The virtual studio of author and artist Stephanie Rose Bird brings together artistic process and reflection with the literary arts in a manner that is designed to be instructive and inspirational.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Broken Promises of Summer
Typically summer, since I was a little girl, had to include sun and swimming. This was my plan for this summer. I was to join the pool and do lap swimming at sunrise or sunset. But there was a different plan for me held by the universe. On June 17th I woke up really early and full of energy just a bit after sunrise. I washed the dishes and then headed to the basement to wash some clothes so my son was ready for camp. Well, I missed a step and boy did that cost me. I ended up dislocating my ankle, breaking it in two places and tearing a major ligament. I had to have surgery a week and a half later. This summer has been a mind game. Trying to stay whole and sound while healing. I say a mind game because I have never had to be so still and within myself until this summer, as I had to keep weight off my right foot for weeks and into months. . .sitting down, reading, painting and writing. I can't believe its already August. It's been a while since I've blogged and it feels good to be back. This image I am posting is a tiny ATC and it is called "Lady with Seahorses." I use to raise seahorses and they remind me of magic of the sea, which I am longing to visit as a part of my healing process.