Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Dreams of Spring

As inspiring as it is, no, this is not a photo of me dancing on this past Saturday when my left hip displaced for the fourth time after a total replacement/ and three major surgeries. This image of 16-year-old Darci Kistler, new to New York City Ballet in 1980, performing the great George Balanchine’s romantic ballet “Tchaikovsky Suite No. 3, reminds me of the fresh breeze of Springtime, of optimism.

The quote with variations of "Man makes plans......and God laughs" is not dark or negative to me, rather a reason to understand that all does not go according to our plans in life. 

While I am facing some challenges ahead, just as in the past I have no doubt that all who come to read this blog will understand and look forward to the artful features ahead for 2016!

Now for exciting news which will definitely have you thinking of warmer, balmy days to come!

Announcing the new India Hicks Spring 2016 collection! (including a few stunning transitional pieces) Please let me know what you would love to have for yourself or to gift someone special. Valentines Day is coming soon! 

Consider the opportunity of joining an exciting business with an incredible group of women (headed by India herself), of hosting a get-together where you earn rewards or just shop the most stylish Lifestyle Line available! Be sure to email me with any questions at

Which are your favorites?
Let’s look forward to a Spring getaway and great times ahead!

Thank you to my Family, Friends and Followers who support the Arts!

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The Arts by Karena


Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Karena, I am so sorry to hear about your hip. I hope you are better now and now experiencing a lot of pain. Your spirit always seems to dance! So, you are not completely dormant! Take care.

donna baker said...

Oh Karena, I have heard of that happening with hip replacements. I am so sorry. Joints are so painful when damaged. My hip is in the beginning of arthritis and every once in a while, it is a painful jolt. I waited too long to have my knee replaced and it was an ordeal. Hope you bounce back very soon. Surely by spring.

The enchanted home said...

Oh boy so sorry to hear this...another surgery in 2016? Will say a prayer for a super recovery! I have had some knee issues and all I keep thinking is that youth is wasted on the young, haha. Love your attitude and so believe in the power of positive thinking....enjoy your day and keep us po9sted!

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Oh no! I hope your hip mends and you go dancing into the Spring! Can't wait to check out India's latest line. xoxo

Linda Pakravan said...

So sorry to hear about your hip! I hope you feel better soon.

Pura Vida said...

Oh dear Karena! Dare we dream of spring? Feel better sweet friend!

pve said...

Love your attitude and how you always shine and keep dancing!~
Thinking of you.

Teresa Gardner said...

Oh, Katrina, I hope you are not in to much pain. when I first saw your picture on IG, I thought it had something to do with the Kansas City Ballet's upcoming Rites Of Spring. Take care, Terri Gardner @

LBDDiaries said...

That picture is amazing. She's soaring and that's what you're going to do. Soar. This will be put behind you because healing will come! It's rough now yet you keep going on so strongly and bravely!

La Contessa said...

THAT HIP isNOT cooperating!!!!

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh dearest Karena,
My step dad just went through another hip replacement after a fall and on top of it all breaking the leg bone between the hip and knee, so now he has a hip replaced again, a much tighter one, the last one malfunctioned on him and loosened up in it rotation and while doing this new hip a rod is attached that ran down his leg to support the broken leg with these rings that hold the leg bone to the hip bone, geeze this sounds like I am singing that child's body part song. But all and all he is in recovery and I had a stressful few weeks getting him settled into a care facility and now at home with rehab. So my dear I know what you have now had to go through, and so wish I lived closer to you to lend you a hand in your recovery here ! :)

Love India Hicks,mi loved her office make over with Pottery Barn that can be viewed on You Tube channel.
Her totes and bags are great, to be involved with anything she does is nothing short of exciting.

I am sending you well wishes your way,mand prayers of physical recovery.


Katie Clooney said...

So sorry to hear about your hip. Hope you don't have to face another surgery. Stay off that ice!! Love the new collection. Put your feet up and read The Nightingale.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh it saddens me to find out that you are experiencing more problems with your hip....Please keep us updated....and what a beautiful new collection!! Take care of yourself Karena!

MJH DesignArts said...

Not again :(( :(( --- I'm sending tons of prayers your way. Silly hip: that is no way to behave!! Sending love, too. xoxo Mary

Catherine Robinson said...

I'm sorry to hear about your hip, Karena...hope you're feeling the photograph of Darci, exquisite!
Off to pop across and see India's new collection.
Have a lovely week.
Catherine xx

therelishedroost said...

As I walked the dogs today and watched them search for a patch of grass I too was dreaming of Spring!

Splendid Market said...

Oh, Karena take care, I hope you heal quickly. That image is so free and flowing and spring like, I love it.

Also, digging that great looking green tote bag. Going to check out the rest of the collection. Have a great weekend.

La Petite Gallery said...

Arthritis is my culprit/ I have a new hip and my Thigh bone to the knee just hurts so bad with damp weather. Feel better Karena.


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh dear, sweet Karena I am so, so very sorry to hear about your hip. You must feel so frustrated. I do hope you can find complete relief soon.

michele said...

i am thinking of you as you recover and cope with the hip stuff and wanted to offer encouragement and hope just as you always graciously provide for all of us. thank you for this reminder of spring, of hope, and of truth. peace to you.

Barbie Chiu said...

Start your day positively and the rest will follow. Please do visit my site.Thank you and have a good day.

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