So with the help of my therapist I'm working to try to tackle poor sleep and daytime fatigue. As from yesterday I've gone hardcore with applying sleep hygiene rules. This means a snack at bedtime. Result! I took a little bowl of walnuts upstairs with me last night for their melatonin containing problems. Well that's not too difficult is it? The advice to cut all caffeine from midday is a real bummer though and had me scuttling to the supermarket at 8pm last night for decaff Yorkshire teabags. They are not the same!!!!!!!!
'Focus on your 'art'' was my homework last week. Well that's alright as well I thought I'd take my handiwork to my therapy session. Here's what I took to my 'show and tell'.
Above it my newly completed background for the linocut of hares that I started last year. The pressure of work meant that I put it to one side. My attention isn't great so it's taken a time to do. And that's the beauty of this craft. You can do a little bit at a time and then put it to one side easily. I hope to make some prints from these plates next week.
My therapist was impressed. 'Are you going to sell these?' she asked. One step at a time. The plan for the moment is just to reinstate creating stuff as an enjoyable pastime. It's like restoring sleep and energy. Let's get the basics right first!