This week I still haven't been able to been able to get around well. If you recall, I received Synvisc One injections in both knees about a week ago. I am getting better daily; however, in the duration my sleep has been affected.
This means I don’t have energy. Zippo, nada, none, running on empty…
I couldn’t get out my art supplies if I wanted to.
My art/fabric room does double duty, (it is a space on the second floor). It is a place for me to relax. It is a place where art supplies are and are stowed out of site. Although this keeps the room eye pleasing and relaxing, it makes it a bit more effort to get the supplies out for any major art or fabric art projects.
I’ve learned to keep a sketch pad, notebook, pencils, erasers, and pencil sharpener in a decorative box in reach. I have a box for scrapes of paper that serve as inspiration. The sketch pad is great for low energy days. But what do I do on no energy days?
In the past, I’d flip through magazines and earmark them to rip out on a better day. However, I made a great discovery over the weekend. It is called Pinterest.
Pinterest is a virtual pin-board. It lets you post and share beautiful things you find on the web. You can also browse other peoples “boards” to get inspiration. I have found some interesting artwork done with paint-chips that looks OK but would look so much better in a different media. So for inspiration, it is a great place to haunt for inspiration when you don’t feel good.