I am still not feeling good. I went back to the Doctors and they sent me to the hospital immediately. They thought I might have a blood clot in my lung. So I had blood work and a cat scan done. Luckily I did not have a blood clot. That was pretty scary for a little while. I am feeling a little bit better but not much. I can sit in my studio and do a little bit of work. So I tackled some of the numerous backgrounds I have created.
I may add some words or journaling to this later, it doesn't feel quite done. I often find collage work cathartic and frustrating at the same time. Frustrating because I can't find what will work and cathartic in the sense that playing with miscellaneous bits of paper and images and making something new out of them is very satisfying.
After I finished this two page spread I found it humorous that I chose those words. Feeling good was not what I have been experiencing. I hope that is broadcasting my near future because I am so tired of being sick.
I added s postcard to this page. I initially made it to exchange with the new art friends I made in Misty Mawn's Face to Face class. It was a little small in compared to what others are sending and I didn't like the way the face turne out but I think that she looks nice on this page.
In doing all this collage I ended up reorganizing my papers. I have paper in drawers by color and then a drawer for new papers. I decided to go through the new paper drawer and separate the colors and add them to the colored drawers. So now all my blues are together even the big uncut sheets. I think this will let me use my stash more efficiently. I think a reorganization of a studio has to happen often. I find it best to make the things I use often more accessible or I forget about them.
I continue to draw in my sketchbook daily but I think that I will do a journal flip at the end of the month. That way you can see the whole thing at once.
Have you been doing anything fun this week?