02/22/2008: "Foggy Bottoms"
I received an email from Philip Tobias yesterday who wrote a great little article called How to Buy Cheap Art on Art Blogs. Of course, I'm biased because he wrote the following about me:
"www.elisetomlinson.com: Elise Tomlinson is a visual artist and writer from Douglas Island, Alaska. She has a strong interest in painting whimsical, colorful nudes and landscapes. She is also an expert photographer. Her use of color is absolutely breathtaking. Elise also makes spooky ceramics. She blogs about life, her inspirations, and life in Alaska. Make sure to browse Elise Tomlinson's many galleries."
Very very cool! Thanks Philip!
I really needed the boost...This week has been a really tough one for me. I started having an arthritis flare up on Sat. and it lasted all the way through to yesterday. That is a pretty long time, especially since it affected my right side, including my arm, shoulder, and neck. Not being able to move pretty much ruled out painting (or blogging for that matter).
I get so demoralized by my health issues which seem to be never ending. I am finally seeing a Dietician/Nutritionist and she seems to think the majority of my woes can be fixed from dietary changes. After she develops a plan for me, Iíll most likely have to do some kind of cleanse followed by slow integration of various foods back into my diet. Iím *not* looking forward to it.
However, she thinks that once I eliminate these foods from my diet I should not have these inflammation problems which means I can paint (and work out) regularly without pain. That might be worth giving up pizza, beer, and ice cream for. Well, maybe...
Here in Juneau we have a rare combination of low hanging fog and sunshine. This makes everything feel like you're walking "into the light" so to speak. It's pretty in a very unnatural way that's making me feel a bit of irrational exuberance.
Happy weekend everyone!