Monday, April 19, 2010
Methotrexate Monday Blues.....
I started the day with a rough reaction to my methotrexate injections from last night so I had a late start for my day. When I could stand up straight I was moving like a three toed sloth...one of my favorite animals... so slow that moss can grow on their backs. I did get up and going and made a casserole for Ken and myself for tonight and an extra meal for Erin and Chance for tomorrow. It ended up being a pretty comforting meal for my stomach. I then went down to continue quilting ...one stitch at a time...while watching Doctor Oz and the news.
For my break in concentration I continued my online research about Beatrice Wood; the ceramist who lived to be 105 and modeled how to have an authentic artist life without boundaries. She was known for saying "I do what we are not supposed to do...add courage and a rebellious spirit she would create her amazing glazes by an intuitive process and a slow smoking process in her kiln. The lusters she created have a powerful pull and interest to many ceramists working today. She began with mud...became an alchemist and transformed the simple clay by transforming ...taking a risk and would discover iridescence in colors that still remains a mystery today. Beatrice is a national treasure because she is a link to a visible past..her spirit and proud sense of revolution. I even found a photo at the age of near 100 with four young men serving her delicious chocolates. She is my hero! Imagine and Live in Peace,
Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart