I hope all is good with you, I’ve been poorly but I’m feeling better now. Sickness probably accounts for the ‘Senior Moments’ on Wednesday, on Thursday I really struggled to stay motivated at work and when I came home I sat and watched television (I never do that!), I just really felt out of sorts. Then on Friday I woke up with a humdinger of a headache and was really sick, all day long. I stayed in bed but every time I moved threw up, Obviously I didn’t make it to work, I’m supposed to phone in and let them know if I’m not going to be at work, but I just couldn’t manage the phone or even to tell my husband to phone for me. So I’m probably going to be in trouble tomorrow…
I’ve had this problem before and, by a process of elimination, I think I am beginning to work out what the cause is. I used to think it was a problem with my neck, but I now think that because I have a weakness in my neck that’s where the pain tends to go. The bottom line is, I think I need to change my diet. It’s got to be worth a try because being sick like that really knocks me for six!
I’ve been reading a lot recently, obviously Dr Amy Johnson‘s new and previous books and other similar works about how our thinking shapes our personal world and that our default setting is always well-being. It was comforting to me, while I was feeling so unwell, to know that my body was just working through some issues and eventually I was going to be OK.
Yesterday I was still feeling washed out but I did manage to get out for a walk and I did some easy art (shown above) in my altered book journal. I’m not that impressed with the result to be honest, but art is always good therapy so I’m sharing it anyway.
I started off with gesso’d pages, stuck old dictionary pages over them (these can no longer be seen), then I painted them turquoise – I didn’t mean to paint the whole spread that colour but the paint tube was blocked and when I managed to unblock it I got far more paint out than I really needed, then I used some foam stamps to stamp over the turquoise with orange acrylic and gesso, a Crafters Workshop stencil called paint lids to add the purple and a Tim Holtz reflections stamp to add some word texture. The girl is cut from a magazine advert and then painted over (I am still really rubbish at faces and hair) and I put images of the universe into her glasses. On the left hand side of the page I did some image transfers, but they didn’t work out at all, so I gesso’d over them and then painted over with green acrylic. I used joint tape as a stencil to add the hatching, printed out the quote (I don’t know who to attribute the quote to) sprayed it with blue and yellow spray inks, ripped out the words and stuck them down, I highlighted the wording with a white pen. Finally edged the page with black and orange Stazon ink. That’s it.
Have a good week and I’ll see you soon.
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