Saturday, May 30, 2009

Back to the studio

Two canvasses are done, another started. I need to put the UV glaze on them and post at Etsy soon.
The last few weeks have gotten away from me with family illness. It's always something. Spring cleaning, putting in a garden, and the rest of life just take up all my time. Ah well, it's good to be busy.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

My arthritis pain seems to be remitting big time.

Well it's been over four weeks since I quit eating starch (with a couple small mistakes) and it's paying off. My pain levels are about 2 of 10, whereas before I was regularly hitting 9 of 10. Vicodin intake...way down! Usually I take a dose every twelve hours now, instead of every four hours a month ago.
It's so nice to be awake, clear headed, happy, and at two pills a day, relatively pain free. My knees still act up but that throbbing, never ending ache that felt like my existence is gone. I want to do things, paint, cook, play games. My muscles are still so weak from years of flares but at least now I can repair a bit. Cutting out yeast (allergic) and starch (HLA B27) was the best thing I ever did.

Monday, May 4, 2009

New start

My mats have arrived, going to try selling pre-matted prints, frame ready. I might also try a couple pre-framed. It's experiment time.
Going to start taking new pictures for my listed items tomorrow if it doesn't rain. Pretty much depends on the quality of light. I should have done it today, but got too involved in research and organizing my studio. Ah well, it's all good.