Another Lost Weekend

Hello friends

I hope you are all well and happy?

So here is another page from my Landscapes Journal, might be a landscape of the microscopic, who knows? Certainly not me.

Not that happy with the end result of this page, but I enjoyed the process of making marks on the page and that’s what counts.

This is the original page before I did anything with it:

So this is another lost weekend in our house, it just seems relentless at the moment, the waves of the Bipolar sea just keep crashing in with little time for recovery before the next one comes. There is nothing I can do but try and be supportive and try not to take things personally (which is harder than you would imagine) and keep busy until he’s ready to come back from that deep, dark place.

Yesterday I found out where the leak is in my van so hopefully I can get it sorted out now. After that T (who seemed to be OK at the time) asked me if I could prune a shrub in the garden and bag up the waste. We didn’t have any empty bags so I took a car load of full bags to the tip and when I got home about an hour later I pruned the shrub while T went for a nap. He did get up briefly after that but I could tell the black cloud had descended upon him and he soon went back to bed where he has mostly remained. He gets up occassionally but he’s not looking good and doesn’t really want to converse so I guess it’s good that he is spending as much time as possible asleep.

Today I have done housework and washing, the sun is really bright today but it’s very windy and a bit cold, fortunately so far the garden fence panels are still in place but I hope the wind dies down soon. I really don’t want to have to replace them again!

In a while I will go and see Mum and Dad to see if they are OK, They are both still struggling since they returned from their respite care in the nursing home after their accidents. Mum no longer has to wear the neck brace, but her lower back gives her constant pain. She is managing to get out of the house a bit. Dad seems to have a constant chest infection and he is hardly leaving the house at all, he seems a bit depressed to me which isn’t really surprising as his world has shrunk considerably over the past year. Hopefully he will cheer up when I visit.

That’s all for now folks, take good care of yourselves and I’ll see you soon.

Big Love

AJ xxx ❤

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It’s a Zine

Hello friends

Sorry I went AWOL again last week. T was really unwell and I wasn’t in the mood to be sociable, did a lot of cleaning and though, so it wasn’t all bad 🙂

I made a zine, I’ve always loved zines and I’ve collected a few over the years but I never made one myself until now. It is just 4 sheets of A4 paper folded in half which gives 16 pages in total including the cover.

The contents of the zine are just some of my doodling so don’t be expecting any great artwork 🙂

Actually I made it sometime last year, but I couldn’t think of a title for it and also I lost confidence in it so it never got printed then last week I found it again, thought it looked OK and decided to call it Cosmic Chaos. I have given it the number 1 as I may produce more in the future. As you can see I printed a few copies so if you think you might like one please let me know and I’ll post it to you. You will have to give me your name and address and the best way to do that is to send me an email to subagua(at)gmail(dot)com, but you will have to leave me a message either on here on on facebook to let me know as I rarely use that gmail account, it’s the one I use when people insist on me giving them an email address (like when I purchase something online or sign a petition) and then continue to bombard me with messages I really don’t want. So it’s normally just a dumping ground for unwanted emails. I have a different email address for my normal emails but I don’t want to post that address on the internet.

I am still working on that page in my landscapes journal that was on my work desk when I last posted, but progress is slow. I think that might be because I’m not really ‘feeling’ it but I will persevere.

Here is a young British artist I discovered today, I like Bolaji’s art and I love his philosophy of playing and having fun – let’s go with the flow and see what happens 🙂 Very impressed with the studio too!

That’s all for today folks, I hope you are keeping well and happy and I’ll see you again soon.

Big love

AJ xxx

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