Healthy Again! Onward! karshotz…

Well Hello!  Im Back and getting strong once again…

It is December 2, 2016 and We just had our 36th Wedding Anniversary!  With all the great things going on in our lives, I just wanted to do a little update for those that are wondering…

I had a heart attack in May, got out of the hospital in time to go to Indianapolis, IN to the Custom Car Revival in June!  Great Trip!  Though not really recovered and I know I should not have gone, but, against better judgement on my part, I went anyway…

I am glad I did, sold some canvas prints and took orders for the New Book! Sparked some new interests into what I do. I did not go out and shoot much as God took control of my trip and to see I was safe, God decided when I was at the Hotel looking and hoping to get some great shotz of all the Great and Awesome Customs that showed up this year!  As I was shooting my second or third image, My shutter bit the dust. I guess they are not meant to last forever, lol.

So with a broken shutter and no back up camera, another smart move on my part…   I did not shoot much at the Hotel or the Show at Edwards.  I sat inside in the air and relaxed this time.  What a difference a car show is when the heat is up and I can’t and should not, be out in the heat.  I sat and met a bunch of interesting and wonderful people. I want to Thank You all for That!  I really was happy to be there even though I just sat and relaxed and missed out on shooting numerous images of awesome customs…

I was behaving and resting and not killing myself.  Well, it is like I said, Dec. 2nd and now back to working on the images to put into the book to finish it up. I’ve been sitting and laying and resting and sleeping then finally to the Rehab Gym for Cardiac Rehab. 36 visits and a lot of work and sweat…  But, I made it, was removed off the life vest and Coumadin and successfully completed 36 sessions of Rehab. Had blood work done and am still on all other meds and 6 months before I need to repeat it. So at least 6 more months of meds and behaving.  I also joined the new gym up the street from my home. Less than a mile away. So, that is going to happen on a daily basis here very soon.

So, with all said, I am recovering very well…  Thank You All for the thoughts and prayers!  I know that helped…   I did shoot enough shotz with my iPhone to get a few cars into the book of some of the Book Customers… I am so happy to be here on earth with all of you still. As we lost my youngest sister and my mother in this past year.  So I was so surprised to get through the heart attack alive. Almost a guilty feeling, so to find out all that one goes through with a heart attack. Including the mental side of it and all the inner feelings that attach themselves to our bodies and souls. Amazing…

Not an easy thing to go through I found out. At times it was tough and again, the guilt feeling that I did not join those in my family on the other side already. Dad, Younger Brother, Youngest Sister and Mother.

The New Book Should be Complete Soon and Available for Christmas!  Then I will enjoy a Happy New Year!!  So, Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year To Everyone!    karshotz…

Custom Car Revival 2016!!!   karshotz, alive and well…

Hello and a Great Big Beautiful Day!   I am here today by Gods Blessings!                                                        Some of you, but not maybe all of you are aware that a few weeks ago I almost checked out! But someone in control had a different thought for my life…                                                I was up most of the night and could not sleep as I could not get my  breath and could not get comfortable at all. I promised my wife in the morning I would call the doctor.     I did just that…           She was booked but told me to be there by 1:00 pm. As I met her in the room and we talked she had me in the next room for an EKG. Then she excused herself and moments later returned to the room, explaining that it did not look good and that I will need some further tests run.  We exited the room and two men with a gurney stood in the hallway as she calmly said, these two are here for you! You are going to the hospital as you are having a heart attack and they will help you! I Kaye’s down they immediately got me fastened down and out into the ambulance, along with my wife. As they were preparing me and doing vital signs and contacting the hospital to bring in a heart attack victim.    Now a little background, my father passed at 57 with a heart attack. My younger brother passed at 42 heart attack! My older brother, triple bypass at about 45.  My youngest sister last May, passed with a heart attack at 54.   I celebrated at 64 that I had not had any heart problem…  Ummmm, yet! Lol.                                                       Well. As I lay there riding in the ambulance my mind is going a million miles an hour…    Thinking which surgery I may get and if I will live to talk about it! But why no pain, I’m not feeling that badly and am going to get worse quickly? Oh my brain was running wild with all my thoughts!                           Into ER, down many hallways… Into a room, lots of people gathering and talking and getting me set in, for what I soon to figure out, surgery! Awake the entire procedure and talking with the nurses and the surgeon as he finds my 99% blockage and removed it all in one piece and inserting a stent!  Would you like to see it he asked? It is the largest piece of plaque I have ever, in over twenty years, pulled out in one piece! So I say it, not knowing what to think other than Thank You Lord!!!   I have made it, now to recover and get healthy again. In with the story…   I will add to this later! karshotz…

What Now? What Next?

  Well, The Now!  Just home from a Epic Event in St. Louis, MO.  The JumpStarters Epic Event, with Michael Gebbens and Steven Sisler. Wow, so much good stuff…    My Now, I am beginning to Offer My Work Online! I do Illustrations and Automobile Images. I like to work on Canvas, I like the way the images look displayed that way. Rather than the traditional paper prints like Everyone Does. This just adds a little more to the eye. The Canvas Print…

  These illustrations, I shoot a car at a show and add my artistic thoughts to what my mind sees.  Sometimes it is a little enhancement or other times it is an entire makeover of the whole image and background. Other times it turns into a whole artistic image.

 The Next:  I will be offering these images to my clients and sold here in this Blog… So, Stay Tuned and See What Images I Come Up With!  Thank You, karshotz…

Also working on the Next Book!

“All Customs” by: karshotz…    This will be available in various sizes. Stay Tuned For Info…