Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Early June Update

Thought it was time for an update on what I've been up to for the past couple weeks...

I'm still having problems with my back ~ more specifically, my right upper back/shoulder/right arm.  After several chiropractic adjustments and an acupuncture treatment, I start in with physical therapy yesterday.  Apparently the problems originate in the scalene muscles of my neck.  So at least for the rest of June, I've got two physical therapy appointments scheduled each week.  I'm working with a P.T. who's a good friend, someone I used to work with when I was administrator of the very place he works, and I trust him completely.  The long haul continues.

I gave my introduction to shibori workshop last weekend, in my studio to one student, and it went really well.  We had fun, she learned tons, never having dyed before, and went home with a stack of gorgeous fabric and numerous good ideas for how to use it.  The weekend totally exhausted me, however.  I knew it would, but I wanted to get it out of the way so I have no major energy output committed to much of anything for at least a couple months.

Even the collage-making has slowed down a bit, although I hope to regroup here this coming weekend.  Glad to say I have stacks of fabric out on my worktable and have begun blocking out some new quilts.  I have a bunch of ideas for Fiberactions' "departure" challenge, and I hope to be able to have something completed by the reveal date on July 15.

Thanks for your faithful readership during these days of lessened art production on my part.  Hope June is being kind to you.  The weather's still been poopy on the North Coast, but at least is seems to have stopped raining!

8 comments:

Sandy said...

Sorry about your back-I can relate. Nice collage. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Nora said...

I hope your painful regions get better soon. Hopefully the physical therapy will help. What a novel idea, after all.

I like your collage. It's so whimsical.

XOX

oneartistjournal said...

Rest girl rest...
Love your textures, colors, all so yummy.
Thanks for shout at my blog, you lifted up my spirit.
XOXOrly

Sandra Rude said...

The weather's poopy here on the Central Coast too! Take care, Connie, and don't overdo. You want that back to last a long time.

Els said...

Your collage looks to me like meditating on top of a mountain somewhere in the Himalayans ...(though I've never been there exept in my dreams ;-) !!!)
I would gladly have been your second student for the weekend !!!(did an on-line shibori-workshop with Glennis Dolce but wasn't able to do anything...but am starting stitching NOW ....)

Heidi said...

Wishing you all the best and a good recovery! Have pleasure in working and in your results.
Heidi

susan christensen said...

Arrrgh! PT is so hard for those of us who want immediate gratification, but hang in there! Today's collage is a trip to the sunny beach for me. I'd love to play shibori with you some day! Best, sus

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Sorry to hear your back area is still giving you trouble. If I was there I would give you lots of massage. You will have to train Beeg to do his 'bed stomp' on your neck.
Love this piece. It makes me think I am standing on the edge of a cliff looking out over the mountainous landscape with my arms outstretched and the wind in my face with no fear only Joy, Conectedness and Feeling.
Thanks for sharing Connie.