Well, as I always say…I am consistently inconsistent. I was half way in writing this week's post about getting the right diagnosis…when another shockingly cold system marched eastward. My head hasn't allowed me to write…
….However, God provided, as He always does!
A small group at our church called to see if they could bring dinner over for us! Wow! That was awesome!
Then…look at this picture! A precious woman who has struggled with years with migraines, cooked and froze all this food for us just today. Can you believe it! Warren hasn't see it yet, and may cry when he sees that it includes a home-made peach pie!!
We have been given far more abundantly than all we ask….Ephesians 3!
Other “gifts” despite...and through the pain:
I was able to minister to three women, which is always a blessing as much if not more for me, write some brief notes long overdue, and have played around in my new "art nook" which Warren helped me pull together while he had a few days off after Christmas. I'd put a photo in here but it's such a mess..maybe later.
I am (weakly) attempting to draw and paint. Below are the things I did this week, to show you how I really am purposely making art part of my pain management program.
Sunsets I am practicing for a larger painting..I’ve just learned a new way through youtube so these aren’t going to be my method... I am using bucket-loads of paint! (Sorry, Warren.)
|I wound up turning all my little practice ones -- |
size of notecards into notes to mail!
|My best one…but skies aren't supposed to look striped, are they!|
Portland Light---small - just 6 by 9 inches…I'm ready to paint this, though I will be adding the rocky ledges, flowers, wood fencing, and, of course, the ocean.
Who knows how it will turn out?
Lastly, a rough sketch of my grand, June, two summers ago. I've worked and worked on it, but it's still not right. I've just found out about how to use a graph method…I should have taken the time to figure that out. I'm just too impatient, but now I'm convinced.
Portraits are hard!
|here's the photo|
|here's the drawing--I brought her hair down. She still looks|
too old in this….Eyes too big; etc. I may have to start all over!
(If you are an artist, remember that all great artists began their life scribbling!)
Have you found an activity that you so enjoy it quiets your pain for a while? I highly recommend it!
I’ll get back on track soon with my postings...God willing!
Blessings and Grace to you, my comrades in pain!