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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Out of PAIN, comes ART ;-)

Who said getting old is fun? Huh? Who said that?!? Where is that person so I can slap them upside the head??
I don't have a clue what I did yesterday - but somehow I pulled a muscle I guess...just lifting my cup of tea this morning made me groan! It's my neck and my shoulder and picking up things just hurts like hell.
I didn't want to just sit doing nothing - so I made art. Yeah, even picking up the paint brush lame is that, huh? HOW LAME IS THAT?!?!
Ok, maybe I am a bit touchy right now... hee hee...

Last week I carved a rubber stamp of Paul McCartney - just to see if I could do it. And I succeeded pretty well I think.
Today I found some junk mail to use in my background and created a page in my visual journal with it.
Not my best work - but I HAD to do something instead of concentrating on the PAIN!

*click to enlarge*

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  • At 4:39 PM , Blogger Garden Painter Art said...

    Oh Jolene, I know how much even the teeniest of pulled muscles can hurt. That intense pain can be stabbing....

    I hope it goes away soon and that you're back to feeling like your "old" self again. You need to take a walk and get some sun on your muscles. I heard rumor that you have quite a bit of sunshine where you live!!

    Garden Painter Art

  • At 4:58 PM , Blogger Kai said...

    love this.. :)
    I like the header too.. beautiful colours..
    Peace, Kai

  • At 5:33 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    kai...thank you! I thought your name sounded familiar - so I clicked on it...and lo and behold you belong to Violette's tribe :) I LOVE the photo of the dolphin on your of my greatest joys is sitting on the cliffs watching them swim below!!!

    garden painter art, Kim - my intention for today was to take a walk down to the beach - but I was miserable! And would you believe the sun has been coming out late here...mornings have been overcast and gloomy - really a drag! But now as I write this (5:30pm) we have blue sky and sunshine :) Thanks for your well wishes!

  • At 7:08 PM , Blogger Dagny said...

    I have found that ibuprofen has become my friend quite often these days. In severe cases (those in which it hurts to turn my head in a certain direction), then I quickly make me way to the doctor for flexeril. I think that flexeril makes me happy in the same way that vicodin makes others happy. Happy, happy, happy!

    Oh yeah, and of course, I love your latest creation.

  • At 7:27 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    dagny - THANKS! I went looking for the flexeril - then remembered Jill used the last of it! She suggested vicodin - I passed. I went for the ibuprofen which has only made me sleepy :(

  • At 11:55 PM , Anonymous Pilar said...

    Awesome carving of Paul! Your talents amaze me!

  • At 12:00 AM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    LOL Pilar! Thanks for the compliment...but seriously, rubber stamps aren't that big of a challenge ;-)

  • At 10:49 AM , Anonymous marita said...

    well finally the paul stamp, fantastic job jolene. sorry to hear the work was created in 'pain' but nevertheless it's all worth it. just beautiful! show some more of that!!

  • At 1:00 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Marita - thank you my friend for always being so supportive and encouraging!

  • At 2:46 PM , Anonymous PlumCrafty said...

    If my best looked half as good as not your best then I would be one happy bunny. You did an excellent job on the stamp and the whole piece has such a summery sixties feel to it.

    Let me know if you need me to send you some Deep Heat over for your neck and shoulder.


  • At 5:18 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    plumcrafty, Kate...
    Thank you! I was going for the summery sixties glad you noticed! :) Yay!

    I used good old-fashion summer sun today on my sore muscle...I think it has helped a bit...but thanks for the offer ;-)


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