Posted by: Kathy Temean | February 26, 2012

Many Thanks

I want to thank everyone for all the “Get Well” wishes and making me feel like I mattered in some small way. It means a lot to me to discover I have so many friends. The week after surgery was filled with many ups and downs and I am sure the following weeks will tend to be the same, but I am on the mend and able to walk a little with a cane. I thought I would share a very creative card that illustrator Gwen Connolley sent me this week. It made me laugh, even when I wanted to cry. So please know, even though I was too drugged to reply, I did appreciate your e-mails and cards.

Gwen has a degree in Illustration from Syracuse University and early experience as an advertising art director and illustrator. A class taught by Lena Shiffman at the Center for Contemporary Art kindled my interest in children’s book illustration which I then studied at the School of Visual Arts under Monica Wellington and Elizabeth Sayles. She hopes to illustrate picture books, early readers or middle grade books. She works in watercolor and enjoys illustrating all sorts of wild, natural creatures like people, animals and plants.  You can visit Gwen at:

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Oh, what a great cartoon for Kathy! Gwen, how great! You can’t get more personal than that, and I’m sure everyone agrees with the sentiment. Here’s hoping recovery will be quick!


  2. Silly me, I thought you already were superhuman!
    Be kind to yourself while you’re on the mend.


  3. SOOO glad to hear you are recovering so well so far! wonderful news….but do let time do it’s thing. 🙂 it’s all very very amazing isn’t it? I just had both eyes cataract surgery and I’m blown away! happy mending…..


    • Christina, are you seeing really clearly now? I know so many people who do after that!


  4. Love the illustration of your new knee and praying for a speedy recovery!


  5. It is good that you can maintain a sense of humor while you’re healing. I’m sure it helps expedite the process somewhat. Here’s wishing you a speedy recovery.


  6. So glad to see you’re up and about!

    Here’s to a quick recovery!


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