This week I'm grateful for the little things. I was able to start painting with my left hand again which was such a relief as, although I love the little abstracts I did with my right hand, I was itching to getting back to painting with a hand I could control (although truth to tell the way I paint these days you might not be able to tell the difference as it's all very loose anyway!)
I was also able to drive for the first time in six weeks which, when you live out in the sticks, is really a necessity - poor S was having to chauffeur me around everywhere. It was even better because I finally got to drive Flo, our gorgeous new car which we got the same week I injured my arm.
It's still a bit sore and I don't want to overdo things but it's definitely a lot better than it was. I've even been able to start practicing yoga again just avoiding any poses that involve putting my weight on my wrists.
I mentioned a few weeks ago that as part of my Reiki Master training I was given a project to show by any means (an essay, a short story, a poem, a painting perhaps) my own personal journey into reiki. Well, I knew I would do a painting (naturally) and every so often (usually during a meditation) I'd get little images of what I wanted to depict. These aren't set in stone yet as I'm not sure if I'll be able to get what I have in my mind onto the canvas - it's certainly going to be quite surreal but it'll make sense to me!
Anyway, this is where I'm at with it so far and I've had some fun with the toothbrush spattering paint to create the milky way! Sorry the photos aren't the best - it's quite a shiny surface and difficult to capture on camera
In other news, today is World Elephant Day so here's a wee flash back to a painting I did a few years ago of an elephant. I re-jigged her eye slightly recently as there was something I wasn't happy with so I guess technically it's a recent painting now that I've done that. (What do you mean no?!)
|'Forget me not' - impasto acrylic 25 x 50cm |
(£200 with 50% donated to World Elephant Day
if purchased directly from me)
That's all my news this week, I'm just so happy to be painting and driving again! I'm linking with Paint Party Friday and will see you all there.