This month I’ve been attempting a recovery from chronic back and neck pain which ended up causing migraines. I should have dealt with it a lot earlier and it took significant suffering and soul searching to allow myself to accept that I need real therapeutic help and time off work to heal. Getting comfortable with the anxiety and fear that comes along with this has been a stressor in and of itself.
But today I took a muscle relaxant and the world is a better place!
In all seriousness, this has meant that I haven’t been able to plein air paint and have only painted in the studio once in the last two weeks. It is important for me to develop a healthy posture while sitting and so I consider painting a healthful creative, mental and physical endeavour. Art therapy.
And my next appointment is tomorrow, depending upon my level of pain… And paint.