I was so excited to start my idea for this weeks Friday Art - I had planned to re paint an old marker drawing 'Asleep'. I also planned to catch up on a few Lifebook lessons.
But life always seems to have a way of making me slow down and take a rest. And 'lucky' me these enforced rests always seem to take the form of an illness, a sprained ankle and this weeks life interuptus is my back.
I have never had such an agonising pain, I can't imagine living with this full time, and my heart goes out to any one who has chronic back pain.
Luckily I managed to get an appointment with a chiropractor, and after taking x-rays + realising my back is f*ck'd (or will be if I don't treat it now), I am so much better.
And having a week on the couch has been frustrating, boring + just what I needed.
So in between episodes of Smash (LOVE this show!!) and reruns of bad 90's sitcoms (step by step anyone? I loved this show when I was younger!) I have been sketching in one of the many sketchbooks I have laying around.
Instead of dragging up all my art supplies from the studio to the couch, I found these brushes in my stash + my water colour pencils.
Mr Mac was pleased I wasn't dragging my paints up stairs, but I was saying to him, it has been five years since I have seriously played with my pencils + it was kinda fun!
So having my enforced break has been good in some ways, I have sketched heaps, have heaps of ideas, and my back is much better.
I would love to hear how you cope with enforced breaks from life, do you struggle against it (my normal way of coping) or go with the flow?