I am not sure when my toes and feet felt so good! The pre-chemo pampering was so so nice and I am thinking could become quite addictive. When I think about it, it is kind of silly not to indulge yourself every once in a while. Why wait until you've got something awful sitting there in the background. Anyway those are my very happy feet.
The rest of me is not so happy right now. Feeling like I've been run over by a bus is a little too strong. A mini van, maybe? Mostly I am just tired and getting more tired each day. But it will pass.
I've been spending a couple of hours at a time in the studio when I can. That feels so very good I can not begin to describe the awesomeness of doing something that feels almost as much of a luxury as having my feet pampered.
Those bronze toggles have been on my to do list forever and ever. A while ago I ran across some stamps I made of Victorian iron work like you find in fences and on verandas. I had in mind that I'd reverse the images so the pattern would be raised like when I used them to etch metal. But I'm in a throw caution to the wind kind of mood right now and just went with what I had. Besides which I just wasn't in the mood to get all the stuff out and make new molds. I'm getting kind of snarly that way when it comes to taking on something I don't want to do. I really hope that attitude doesn't stick because that could be sort of hard to live with.
I'm getting used to them. They look nothing like my iron work drawings and are pretty much a complete surprise. But I'm kind of liking how the patina lays in the deeper parts of the pattern. That leafy pattern seems to creep into everything I do these days. I'm going with a consistency of design rather than stuck in a rut designing.
It does feel good to do something normal right now. Even if that normal only happens for just a wee while at a time. I'm even feeling like getting some porcelain out. The bitty birds have been gone for too long and I feel a need to reconnect with them. Must be the cardinals that are building a nest in the shrub just outside my back door. I'm pretty excited about the new family but not so excited about the mama and papa protecting the little ones when I go outside.
That's the new hair. I know it's not really short hair but for me it is. I am enjoying every minute of it as I count down to when it goes in about 6 days. Then I will be popping on outrageous scarves and hats to protect my head from the cardinals when I go out the back door.
Have a great week everyone. I'll be back soon!