Monday, May 27, 2013
I know this is not new, but it's been so long since I've been participating over at the Artist's Playroom and this week was "rainbow" so I couldn't resist. :)
Immediately thought of my very first (and only so far) mixed media wall art piece. Haven't been on top of my art game lately and just missed being included. I hope they will forgive me. Looks quite rainbowish, don't you think?
And I actually did the zendala dare for this week.
Just my own doodles while I watched TV. Nothing fancy. :)
This was several days ago when we had sunshine.
Karma was in her prayer pose soaking up rays.
I realized I forgot to show you I got a couple of carving blocks and a little carving tool. Those little blades you see are kept inside the handle. Have wanted to try to carve some simple stamps of my own. Very simple.
Sad to report that, in my excitement, these are not mini-folders. :(
They are just kind of index cards like you might use to separate recipe cards.
I still like them okay and they will work for what I planned to do with them...but they aren't as super cool as I thought they were. ;)
The garages are now going up by the new apartment building.
I suppose it won't be too long now and it will be finished and people will be moving in.
I went to Dr. Sleckman's on Thursday. He put me on low-dose blood pressure medication. I had blood and urine tests done--and x-rays of my lower back and left knee (that one happened to be the one that was more swollen on Thursday so it won photo contest rights). They have a new system where we can get our test results online even before the doctor sees them. I saw the blood and urine results, but I'll wait till I hear from him. Nothing on the x-rays yet. Probably this week. I'll let you know when I hear from Dr. Sleckman. these days it might be an email--LOL!
The blood pressure cuff that wouldn't work till she switched to a smaller cuff but went up and down like four times--set off my bum arm. Just being out and about for 3 1/2 hours is a killer for me--and then trying to lie on my back and hips on that steel table--owie! owie! So I was very, very sore for a couple days, but am quite a bit better now today.
Oh, and no more back up pain pills for me. Well, I do have Tramadol, but they are like sugar pills for me. Trouble is, I have bad stomach reactions to anything related to morphine, which includes codeine, so I can't take the middle ground variety and yet anything higher up the narcotics scale he doesn't usually prescribe and I don't want to be addicted to, you know? So, I am on my own. Meditation--mind over matter--trying not to set off my cranky body if I can help it--the usual. ;)
It was just pouring out a few minutes ago. Rain predicted for the next couple of days. Karma's asleep under my desk. I've been very slowly puttering about with art stuff. Collage and gesso on one project and then cutting out pictures for the critter/nature art journal for that first workshop in 21 Secrets. Not on any kind of artistic roll yet, that's for sure. But am heading in that direction. Pictures. I will have to remember to take pictures. ;)
I hope you all had a good weekend. We had a long one here with the holiday so it feels like Sunday today. I'm still feeling a bit off my game, but tomorrow should be better--because today was better than yesterday. ;)
I hope to be back sooner next time. :):)
"Thanking heaven even for our difficulties and misfortunes is the best way to transform them. You will see your difficulties in a different light, as if you had wrapped them in a film of pure gold."
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov