Paint and Hope

5 February, 2016. Having posted my assessment materials for Drawing 1 a mere 3 weeks ago (link to my Drawing 1 blog:, I thought that I would enjoy a break. But not so. I developed bad withdrawal symptoms and so here I am. Enrolled on Painting 1 and looking forward to the new experience. I intend to continue where I left my other blog and this means writing about hope now and then.
In Austria kids break off school for their “Semester” holidays in February. Today little son received his Semester school report and he is immensely proud it is all A’s. Considering his devastating condition this is by no means natural and it makes me both happy and sad. All we can do is hope that he will not deteriorate too fast before he can grow out of his threatening “status epilepticus” or medication stops working.
Since I noticed how much strength I gained from doing Drawing 1 for the fight for our son that is lying ahead of us, I guess that my withdrawal symptoms are directly connected. So this is what I do: paint and hope. Let’s get started!

14 February 2017. I have just started my new course Painting 1 – Understanding Painting media while working towards July 2017 assessment for the present course. If you would like to continue following me on my journey with the OCA, here is the link to Understanding Painting Media. Hope to see you there!


One thought on “Paint and Hope

  1. Jenn June 24, 2016 / 2:53 am

    Hi, I found your previous blog while searching ESES epilepsy after the recent diagnosis of our 7 1/2 yr old son. We have been heartbroken and searching for answers where so few exist due to the rarity of the condition. I’d love to talk via email if possible, although I am aware, you are possibly too busy to chat. We have found that dealing with this diagnosis in addition to everything else in life to make for a very busy schedule. Wishing you all the best in your fight!


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