This past week Lake Worth Sketchers made the NEW Common Ground their destination. What a fabulous New Location their 4th Managed by Justin Olive. We will have to wait if there will be another Olive in the Wings for a fifth, perhaps when our pool gets done.

Newest Location

Lake Worth Beach Urban sketchers has morphed into Palm Beach Sketchers a our group has gained participants and sketches sites all over Palm Beach Co.. Each building in this complex has its own number 3065 s Dixie address it’s located on the West side of Dixie Hwy. straight across from 3030 south in WPB. With a bus stop less than 100 ft away.

The decor is calm spacious with lots of natural light from 3 sides. there is also out side seating facing this beautiful complex. Well situated away from the morning sun for a calm cup of Java. They could have been at the Mid, aesthetics do after-all count in architecture to draw the right people Saw no one over 50. Definitely their clientele is an upwardly Mobil crowd.

Interior sketch by Carl Stoveland

Location Location how often we hear this. Equal distance away from Clamatis nightlife north or south to our own Beach and Bryant Park. Each city is able to draw depending on the activities that each provides to draw tourism and the local residents. Common Ground made a great decision on this location.

Would you go the extra mile to experience this beautiful calm athmosphere ? Serenity now!

Sketch by AnnaMaria

Oh yes, did I mention each @Common Ground has a Piano. Always a pleasure to encounter a player. This location was quiet so very conducive to working sketching chilling.

EDITORS NOTE: Their other locations are downtown LWB on 12 s J st. In West PB it’s 3965 s Dixie Boynton Beach is 1517 S Federal. 1112 s Federal in LWB. This one Is a bit different as it houses not just a coffee Shop but a Music School rental spaces a pod Cast studio fully equipped and on Sundays a place to worship. Check out their FB as they all have programming pop up performances or special meetings.

Eye care catarac surgery results

Starting this story in the middle. almost missed the appt. When they rang me and said “ you missed the appointment”. “ no I’m suppose to be there Friday” had not heard about pre op. So, “can you be here tomorrow morning” i’ll take the 9 o’clock Train It was all about Covid testing prior to surgery. I passed, negative. 8 a.m. I’m checked in.

Easier to get to via Tri-rail then metro rail into complex

Waiting room has four others watching the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. I sketch my fellow room mates. Nervous, a bit. Show time! “go up to sixth floor”. Take off your clothes. Wait, I’m having eye done. Each encounter with all the medical staff started with “what’s your birthdate?” After about the 15th time I give my age. No not happening, she smiles and firmly “what is your Birthday” speaking to a child.

I’m cold always am. Only time I ever got sniffles is after shopping department stores, can’t stand Air Conditioning. Requested an extra blanket, eye is dilated I’m flat on my back. I feel icy cold on my hand and a prick, it’s for hydration IV. Hands are gently tucked in. They put a tube under the blanket blowing warm air. YES Now I am comfy. Last thing I’m aware of is a rubber band stretching across my forehead.

Hear nurse gently calling my name “AnnaMaria” from across the room, I stir. “would you like some hot tea? “. Surprise, the tray has chicken soup, hot tea, apple juice and water. Opt for the chicken soup and I say I need more sleep”. Waking an hour later to my name from across the room. This time I’m aware that my R eye opened also. Slowly get dressed , feel nothing. No headache, no pain, NOTHING, normal.

Saturday Morning

Wake in my friends bedroom next morning, my eyes are open. I look across to the curtain it’s bright and what I thought was an abstract pattern is not only bright beautiful color but a bird w flowers. The bird before was a blue swatch abstraction! AMAZING. I can see.

Had no idea how diminished my eyes were.

I’m testing my eye hold a hand over the right, then over the left . Again left then right and again and again, all around the room. My friend is an artist also. Beauty all around me and I can see it. But now I’m aware that the left eye is not right if the R is now perfect. Hard to explain but found this image below an hour ago. This is the difference between diminished eye sight and what is considered normal. You may not be aware till covering one eye checking against each other.

Here the left as if Sahara dust covers your eye.

I’ve worn glasses all my life, but recently they were not working for me. I stopped doing art. Watching TV I would ck my left then my right eye and realized the colors did not match. Right eye was faded, that’s the one I just had done. But if this one is old and the left is seeing a Sahara fogging I’m due for another surgery.

Heading home to LWBeach via Coral Gables Sunday Morning

editors NOTE. If your 62 plus start checking your eyes against each other. SS. Covers this procedure.

I chose this facility as they have a great reputation and one of the surgeons Dr. Hudson an art collector purchased artist Fred Hunt’s art ever other year. Now retired.