Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I purchased this painting from a wonderful artist on ebay and when it arrived a couple of weeks ago, I was absolutely delighted! It's wonderful! She had other items for sale as the weeks have gone by..and I wanted them all..but settled for this piece! Please do click on it to see the details! It is what I always imagine Halloween to be like. Do you agree? Of course you do!! :)

Note the tiny leaf blowing on the wind toward the warm and cozy home. When you enlarge it be sure and scroll it to the left so you can see the home. The real thing is much better as my camera did not do it justice.

I am slow to heal but I really do see progress. My doctors visit today went beautifully...and he has decided to take a "wait and see" position. I am grateful for that!
I tire easily...but that is to be expected, I think. Everyday it progress and I am looking forward to a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas!
My love to all of you!
I am definitely on my way back and it is to all of you that I owe much of my attitude and gratitude!! :)


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

My Dear Mona, I have been praying so hard for you...I think everyone in blogland miss you and prays for your good health...I love your picture my friend...Now get some rest and I'll talk later to you...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Snappy Di said...

I've missed you and just wanted to say how beautiful you are both inside and out. I think of you often, Mona. Please be well and DO enjoy the laughter of Halloween! It's such a crazy and fun time of the year.


Blondie's Journal said...


So glad to hear you are slowly on the mend, and that is the way to do it~slowly. I have missed you!

I love your painting. The detail is so rich. You seem to have luck with Ebay.

Have a Happy Halloween. And BTW, your hair is the most beautiful shade of gray!!


Janie Out of Debt said...

I love this painting. Etsy is a great place.

Best wishes,

Janie Out of Debt

Anita said...

Love your Halloween painting...glad you are feeling better. Hang in there.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Wonderful painting! It's so good to hear from you -- take extra good care of yourself -- we've missed you and are so happy to hear that you're feeling a bit better.

Gaston Studio said...

What a sweet, whimsical painting Mona! So glad to hear that you're doing well and don't worry about being tired, as you said, it's surely to be expected. I tire easily and I'm not ill!

Gourmet Candles Distributor said...

Wow that is a very beautiful picture. So unique.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Mona....Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment! It really meant a lot to me that it made you so happy! I hope you are doing well and I have to say your family sounds like they are doing a wonderful job of looking after you! You are blessed! Take care...~Hugs, Patti

"Blossom" said...

Wonderful news about your health. The picture is so beautiful. I just love the colors.

Balisha said...

Love that painting, Mona. Take care and get well.
((HUGS)) Balisha

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am so happy to hear from you and know you are healing and getting better. I hope you have a wonderful Fall season! I love your beautiful painting! I love Fall and Winter paintings best! The cat looks real!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Could you write and let me know who the artist is! I love this painting...the more I look at it! Thank you!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Nice painting!
If we had Halloween here it should look like it does on that painting!

It´s ok to heal slow as long as You do! It makes me happy to hear that it goes the right way!
Take care, You´re in my prayers!

Mimi said...

Mona, you have been missed! I ♥ your painting! That little black kitty with the mouse cuddled up makes the picture almost come alive.

So happy to hear that your recovery is coming along, albeit slow. Take care, my friend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks for writing, sweet friend! I love her art and she really has a beautiful little stool on ebay right now..but no paintings! I'll keep looking at her auctions! If you go to my profile, you can find my email address. Have a nice afternoon! You sure are sweet!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Mona,

oh this is such a gorgeous painting. I love it.
Could you write and tell me the name of the artist? thanks so much. Glad you are feeling better. Nice to see you posting! I'll be back to visit. Be well. :)


Shelia said...

Oh, Dear Mona! I'm so glad to see you've posted. I've missed you and you've been in my prayers. So glad you're feeling better and are on your way back to being Dear Mona again!
I did enlarge your painting and it is so warm and wonderful! I did see the sweet house and little dog! I'll be you thought of Mele!
Be a sweetie and I love ya,
Shelia ;)

Dawn said...

You made my day girl! So happy to hear YOU sounding happy!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Your ebay purchase is beautiful! I love your spirit and am so glad that you are mending nicely. My prayers continue to go up for your complete healing, Mona.

Dena said...

Morning Mona,

Ohhhh, I am feeling Halloween when I look at your picture, that is too cute!!!! I love that moon and the house in the distance looks so cozy! I am so glad to hear you are feeling better my friend. I am keeping you close in prayers.


Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Mona,
Yes in deed, its a wonderful painting and I can see why you adore it so. I love the farm house and the wagon full of pumpkins its so magical,the cute little mouse sitting along side the black kitty was so funny, since we all know kitties do not like mice. LOL.
I am so happy to hear you are feeling better. That a girl, you keep that bright smile glowing and your positive attitude.
Big hugs and Happy Halloween.

silk purse said...

Hello there my dear lady; it's been awhile!

I realize that with over twenty comments you cannot respond to every one!.,, So let me say, you are in my prayers and that I can so relate to health isssues my dear.., May you grow in strength, day by day!..,

Love and hugs from Silken Purse

Penny said...

Happy Halloween Mona! Glad you are beginning to get your strength back. I think of you often.

blushing rose said...

How lovely a depiction in art of Halloween. Very talented artist.

It is nice to hear that you are recuping well. Do take good care ... you are in my thoughts with well wishes.

TTFN ~Marydon

bj said...

I am so glad to hear you are progressing..yes, I know it is slow. Our age doesn't bounce back very fast but as long as we DO bounce back, we can be thankful. I am VERY thankful for your recovery and pray a full one will be not too far off.
hugs, bj

Kathy said...

Hi Mona, I have been praying for you. You are such an inspiration, and I am grateful I found you here in blogland! Your painting is just a perfect Halloween picture!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Mona,
You've been on my mind and in my prayers. You're right about the painting. It is perfect for Halloween. I love paintings with this kind of detail.

Wunderwoman said...

What an awesome painting.
Sending good wishes your way!

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