It's most difficult to answer questions about living with a chronic illness without getting wordy and writing a 500 page book! But I did, kept it simple, and you can read the interview here:
Jamee started the "Sharing Our Spoons" community based on a story that compares life with chronic illness with a handful of spoons, where a spoon is lost with each daily activity until your spoons are gone.
I used up ALL MY SPOONS this weekend to take a couple of classes at the Art-Is-You retreat in the next town over. I took 2 classes: one from Leighanna Light and another from Taryn Reece. They were wonderful and I learned so much from these two amazing artists! Ya' - they were definitely worth using my spoons for!
Here are some of the things I made, but it was more about learning than the finished product to me. I learned great techniques that I'll be using over and over.
They held a vendor filled Art Trunk one night, which I knew if I was to go, would again use up a TON of my "spoons". But it was 10 minutes away! How could I resist?! So I went and found a bunch of sweet little goodies I can't wait to create with. There was a wonderful paper-bag auction for charity too and as luck would have it I won this sweet little angel:
Oh I just love her! I wasn't sure which artist made and donated her, but on my way out I shared the elevator with a woman who looked at my new doll and exclaimed, "Oh you won my doll!" The artist was in the elevator with me! Her name is Elizabeth Duke and she is a talented seamstress and sews bridal dresses and more. This sweet doll is made of gorgeous bridal lace and vintage linens. How lucky I was to find this talented artist before I left!
|her sweet wings|