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Whilst I prepare for the Fair tomorrow I also suffer from terrible back pain. How so, you might ask? Well, yesterday morning after my daily yoga session in which I had managed over a minute in Crow pose [a new record for me] I left the mat feeling pretty proud of self to get some breakfast and just like that: ouch, my lower back scrunched or whatever it was, and I had pulled a muscle.....it's been a long while since I over-stretched my back! I'd forgotten how much that hurts and it hurts like hell.....I tried to keep moving and hot water-bottles offered some relief, but I woke up after a weird night, hardly capable of getting out of bed, so this morning I rang my GP: help, I need pain killers! am on diclofenac now which doesn't seem to be working, hmmm and I have the Fair tomorrow.....
The aging body has a will of it's own. I know I have been very busy in the garden and studio and visiting friends et cetera, but still....it feels like a let-down. Anyway back to more interesting pursuits: a mycelium experiment, where I've squeezed the 'reishi-spawn' between 2 glass plates, hoping I would get a paper like surface for painting/printing.
It's smoother on this side than the other and the stamp prints, using shop bought alcohol based stampink, have come off rather well
wish me luck for tomorrow, fortunately younger son and husband are here to help me set up and dismantle...
one thing I've learned these past couple of days: when in need, just ask
addendum, Fair Impression:
I am sending a healing hug to you for your back; I am sharing in your pain. Earlier this week, I decided to move around some of my pots in the patio and then I moved the very large table and chairs and did some heavy seeping of the many leaves and tumbleweeds that had come from the fierce winds that we have been having. I bent and twisted my right side...two days later, I woke up having a heck of a time moving my right hip and lower back. I am using arnica cream, hot pulsing showers and even putting a splash of Irish whisky in my coffee...Today, I am moving a little easier but I simply need to remind myself that I am 74 yrs old. With the exception of doing a little dancing now and then, I am not as limber or as flexible as I used to be...
You will have the wonderful luck selling!
As for bodies, every single day I have to consider how I move so as to not hurt my back or rip my thin skin. My work is so physically demanding...well, it is just a lot. I'm sorry for your pain (you too Marti)...backs are the worst! Well, and knees 😉 J. had a bad back event on Thursday (must be the week for it!)...but then Friday he woke up feeling much, much better! Who knows.
may you sell well, and ride off on your bicycle (even if in your mind)
interesting how self-portraits tell us so much about ourselves
Seems everyday it is something for me. I am not as elastic as I used to be.