Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WOYWW - My creative journey during recovery



It's been awhile since I've posted to the lovely Julia's - WOYWW.   About 4 months ago, I was involved in a terrible car accident, flipping my life upside down in many ways.  I've had to learn to re-adjust to so many things, losing my day job on the college campus and having to drop classes.  The accident has also left me unable to sleep in my own bed (still), along with having to depend on others to get me about since I still cannot drive.   I spend 3-4 days a week at the doctors for physical treatment and am still about 70% away from a full recovery.  Sigh!  lol

However, during these past few months I've finally been able to find my way through the challenging moments and found a special JOY amidst my illustration work.  Let me tell you just HOW refreshing it's been and my creative journey has exploded into the most incredible one.  I feel beyond blessed to be where I'm at this very moment, despite the horrible car accident.  Although my current workspace is the coffee table in the living room (as I'm not able to sit up in a hard chair for more than 2 hours without pain!), my illustrations are coming alive in the most incredible way!  Uh huh.  ♥

For more of my incredible journey, visit my art page. I'd love to see you!
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Please visit Julia's lovely page for more creative and inspirational work-spaces HERE.
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  1. Hi Alexandra
    Sorry to hear of your accident but it sounds like you have a great positive attitude so that will help a lot. Keep going gal you'll get there I'm sure. M going to check out your art site
    Janet @8

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    1. Hi Janet, thank you. I appreciate your words and encouragement. Have a great day! :)

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  2. Good grief Alexandra, what a terrible experience you've been through....and fantastic is your attitude. I admire you for dealing with it in such a positive way. I'm sure your art has helped...long may your recovery continue.
    Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

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    1. Hello, Jan. Thank you for popping by and your warm thoughts/comments. I appreciate it! :)

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  3. OMGOODNESS! So terribly sorry to hear about you car accident. I agree attitude is a lot of the recovery process.
    Absolutely love your art.
    Krisha #19

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    1. Krisha, yeah, totally stinks! Thank you. It's not always easy having a good attitude but learning it helps more than it doesn't. xx

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  4. Sorry to hear about your accident and hope you are okay now.
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 34

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    1. Thank you, Angela. Hope you have a lovely week as well. :)

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  5. so sorry to hear how slowly the recovery is going....so touch. Stay strong.

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    1. Thank you, Christine. It is definitely a day to day thing right now. xx

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  6. Hi Alexandra, happy WOYWW. My thoughts are with you on your road to recovery...so glad you have your art keeping you going. Your work is beautiful, light and fresh and colourful....enjoy. Cheers and hugs RobynO#24

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    1. Hi Robyn, thank you on your warm wishes for my recovery and the compliments on my artwork. My art is definitely helping me through this long journey. :)

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  7. Sounds rough...Sending healing light for a faster recovery!!
    Beautiful artwork is coming out of it though! Maybe a book or two by the end of it!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Hello! Yes, definitely challenging and I appreciate your well wishes. xx

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  8. Sorry to hear about the accident.Your watercolors look great! I noticed that great set of colors, do you mind me asking were you found them.If not super expense would be fun to have in the art room.

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    1. Hi Karen. Thank you for your thoughts and compliment. The big palette I use is an Artist Loft brand and fairly cheap. I think it's around $10 at a local craft shop. I also use Koi, Loew Cornell and Winsor Newton, too. lol

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  9. I wish I could take all the pain you are going through, away from you!
    Love your little paintings my friend ;o)
    Keep on smiling and keep being you!
    Big Hugs ;o)

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