week 25 – Flower CrazyPosted by Sand on Mar 17, 2013 in 52 week photo challenge, Art, Fibromyalgia | 4 comments
Another tough week. Thanks for all the messages of support – it really helps. I’m sure all those positive vibes keep me going. The changes in the pain and the areas effected make me wonder if I have a virus of some kind in the mix too. Ah the joys of an autoimmune disease!
Currently using a combo of rest (assisted by the timer on my iPhone to make sure I’m pacing properly and remembering to take my meds) TENS unit, biofreeze roll on gel, hypercal cream and just found and trying out Eurax cream. Oh, and of course morphine when I reach desperation point.
In the midst of all this I’m attempting to do Carla Sonheim’s ‘Flower Crazy’ painting eClass. I am sooooo desperate to PAINT, but fibro brain and body are complaining because once I get started I resent having to pace. Which I realise means that I’m evidently making the pain etc worse, and I really ought to know after 6 years that payback sucks. There continue to be external stressors via family ‘stuff’ so my apraxia of speech is the worst its ever been. Probably why typing is so hard at the moment.
So, because the time available for painting is so small (and rare) I’m working small. ATC size and postcard size. Here’s one of this weeks paintings. My first play with white gesso!
It’s postcard size and is a mix of – watercolours, white gesso, inktense pencils, letraset permanent markers and white acrylic ink. It took quite a few sessions and I am itching to experiment with what I learnt from creating it. But, I’ve had to satisfy my creative urge via my iGadgets. I played with a photo of the painting. So week 25’s photo is from a piece of my art rather than a tree or something.
I used a combination of Photoshop Mobile (or whatever it is they renamed it?) and Tangled FX.
I also had another fiddle with some of my foggy tree photos this week. (I am as usual immensely grateful for the means to be able to create whilst in bed and with minimal motor skills.) Most of the play was with ‘Camera+’ and the ‘Glaze’ app.