and 2 grade - but we don't worry much about it.
    Last year they put aways a few new found bumps and one big on his tail, that got sore in one surgery and made a ultrasound scan of his internal organs as well and that was fortunately o.k.- so we were happy - there a new bumps again, but as long as they don't get sore it is o.k. for the doc. The boy is already 12 years. I won't let him have such surgeries again if possible.
    You are in my thoughts!
    All the best and
    Happy Easter!
    Hugs, Susi

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    1. Susi, verzeih mir, dass ich nicht früher auf deinen Kommentar geantwortet habe. Es war ein aufregendes Wochenende.
      Ich weinte, als ich von deinem Ridgeback las. Ich bin so froh, dass er es durch die Operationen geschafft hat und bete, dass seine neuen Unebenheiten ihm keine Schmerzen bereiten. Danke, dass Sie seine Geschichte mit mir teilen. Es war sehr beruhigend. Und danke für die Umarmungen.
      Liebe, Chris

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  2. These alcohol ink on yupo paper pieces are SO good...I hope you do more of them, Chris.... I love the colors especially on the last one!!!! I pray that your Cobie recouperates beautifully....he's in my thoughts.

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    1. Thank you so much, Hilda. Cobie is OK now ;}

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  3. Magnificent art my friend!
    it has CHARM to eyes

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  4. My heart stopped still when i read about Cobie.
    My thoughts are with you all.
    Love the magic you created with the ink.

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    1. Thank you, Julie. Appreciate it!
      And so sorry for the late reply.

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  5. I hope for successful surgery and speedy recovery for sweet Cobie. Hugs and kisses for him from all of us.

    Your paintings on Yupo are lovely, Chris.

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    1. Thank you so much, Candy. Appreciate your lovely comment.
      And I apologize for the late reply.

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  6. These are lovely, Chris. Best wishes for Cobie!

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  7. Love your alcohol landscapes, so surreal! All the best on the surgery! Speedy recovery1

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    1. Thank you, Carol.
      And yes, the surgery went well!

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  8. Beautiful art with the alcohol inks!
    I hope and pray for your sweet boy, Chris. I know how much you love him..💙

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    1. Thank you so much, Laurie. I know how much you love your boys, too!!

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  9. :( hope things go all right! always scary when our furry friends go through things like that

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. Yes, scary - as you know.

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  10. Dear Chris - I will certainly be praying for your Cobie. I certainly understand your feelings of concern.
    These Yupo paintings turned out gorgeous. I have yet to try alcohol inks. Must put these on my "bucket" list to check out. Keep us updated on Cobie's surgery. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much, Debbie. Prayers were heard and Cobie is on the mend.
      And I hope you try the inks - lots of fun!!

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  11. Healing thoughts for Cobie, Chris. And wonderful diversion inks!

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    1. Thank you, Teri. Appreciate those thoughts.
      So sorry for the late reply.

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  12. Each one is more beautiful than the last! WOW!!! I’ll be thinking of you and your boy, that the news is good and he recovers quickly with extra loving to help him along :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Rhonda. Yes, Cobie is on the mend & getting lots of love around here, for sure.

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  13. I’ll be thinking of you!!!
    wonderful pages!
    greetings elke

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  14. So sorry to hear about your lab Cobie - hopefully there will be good news soon.
    Great yup paintings - it looks like fun and great therapy too.

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    1. Thank you, Pat! Yes, we've had good news and have really appreciated all of the well wishes.
      And yes, the Yupo paintings are just fun.

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  15. wHooo awsome, love your alc. pages - Happy Easter for you and your family hope you have great days

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    1. Thank you so much, Dorte. Hope you had a lovely Easter!

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  16. Wow love these meditative and abstract yup paintings , really beautiful ! Sending best wishes to you sweet boy .

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    1. Thank you, Jane. Appreciate your lovely comments!!

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  17. Oh no. I'm so sorry to hear that. Makes me sad to hear that Cobie isn't doing well. I hope that all went well and he is now recovering from surgery. Sending you and Cobie positive thoughts, love and light. AND wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful and Happy Easter ♥
    xo Michelle

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    1. Thank you so much, Michelle. Cobie is on the mend and we are one very happy family again.
      Hope you had a wonderful Easter, too!

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  18. All the best for Cobie!
    Your alcohol ink paintings on Yupo paper are gorgeous! What wonderful dreamy landscapes!
    Wish you a Happy Easter!
    Kind regards, Rike

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    1. Thank you, Rike. Cobie is doing well.
      Yes, the inks are fun and full of surprises.
      Hoping you had a lovely Easter, my friend!

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  19. Oh Chris. Sending love and prayers for your Cobie.
    The paintings are wonderful.

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary.
      Yes, your love and prayers worked! Cobie is stronger every day!

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  20. I do hope by now your Cobie is on the mend...lovely paintings!

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  21. Your four pieces are gorgeous. That said, I'm so sorry your going thru this difficult time. Prayers for Cobie and your family.

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  22. How did the surgery go? Do hope he is recovering well - you too!

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    1. Cobie is on the road to recovery!! Thank you, Julie, for your prayers for him.

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  23. You have painted such fantastic landscapes with the alcohol colours, they are always so wonderfully intense!
    ... and I kept my fingers crossed that Cobie made it through the surgery. It must have been a hard time for you!
    Warm regards - Ulrike

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    1. Thank you, Ulrike. Yes, Cobie is recovering very nicely. We are glad the worst is over.

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  24. Your alcohol inks are stunning... I’m sending healing prayers for your sweet Cobie...Hugs

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    1. Thank you, Zaa, especially for your prayers. They worked!!

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