Hola, my lovely peeps! This was the week from H.E. double hockey sticks. I have a dental abscess and if you’ve ever had one, you are wincing in sympathy right now. :) I am on antibiotics, and I’m taking prescription anti-inflammatories so my stomach is not happy with me AT ALL.
Top that off with the fact that I’m weaning myself off the smoking cessation medication (okay, lets be real here…I keep forgetting to take it) and the weather here has been frightful (which comes as no surprise, really. It’s February in Canada!) and what you’ve got here is a miserable Effy.
I made art all week all the same, and if you ask me, that’s what matters. Sticking with it matters. Doing it despite all of the excuses I can come up with not to matters. I’m also still a non-smoker after what will go down in history as the poopiest week on record, and that matters, too.
You know what else matters? Colour matters. Especially in the deep of February in Canada when everything is akin to a black and white photograph and the sun disappears for weeks and the snow takes over the landscape. Colour makes everything better.
Here’s my week in art:
This was an experiment with layering colour and then making something abstractly tree like. I played a little bit with Molotow markers in this, too. Essentially, I did colour therapy. :)
More Colour Therapy, but this time, with the intention of reminding myself that I am surrounded by a circle of incredible people, and that it’s safe for me to draw that circle every wider.
My MDS actually didn’t happen, so I created a mini-workshop for my premium folks on interactive ‘pull out’ journal blocks.
Here are my pull outs, closed
And here they are, open
On Saturday, we had a Gelli Plate Spring Fling Party, which was HELLA fun, and did a lot to improve my mood. You can watch the recording here.
Here are a few samples of what we did during the live stream.
Most of you know that I’m Blooming True with Flora Bowley. Well, my little studio space was too small to accommodate this class, so I set up a little painting station in the corner of the dining room.
and here’s a close up of my first “Bloom True” canvas in progress.
And that’s pretty much all the art I did this week. It kept me sane, and I’m so grateful I have this particular way to cope when things aren’t exactly sunshine and roses. :)
This is super late, so I’m keeping it short this week. Please pop in this week and talk to me about colour, about winter, about what you do when you’re having a bad day.