Monday, May 10, 2010

Methotrexate Monday Blues.....continues

I made a successful injection this weekend and today I took the required time allotted to keep the medications down and useful for my system. I always feel so awkward on Mondays but if it works the rest of the week I can make do and save my energies. This afternoon I made a impromptu pirate costume for Sabrina for her drama production. An old striped tee shirt cut on the edges into triangles and my pirate scarf for her head piece and her mother made her cardboard sword wrapped in aluminum foil. The creativity was running rampant and tomorrow I will add some grandmother's pride photographs of her performance.

I spent time in my studio looking for my Lynne Perella True Colors book...Ken moved it when he thought he was helping me organize the space for me...words fail me because now I Spend twice as much searching for "this and that". I am working for a certain amount of time and then I head downstairs to quilt ... it calms my frazzled nerves momentarily. I am adding metallic threads in my woman's face to add the character I am working for ...Australian women were incredibly strong in mind, body and spirit. I want to pay tribute to these authentic women building their families by modeling love and a legacy of the Aboriginal tribes. I am enjoying this quiet process as the work comes to an end...I am already thinking about what is next. I have several processes going at once and sad to say I will have to return to my humble collagraphs when I have less pressure for the deadline. I will enjoy it more if I can just play without limitations... I work best when I am exploring in a slow thoughtful process...I just have not been able to reach the level of complexity to put them into this exhibit. Time to get back to work for now. Have a wonderful evening and Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


  1. Oh Mary Helen, I know what you mean when you organize your studio. I call mine chaotic organization. I can't tell you how many times I've cleaned and reorganized everything just to spend more time looking for things rather than working. Once the item is found, I'm usually too frazzled and frustrated to do anything else!! Hence, my messy studio. I know where everything is!! LOL

    Have a wonderful week and continue taking care of yourself...the world needs beautiful souls as yourself.


  2. So glad you have the energy and strength to work, and channel those frazzled feelings! I am impressed and inspired by all you do my friend.
    Sending a big hug your way!! xox Karin