Friday, October 20, 2006

Keratoconus an eye disease

I thought since this is my blog, I feel like writing about an eye disease I have. I was diagnosed in my twenties with Keratoconus in both eyes. This is a disease that affects the shape of the cornea. My vision has slowly degraded as I have gotten older. I have severe vision loss in my left eye (20/800) and reduced vision in my right. I have been fitted with special contacts, made with a special material and prescribed for my eyes. I can't believe the difference this has made, and I don't know how I painted so long, without being able to see clearly. I just want to bring attention to this eye disease as It is not very well known. I have a link to the National Keratoconus Foundation site for more information. New modern procedures can make a world of difference for the vision impaired. Now back to painting!

New painting.."Winter Frolic"

I just finished this piece. It's acrylic on 12"x12" canvas with 1 1/2 inch stretchers. This one I really enjoyed. It has a lot of detail, that sometimes It's hard to pick up with a photo. It took me a few days to finish this. Its ready to hang with hanger already attached. I have listed this on ebay and this design is now available on some products in my CafePress store, for the holidays.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

A Percentage of my auctions go to CorgiAid

I am now making monthly donations to CorgiAid. CorgiAid is a nonprofit organization founded to provide financial assistance to corgis and corgi mixes. They help out those who rescue dogs from shelters or other non-permanent homes, then foster them until a new home is found. I am donating a percentage from every original painting that is auctioned off on Ebay. If you would like to donate directly to CorgiAid to help corgis find new homes or provide financial assistance to a corgi who needs medical attention, please visit CorgiAid on the list of links under organizations to the right.Thank you for supporting a wonderful organization.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Twilight Agility

My newest work..oh what corgis do when everyone's sound asleep!
Those perky little pups love agility. I had fun creating this one.
9" X 12" acrylic on canvas. I listed It on Ebay. Hope you like It.