Friday, April 22, 2011

Art is Love

It wasn't just memories and photographs I brought back with me from the UK. I brought back a respiratory infection. A cold, the flu...who knows what it is exactly. All I know is that I feel just awful. This whole week I've been achy, lethargic and fighting a killer cough that is keeping me from getting anything done. I finally broke down and began my herbal remedies but included a few childhood favorites (Vicks Vapor Rub anyone?). I had my first full night of sleep, without cough, last night. It was much needed as I prepare for another trip next week!

Needless to say, I've not had the energy to process pics from the trip, clean my house or cook any food. I've tried but I just want to lay down as soon as I get up. I've been sleeping, catching up on recorded shows and drinking lots of tea. Oh, and I did some art. About the only thing I have felt like doing whilst parked on the couch. And while I worked on it, I forgot for a moment how awful I felt. I was lost in the feel of art. I purchased an extra large art journal and finally did the cover:

Art is Love

As you can see, it's not a very sharp photo. I don't even have the strength right now to hold a camera without the shakes. But, at least I managed to do something while feeling like crap and something that made me feel better. Not only is art love, but it's very healing too. 
Stay healthy,


Nichole Renee said...

Oh, doll, isn't this monster cold/flu/plague the worst? But it is nice to be reminded, whilst feeling our worst, that creative endeavors can be healing in so many ways. You have the start of a lovely journal! Can't wait to see how you fill the pages!!

Art Expression said...

I am so sorry you are so sick....but I must say I like your Dollie = ) she is lovely. You are right " Art is healing." I can not wait to see photographs of your trip, I am sure it will be spectaculor.....

Feel better soon !


Laura said...

Thanks girls! I think the worst is over although I have the most horrible, lingering cough. I am on my way tomorrow on another trip so fingers crossed I can continue to improve whilst having adventures! :)

Samuli said...

Oh man, I'm so sorry to hear you've been sick! If it's any comfort, I think you've taken and uploaded some killer shots lately!

And I also think I know how you feel, as I've been fighting a persistent flu (and a slight knee injury) for weeks now. I'm feeling like crap at the moment and we should be setting out for our trek in a few weeks - it's so annoying!

Thanks for the updates and I hope you're feeling better!