Wednesday, 13 August 2014

WOYWW 271

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WOYWW 271

Not a great deal going on on my desk this week, but you can see the third of the recent cards I’ve been making, embellishing teabag stains with Zentangle drawing. To the left of the card, in the centre of the desk, you can see some of my Zentangle ATC-sized cards with patterns, which normally live in my large Zentangle album. Just above this is my Stamping Up set of sentiment stamps – I have used the “Thank You” one on the card. My usual collection of acrylic paints and gel mediums and gesso at the back of the desk, and on the left, my Inktense pencils and in the red box, my pastel pencils. On top of this is a software CD ready to install on my computer. At the back you can also see a little pile of distress inks and my usual dirty water pot, in front of which is my red Stanley knife – I can’t get on with normal craft/exacto knives and find this is much the best knife! On top of the gesso is some stazon ink and a home-made bubble wrap stamp. I think that about covers it!

I am now feeling a lot better after my recent heart attack, and yesterday I went back to the hospital for my annual gastro-enterology check, and the consultant is pleased with how I am getting on, with my ulcerative colitis responding well to the medication. He wants me to have another colonoscopy in February to check on how things are, and also to screen for bowel cancer as I am more at risk of getting this with the inflamed bowel. Mum’s heart scan results came back yesterday and she’s got atrial fibrillation which is not good news for the potential for causing strokes, so she’s now on warfarin. Last weekend Phoebe, one of our cats, scratched her arm and it was pouring blood everywhere, so off my hubby went with her to A&E again, and it’s now all bound up and needing dressing every couple of days (just like when she bashed her legs) and she’s on antibiotics. Never rains but it pours, eh.

Anyway, things are looking up – I had a perm today so I’ve got nice curls again, and having one’s hair done always gives one a lift!

Have a great week, everyone.

8 comments:

  1. Glad things are looking up Shoshi.I love hair treats as a lift too.Gosh our Mums hearts are in a bad way. My Mum's recovering, but she is still quite tired.She has to take so many tablets.
    I can see that she is becoming ever more frail.
    Hope the rest of the week is brighter.
    Judy xx

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  2. Slowly you will be able to craft again when the urge returns, just like me. So sorry to hear of your mum, I am crossing all my fingers, toes and eyelashes that all these health problems leave you and your family alone. You have been through enough. anyway I hope the parcel I am sending will cheer you all up.
    xoxoxoxox
    Bridget #20

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  3. Glad to hear you are still on the mend - I love the look of your zentangle cards, even though you've only given a tantalising glimpse of them! I'm definitely a Stanley knife girl too - I can't stand craft knifes or even the guillotines - I think I get better results with the knife. Hope you have a good week, and I hope your mum's arm heals quickly.

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  4. OMG! Recent heart attack! I am so sorry to hear that but really happy that you are feeling better. I feel sorry for your Mum cause I bleed rather freely and my doctor said I am worse then someone on warfarin when cut. Love what you are doing with the tea stains and doodles. I just made up a few more to try on cards so will share when I get them done...doubt they will come anywhere near what you do. Have a great week and stay healthy. Vickie #75

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  5. Thanks for your comments Shoshi - the speedball carving block is much softer than lino and you use normal carving tools - I don't think I'll ever go back to lino again! I always mount mine on the EZblock and it works fine - it can break off if you dig too deep as it doesn't have the hessian backing to protect it like the lino has, and I can sometimes get a bit enthusiastic with my carving, but generally I haven't had a problem with it.
    I am loving your zentangle work, it was the small pile of ATC's I was referring to when I mentioned a tantalising glimpse! I really like the twirled/coiled ribbon effect in the bottom one - very pretty and clever!

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  6. Glad you're feeling better, Shoshi - thanks for the update.

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  7. Hi Shoshi,glad to hear you are doing so well- agree about the colonoscopy, you will see why when you visit! Hope your Mom is doing ok now- they are a worry as they get older, aren't they? We realise how fragile they actually are. Running late this week, Have a great week, Hugs. Shaz #23,xxx

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  8. Oh Shoshi have just sat and read all your recent trials and tribulations - feel so bad I haven't been by!! Glad to hear you are recovering - it really is one thing after another!! Keeping you in my thoughts and sending gentle hugs, Cindy x

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