Waiting Game

I have been preparing for a total hip replacement surgery on my right hip in less than 2 weeks…

Making extra meals for the freezer and creating easy recipes for my hubby. I am trying to tidy up the house too. πŸ˜‰

It feels like a waiting game so in order to relax I have been doing more doodling:

I started each one with Copic Markers:

Adding black Micron pen on top:

It has been fun experimenting with color and patterns. I will make copies and use these patterns in my collages.

What do YOU do to pass time when you are waiting?

Cheers! πŸ™‚

P.S. I will be taking a short blogging break and posting only on Instagram for awhile. You can find me at art_jill_kuhn on Instagram.

39 responses to “Waiting Game

  1. Take care. I’m sure it’ll go well and you will recover quickly.

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  2. great journal pages

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  3. Jill I wish you well with your hip replacement, you will feel like a new woman. I have got a mindfulness colouring book which I often use when filling in time. I had a total hip replacement in August 2004…all good since then.

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  4. Prayers for successful surgery.

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  5. hootiebirdsartjournal

    All the best to you Jill. The anticipation is hard, I know. Soon it will be done and you can move on to brighter things. Maybe you can write your book while you recoup.

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  6. Aren’t you smart Jill, stocking up, your husband must be very appreciative! Your free and relaxing doodles are a wonderful way to get your mind off things…I wish you a successful surgery and speedy recovery!
    Jenna

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  7. Jill I hope your surgery goes well and that you have a speedy recovery.

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  8. Love your doodle patterns, Jill! Wishing you all the best and praying for a speedy recovery my friend. πŸ’—πŸŒΈ

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    • Hi Patty, I like how you doodle over your watercolors. It was fun on the second one (red background) to create different floral designs on top and not follow the pattern I did in markers. It got a little busy but I still like how it turned out. πŸ’– I appreciate your prayers, thank you my friend! πŸŒΌπŸ’•

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  9. I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts for a successful surgery, and full, and speedy recovery! xx

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  10. These are delightful, so full of motion and color! For myself, I like to knit while waiting. But right now, I’m waiting for my car to be serviced, and I’m blogging! That’s fun too.
    Best wishes for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

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    • Thank you Laura Kate! Knitting is a good way to pass the time and you make such beautiful things! πŸ’– Thank you for your kind wishes. I hope the recovery goes quickly. I have lots to read and online art classes to watch. πŸ˜‰

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  11. Best wishes for your upcoming surgery and recovery!!

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  12. I love your doodles! Wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery!

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    • Thank you Tiffany, I appreciate your good wishes! πŸ˜ƒ I go to a class on joint replacement today. I think this will help me have a better idea what to expect after surgery. ❀️

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  13. Usually I check my mail, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. If time allows I will watch art lessons on YouTube. Now it is responding to you and wishing you a successful operation and a speedy recovery. I had my knee done 6 years ago, the best thing I ever did, they do say that hips are better than knees, so you will be up and dancing in no time πŸ€—πŸ₯°

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    • Hi Sally, I do enjoy watching art lessons on YouTube too. πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ¨πŸ‘ And I am always behind in social media… but it is fun to see what others are doing. ❀️ So glad your knee surgery went well. They do say that hips are easier than knees. ☺️ I will be glad when the β€œfeeling better” part starts! πŸ‘

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  14. Good luck, Jill! Wishing you a speedy recovery, too!

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  15. Love your colorful doodles Jill! Your make ahead preparations will defiantly help you later.

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    • I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts for a successful surgery and speedy recovery. I usually watch watercolor lessons on Skillshare/you tube or if I get board of it then I have my all time favorite show to watch “The Office” it makes me smile.

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      • Hi Snehal, thank you for your good wishes. 😊 I plan on watching many art videos. πŸŽ¨πŸ‘ I have to get up and move every hour during the day while recovering. I will remember to watch The Office when I need a smile! πŸ˜ƒ Thanks friend! ❀️

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  16. So many of my friends have had hip replacements. It seems to be a very common procedure these days and they get you out of bed very quickly. Good luck.

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