Saturday, December 21, 2013

We wish you a merry Christmas

It seems the year has flown by at too fast a pace once again. Its only a few days till Christmas and I never got cards in the mail this year as have been in a terrible humbug mood. I think the lack of sun has given me the blues this year, though it didn't help being confined to my chair. Guess I am lucky though that I have a recliner I can rest in.

We won't get to the Nativities display this year as Gerald is working overtime with all the snow we are getting so I am posting one from a previous year.
Enjoy, Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 13, 2013

An overflowing mind, and a recliner debut.

Hello to all connected by cyberspace.
Well I have been busy with recovering from severe finger dislocation, three joints did the 180 degree spin and three months later the end joint is still bruised, though less so now. I sure find the cold weather affects so I have been wearing fingerless gloves I adapted from some old woollen socks to keep joints warm while enabling use of my fingertips.

Then to top that off a few weeks ago I foolishly lifted a sewing machine, yea gads woman what was I thinking!!!!! It sucks to be a gimp I tell you. Living with EDS when I am feeling good I believe I can do that which I in all reality cannot do, such as lift anything with weight, Ouch! So as the story lags on... I literal ended up not being able to walk for over 24 hours, could only drag my feet two inches at a time with aid of a walking stick; major down time. I spend a weeks worth of whole days in my recliner chair with ice packs and heat-pads, add in a bit of feel sorry for and belabouring myself into the mix, well I swear I have the best husband around as he puts up with me helping me smile with his antics and jokes.

Anyhow I have made a few accomplishments.

On the left is a textile completed before the back injury and the right shows the drawing which became the preparatory study for the textile. http://teresastiebenart.blogspot.ca  link is to the other two pieces I did for the show.

Below is the second course I've finished through the Edmonton Public Library online study courses. I am presently working on three more, one for how to set up a Wordpress website blog which I am finding confusing yet will persevere.
I enjoyed the Photoshop course so much I have begun the second program which teaches more in-depth about Photoshop Elements. So there is lots to keep me busy in my recliner. 

But I have to admit the panic of losing valuable working time away from finishing the plinths I was making for my upcoming exhibition did cause anxiety. Through it all I have to reaffirm what gets done, gets done, what doesn't... well not much a gimpy gal can do about that.