Several years ago when I was very sick, I made my way back to health while preoccupying myself with little drawings. I called the simple little sketches my Fairy People, although they rarely had wings and some were even skeleton folks. I think I must have thought of them that way because something in me felt like modern medicine and even alternative medicine was not fully helping. I unconsciously turned to my imagination to help me escape the pain and wished for an ounce of magic or miracle to cure me. Something I was doing worked. When I drew, the pain left for a bit. And eventually I recovered.
I have been in a bit of discomfort for the last couple of weeks. Nothing life threatening or even anything to worry about. My spine has been working out some alignment issues. This week while organizing my studio, I found a little stash of my Fairy People. My back (which had been the thing that made me sick all those years ago) seemed to want to grasp at them again, as if to call on the same relief they had given way back when.
This morning I went to the chiropractor and have been taking care of myself with periodical naps and just being mindful of my movement. When it came time to think about my creative project for Art Every Day Month Challenge, I remembered that it was Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead, also called All Soul’s Day) and that we were planning to attend the street festival tonight. I decided to explore the skeleton drawings I had done back then and to do another.
By the way, I am feeling a bit better. (wink)