Sunday, February 24, 2013

I'm baaaack....

Well that was quite a poor neglected blog...
This time I do have a good excuse. Since last July, I had a life-changing experience that had taken over all my focus and energy. Without going into details, I have had a health challenge occur seemingly out of the blue and apparently now have a chronic inflammatory condition :/ So, have been preoccupied with regularly attending Hospital Outpatients Dept, learning about and  improving my diet, while continuing my part-time work and the normal day-to-day management of my family.

I have always known that allowing myself time for creativity is a part of my mental health but now it's even more significant - it's my 'meditation', calming of the mind, de-stressing. This 'allowing' has been difficult in the past and continues to be a challenge. There are always 'more important' things to do...

With the resolution to make art a priority, in the last few months, I have been immersing myself in the online art world again. One of the first things I did at the start of the year was to join the "One Little Word" movement. My word for 2013 is COMMIT. This is my page.
The other major news, I have been extremely fortunate to grab a place in the very popular art week-end, "Paint Mojo" with the wonderful Tracy Verdugo Tracy has spent a large part of 2012 travelling and teaching in the US and Asia and is planning to again very soon so I consider this a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from and be inspired by an amazing woman and talented artist. Very excited and cannot wait for mid-June :)

Lena :)

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