Caregiving is a mixed bag. Mostly one hears about the self-sacrificing, magnanimous, ungrudging, and saintly characteristics of the caregiver. Not always so. I'm here to tell you that in addition to the above, we caregivers have our bitchy and dark humor characteristics and we talk about it to each other. Just saying. Mixed bag.
I'm experimenting with embroidery techniques combined with whatever I can think of to use to get the thing across. The above is "Hard Day With the Sick One." The outline is embroidered with color pencil shading. A black paper border is sewn to the linen canvas.
Michiele R Elliott
3/23/2019 12:20:01 am
I love these latest works Pat. Sending prayers for strength and some quiet moments for yourself .
3/23/2019 06:46:49 am
Thanks Michiele.I just hope some of these aren't offensive. I'm really ok--thanks to art outlets.
3/23/2019 08:22:44 am
Pat I wish there were something useful to say, but I know it is so hard some days. Well I hope that’s not the wrong thing to say, but my best friend was her husband’s caregiver for the past several years as he had Parkinson’s and dementia. I saw and heard how tough it was some days. It takes a special person. Hugs.
9/24/2022 06:56:05 pm
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Pat enjoys designing and weaving tapestries, designing and constructing books, cooking, painting with watercolor, and fooling around in Atlanta, GA. Member of the American Tapestry Alliance, Tapestry Weavers South, Southern Highland Craft Guild, Southeastern Fiber Arts Alliance