As I have journeyed down my life's path, there have been many offshoots along the way. The choice is of course our own, and the outcome can be surprising and life changing.
One such life changing path that has influenced me greatly is WLS (wieght loss surgery); in conjuction with diet and exercise. I have lost over 75 lbs in the past year and have dropped 12 dress sizes.
This has given me so much more energy; confidence and increased health benefits that all areas of my life are improving. My insulin (type 1 Diabetic) has dropped over 60 % -- that is huge! My Doctor's are overjoyed to say the least.
This increase in energy has helped me with my art, in the sense that I now have more energy to paint; have more drive and focus; can and do arrange photo shoots; field trips; and the will to try new things.
Not only trying new things in art, but life in general.
Don't be afraid to tackle anything and everything.
Don't hide behind inexperience and excuses.
Life is waiting to be lived.
Art is demanding to be painted.
WELCOME TO THE NEW YEAR! I know I am a bit tardy, but I have a few excuses.
Just what you wanted to hear right!
I had my right hand operated on end of November, and being that I am right handed, not much of anything got done. I am finally able to use it up to about 80% and it is still healing. I had carpal tunnel surgery done. It was well worth it. After suffering for a long time, it is gone. Just the recovery from surgery is needed.
I got lucky and didn't have to do any preparations for the Christmas and New Years Celebrations. A great relaxing holiday.
BUT.... then I had elective surgery just a week ago to help my Diabetes. It is going to be a long recovery, but will be worth it in the end. I am now able to sit up and move slowly a bit at a time. I really, REALLY want to get back to my painting, so hope to get started this week.
Never have I been apart from my art this long! I am like an addict now denied his fix. But then the fears come... Have I forgotten how to do this?? What if my hand doesn't work right?? And a million and two other fears have arisen.
Well, do I wallow and wait...NO. I will be painting in the next few days. I am not expecting great things, but at least to get going and get over my fears. To get back on the horse that threw me.
Any advice my friends?
As those who know me, and those of you about to find out, I love to talk; meet people; learn from others; and most importantly I LOVE TO PAINT!