It's hard to be motivated, productive or creative when I'm feeling ill. Recently, I have been hit hard with a respiratory illness. Our insurance (Cobra) ran out on January 31. I was so sick one day a few weeks ago that my Beloved insisted that I go see our doctor. The nurse practitioner prescribed an antibiotic for me and that seemed to help. I was well for about a week and now, it's returned.
I know studies have shown that when people go through loss or change that the likelihood of illness increases.
Creativity is an outlet I cherish. Being able to work with clay, beads, paint, words and photography help me maintain a balance in my life. Most often I am busy caring for our children and our home. It is a gift to have time to be creative.
I began painting my wood sprite doll last night. Right now her skin is a parchment color and I painted her hair a grass green. I'm not sure I like the color of her hair. I may change it.
My Frida doll is coming along. I've painted her face and body but, I'm at a loss as to how to decorate her body. Do I paint clothes on her or drape her with lace or fabric? Frida Kahlo was inspired by pain to paint. What will inspire me? She sits and waits.
There is so much to accomplish.
I have very little energy today.
Instead, I sit and blog and care for our oldest who is home from school today.
He has a fever and a congested cough.
Life is predictable in it's unpredictability.