My Week With Tonsillitis

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I know I have been making lots of blog promises lately, but you can't always plan everything. I have spent the last week debilitated by the worst tonsillitis I have ever had. Because my tonsil was so big, gross and sore I was constantly drooling all over my t-shirt and pillow.
tonsil art 2 - red rawThis past week I could only eat soup/ liquid for breakfast, lunch and dinner as anything with more consistency hurt too much to consume! To some people liquid detox diets are a choice - these people crazy!? Today I chomped into an amazing home made burger full of beef and salad (and pickles, grapes, japanese mayo & japanese bbq sauce). I welcome back crunch, spice and solids into my life with open arms (and an open mouth).
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During this painful week I had A LOT of time to browse the internet (in between moaning and sleeping and drooling).

I think that I would have gotten better a lot quicker if I had had a birds nest or hamburger bed to rest in.

birds nest bed
hamburger bed

I have also read almost the entire Cabin Porn Blog. And now I understand why they call it porn. Here is one of my favourites:

This has lead me to plan an imaginary trip to the Laplands so that I can watch the Aurora Borealis from within a see-through glass igloo.

Became acquainted with Kirra Jamison

and fell in love with this video:

Murmuration from Islands & Rivers on Vimeo.

So I have taken from this week that sometimes you just have to roll with the punches and take what life gives you. I still have a creative project pending in my brain waiting to make it to blog and paper and wacom tablet...
I have been thinking a lot about the future, freelance artists, typography & message, inspiration and motivation. Here is a little something along this line that I have been working on today with some water colours.
I hope it brightens your way!

1 comment:

Alex Grigg said...

That las image! beautiful :) Glad to hear you're feeling better duder.
Seriously, that last one. so good.