Sunday, October 14, 2012

Pinterest and pockets

One week gone now since I got back from the hospital. The body mends miraculously. The power naps are incredible: drop-of-the-hat, profound sleep, usually with NPR chatting away beside me.

 Fiber Bubbles by Alejandro Sales - Barcelona, Spain

The markers for recovery: stairs climbed, steps walked, words read, TV watched. The last decreases daily - thank goodness - as the mind and body begin to sit up and function, a little longer each time, each day. Last night, an entire episode of Parks and Recreation, complete with laughs. Things are looking up.

 photo by Cas Holmes, author, The Found Object in Textile Art

Meanwhile, the Pinterest is a gift, letting my imagination travel along paths already well marked by friends and fellow artists. The marvel of others people's work, a time-and-space-free museum to wander in.

Source: via Linda on Pinterest
   Encaustic by Graham McArthur

Each day has small goals. Yesterday I cleaned off my studio desk, and ironed. Today, it's clean out the bill bin, file my mom's paperwork, and at least hold something I want to work on.

Breast Pocket Project
 Meanwhile, have you got a minute? Please consider making pockets for flatties. A response by Melanie Testa to "Plastic Surgery Reconstruction Day" (yes, it exists).

Her goal is news coverage, to make honor women who step back into life without "enhancement" after mastectomy. She  hopes to collect 1000 during the week of October 22.

Comment on her post to get the address. I think I'll go make mine now, while I'm still awake. Make one to honor someone you know.

1 comment:

Susan Gurry said...

I did go to Melanie's post and will probably make a couple. I have a lot to do this week! I have a couple of online courses to do to keep my certifications current, a block of the month due for Saturday, edits on an article, and bills to pay....oy vey!