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Day 14: Something Blue

This is a crochet blanket I made a few years ago. It’s very long and wide

Happy Day

Caroline

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Day 11: Eyes

Eye certainly express emotions. As a counselor, there are times, clients will not look at me or anyone for that matter. Fear, shame, guilt, uncomfortable, timid, anger etc.

We are in a society where a lack of eye contact is “normal.” It does not have to be normal. We can change that, but getting social and being more friendly and open to other people. We seem to focus on the differences of others and needing to prove our individual point instead of learning about others’ viewpoints. Social media has contributed to the lack of eye contact and the need to post how “wonderful life really is.” But it’s just that a post, it is a second of some ones’ life captured. But look into their eyes, look into their soul and find out more about a person. That is how we can change.

Happy Day

Caroline

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Day 10: Childhood Memory

Hot air balloons, birds and butterflies and growing up in the country. These are some of my drawings on card stock of the memories. This challenge was a photography challenge, but I am including my art as a voice to the challenge.

Growing up in the country I was around the beauty of nature, the birds singing and seeing plenty of butterflies. There were times in August there would be hot air balloons going over our home. I still dream of riding in a hot air balloon.

Happy Day

Caroline

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Sunday Stitching

Rue Paris…

It has been awhile since I had a time to stitch on this cross stitch.

Today, I took many naps, kept my legs elevated and stitched..it was a nice quiet day.

I found out I am diagnosed with Lipedema and may also have Lymphedema. It’s going to be difficult if it progresses. Which sounds like it will. I’ll be going to medical appointments more often. Blogging may be on hold for awhile. Yet again. Chronic pain really bites! This upsets me and I’ll most likely blog about it, once I feel comfortable to write.

It’s causing me to rethink about my job and how much I take on. I’ll need to make a change. I’m thinking of a few options.

Photos of Stitching

Here’s the update…

Happy Day

Caroline

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Day 9: Jewelery

Jewelry is always fun to look at. The sparkle, textures, designs and shapes. It really is it’s own piece of artwork.

I have a large box of costume jewelry. It is tangled. I wanted to sort through them and see if they can be worn with my outfits for work. Maybe I will get to that soon. That would be a good decluttering goal as well.

Happy Day

Caroline

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Day 7: Landscape

Instead of photography of a landscape, it’s an acrylic painting of a landscape.

It’s very snowy here, mounds of snow stacked. The mounds are so high, it’s difficult to see when turning on the street. It’s cold and honestly, I just don’t feel like driving and finding a landscape to photograph. My legs are tired and I’m just feeling overworked. So another plan- I’ll paint.

This evening I decided to paint. It’s been awhile since I sat at my craft table. I said to myself, just paint a landscape using intuitive painting. Trust yourself, go with the feel of the paint and colors.

This painting reminds me of spring. I’m counting down the days for spring. And for us to have less snow and more melting. I feel bad saying that, as we really need snow and climate change certainly has interfered with our seasons. But I prefer spring!

Hope you enjoyed this imaginative landscape and intuitive painting process.

Happy Day

Caroline