Pain has been incredibly high, reminding me of the ongoing challenges my body presents me with. As I shared with a friend - cancer is has been a crisis, one I've felt equipped to rise to. This ongoing stuff? the daily grind of chronic pain? it's what really tests me.
Feeling crazy inside, I needed an outlet.
This afternoon, after pacing around like a caged animal, I picked up these targets that I'm supposed to alter for a show I learned about from Alicia's blog. I'm not sure if this will be part of that, or simply serves as much needed therapy.
I gessoed the background with white gesso, and the body with clear,
to give the fragile and cracking newsprint some body to work on.
I worked quickly and intuitively,
not giving myself much time to think about my next move.
within an hour she emerged