Sunday, January 31, 2010
I am still struggling with intense fatigue and poor Don is struggling with a root canal from hell. We are both moving rather slowly these cold January days as the weather aggravates our Lyme eroded joints and magnifies our fatigue. Today I am catching up on downloading photos and Don is resting on the couch waiting for the second Vicodin to kick in and ease his tooth pain.
Beacuse of my sloth-like energy levels I have not made a lot of progress on my shaman painting. I did manage to work on his face a bit more and I am getting rather attached to the old fellow. I enjoy having his eyes follow me around the studio and I am looking forward to my next remission when I can dive right in and finish him up.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Started another little painting the other day, the old man in it reminds me of a Shaman. So far a raven and a snake have appeared in the background, not sure if anything else will surface so far it has been a fun exploration.
Yesterday we volunteered doing set up and clean up at a funeral for most of the day at church so I did not get a chance to get in the studio and today I was pretty tired from the funeral work so my little shaman painting has been waiting patiently for me to return to it, hopefully tomorrow I will be able to finish him.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I have been needing lots of sleep these days, maybe the healing process accelerates during rest and my body instinctively knows that. I went up to bed at 5:00 the last two evenings, briefly got up again for an hour or two and then went back to bed. I also slept quite late in the morning. Even took a nap yesterday. Still, I do not regret increasing the meds so close together, winter is a good time for this kind of deep healing and hibernation and I am believing for remission and wellness in spring!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Back in the studio today I am continuing to work on a pastel that I started yesterday, it was an idea that came to me after watching a news clip on Haiti. It is an expressive piece that is roughly drawn with lots of emotion so I want to get right back to it while I am still feeling the rawness I felt when I saw the photos on the news.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Didn't have much energy today so I did some more playing around in Photoshop with Layers. The digital painting on top is variation on the one I did yesterday. The smaller one is a background of flowers and grasses painted on silk with a bird layered on top of the silk painting image.
Have learned so much about layering in the last two days. really amazing what you can do by adding together painted layers and then using the brushes to paint over them again.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I fought with the front paper load mechanism on my EPSON for what seemed like an hour today trying to get it to take Inkpress’s canvas paper with no luck. I followed exactly what it said in the owner’s manual and then threes everything else but I just cannot get the canvas paper to feed. I am wondering if I attached it to another sheet of less flexible paper if that would do the trick? Let me know if you have any wisdom on this subject.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
When I woke up this morning and knew it was going to take a monumental effort to get out of bed and try to excavate some positive energy from somewhere inside myself today. In defiance of this pain, depression & fatigue I focused on the many things I have to be grateful for and I decided to just put one foot in front of the other and see how the day unfolded.