Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Been Tanglin'







You never appreciate your health until it falters. I love waking up now. I love getting up and seeing even rainy days and feeling achy, arthritic joints because I'm still here. The last several months I've been blessed with rather large helpings of chemical depression and chronic fatigue - great illnesses that no one can see. Folks say "Just take a nap and cheer up" but there is so much more to it and I won't bore you with it here.



Now that my arms are working again I've been playing with some Zentangles. It's really the same doodles I did as a child only some brilliant chick gave it a title, copyrighted it and is making a fortune off of folks like me who need inspiration because they've lost their Muse and need to look at someone elses circles and squares to remember how to draw those simple shapes together. But it's working and in the past week I got a few drawings done on 3" square cards. That seems like a small canvas but this is tedious work particularly for someone who couldn't easily raise her arms a couple weeks ago. Some are better than others, and I don't recall the order of creation but, if anything, it kept me from lying in bed all day. I hope you like them. It's all done in Micron pen and pencil.

6 comments:

  1. Love these! I am particularly drawn to the flower - it makes me think of a kaleidoscope. Nice work and glad you are starting to feel better.

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  2. Thanks Empress J! I'm thrilled to be back among the living too.

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  3. Judy, these are beautiful! Funny, they kind of look like fabric...I wonder why. You'd think you liked fabric or something (wink). I'm so glad you are starting to come back into the light.

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  4. The zentangles are avery mediatative thing to do.No wonder they got you moving again! Be weel, my friend!

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  5. Don't you wish you'd copyrighted this all FIRST...think how rich you'd be by now! Hope you are feeling a bit better. It has sure been one tough Spring with all the ups & downs in temperatures. hugs

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  6. Oh I don't begrudge the chick that copyrighted the Zentangles at all - Kudos to her for thinking of it! It keeps people like me off the streets. LOL!

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