Thursday, August 26, 2010

acupuncture and art

Some of my paintings and prints are now up in my acupuncturist's office! So now you can enjoy my art while getting treatment from Tristin, founder of Bird & Bee Acupuncture. She has helped me tremendously, particularly with my painting shoulder. I tend to get slightly engrossed in my work, and have the tendency to forget that I've been holding my arm up for oh, say, 5 hours straight, or that I am ravenous and it's freezing in my studio/garage and my nose is about to fall off. And that's the shoulder that also holds a fussy toddler while cooking dinner, walks the dogs, does the weeding, and props the sleepy head of a nursing child. Needless to say, it's well used and gives me much grief. Or rather, used to. Tristin's gentle treatments allow me to leave her office pain free and ready to tackle paintings and screaming toddlers all over again. For which I am very grateful.

Other news, Maia starts school next week. Part of me is looking forward to getting back into a routine, but part of me is also a little sad that summer is coming to an end. Those lovely, unstructured days of little ones running around the garden, through the sprinkler and straight to the dirt pile before coming into the house and rendering all of my white furniture a nondescript shade of grey. Hmm, maybe I am ready for the school year to begin after all.