Saturday, November 21, 2009

A really bad no good day!

I pulled a muscle in my back on Thursday and so I haven't been able to do much. I think it would have gone away in a couple of days but I made the mistake of going out for a quick errand and then doing a load of laundry. Now my back is so bad I found it hard to breathe. Today, I think I will just lay around and watch movies and read. I have already missed out on some really fun stuff because I couldn't move and so I want to get better so I can get back to life. I decided, while I was doing this page that I really don't like Copic markers very much. They bleed through my pages unless I have a lot of acrylic on the page. I didn't with this one and it messed up the page below. My Pitt brush tip pens are much better.

Thursday, before the back problems started I went to meet some friends at Starbucks but no one came. I had woke with a really bad headache and really wanted to stay home myself but faithful is my middle name and so I went anyway. I worked in my journal for about an 1 1/2 hours , drank some coffee and then went home. It turned out to be one of those days you wished that you had stayed in bed and pulled the covers over your head. As I was trying to get in my front door, and carrying too many bags of heavy stuff, that I tweaked my back. Only after the fact, did I think it would be a good idea to make a second trip. Now I am suffering the consequences of my foolish decision. UGH!

I was playing round with my watercolors the other day. I kinda like the effect. It is like looking at clouds and seeing shapes. I see a whole landscape behind the girl and so I decided to leave it plain. The quote is from a TV show I was watching and when I heard it I grabbed my journal and wrote it down. It says, "I am kind of nostalgic for when things weren't quite so interesting."

This was another page where I was playing around with watercolors. The concentrated watercolors that I have can get very intense and I love it. I always thought watercolors where only pastel.
The Christmas peak the other day is getting out of control. I find myself thinking and looking forward to the holidays with much anticipation. I am even listening to Christmas music already. YIKES!


Mary said...

Hi Terri Leigh - just rest. I know it is hard to do nothing, but you need to give it time. Have you iced it yet - that might help.
And advil helps with the inflamation.

As always, your journal pages are wonderful!!

Tara said...

Hey Terri,
Hate to hear you are having back troubles. That's NO fun! Take it easy and enjoy resting. Good movie, good book, or good bloggy friends can cheer you up!

Hugs.... tara

Tara said...

Oh and I love all the doodles...

Poetic Artist said...

I found your blog through a dear person will not mention the name Mary.LOL
I like your blog and love all your wonderful women. They all have such wonderful personalities.
I will visit often.

Anonymous said...

I will be saying a prayer for you about your back. I also love your art - beautifull!

Teri Leigh said...

Thanks everyone for your prayers and well wishes. My back is slowly getting better. I think it is more trying on me to just lay around but I am being good about it. You all are so kind. Love and hugs to you all!

Martha Lever said...

Yes, Mary is right--rest your back.
I love your journal pages. They are wonderful! The Copics do bleed through the page but actually the Copic teachers say that is what they should do if you have colored on enough ink to blend other colors. Go figure. So usually in my journal I collage something over the bleed through on the page.

Feel better!