I missed Earth Day, but it is close to the 3 year anniversary of the move of my gratitude journals into altered books. I enjoyed looking at them again as I got them ready to put in boxes. They seem like an appropriate homage to Earth Day, even if it is a little late.
Dam Camp was so much dam fun! It was an unconference and I taught art journaling and mandala drawing and took classes in understanding landscape art in its historical context, Raspberry Pi, and Bullet Journaling. What a fun impromptu learning environment. An unconference is when a bunch of people get together and spend about half an hour throwing out ideas of something they would like to share and you throw those into a grid to schedule everything and you go with what you’ve got. Ta-Da!
It was at the art center so I knew where all the stuff was and I was ready to start a new book so here is a part of it! I started doing some bullet journaling stuff in it, but that isn’t much to look at just yet. It was great to set aside a morning to get back into art and something other than packing, moving, and doctors.
The Very Good News: Part of my migraine pain is from occipital neurologia. I have had a series of diagnostic nerve blocks and they have helped tremendously!!! I’m scheduled to have a more permanent procedure early in May. I have gotten down to a 0 on the pain scale for my migraines! It hasn’t lasted for a day, yet, but I’m really optimistic about the procedure. I have more hope than I have had in years.
Some more good news: we have accepted an offer on our house and our offer has been accepted on a house in New Jersey. It sounds a lot more simple and straight forward than it has been and I’m hoping it will be smooth sailing to complete the process. I’m hoping this will give me a little time between packing bouts to do some more art journaling. I have also started a really spectacular mandala but my eyes are acting up again so its on hold. I hope you have a beautiful day!
So things are progressing with the move. Our house is listed and people seem interested. No offers yet, but it is only the second day. 🙂
Not only will I miss my very dear friend Shannon, but I will miss her flowers, too. Her yard and gardens are a paradise just up the street. Here are one of her kinds of tiny iris. I really love these little guys. I wish I could have caught them with the snow from our brief blizzard of Saturday, but they are so happy as they are. What makes you happy about Spring? If you want to see more flower photos check out Cee’s flower of the day!