Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WOYWW 268

Today finds me totally unfocused and lacking  a sense of purpose.  Just one of those days but annoying as we have to start organizing our trip as we leave Sunday.  At least my hair appointment is booked.
This week i started a little class at the Derwent Academy online;  just simple drawing of principles and things I know little about.  No that is not a croissant at the top, it is a shell!


have to show this desk as it is almost tidy.  If anyone wants to send me some OC or anal traits I need them.  I just end up shuffling bits and bobs around the table.  My new water bottle is always there.  I just sorted out my business card index and trew out my past!


Desk below I have doodled around adding to my No Excuses journal and practicing Whimsical Lettering.  On the left is this weeks Prompt for Journal 52.  Really like this project as it is an opportunity to use whatever medium speaks to me.  

Playing around with the settings on the Samsung smart phone.  It is a topic that intrigues me as some things have size restrictions on sending them to sites.  it seems skewed logic sites want low pixels and phone/cameras keeping upping pixels.  Great if you print, not for sending off into cyber space.  
last week there were several questions about my Menieres and the hearing aid.  Menieres army of persecution move in with me some 30 years ago .  Over the years I have controlled the vertigo with Serc a drug not easy to obtain in the USA, as it is not FDA approved.  It maybe produced by something they called a compounding pharmacy, at twice the price it costs in Canada or Mexico. It means getting an Rx and buying from Canada Pharmacy.  it  also seems to control nystagmus, eye movements, and nothing works on tinnitus.   The worst is vertigo (the dizzies) now controlled I am finally trying to hear better.  The hearing aid is a Phonak, I think its an Audeo Q.  I continue to use the loaner from the clinic as the audiologist wants to be sure i am comfortable with it before forking over an arm and a leg!.  So will continue for the next month to assess .  It is hard to believe that i can hear.  The tiny behind ear device controls background noise and tinnitus.   

The physical therapy for my balance or lack of balance is going along fine.  It leaves me tired;  hard to believe but is as if my sensory system is worn out.  The equivalent of running a mile for ears!!  

It is truly summer here in Texas 97F (36C) today, cloudy so the humidity makes it feel much hotter.  With the world in turmoil I feel ready to hide away in my hill top home and bury myself it art crafts and Pinterest.

have a fab week, plan to visit as many of you as possible tomorrow.  it is so incredible to meet everybody and share passions and lives.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

267 WOYWW

Last week crept up on me and before I knew it, it was late Wednesday before I realized I had missed posting to WOYWW  Today I am starting on Tuesday. Hectic week as i am getting physical therapy for my balance. It is really tiring, possibly because balance involves eyes, ears feet and brain! 

This week, I worked on all the journals and trying to learn to draw.


I made a quick sketch of the Disney castle in one Journal and in No Excuses journal i am keeping up with the daily writing. Behind the journals are two entries for Journal 52, on the left is "Under the Sea" and on the right "Nostalgia".  The latter is about my home town Warrington.  I Googled it and was unable to recognize it.  Talk about you "can never go back".  the revitalization removed almost every remnant of the place i remember. it was even in a different county!!!

I also changed the desk area around opening up the room.the true reason was to have light as i was drawing and coloring.
Here is the work space today.

As well as taking physical therapy I am trying out hearing aids.  This pair is quite amazing as they are digital and so background noise is controlled.  On Friday I return them and try out one that sends signals entering the left ear to the right ear.  In the right ear i have a 20 % hearing loss and around 40 to 50 in the left.

OK it is now Wednesday I will post have a great week and check Miss julie Dunnet  to find out what WOYWW is all about.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

265 Making Chamges

Hello everyone. Just a brief blog today to welcome our Wednesday get together. Head to Miss Julie's desk to see what it is all about. Writing this on PC and may have to switch to iPad for photos if they do not sync.

 


Above the desk somewhat tidier than last week and at the top my computer desk moved around so I can face the light when painting. Below first attempt using all watercolors and my new black Unibal Vision fine.



Thanks to everyone sending well wishes re hearing tests. I have Meniere's Disease. It is nothing new as it was diagnosed well over 30 years ago. Now it is better defined and I am trying out hearing devices to see if there is any improvement using them with my hearing.

Between keeping up with my journals last week was a few days of learning Dropbox and other mysteries of syncing. We golden oldies struggle with all this technology as we have had to learn when fingers are large and key boards minuscule. It was a much simpler life when clouds held rain and not photos!

Off to find that cloud, there are now at least 4 carrying my images(note photos are only truly photo's when images are printed)around the heavens. That is a nice image when in truth they are stored on a whirring machine in places unknown. Oh they have arrived but refuse to be posted!

Had to switch to iPad for posting photos on Blogsy.

Have a super week.