Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I'm still alive...

Well, I think that Art du jour has turned into "rare art du jour". I have missed creating and posting but I have a block now I think. I have been on a pretty good roll for several years now so maybe I needed a break. My hives are better and have been for several days now. I have de-danderized eveything and if it's Bucky then the de-danderizing is helping. It could be a chemical sensitivity to processed foods and I want to say thank you to Diane for mentioning to me that it could be a Ribo Rash from an MSG-like food enhancer. These are nasty chemicals that are hidden in our tasty processed foods that seem to be causing all sorts of problems. Ok, I admit it, that Pop Tart that I have eaten every day for breakfast for 20 years  has probably poisoned me. I am eating all organic now and we will see if that helps. Now I have to cook rather than creating art. So, now you know my secret, I never cooked. Well, I can't say never, but when I did, I hated every minute of it. I better change my tune. Maybe I will grow to love it. So much for me. I love you all and thank you for your concerns and suggestions. I consider each and every one!

PS. I have been practicing my Copperplate letterforms for wedding invitations for a May wedding of my best friend's daughter. So actually, I have been doing something. I have pages and pages of practice. Maybe I will post one. It's looking better.

25 comments:

CelticWoman said...

Oh Martha, hope you figure out what is not being nice to you, love your journal pages. Hugs

Bren said...

Hey girl, good to hear from you and glad that things are turning about. I understand the fallout of MSG, gave that up years back because it also causes migraines. Love the lettering running up the side of that page and it would be fun to see your practice letters! Take care

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

ahhhh don´t mention hating to cook!!
I HATE it...it takes so much time out of the day and all the cleaning up afterwards...soooooo,
we all have to eat don´t we,,,and we have to eat, CLEAN food,,fresh from the farmer´s market, etc...sooooooo I have it figured out for our family atleast. Use one day a week to do alll the heavy prep work...cleaning all the veg, etc...I cook about 5-6 big bowls of different veg, 3 different sauces. It saves sooo much time during the week and we are eating real food with whatever main course I make and everyone gets to pick whichever sauce they want on said day. Just a suggestion as it remedied a lot around here and everyone is eating better and there are no Pop Tarts to found for miles:)

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

me again:)...I forgot to say I love the border on the left page....I was sooo concerned about food that I forgot the art!!!!

Mary said...

so glad your hives have begun to subside. Seems I have taken a period of rest from creating for a time too.

I guess sometimes it's needful.

But even your simple musings in your journal are artful and heart-filled.

much love!

Julie Bagamary said...

Martha, So glad you are feeling better and hey, cooking can be creative too....I've seen it LOL.

Janie Husband said...

glad you peeked your head out to say hi, martha.....cooking is not my favorite thing to do either but it is necessary.....stay organic as possible, we do....i swear i think the organic food tastes better.....be well and come bake soon....i miss your art with my morning coffee....hugs

Janie Husband said...

ooops, i forgot to mention that there are organic poptarts....lol

Chel said...

Oh, that page is GORGEOUS!! *sigh* love it!

I hope you can get the allergy thing figured out. My daughter is highly allergic to several things and it manifests as eczema, so we have to be fairly diligent about what she eats/touches because it could turn into major skin problems. But once you figure it out, prevention goes a LONG way (within reason!)

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Martha,
You make me laugh, now you have to cook! lol
OK, I'd like to be in my studio more and in the kitchen less-how have you managed to get away with that for sooo long?

Your latest page is fabulous and I'm looking forward to seeing your copperplate invitations.

Sounds like you have your hives under control, lets hope they stay that way.
Hugs,
Anna

jgr said...

Martha, I'm glad you're better! Your journal page is beautiful as always!

sarah said...

hiya martha! i enjoyed this post really! (glad your feeling better!) i think finding ways of balancing everything is what women spend their whole lives doing... i look at so many blogs and wonder how are they wonderful everyday when i feel like i am a juggler in a three ring circus...? i will share one cooking trick, the slowcooker! ...blessings...s...

PaperPumpkin said...

Hi Martha, I am soo sorry that you have been going through such a difficult time with hives. They are so miserable. itching is the worst. I will pray harder for you, my dear. happy cooking...ick. I have to admit, I cooked for 25 years and now that I have an empty nest, I would prefer to never cook again. Give me paint and stencils and pens and fabric, and a bowl of cold cereal!

Claire M said...

So glad you're back! I've hit a slump myself and I need to get back to my art tools for some fun!

Lisa Holtzman said...

Oh I'm so glad to hear your hives are better! I hope it's the processed food thing, not Bucky or your art supplies. Maybe you can use your creativity for your cooking and get into it that way : )

Lisa Holtzman said...

p.s. I want to see your copperplate!

lori vliegen said...

graph paper never looked so great!! all of your gorgeous lettering and fun borders make me love those little squares even more!! xox, :))))

Buffy said...

You're so funny about the poptart killing you!LOL Your spread is beautiful. I'm glad you're feeling better.

Sue K said...

Hi Martha! I'm glad to hear that things are going better for you. I hope that you can figure out the culprit that is causing these hives! It would seem to me that it has to be something NEW in your life or you would have had problems before this. But then, what do I know? LOL!!!
Been thinking about ya and praying that you get better. We miss your daily posts!
Love and hugs, Sue

Createology said...

Hi Martha: I am so thankful that you are feeling a bit better. Your health is much more important than blogging. You have posted so many beautiful pieces of art that we could review them forever and not get bored while you are taking a rest and break. Funny how cooking is not my favorite activity either. I would much rather be creating something that lasts longer than a quickly eaten meal. Health to you my dear...

Diane said...

Good to hear this Martha--If you can cook as good as your art--then you'll be set!

Poetic Artist said...

It is nice to know you are still out there..
I think it is just part of us to step back and take time off.'
Take care.
Katelen

Jane Farr said...

Lovely journal pages Martha! I'm happy to see you are practicing Copperplate. ;) Your friend is being treated to a special gift. It speaks volumes about how much she means to you by the time and effort you are putting into lettering the invitation envelopes for her daughter's wedding. They are going to be fabulous!

Creative Carmelina said...

I love to cook..i grew up cooking...my family owned italian restaurants and pizzerias...and my parents were always cooking up a storm...

it's like another art form to me....

get right into it woman..it's the only way to go!

ciao bella

CREATIVE CARMELINA

Anonymous said...

I love your book that you showed here...It makes me want to turn the pages...

and I really miss when you don't post since I check your blog almost every day...it's my fav!

hope you enjoy your time away with your grandbaby - they are such a delight! and that you're feeling back to normal really soon!
Deb E

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