As some of you may know I have spend all of 2015 concentrating on my health and healing. Please refer to my previous post if unsure)
It certainly has been quite a rollercoaster of mixed emotions and feelings.
I am a reasonable strong person, but have really appreciated all the support of many friends and family (even some who I wouldn’t have expected) to put a smile back on my face when I have been down and the small gesture of a hug has been absolutely amazing.
Taking this time off from my other commitments has really helped me channel into my emotions and feelings to be able to express them further through my artwork. Which has allowed me to learn new skills and use new mediums.
Having used this medium before in various other projects, I chose to explore this medium of wool / yarn to learn the art of crochet. It has been a little challenge to master the techniques, but like most of my projects, they start out as an idea and finish of creating something completely different.
With the encouragement of my friends and family I was made aware of an exhibition in the east Gippsland community, with the criteria being artwork created with fibres. Well they must have had me in mind as with the generosity of family giving bags of wool to help with my projects, this was absolutely ideal.
With thorough planning and experimenting of techniques and colours I created a piece based on my current journey, naming my piece of artwork “Finding Inner Peace”. ( I will put a picture at the base of this post)
In November it was placed on display at the exhibition, and the positive feedback made it all worthwhile that all my time, effort and using my personal journey, helped inspire my artwork for all to see.
Also as part of my Art Therapy for healing every year I make Christmas decorations and other crafty pieces. Refer to my social media pages for my most recent crafted pieces.
The last few months of my health journey there has been many ups and downs with some of the side effects returning as the warmer days have approached as its currently Summer in Australia. I personally feel as thought the treatment is helping and trying to stay positive until my next visit with the specialist.
With December being such as busy time for myself and my family, as Christmas approaches, the side effects I have had seem to be more full on after a really busy day or few days out and about, causing severe lethargy, dizzy, feeling sick, headaches, anxiety and confusion.
I am really looking forward to spending Christmas with my family, allowing me to relax with some great food, lots of laughter, giving and receiving gifts and realising how lucky I am to be surrounded by so many wonderful people in my life.
Thankyou so very much for all the wonderful support, hugs and simply being apart of my journey. I will update you on my next lot of tests and hope to be able to share some wonderful results.
Wishing you all a really lovely Christmas and hope 2016 brings you all good health and harmony.