Friday, April 26, 2013
Well, the crazy numb leg stuck around yesterday and my normal stretching wasn't alleviating the pain. Finally googled and searched--all the symptoms and descriptions fit perfectly--I think it's sciatica. So, I also searched out some different new stretching exercises I could do for sciatica--and tried those off and on yesterday. Seemed to help and I could sleep last night--hurray! Today I can walk better and the sharper pain has lessened...and I am doing the extra exercises. Leg and my behind still feel quite weird, but things are looking up. :)
So--since I couldn't walk or stand well yesterday...I worked on the Zendala Dare for this week.
This time I actually took out my Tangles Binder...
...and used efilys, 2-N-5, and beadlines.
I decided to participate in the APR challenge for this week, too. Jennifer woke up with this childhood song playing in her head--the one that goes "Head, shoulders, knees and toes"--and we were supposed to somehow incorporate that into our art this week. Body parts--OMG!
Well, the next line is "Eyes, ears, mouth and nose"...
As a rule, I don't draw people or animals because I know I'm just not good at it--but I decided to grab this journal page where we had wiped off the brayer from the gelli plate playing (so I would be intimidated by a white page)...and tried to paint a face over it. You can laugh. But at least I bet your recognize she's human--LOL! My first face.
Well, my first painted face. Have attempted to draw them with pencil a few times over the years (I truly lack hand-brain coordination) and was actually forced to draw a self-portrait in pastels for a college art class (which is why I knew I needed to use my little table easel so her head wouldn't end up all kittywompus and looking like one of the Coneheads from Saturday Night Live). I have little clue how to shade with paint and am almost a virgin when it comes to acrylics--but, regardless, this is my "eyes, ears, mouth and nose" contribution for the Artist's Playroom. Her ears are hidden under her hair--(be grateful you were spared)--but she actually looks fairly proportional! So, for me--she counts as a success--LOL!
Dagan stopped by with the non-scratch scrubber last night. When I can stand at the sink again I can promise you that I shall scrub those dang stencils until they look brand spankin' new! ;) In the meantime, I think I shall work on writing letters. That's a most delightful sitting-thing to do on a spring-like day that's supposed to be our first day to maybe hit 60--whoohoo!! I even have the porch door and windows open (already almost 50!). Glorious, only-breezy, resurrected-flies-on-the-porch day! Oh, and I've been so busy puttering this week that I haven't even watched Call The Midwife and Mr. Selfridge from last Sunday yet!
Take care! Be well!
See you again soon. :) :)
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