Tiny Dancer

Here is my little, Tiny Dancer. She loves to dance and dreams of becoming a professional tap dancer one day. She is on her way to an audition and is so, so worried. (One day she will make it big.)

I finished this painting a while back, but I'm just now getting to post here again. I had to take a break from blogging. My mom had emergency surgery the beginning of August. She was in  ICU for a week, a regular room for two weeks and now she is in a rehab / nursing facility. I was driving to see her every 3 days. I have two sisters so we took turns staying with her. Now she is a little closer to home so the drive is not so long.
My mom really gave my sisters and I a big scare. We almost lost her. She needed the surgery or she would die for sure. She had an abscess in her intestine that had to be removed. The surgery was really hard on her. It would be tuff for anyone but she is 91. It was so hard to see her go through so much pain. She is learning to feed herself and learning to walk again through rehab. My visits have gone down to once a week so I have a little more time again.  I was taking classes from Suzi Blu before this all happened. Tiny Dancer is one of my projects from her class. I've enjoyed the lessons so much. I'm working on another doll painting right now and can't wait to show her off.
Hopefully my next post will be my latest painting.
Have a great week.


  1. Oh Charlie...I'm so sorry to hear about your mom...I'm glad she came out of surgery alright...she'll get better as long as you and your sisters help her out...she is lucky to have you girls as you are lucky to have her...

    (BIG HUG)

  2. Hey Charlie- it's SO good to see you back, and I'm happy to hear that your Mom is on the road to recovery. I know that was so scary for you and your sisters! My Mom had to have surgery for an intestinal blockage last Christmas and even tho she's 65, it too was a difficult recovery for her, so I can only image how it is for you and your family!
    Please know that I'm thinking of you-
    Big Hugs
    Oh and BTW, I LOVE your new series, can't wait till you share the next one!

  3. Charlie, I'm so glad your mom is recovering from her surgery. I agree with Bunny, she is lucky to have you and your sisters. I know that it is hard for you all to keep making that trip. Hoping she will make a full recovery soon!

    I visited your blog yesterday to see if you had posted, and was sad to see that you hadn't.

    I love your tiny dancer! She is a perfect Petite Doll! You should sign up for Mermaids if you can. It has barely started. We are starting out very slowly making color value scales, etc. Useful, but not as much fun as drawing mermaids! But Suzi knows best lol!

    Welcome back!

  4. Hi Charlie, I was happy to see your post today when skipping through Google Reader. I had to stop over and say hello. So glad your mom pulled through. I know how rough it can be. I wish the best for her. I am sure you will enjoying your creative time now!Your tiny dancer is so cute! I loved taking classes from Suzi, but haven't recently taken any classes. We'll see what this fall brings~ Take care! (hugs) Theresa

  5. I am so sorry to hear about your mom and equally happy to see you back. I know it's rough on folks when parents/siblings are taken ill or in a decline.

    The Tiny Dancer is ka-UTE. I haven't had a class at/from Suzi Blu but go there often and (occasionally) post. Art is fun no matter where you do it, I think.
    Take care, dear Charlie!