Friday, 7 June 2019

Dream that you can....!

Hi everyone! I have been back to the docs once again - becoming a regular!!!

This time it was following a call about my blood sugar to the Diabetic nurse at the practice - apparently nothing to worry about and today's level proved that to be so!
However, she didn't like what I told her about my pains and made the unprecedented move of booking me in to see a GP the next morning.(we have a system of ring after 8.00am and try to get in the queue for an appointment)

The doc gave me a thorough examination, heart, lungs, flexibility and gave me a sheet of useful exercises!
Having done them for just a day I feel much better and now have the motivation to get on with looking at what I will be taking on our well as looking around at all the things I haven't been able to tackle!

I started a journal page a while ago with the lovely new butterfly stamp from Crafty Individuals so yesterday finished it!

I had gessoed over quite a bright page and added some blue ink around the edges.
The butterflies were stamped and fussy cut and then some slightly smaller butterflies were cut and inked around the edges
I added random parts of another new CI stamp and then stamped the Dylusions quote.
Once stuck down everything had a quick spatter!

I am of course joining in at Art Journal Journey with Halle's 'Words to Live by' theme


Moo Mania - Things with Wings
Penny Black and More challenge - Bloom, Butterflies and/or BugsCountry View challenges - It's a Bugs Life!
Craft Stamper Magazine - Take it- make it Challenge

Thanks for looking, Chrisx


froebelsternchen said...

Take good care of you my friend!!! And enjoy the preparations for the trip! And once again! TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOU!

I am in awe of this breathtaking page Chris! Absolutely terrific and artsy - and the quote is such a wonderful one!!!!
Thank you so very much for supporting Moo Mania & More as well as Art Journal Journey with this unique and utterly beautiful butterfly art!
I am simply in love with it!

Happy Friday!
Big hugs, Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you are starting to get better, keep going that way! Wonderful journal page, hugs, Valerie

Anne (cornucopia) said...

I'm glad you're feeling a little better. Your butterfly artwork is beautiful.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That's the best news I've heard today, dear Chris. I'm so happy for you and a bit more relieved, too.

I am in awe of your latest journal page. It is both moving and inspiring.Those butterflies look like they are about to fly off the page. I love how you cut them and I adore that background, too. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Art Journal Journey using Halle's theme. And please don't overdo anything, either.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you are feeling better. Nic with wing art


Divers and Sundry said...

It is so motivating when exercises make such an immediate difference. I'm happy for you!

Halle said...

Hope that you are on the right path now with your health. Scary.
I love this page. The dimensional butterflies are awesome! And the words are perfect.
Thanks for linking up for Words to live by for AJJ.

Helen said...

great news, Chris! just don't forget to sheet of exercises with you! Love the butterfly page!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful images, super colours and a lovely page. Thank you for joining our 'Blossoms, Butterflies and Bugs challenge at Penny Black and More.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

It was good to read that you are now making progress to control the pain.
It makes you wonder why you had to wait so long to get the help you needed.
Its a fabulous butterfly page and quote.
Yvonne xx

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

What a soft and lovely page, Chris. I'm so happy to hear that you've found something that helps with your pain. Who would have thought? I hope the simple exercises do the trick. Eileen xx

Let's Art Journal said...

So pleased to hear the excercises are helping and I hope you feel better soon! Your page is amazing, I love the beautiful butterfly stamp which is now on my wish list 😉. Happy weekend, take care and wishing you well! Hugs, Jo x

Leanne Harris said...

A fabulous journal page, what fabulous butterflies! Many thanks for joining us this month at Penny Black and More Challenges xxx

brenda said...

A really beautiful journal page Chris which looks lovely in the neutral colours, thanks so much for joining in with our June theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Linda said...

Beautiful journal page, love the butterfly. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

My name is Erika. said...

I love how these look like they are flying Chris. Smart idea of lyer the paper underneath. It is a pretty summery page. And glad the exercises help. Medical appointments are such a nuisance but they hopefully fix problems. So hopefully this is your fix! Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

Neet said...

You sound like a copy of me Chris. We should have sat together and nattered more last weekend. I keep getting called back to the docs for things that turn out to be minor and just wish they would concentrate on the things that are causing me so much pain and the resulting incapacity. Haven't done my pain diary this month yet but am writing up day to day feelings on scrap squares - just need to decorate it.
Love your butterfly page. I know you say it took a long time to do but it is so well worth it, you did a beautiful job of creating beautiful art.
Hope your medication keeps working and you are able to enjoy your holiday to he full. Will miss you if you don't drop in now and then.
Hugs, Neet xx

Sue said...

Such a beautiful page and the way you've used the stamp is wonderful. Truly great words to live by.

kathyinozarks said...

Congratulations on your wellness check up-you will feel better just knowing now for your trip.
I Love your butterfly page-great techniques with the butterflies-hugs Kathy

Rosie said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous page, Chris

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous Chris and love the journal page too Lol! That's interesting what you said about getting an appointment at your clinic, ours is the same and it's a nightmare trying to get through and I have found that seeing the practice nurse is often the easiest option and she will book you in with a doctor if she feels you need to see one. We also have a travelling Pharmacist and often just seeing him is enough as he can give prescriptions too. Anyway just you take care and hope you have a nice week though it is pouring it down here at the moment. Angela xXx

Rika said...

Such a lovely page.

Cath Wilson said...

Stunning, Chris. Glad you got a good MOT from your GP, too! That's good news to take with you on your forthcoming trip ;-)
Cath x

butterfly said...

This is absolutely beautiful - the soft blue-greys are so gentle and pretty, but the black adds a touch of melancholy. I really hope you've been taking care of yourself through June and that you're feeling even better by now.
Alison x

ElizabethR said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, thanks for joining in with us at the Craft Stamper magazine, Elizabeth xxxx