Day 15 and here I am, still stuck in bed with the occasional sitting up on
the edge of the bed helped by my dear bed rail and the inevitable walker
waiting for me to grab it and stand up for a few seconds. Well, I am standing
up for about one or two minutes.... but never far away from the edge of the
bed. I have been told so many times to 'slow down', smell the roses.....relax.....
friends realize that I HAVE
BEEN SMELLING THE
ROSES. For the last twenty years!
Living life the way I want,
enjoying my freedom to do
as I please and when and how.
Lying in bed has given me
ample time to think about
'smelling the roses' and
believe me, reading a book
no matter how great a book
or listening to music or having a meaningful conversation (of which
I am having plenty these days) is not my idea of smelling roses when
you are not given the freedom to choose. I love all of the above
provided I am free to decide if that is what I want at that moment.
Don't get me wrong: I am improving... Today I got inspired once more
by Diane to look at some Altered Art Journals and from there you go on
and discover other things. This afternoon my husband surprised me with
two books that I will covet. One is the perfect old book for me to work on
for my 'Silk Route Journal'. The other he found today in the local library
for $1 and I can tear it apart and use it for another journal.....Now all I need
is the ability to get into my studio and find my gesso or my oils or even just
glue.....and time will fly by once more..... (the reason why I was so pleased
about the book for the Silk Route Journal is because it already has some
maps in it and loads of pictures of the path that Marco Polo travelled.
And it is special because I have the faint suspicion that my husband
really has no idea when I talk to him about art journals or Altered Art....
he just sits and smiles - and obviously acted and made me happy because
I spent hours today (literally all afternoon and part evening) removing
lots of the actual pages to make room for my own to be inserted....)
I really miss creating. Below are
two digital pages I created prior to having my fall. Hope you like it.