Gloria will know who one of my most admired artists is! And it is Frida who is inspiring me to draw through the pain. If you don't know her story you should look her up, and if possible see the DVD 'Frida'.
So, we as artists are lucky to have art to help take us into another zone and help mask pain. I'm so happy to have managed these two sketches of two things in life that are blessings.
|Coloured Pencils - Jez|
Today, up at 5.30 and Dev had me sitting in my straight-backed armchair by 6 am ready for first pills of the day. My sky today was this unusual cloud formation. One hour later the sky was completely blue.
Having cut the dose of Diazapam I am able to keep awake longer, and managed another quick sketch.
|Coloured Pencil - Jez|
Last week Dev bought me a huge bunch of carnations. Being busy putting away the shopping he chopped some of the stems and bunged them in a bucket until he could put them in vases. Two days later he was still so busy looking after me (and at 81 that's not easy) that they were still there in the kitchen. I asked for the bucket full of flowers to be brought into the living room as they were and put on the floor where I could see them. And that is how I have been enjoying them.
Have managed to stay up all morning, but pain and tiredness will send me back to bed as soon as my dear love has brought lunch in.
Thank you all for your good wishes, they mean a lot and help give me determination to get over this.