Saturday, February 28, 2015

I spoke too soon.......

Yes, I did........gosh I thought my recent surgery would be a walk in the park.......guess what wasn't/isn't !  My poor tummy...I had an umbilical hernia, and only 3 portholes as surgery was done with the help of the robot        ( whatever would our grandparents have made of that I wonder ??!! ) 

BUT.....omigosh, walking, sitting down, getting up, laying down in bed, getting OUT of bed.....without groaning or whimpering ?   I am getting better though, and I'm not looking for sympathy ( well, maybe just a bit..hehe )  I've talked to a couple of other people who have had the same surgery and it's not just me being a wimp...thank goodness.  So while I've been managing to take a few photos here and there in the last 10 days or so, I haven't posted any in my blog, so here goes.........

Be Still 52 Week 37 Last Week's Spark, continued

We had to use some type of bunting or other , perhaps flowers, tags, ribbon etc, in the background.  I used some origami stars that I had used for another photo around Christmas time.

Be Still 52 Week 38 Sidelight, Organic  

I used an old tin, burlap, napkin, twine and twig balls. In the background is a small vintage silver tray which I normally keep my perfume bottles on.....I liked the reflection of the napkin. I also used a new preset called Organic from Kim.

The Studio Online

Week of Feb 16th Prompt - Find your Spark

My spark was actually prompted by the week 37 lesson in Be Still 52.  I took a long time faffing about with various buntings, and really wanted to use the tags that were in download from Kim Klassen a while ago. But I couldn't make them work . So I tied just one of the tags around an old bottle.......

    Edited with kk_eve preset in Lightroom

Edited with kk_berrily ( one of my favorites ) in Lightroom

Week of Feb 23rd Prompt - Dinner Plate Art

A prompt this week from the lovely Barb Brookbank who blogs over at 

This was so much fun and I've loved seeing what other members of The Studio have created. There are endless possibilities !

Ok, I think I'm caught up now with the lessons :)

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
Caz xo


  1. Caz, You most certainly are not a wimp! Any surgery of the abdomen leaves you incredibly sore - so that every movement is felt. I'm grateful the procedure was a success and glad to hear you are on the mend. All of your photographs are so beautiful, and you've managed to keep up with assignments and prompts despite your surgery. My favorite image - the one with the mirror and that gorgeous reflection! I can see that you gather props from all over your house - me, too! Now that you are all caught up with lessons - take a break and relax!

  2. Agree with Donna, why is it we always think it is us and not that we are being human. I am the same way thinking it is my fault instead of being kind to myself. I almost e-mailed you earlier because I hadn't seen you on now I am sorry I didn't. I am glad you are getting better and hope you continue to feel better. Your work here is outstanding especially since you were not yourself. Love the dinner plate art so much Caz. Feel better.

  3. As a former nurse who has worked on a surgical floor, I can say that you are not a wimp. A lot happened in that belly and your pain is real. It will get better. Keep doing your breathing! :) All the best to you.

  4. All you images are just stunning. So sorry to hear of your surgical procedure. My goodness that has to be sore. I dont think your by any means a whimp. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  5. All you girls have the shears. I adore them and did see then in a store last week. I resisted. Love Love them.

    1. Lisa, I got from eBay, they were really cheap ( and actually are useful for cutting as well as being a prop ! )

  6. I had an umbilical hernia a few years ago. It is not a walk in the park. You don't realize every muscle seems to be connected to the hurting tummy muscle, it hurt just opening the dishwasher. I can't believe you have created all these wonderful photos feeling how you do. I love the dreamer tag images and the raspberries with the powdered sugar. You are not being a wimp, remember your body needs rest to heal. So take this time, find a good book and sit without feeling guilty. :)

    1. Hi Michelle :) Thanks so much for your kind words and encouragement x

  7. All so lovely, Caz, your dinner plate art is wonderful !
    Sorry to hear about your pain ... hope you're feeling better soon !
    Have a nice week,

  8. Sorry to be a late comer on this one...I do hope you are feeling much better now. What a rough time...those above are right about tummy surgeries, and taking things easy...which I hope you are still doing, BTW. Raspberries and chocolate...yep...a real treat for sure! Take care dear friend!!

    1. Hi Beverly :) Thank you so much, it's still slow going, but there is a little progress every day !