Happy Easter to y’all from the Sunshine State! I’ve been here in Miramar Beach, Florida on vacation for the last two days, though unfortunately, the state hasn’t yet lived up to its nickname; since my arrival, it’s been raining cats and dogs most of the time!
Luckily for me, I packed my “Choose Health” journal, along with a tote full of paper, fabric, and assorted art supplies, and it’s kept me busy while we’ve been stuck indoors. This morning, in my makeshift “studio” on the kitchen counter of our rental condo, I completed the first page of the journal, which is entitled, “Choose Pain Free.”
This page, which features a Chinese acupuncture chart clipped from the pages of a vintage holistic health text, celebrates the ways in which this alternative therapy has significantly improved my health since I started with it a few months ago. It’s greatly decreased the frequency of my chronic headaches and the level of pain associated with them, and it’s certainly a course of treatment I plan to continue in the future!
The page was created with patterned, embossed, and handmade papers as well as old book pages, a vintage doctor’s scrip, canvas, burlap, mica, fabric trim, die-cut paper, yarn, sewn buttons, and text generated on an antique typewriter.
Apparently, the forecast calls for sunshine the next 2-3 days, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the predictions are true. Whether they are or not, I plan to keep working on this journal before heading home at the end of the week.
Have a wonderful week, wherever you happen to be! 🙂