I’m So Excited!

Jill's Fabric

Jill’s Fabric

 Last May I had surgery to remove a kidney stone.  It turns out that general anesthesia can cause lyme to flare up.  I got really sick again.  I had just gone off the antibiotics and anti-microbials two months prior to this.

This summer has been a very hard time for me.  Some emotional issues also decided to raise their heads up.  Lucky me, I got to work through old emotional baggage.

Then my laptop that Dell replaced crashed after I had it for three weeks.  It turned out to just be a power cord issue.  But that totally put me over the edge.

I’m happy to report things have changed and are going in a very positive direction.

Physically, I am close to where I was before the surgery.  The emotional issues are resolved.  I’m older and wiser, yet again.

The biggest, best thing is that last night I found out that I one of my digital paintings had been accepted into a show sponsored by Corel, the makers of Painter, the app I paint with.

Corel has just released an upgrade to Painter.  It is called Painter 2015.  It is fabulous and incredible.  There are so many improvements, and it is so stable.  If any of you are using Painter, be sure to upgrade before September 12.  You can get the upgrade for $99 until then.  I have further details if you need them.

In conjunction with this release of Painter 2015, Corel is having a gallery show.  I submitted my piece, Kerry’s Orchid. It was accepted.  Before I became ill, I had my textile work in galleries and shows.  But I have not tried to get my digital work in any shows.  I am so honored that Corel chose this piece.  You can view the entire show here.

I really thought my days as an artist were over.  I have been so thrilled to just be doing art again, that I hadn’t even given thought to my work being included in a show.  When I found out last night that my work was accepted, I was bouncing off the walls.

The art for this blog is a sample of a piece of fabric that my great friend, Jill Saibel, had me create from one of my abstracts.  She will be making pillows with several pieces of fabric made from one of my abstracts.  I will post them once they are done.






  15 comments for “I’m So Excited!

  1. August 16, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Congratulations on your image being selected and glad you are feeling better! Look forward to what you will be doing with Corel 2015.


    • August 19, 2014 at 6:31 am

      Thanks so much Syd. The new particle brushes are awesome!


    • August 24, 2014 at 5:22 am

      Thanks, Syd. The particle brushes are really something else. I am still just playing with them, trying to figure them out. I think you will love them.


  2. August 16, 2014 at 1:39 am

    Congratulations! I’m excited for you! It must feel so great to have your new work accepted into an art show. Kerry’s Orchid is beautiful! I’m glad you’re feeling better and getting back to where you were before the setback of the surgery. I hope the healing, upward trend continues!


  3. Carole Jeffries
    August 15, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Fun to see your orchid in the Corel show, Kerry. Well done!

    Once you get your fabric printed and pillows made from your other work, I look forward to seeing them, too.



    • August 16, 2014 at 5:47 am

      Thanks, Carole. For some reason the fabric was ordered, but not paid for. So I’m looking into that now.


  4. August 15, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Congratulations what a great post – I’m so happy to read that you art was accepted, wonderful accomplishment! Here’s to feeling great (in more ways than one) and doing what you love to do! Keep painting Kerry, you are definitely on a roll!


    • August 16, 2014 at 5:47 am

      Thanks, Mary. I have had a challenging summer, so it feels good to have some pluses.


  5. August 15, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    That’s fantastic to hear! I’m so glad that you feel better emotionally and physically, and that this great painting was accepted.


    • August 16, 2014 at 5:48 am

      Thanks, Heather. It is really exciting to have my work shown again. If I remember correctly, you are on a break right now. Enjoy it.

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  6. August 15, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Great news all round. Congratulations!


  7. August 15, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    So glad to hear that things are turning for the better for you, Kerry. Take care. xxx


    • August 16, 2014 at 5:49 am

      Thanks, Mo. You also take care. I hope the weather cools down in your area soon.


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