lundi, avril 30, 2012

Over!

Thank you for your good wishes! We are trough now - at least for the hardest part. My mom was released from the hospital this morning and we drove home to France. The surgery went very well. My mother said that due to the professionality and the kindness of the surgery staff and the nurses, the whole thing was even a good experience. Only problem was that she apparenty had a very nasty roommate:  an old and bitter lady who obviously is  a master of intrigues and took pleasure to torment others wherever she could.
The two or three glimpses I could take confirmed that impression. Last night, my mom said to the nurses that hospital was lucky she (my mom) could kill nobody, but others in the same circumstances certainly would.  After that they moved the old beast out of her room ;-)

So now she is pretty happy to be home again with her own bed and room.
Of course, she is still very immobile due to her foot and I have to do a lot for her - which is not a problem. Next Wednesday I have to go for the mothly-shopping in Epinal and then, drive back to Basel in order to get the other monthly-things done. So its not exactly time for me to rest yet, but hardest part is over.

In the same time, weed is growing in the garden and I can't be there to pull it out and do the other gardening jobs. Grr!

jeudi, avril 26, 2012

What a week!

Its a very busy and also hard week. My mom had to go trough a surgery on her foot. The surgery took place this morning, all went well.
During the same time, I had to drive home from Basel to France, because I could not leave the animals alone any longer. On the way home I attended the public service building in Weil-am-Rhein in order to deliver all the documents I had collected for my new Identity card. The person there was as nice in real as via Email. She also agreed to insert my Artists Name KENNEDY on my card, which is actually pretty cool. I'm looking forward to get that card after 4 weeks.

At home I found my cats and the rabbits in good health.
But not so our old freezer: It is dying a painful, slow death since days now and will probably collapse soon. Well, we had ordered a new one. Delivery will be tomorrow. Another reason why I had to rush home.Then, on saturday I will drive back to Basel. On Sunday I will travel to Lausanne where I attend a Postcard-Fair. And then, on Monday, I will pick up my mom and we will go home together. As I said: Busy days!



vendredi, avril 13, 2012

Back home

Since 2 days, I'm back home from Basel. It was not my happiest stay there, but okay...file it under "shit happens".
At my return, I was glad to see that Minggy is a lot better. The medics helped and he is playing again. But now it's me that has a terrible cold...pain in the throat, caughing and all that. Brr!

Nevertheless, I can present you herewith my newest Georgie Film. Although a lot of you already saw it on Facebook.


mardi, avril 03, 2012

Post Cards

I'm currently in Basel, because  I attended a Post-Card Fair in Belfort last Sunday. Next Monday, there will be another one in Issenheim, so I spend a week here. Issenheim is better to reach from Basel and the longer stay gives me the opportunity to see Gaby again.
Nevertheless, I'd very much like to go home, right now. My mom told me that Minggy is not well, he has an Infection. She phoned the vet, and the doctor offered her to come to our house to see for Minggy, if the antibiotics we still have in reserve do not work.
So I know best is done for Minggy, still, I'd like to be near him.

Stupid Issenheim-Fair, I hope that thing will be worth the effort.

The Fair in Belfort wasn't overwhelming. I sold some cards, but not enough to cover my expenses.

In fact, Postcards used to be a good medium for graphic artists. Even in the pre-digital era, postcards were affordable to print. Nowadays, they are even more than affordable. There are many collectors out there who will buy them from you. Postcards are a way to make your work known.
But the collectors become fewer and fewer. On every fair I go and within the Club I'm in, most people are a LOT older than me. Scene is dying out. And most collectors now are only interested in old Postcards (pre1950ies) So were the people who came to Belfort.
But I made the experience that people who are into cats or collecting cat-things definitely buy my Georgie Cards. So I just hope that there are a few cat-lovers among the visitors in Issenheim, next week.