Thursday, September 26, 2019

daily snapshot: September 26, 2019 at 09:52PM

This evening's progress #charcoaldrawing #portrait #artistsoninstagram #i2f #gallebb
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

daily snapshot: September 18, 2019 at 07:49PM

Clearing out a stack of old writing journals ... apparently my ovaries used to work, once upon a time ...
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Sunday, September 15, 2019

daily snapshot: September 15, 2019 at 11:28AM

We Foxed; Terry Fox run round the inlet trail this morning #i2f
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Monday, September 02, 2019

daily snapshot: September 02, 2019 at 09:43AM

Latest thrift score: Born leather boots for $15.99 from Value Village with the totally cute red Fossil purse just peeking out ($8.99)
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Thursday, August 29, 2019

daily snapshot: August 29, 2019 at 08:31PM

A final hammocking ... now packed away. #i2f This hammock was my safety net and refuge during stressful times. I'd head off there to unwind in the evening, knit a bit and shout at the fat pigeons. After a decent pause, my dad would come find me, bringing chocolates as an excuse, and chat about his day. He didn't open up that much usually but he did share some of himself on this visit. Happy memories.
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Sunday, August 04, 2019


charcoal and gouache abstract

I saw this recently describing the feeling of Dealing With Everything. Saturated.
It's a better descriptor than overwhelmed IMO; overwhelmed implies knocked sideways, buried, engulfed, flattened, non-functioning while actively resisting.
Saturated however, suggests a stealthy process of being filled up, at peak absorption, but like a sponge trying to soak up even more.

This is the end of week one. A week that has seen a blocked toilet, hospital, driving on the wrong side of the road, solo parenting, grey skies and rain, humidity, jetlag, teen boredom and brief meltdown, cancer, around 300 miles of driving, 8,000km air travel, screen time, confusion, tiredness, frustration, a broken laptop charging pin...but not vacation though we're far from home.

To escape saturation, I've turned into a raccoon mum once more -- sabotaging sleep by creating headspace in the hours before sleep. Knit, sketch, paint, draw...carving out alone time that isn't simply sleep.

As usual, it's not my story to tell (it rarely is) but as usual I am saturated by it all.

Friday, August 02, 2019

daily snapshot: August 02, 2019 at 03:59AM

The one with the puffin.... #throwbackthursday #myformerveterinarylife #i2f
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