This was a much needed art journaling spread as I needed to express my feelings in regards to dealing with my physical pain.
I spread 4 colors of acrylic paint as background for this page using my brayer. Once that dried I was able to work on my image.
I love this process, I forgot just how much until I worked on this page.
I purposely used more blue acrylic paint on the page because I knew I wanted her to have long flowing hair across both journal pages.
You can't see it on the finished page, but, in the bubbles I wrote "Sometimes it feels like my dreams are floating away with who I am as a woman".
Fibromyalgia is a hidden illness, on the outside the person suffering from it looks just fine. Inside pain radiates from the top of the head to the toes and all extremities. It is unpredictable, therefore, it is difficult to plan ahead. Symptoms are many with 18 trigger point checks on the body, skin sensitivity, and of coarse PAIN for many unknown reasons. Environment plays a huge factor in how the person is feeling. I live in one of the worst climates for FM - cold and unpredictable weather. Stress is another contributing factor, STRESS IS BAD.
I have found I react best to hot dry weather, Arizona being my favorite.
I feel for anyone having to deal with this disease as it is very frustrating.
I just wanted to share a little about what I experience and to educate those who do not know what FM is.
Big hugs and many, many blessings to you. Happy Creating everyone.