Had a nice family dinner last night here. My homemade…yes from scratch!, and no fiasco..cherry pie was really a hit. I’ve been asked to supply the recipe by my brother’s girlfriend. It’s a pretty basic one if anyone else is interested.
I guess you can call things like this, listening to music, and the writing and drawing “highs” since I do get creativity and results, but I was just used to being more “up” last year. It’s understandable I know. And I’ll get back to a place of more balance and happiness. Being bipolar is not my focus right now. That lies in being well enough to make the right choices for myself. So I try and make healthy ones. It’s worked in the past!
Here’s my poem from today’s musings:
Summer is here.
All along the suburban street in mid afternoon is
The hum of the air conditioners.
The grass silently burning under the oppressive sun.
The wading pool is quiet too, now that the baby has gone back home.
His beach ball floats in lazy circles atop the shallow water.
No sign of people at this time of day.
Either inside or at work, they do not witness the quiet.
Summer is here but this is just
June 29, 2005
This is another quick painting I did with the mouse, drawing from a pastel work called “Woman with a Japanese Parasol” by Anna Bilinska-Bohdaniwicz:
I rather like drawing this way for the time being, but I may also start to use the digital camera to photograph larger works if I decide to use pastels myself. I’m thinking of it because I want to join the Illustration Friday gang again sometime soon.
Still up and down emotionally, but doing my best to keep busy. Improving generally, one day at a time. Think I’ll go read a little too. The next book is called “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd.
I owe everyone regular mail and email, so please bear with me..I’ll get around to it next week!