Rest and Reflection

I was pretty much under the weather yesterday with sciatica and back pain which led to a sleepless night and a feeling of cotton wool in my head yesterday.  I also get quite depressed on these days so thought I’d express it in artwork. My first idea was something dark and dreary to reflect how … More Rest and Reflection


This image is a revisit of an earlier one I created when I was down and out with a flare-up of fibromyalgia.  You get what I call “the Glums” where you fall into a deep depression and feel like the world is going to end. When this first happened, I had no idea what was … More Liberation

Medicine Shield

I’ve been reading a very interesting book about Adverse Childhood Experiences, Childhood Disrupted: How your Biography becomes your Biology, and how you can Heal, by Donna Jackson Nakazawa. It relates to research which shows that, when you have one or more Adverse Childhood Experiences, you are quite likely – particularly if you are a woman … More Medicine Shield


I had a flare-up of fibromyalgia yesterday and am still quite lethargic today, very frustrating because it seems to come out of the blue. So instead of art, today I’m posting a photo of a signature necklace I made for myself yesterday. I went back to bed for a couple of hours in the afternoon, … More Super-Bling

Time Out

I’ve decided to have a week’s break from blogging and doing pretty much anything at present as the heat has really begun to affect me badly and I’m suffering from heat exhaustion.  We’ve had over a fortnight of 40C (102-104F) with intense humidity and it has been utterly draining.  We are facing the same for … More Time Out