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Who was Cassandra?

  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.


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August 23, 2013


Beth, I have been enjoying all your watercolours and drawings of late.

Sorry to hear that your back is strained. My physiotheraaist has said many times that gardening is bad for me! Do we stop? No, but I have to remind myself to pace myself and keep changing positions and activities and not work at it too long. But you know that. Good that you find iartmaking therapeutic as well as a few edible treats. Get better soon!

Loved this little painting, but, are the trees wet-in-wet or wet in just-damp? The foreground is beautifully rendered as well. Hope you are fully recovered before long.

Just came back this afternoon from a long walk in the Morton Arboretum, one of our favorite places. There the thistles and Queen Anne's lace are everywhere, too. I just love the way you captured them in the foreground of the painting. Hope your back heals quickly. I definitely agree--therapy comes in many forms--but chocolate usually tops the list.

Wonderful painting, Beth! Hope you are feeling better soon.

Beth, your eye is so unerringly acute, this is a lovely watercolour. I especially like the solid mass of trees on the top left.
Hope your back feels better soon.

Beth, I too strained my back recently, trying to open a stuck window at start of heat-wave :-( , so I literally feel for you. Take good care of yourself and hope it feels much better soon, as mine does now. I find that becoming completely mentally and emotionally absorbed in something or someone is the only thing that really helps in the short term, isn't it? and I'm sure your painting fulfils that function, as well as creating beauty.

Thank you, all, for the good wishes.

Tom, the trees are painted over a pretty dry sky.

Jean, thank you,and I'm so sorry you hurt your back too! Mine is gradually recovering now, and not a moment too soon. Being in pain like that is very difficult - though I think I'd choose back pain to a severe headache. Keeping busy and absorbed is indeed the best thing, and you're right that painting is a good choice of what to do.

I hope your back is well soon. Beautiful painting--it caught my eye immediately in the reader. And your drawing of sweet peas.

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