Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Recuperating and Collage
I read about what would be involved in recuperating from the surgery I had to repair a herniated esophagus (fundoplication). I knew it would take longer to heal than I want it to. 6 - 8 weeks in general but it varies differently for some people. It's been 4 weeks and I have a ways to go.
This didn't stop me from taking a class on Saturday with my dear friend and artist extraordinaire Roxanne Evans Stout. I needed to get out of the house and because I can't lift heavy things or bend up and down a lot, the sort of things I would have to do to get ready to travel and teach a class, I saw Roxanne had a one day collage class where she provided most everything we'd need. I thought I needed to do that.
We started out by creating mandalas from gatherings we found outside. It was a small group but I met some wonderful women who I think I will be in touch with again.
While the class itself was insightful and nurtured my creative, side the trip itself was a little too much too soon. Cest la vie.
It was lovely to spend a day with other creative souls and be guided by Roxanne to create with whatever came to our minds.
The collage I created is a storyboard and will hang on the wall. Here are some images. I'm not quite finished. I have to add some way to hang it. I'm thinking of coiling wire and adding beads but that idea could change when I get back to working on it.
I'm back to resting and stitching and following a diet of eating small amounts of food at a time and NO CARBONATION! I tried that and it didn't go over well. The procedure I had done doesn't allow me to burp or vomit. I won't go into details, if you want them go look up the procedure and you can read all about it. :-) yeah.