Unusually for me I’ve been feeling rather down today as I’m having a lot of pain with a trapped sciatic nerve which woke me on and off during the night. I’ve had one good night’s sleep in the past few weeks so last night’s sleeplessness has left me very tired and, although I slept for a couple of hours during the day, I still feel under the weather.
So I decided to cheer myself up by creating some art about emotions and so on. I started with a blank, deep purple canvas on PicMonkey, then added layer upon layer of images from the “water” gizmo which represents my emotional downer at present. Then I overlaid an image of autumn undergrowth which came up on nice contract and created a lovely colourful image. On top of that I added a few layers from the “paint” gizmo (I mostly use the two options on the right), and finally added a few more layers from the “Water” gizmo. Finally I added a photo I took of a red rose when we were passing a garden in Ozankoy, which is a suburb on the eastern side of Kyrenia, and faded the image which is why it looks pink. (We live in Alsancak towards the western side of the ancient port.)
I decided the final image was telling me to send some loving kindness to myself, so I’m now off to do a treasure map of steps to getting healthy and staying positive. Wish me luck!