Happy to hear the terrible blizzard that is heading to the East Coast will miss us. Hopefully the reports are true and we will get only the two inches that are predicted instead of the multiple feet. So far, so good on the snow front around these parts. Woot again!
Off to the hospital again today to a new department to try and tackle the unhealed surgical wound that I still am dealing with. I hope they have a magic wand that they can just tap it with and it will heal If that isn't possible, I at least hope they have a good plan for getting this thing resolved. What I now call "my third eye" is getting really annoying and I feel vulnerable to infection. The RA meds are wearing off now, which might help the healing a bit, but that is a tricky thing to navigate, too. Being off two of the RA meds doesn't help the pain levels though, and I find that a flare has been almost constant for a few days. I feel like I could curl up in a ball for a week, but know that is impossible.
It is impossible mostly because my dear friend, my Juki TLE98, will be coming home from the sewing machine hospital today! I am delighted to see her all cleaned up and restored, ready to start making something. Anything!! Loads of ideas bubbling in my head, hoping I can shove them through the art and design funnel well enough to have something fun to embroider and bead. Being an artist is like being in a maze sometimes -- which avenues of interest will be a true path versus a dead end?
Ideas abound -- but not all of them can mature into personally significant artworks. I don't like to waste time on art that I don't feel a great connection to making, but sometimes I have to jump in and try one on for a bit to see if it is what I am looking for in order to know the difference. This requires a balance of thinking and not thinking. Reminds me of Robert Henri's quote: “The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.” I need to get there fast to address increasing pain levels. It is the best medicine for me. A little hibernating helps too, though, so TGIF!