Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I've been laying down on the job

around here lately. Not because I've been lazy, but because while I was dyeing painting, bending over my print table, my back POPPED and OUCH!!!! I had to go to bed for days with first ice and then heat and pain pills and finally something popped back in place and the really bad pain went away, put there is still some lingering pain that keeps me from sitting for long. Standing and walking is no problem. So if this continues much longer, I may have to start quilting standing up.
But after a couple of day abed, I was able to get up and fnish dye painting what I was working on and I am now in the process of quilting it.
The photographer came today and yes I did put some make-up on. He was good. Knew what he was doing too. He instructed me on how to sit and how to hold my head and kept me smiling and laughing throughout the shot as well as telling me to do a little jig to loosen up. When I had thought I would hate the whole exprience, I can say it was a highlight if not in my life, certainly the highlight of the last week or so.
Met with about 11 other women at the library on Saturday (Took a pain pill an hour before I left home and a was dire need of one when I got home ) where we discussed starting a mixed media fiber art group that will be focus on learning new techniques in a 4-5 hour meetings once a month format. Each of us will take turns teaching something. The group will be limited because of participation and the places where we can meet that will give us a work space for messy wet work.
I've sat here all I can for this session so I am back to bed and the heat pad and a pain pill.


Guzzisue said...

get well soon, :)

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