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Post  trolleydriver on 3/18/2020, 6:39 pm

@donnainzone5 wrote:The foggy look and foreground, in my opinion, are enhancements.  But then again, I had only a two-week course in art history as a senior in high school.  That was part of a class called "World History and Philosophy."  Among other things, we learned to make "apple" pies with soda crackers. We also read Shakespeare.   I still revere that teacher!
My painting is actually based on a photo I took of the rock on a foggy day. I framed it in the camera so that the foreground had the trees and bushes.  Here is the photo from 2003 followed by my ugly painting.TD - A Journey Through Prostate Cancer - Page 11 Gaspe210

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Post  trolleydriver on 3/21/2020, 11:44 am

As part of my PC therapy I hired a personal trainer to come to my home to help me with strength exercises. Because of Covid-19 we are now doing virtual sessions, currently using Skype. Here are some photos from this morning's session. My basement gym is messy since it is also a hobby room.

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Post  Kelejan on 3/21/2020, 12:49 pm

Good Heavens, TD.  I can see carpet. For some reason my carpets are almost invisible
in my second bedroom.

Glad you are really looking after yourself. Body, mind and spirit.
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Post  countrynaturals on 3/21/2020, 2:46 pm

@Kelejan wrote:
Glad you are really looking after yourself. Body, mind and spirit.
BIG hug
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Post  Yardslave on 3/21/2020, 5:51 pm

With all this "sheltering in place" going on, I think you ought to consider trading those weights for a couple of Molsons TD - A Journey Through Prostate Cancer - Page 11 3170584802, and maybe find a sexier looking therapist to Skype with....got to put a little fun in isolation.
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Post  yolos on 3/21/2020, 6:08 pm

@Yardslave wrote:With all this "sheltering in place" going on, I think you ought to consider trading those weights for a couple of Molsons TD - A Journey Through Prostate Cancer - Page 11 3170584802, and maybe find a sexier looking therapist to Skype with....got to put a little fun in isolation.
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Post  ralitaco on 3/21/2020, 10:32 pm

you rock
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Post  sanderson on 3/23/2020, 3:57 pm

@ralitaco wrote:you rock
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Post  trolleydriver on 3/31/2020, 3:58 pm

Today's watercolour painting in a loose style.  The reference was a postcard of Stow-on-the-Wold, a town in the Cotswolds, that we visited on one of our trips to England.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/31/2020, 6:28 pm

That’s very nice!  Love it, TD!
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Post  trolleydriver on 4/2/2020, 8:26 pm

Got my third three month hormone therapy injection today.  I went into the clinic wearing my N95 mask and my latex gloves (in bright blue 😁). The nurses at the clinic were wearing their PPEs. I took my own temperature and blood pressure at home so the nurse did not have to do it at the clinic. When I got home all of my clothes went into the washer and I went into the shower.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 4/2/2020, 10:05 pm

Being smart!
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Post  trolleydriver on 4/3/2020, 5:46 am

After my Androgen Deprivation Therapy injection yesterday I relaxed with some art. This one is an experiment in mixed media. It's a cotton swab painting. I used watercolours applied with a flat brush for the background and tree trunks. Then I added the leaves with cotton swabs dipped in thicker acrylic paints. The figure was done in watercolour with a small round brush. It was an interesting experiment.
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Post  sanderson on 4/3/2020, 5:49 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:Being smart!
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Post  sanderson on 4/3/2020, 5:50 pm

TD, you are getting quite good. Really!

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Post  trolleydriver on 4/14/2020, 3:25 pm

Finished this acrylic painting today. The subject us a lighthouse on Lake Ontario near where we used to live.TD - A Journey Through Prostate Cancer - Page 11 Img_2669
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Post  sanderson on 4/14/2020, 4:42 pm

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Post  OhioGardener on 4/14/2020, 4:59 pm

You're turning into a Grandpa Moses, TD!  I love lighthouses. We have driven the great lake coastlines of Michigan and Wisconsin visiting and photographing the lighthouses.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 4/14/2020, 7:26 pm

You really are very talented, TD, I mean it! I love your works, varied, creative and great use of texture and colors!  I love you
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Post  Kelejan on 4/14/2020, 7:58 pm

Thank you, TD. for every picture you send to us. I love you
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Post  trolleydriver on 4/17/2020, 10:30 pm

Today I did these two.mini 4"x5" watercolour paintings. And oh yes, I also did my strength training routine and I made two plant based meals. All these things are part of my self-inflicted therapy for cancer.
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Post  sanderson on 4/18/2020, 2:13 am

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Post  trolleydriver on 6/2/2020, 5:20 pm

Well dear friends it's time for my six-month prostate cancer follow-up with my radiation oncologist. I'm praying for good news. The appointment will be via telephone on Friday afternoon. Last week I went to a clinic for the blood test that is required for the appointment. I'm not feeling all that great right now ... tired, lots of aches/pains, and I feel some cognitive issues. Nevertheless I rest in the will of my Lord. As well I am still painting and puttering around in the garden.

I hope all of your gardens are doing well. My SFG is partially planted. We have had schizophrenic weather. One day in May we set a record cold for that day and the on another day we set a record high. We went up to 34C (93F) and two days later the overnight temp was 4C (39F).
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Post  mollyhespra on 6/2/2020, 5:46 pm

Praying for you to have positive news.  I love you
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