Wednesday, February 5, 2014


It is in the seeking where we WILL find.

Knowing that we ALL search for balance throughout the hours, weeks and days that make up a lifetime, helps.

Art journaling about it helps me too.


While not the prettiest page in the art journal, it does express something I am struggling with right now.


You see, pain has reared it's ugly head again and I am trying to stay positive and work my way through it...

nesting bluebird

I am the happiest I've been in a very long time so am stymied by the pain, but am pretty certain I CAN get back to that BETTER place.  No depression this Winter which if you know me is pretty freaking spectacular.  

how i love thee

art, I get such a high from getting in the zone of creativity that I foolishly ignore the stiff neck, aching shoulders and other pain signals my body has been firing off.  NOT a good idea, I don't recommend it! 

All those years living with Fibromyalgia I learned how to compartmentalize pain to a certain degree BUT that can be a bad thing and now I am paying.    

I am working with my brilliant husband on a tabletop easel design so I don't have to be always looking down as I create...

full page 

This too shall pass and I will be BETTER than ever.

Thankfully, I have an appointment on Friday for my monthly massage.  

Things are looking up already!



  1. So sorry the fibro has struck you again, Queenie. Pain is so not fun!

  2. Glad you are able to work through your pain and it's so sweet of your DH to fix you an easel to make it easier for you. You said it's not the prettiest page but I do think it is beautiful!

  3. Sorry to hear the pain has returned, but staying bright and cheery through it all ( and this cold and already too long New England winter) is a HUGE positive. I do love your page-great use of colors!

  4. I too suffer from neck problems...and while I have been told I probably have fibro...I don't know...I just know my neck and shoulders hurt so bad at times I cry...anyway...creating for me can HURT, too. It's that looking down that really bothers me...I love the idea of a tabletop easel!! I am going to put that on my MUST have list. Thanks for the your positive attitude and art here:) Found you on Julie Balzer's site:)



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