Oh what a lovely day today has been. I am grateful that life has landed me where I am. Not saying the day has been without its ups and downs, or that I have achieved that much, but here I am , and its not been so bad. I waited till quite late this evening to make this print. It is quite hot here and the paint I brought with me is just drying up so quick. Still I quite like this, I like the flakier paint I have between the layers.
I have never been good at remembering things. It doesn’t matter if something has been good or bad, happy or sad, time just doesn’t stay in my brain. Sometimes I worry I will end up in hospital and they would ask me what day it is, and I just wouldn’t remember. It wouldn’t be that there was anything wrong with me, but I often don’t know what day it is. Is that bad? There are other things I can’t remember as well, birthdays, anniversaries … it’s a wonder I have survived this long really.
Well holidays don’t make it any easier, there’s the time difference for one thing, and then routine, the usual thing that helps me remember which day it is, well that’s just gone completely. Well anyway, this is a catch up day, traveling and intermittent internet connections, hope this gets me up to date and no gaps. It has taken me all day to upload the photos, oh my super slow internet .
Well the summertime madness is still upon us. Today has been filled with stranger things . As this years exam marks are released today, hearts are broken and made depending on the crosses in the boxes. Its hard when you don’t get the result you were wanting, or expecting. And it does appear that in today’s climate you cant always tell what marks will be , even for ‘ good’ students.
Well on this busy day I too have been busy with a gel plate workshop in a new, local arts space. The session went well, so hopefully there will be other sessions later in the year. I am grateful to so many today, those who have helped me in so many ways with words of encouragement, motivational pokes, and just being there. Thank you.
Its only 8 am. and I am having one of those days you wish you had just rolled over and gone back to sleep. I love how technology allows people to do fantastic things, helps people have access to things they would otherwise find difficult, space travel and all that. However please explain how technology makes ordering medication any better, it doesn’t it really doesn’t, yet gain the system I use has changed, and now I cant re order the medication I need to take on a daily basis. Its not good at all , why cant I just go to the surgery and talk to the lovely ladies in dispensary and get my medication? Plus of course I have left it to the last minute, and of course I am going on a holiday outside of the UK on Saturday . Some days I hate being me. Some days I wish I could be motivated, I wish I could do all the things I need to do straight away, not put them in a folder labeled , ‘I’ll do that later’ or ‘ when I have time’ or ‘when I have the money’ or ‘ when everyone else has had theirs’ Oh well , at lest I have caught up with posting my daily prints. Just need to do today’s now…
Well I am going to return to the ever so British obsession with the weather , and what a day it has been today. Sunshine, such heavy rain and oh where has the heat gone? Oh well, I have done so much running around I haven’t really had time for enjoying the weather.
Here we are tho, thought Wednesday was too good to be true, catch up day. Yesterdays textural print using the long gel plate , and today , using the same plate, but with some cut out masks.
This month isn’t getting any better organised. Well I suppose it’s not the actual month that is dis-organised, it’s me. I have had the first weekend off in ages, and I am suffering for it now. I am so tired its unbelievable and I have so much to do. Nothing seems to be going right and I don’t have the time to stop and take breath. However, its just life, and I suppose there are many other people who are having a much worse time than me. Gratitude, I need to be remembering how grateful I am to be in this position, that I have just had the best weekend for ages at the Stockton International Riverside Festival, and I am at home with my family, in our house. So, breath, finish this and then to bed. Tomorrow is another day and things not finished today can be completed after a restful sleep, right ?
Missed the last of July’s posts, and its already the second day of August!! And I hate August, I always miss spell it. And the internet at home tonight is just so bad, I think I can hear that noise… Do you remember the noise that the old dial up internet used to make ? Oh what japes, blooming wouldn’t mind a dial up service again if it resulted in an actual connection ! Come on Talk Talk !
Well rant over, I suppose if I had got it together to post the last couple of days I wouldn’t be quite so frustrated now, but there you are, if this is the least of my problems… And it has been a good day today, hope yours has been too.