2″x4″ acrylic on canvas …
2″x4″ acrylic on canvas …
About 8 weeks ago, I flew out to California for a vacation with one of my best friends. Many moments of laughter, tears and great stories of extraordinary exaggeration. You see, my bestie is a story teller of magical proportions.
Grand adventures through LA, Long Beach, & Playa Del Rey.
Then, one evening while walking along a beach front community to a friend, a soul sister, one of my art patrons home… to deliver a painted portrait … the setting sun glistening across the ocean…I tripped UP a curb and fell forward onto both hands.
Right (painting) hand, radial head broken in 4 places. Left hand, 1 broken wrist bone.
The love and care from my besties, soul sister and patron got me home. I had no use of my hands.
Once in Nebraska, surgery. 22 stitches and a plate and 10 screws later…
It’s been 4 weeks of physical therapy for both hands. Left hand is now out of the brace. Right hand has a compression glove, compression sock & a custom fit ortho brace. The physical therapists just started to passively move my wrist. It’s swollen, hurts and I can’t move it myself.
I’ve missed being in front of my easel.
I tried painting this last weekend… with my left hand. That was a disaster. I held the paintbrush in my right hand and made a few paint strokes… OUCH.
Time and rest will tell how my wrist will heal. My bestie crafted stories of light weaving and love infused images on canvas in my future.
Until then, I’m a sun flower chasing the light.
Winter has faded away into the distant crevasses of our memories and summer is almost shining strong.
I finished another year of college classes and am ready for a summer off to paint.
My mother died this past November and now she joins my father who died 23 years ago. Jes had his cervical discectomy with fusion on c5-c6 April 2nd and continues to recuperate. It is his hope to be back in front of his easel in the coming months. We rescued a 5week old Silver Pinsche puppy. He is now 6 months old and his name is Lego.
The paintings from The Light of Nebraska are ready for showing. However, over the winter months, our local library experienced devastating water damage from broken water pipes in the ceiling. They are currently serving the public on a limited basis from another location. Now I am in search of another venue for a showing and then distribution of the paintings to the corresponding county libraries. As soon as arrangements have been made, I will make a formal announcement with all the details and pictures.
Stay tuned my Creatives for refreshing updates on our website at Ewers Fine Art and new pieces. Currently select pieces are available for purchase now on our site. Also available are canvas and paper prints of our entire collection through Fine Art America-Lou and Fine Art America- Jes
“There is More Love than Hate” toy drive for the surviving children in Newtown ,CT. Continue reading There is More Love than Hate- Nebraska shows Newtown it’s Love!
Thanks to some generous bidding, this piece, ” Compassion of Souls Lost,” raised $250 at auction for “Frank’s Fight.” The Awiya Project is proud to come to the aid of this wonderful deserving family, and deeply thanks the compassionate giving of the bidders – both the winning bidder and those who’s bids did not. We are dedicated to compassionate giving, paying it forward, an aiding those in desperate circumstance and need…
Jes Ewers Co Founder of The Awiya Project
What should I paint next?
I have a few picture choices from Douglas County Nebraska. Keeping the Light of Nebraska project rolling along!
Hey if you want to become part of this project and help out…. I’m always in need of paint brushes. Check out our supply wish list for this project.
Thanks you for your gifts! 🙂
I spent most of the day trekking through the woods & hills on an 80 acre ranch in Washington County Nebraska taking photos for our From Palette to Canvas : The Light of Nebraska. Here’s just 1 photo example of over 100 photos that were taken.
A painting will be completed & donated to the Blair, Ne library,dedicated in an individual’s name- all selected by one of the contributors to this project.
Tomorrow is Douglas Co and the waterfront photo shoot.
We are still accepting donations for art supplies for this project. There’s a donation button on the right side bar. Thank you for supporting this project of Beauty, Inspiration &hope.