Karin, what's going on in your body...you write of pain and pressure increasing...(hope you don't mind me asking...)Beautiful images and colours :-)
Hi Jaliya,Well, since I display myself so publicly via my art, I had to know the question would be asked directly eventually! Like my art, my health stuff is multi layered, and continually presenting me with new material! I have lupus, (which may be what is currently causing a lot of swelling all around my eyes and a severe rash on my limbs, thus the fire and eyes you see recur) as well as a back injury that has led to 2 surgeries. Today I see the surgeon about a likely #3. Seems my blessed body is rejecting the hardware in there...Somehow, releasing it all through my art is very healing for me. Thanks for being a witness,Karin
great work of art! i like the blending of hues.
Karin...How did the app't go re: the possible third surgery?I'm sorry to read about your illness...and amazed at your creative prowess in the face of pain. I was reading today about traditional Chinese medicine, which stresses a return, despite all, to a basic "harmonic" state...I thought of this when I read the words you included in this collage: "I sing the body's pattern" ... Easier said than done, eh? Still we go on, making sense of experience through expression...Best to you xo
Hi Jaliya,Well, I am going ahead with the surgery. Tentative date is Oct 21. Once all is set I'll write about it, since I'll need to take a break from here, I'll let folks know where I've disappeared to! Hospital stay should be 2-3 nights. Recovery time could vary, depending on what he finds once inside.I agree with the Chinese medicine philosophy you describe, and have used some techniques of eastern medicine on my healing journey. Doing my art is one way I get a direct route to true harmony within me - my cells and energy resonate both with the process and to all the colors, and I can separate from pain for a bit of time...Thanks for your caring,Karin
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