Monday, May 27, 2013

Monday-6:15pm

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.  ;)
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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.
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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!
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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.  
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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.  ;)
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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.  ;)
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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.  ;)
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I hope to be back sooner next time.  :):)
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"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

28 comments:

  1. i LOVE your zendala! nothing special my a$$! :)

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  2. It is indeed rainbowy. :) And the zendala is lovely too. And I'll bet that Tex's ass is special in its own right too. ;)

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  3. Hope your feeling better and that all your test results come back good! You can say mind over matter, but right now I have poision ivy and it's ITCHING!! lol Trying to ignore, but so fa unsuccessful! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  4. I really like the quote at the end. It has a lot of meaning for me.

    I hope you are feeling better soon!

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  5. Glad to see you're busy with your art work again, but PLEASE don't overdo!!

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  6. You've got a great attitude, Rita, both about all your aches and pains but also the whole thing about pain meds. I do hope you are feeling a bit better every day. Love that picture of Karma! :-)

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  7. Hope all the medical tests come back okay! Rain you say..I suppose it is headed this way..cool and windy here. Love all the colors in your project! :)

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  8. I'm always intrigued by your zendalas. And of course, that rainbow is awesome.

    Sorry about your "drug" problem. But of course, mind over matter WILL work in time. I believe it to be true.

    I was amazed at the technology that has taken over our lives. It's incredible that you don't need a doctor to see your test results anymore.

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  9. Love the mixed media AND the frame.

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  10. I hope those test uncover something that can be either cured or addressed and managed!

    You are too modest - your work is ART (with the big A).

    :)

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  11. Love your attitude, which is why I'm a big fan :) Take care and hope you're feeling much better soon.

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  12. I know not having pain pills sucks, but you are wise not to ask for the hardcore stuff. I dealt with an oxycontin addict in the nursing home. She made my life difficult and my closest friend's life miserable. I love rainbows. I have a huge framed rainbow flag in my living room. The Hurricane got it in Rome right after the U.S. invaded Iraq. She was there on a school trip, staying near the Vatican when the Pope denounced the war. Many Italians hung the rainbow flags from their windows. It says "PACE" (peace).

    Love,
    Janie

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  13. Love the"Rainbow" mixed media!!!!! The Tangle is great too!!!! I really need to do more art....going through withdrawal here:( I've been trying some herbal pain management lately and it's helping. Don't need as many Vicodin as before and thats nice.

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  14. I like your really colourful 'rainbow' piece. It looks like stuff we are doing on the art course I signed up for.
    Will be back later!

    xxx

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  15. That's a beautiful rainbow painting! So colorful!

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  16. I'm so glad to see you back here!!!! Love the rainbow painting and your zendala is also great.
    Take care!

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  17. I've always thought doing artwork is the best healer - but maybe that's because it's a distraction. Either way - lovely rainbow art - nice and cheerful. I've never heard of a zendala thingy me whatsit - but I can safely say I love yours haha!

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  18. Hugs! I was pretty much offline when Thomas was on leave and I'm just now catching up!! Sorry you are in pain, but hopefully the results all come back with positive news!

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  19. Very pretty! I hope your body listens to your good thoughts and lets you do the things you want to.

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  20. Your "doodled" zentangle turned out very nice, and I just love your rainbow piece.

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  21. Just dropping by to say HI!! I'm still trying to find time to get online so I'll be back to catch up on what I missed.

    LOVE your art piece and, YES, it looks very rainbow-like to me. :) The Zendala is lovely too!

    That pic of Karma in prayer pose is just too cute!

    I think it's cool that you can get your own results online...wish they did that here. I'll bet you were glad to get home after your appointment. Rest up.

    Love and hugs,
    Serena xo

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  22. Your artwork is gorgeous!

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  23. Great piece for the challenge. I had to go back into my archives for a piece this week too. BTW, thanks for the blog/email tip, I'll work on it.

    Darla

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  24. I'm on two different kinds of blood pressure medicine at the moment. I take one after breakfast and one after supper. One is for my heart and one is to try to help control the Raynaud's and neuropathy in my feet and hands. I hope you get to feeling better soon. *hugs*

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  25. Like the zendala that you did. That is some very fine line work.

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  26. Gorgeosity, Rita!! I love your rainbow piece and the Zendala is quite lovely, too!!

    Good to read you and see you here and slowly getting back into a good for you groove.

    Heard a really interesting thing on NPR yesterday about pain medication and it addressed some of the things that those of us who deal with needing it can benefit to hear.

    I hear you on the BEing out and the poking and hard tables. I am so glad to have recovered from my head injury enough Now to NOT have to go 3x a week for treatments!!! it was hard to tell if they helped enough to offset the aggravation of getting there and back, but two weeks out Now I'm thinking they were pretty darned effective!!
    xoxo

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  27. Your rainbow entry into the APR is brilliant Rita,
    I love it...it's so bright and cheerful which is just what I need on this rainy day!
    Your tangle's great and I'm sure I can see little Karma's wearing party hats! ^..^ Or maybe that's just me!
    You sound like you're having lots of health issues at the moment...I hope the results in whatever form they come are positive and help you.
    xoxo

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