I just finished and photographed Upheaval # 9; what I hoped would be the 3rd of four new works designed in August. With just 5 days remaining in the month I am re-assessing that challenge! I am now taking a break to do some ‘housekeeping’ chores of my artistic life. And yet as soon as this one came down I put up fabrics on the wall for the next Keeping Up Appearances piece so it may still happen.
The problem I have currently is actually a good one to have. I have multiple pieces out on exhibit at different venues. I need some new work to have available for other opportunities.
While I am recovering from upcoming knee surgery who knows how long I will be unable to sew or stand at my design wall? Although the other day I decided to sit at my machine as much as possible as that is the same pedal reflex that I will need to develop to drive again. I don’t want to be house-bound any longer than necessary! If there is a will, there is a way.
I have spoken endlessly about this upcoming surgery; some people assume I had it already I have been yakking it up for so long. Because of the extensive leg surgeries I had in the ’60’s I have been more than anxious about all this. And yet deep down believing I will do fine. I am strong, fit, a survivor and I heal quickly. Two days ago I decided to stop feeding the fear and think only good thoughts. Would you believe I am now counting the days?!
I have 19 days to get a lot done. I’ll relax when I am medicated!