I have been feeling under the weather so I missed our little talk. I seem to have developed asthma which has taken four long months to figure out. You know the routine; doctor after doctor until you end up at a pulmonologist. At least now my emotional self feels better knowing what it is.
Oh, I'm not done. For a year my eyes have been allergic to something but who knows what. Many visits to three doctors, many prescription tries and nada. One night I desperately go to You Tube ( my head is hung in shame) for help.
Did you know that you can use: rosewater, cucumber, potato and home made saline solution on your eyes? I had tried tea bags, cucumber so I thought I would give saline solution a try. After watching 4-5 videos I got the recipe and I already had an eye bath cup. Much to my surprise it helped... oh a little relief from the itching. Just to cover my bases I see an allergist this week.
Needless to say I have been a little cranky and my art work has suffered. I even stopped painting for a week to see if I was allergic to the paints. My retired scientific mind went into over drive so I researched all my cosmetics, shampoo, no nail polish and on and on. Amazon Prime loves me as I order more and more of "no this or that" products. I even researched the ingredients in tissues and cotton swabs which to my surprise do have added ingredients. I resorted to using some of my husband's white cotton hankies when cleaning my eyes.
I look/feel tired and old. I don't mind the old part but I do mind losing my sparkle which is attached to my smile.
The sun will come out tomorrow.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
I took to retirement like a duck to water! Now I have the time and energy to create art. I like to go on experimental side ventures within the various media, techniqes and styles of painting. At the present I am exploring paste paper mixed media collage. Take a workshop or two and I am off taking a thimble full of knowledge and turning it into a torrent of art work. Who knows what is next but I sure look forward to the learning adventure.