As I've mentioned on 'the other blog', I've been very unwell for quite some time. Finally the Doctors have decided I have Fibromyalgia. It's horrible. I'm not as ill as some people with worse conditions, but I'm not able to live my life the way I always have and that's taken some getting used to.
There are some days when the pain is un-relenting and I have no choice but to go with it and lose much precious time that I would rather be out, with the ponies or dog. Instead I've begun sketching. Anything and everything, lying on the sofa with dog and cats for cuddles and a hot water bottle on my back or legs. The result has been sketchbooks filling up and my brain turning those images into paintings almost before I've finished drawing. These are my Silver Lining Days.
Sometimes, I wedge the hot water bottle between my back and my chair and paint until my shoulders tell me to stop. My style is evolving and my pictures bring me so much happiness that I wish I'd sat still and done this years ago.
So far these paintings have the working titles of 'Fox in the silver trees'