There's something very special about autumn with the freshness in the air and wonderful autumn colours everywhere making it a lovely time of year to be out and about. However, nowadays the change in the season usually means that chronic fatigue rears its ugly head. I'm prone to bouts of CFS and there's something about autumn which sparks it off. Fortunately I've learnt to read the signs and take steps so I'm careful not to do too much. Even so, although its not in full blown mode I have days when I really don't feel that great. Feeling grotty and having to rest more sometimes gets to me and if I don't watch it GLUMNESS descends. I had to catch myself pretty sharp yesterday when before I knew it there I was.... glum :( I had to say NO to glumness. The only way I can do that is to start counting my blessings and be grateful to God for the wonderful family, friends, life He has blessed me with.
Playing in my art journal is a great help. For this page, I started glum - glum tones, glum splodges, glum stamping, glum, glum, glum ... LOL. (Can you tell I'm not glum any more?) Anyway, I looked at my page and thought, what on earth is this. I thought I'd better cover the whole lot with white and start again. So I splodged a big mass of white and quickly spread it and hey presto, it turned into the finished page. The white splodges turned into my blessings which I wrotte white on white:
Here it is - not a work of art but a work of therapy which became a blessing in itself:
Its official, the antidote to glumness is to count one's blessings :D
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