I know I have talked before about scan results…the frustration of waiting…and then the “trying to understand” the results. Today was a CT scan result day, which involved an appointment with my oncologist.
I am taking part in the 100 Happy Days project. I’m taking a “happy” photo each day, with my iPhone or iPad, for a consecutive 100 days…my definition of “happy” may differ from yours, but that’s okay, and it covers a wide range, from having a fabulous day out to just being able to have a nap in the afternoon! My photos are being posted on Instagram and Facebook, and also here. I’m finding it quite therapeutic to do, as there is always something to feel good about or just smile at, even if the whole day is horrible!
My goal for this year is to keep expanding and developing my creativity, so I signed up to Life Book 2014. This is a mixed media course, organised by Tamara Laporte (Willowing Arts), which runs throughout the year and consists of weekly classes taught by a range of different artists.
The last few weeks I have been a bit preoccupied with painting faces. In the past, drawing or painting a face was always difficult for me, because I strived to make it look realistic, which was a bit dumb really…(a) I have a camera to take photos of people, and (b) since when does my other “art” look realistic?
Ahhh I mixed up my day numbering this month so this compilation has taken a lot longer than it normally does! Anyhow, a mixed month of waiting for things (boo) and arty stuff (doing faces) and meeting lovely Click Collective ladies (hooray). You can see the individual images here.
Christmas does seem to involve a lot of spending of money on items that essentially just get thrown away…one such item is wrapping paper…I dread to think how much I’ve spent on that over the years! I have noticed, however, that certain mail order companies use loads of packing paper in their delivery boxes…so, over the last few months I have been saving this paper as a means to making my own wrapping paper.
Some of the packing paper I have been hoarding: