Art Journal of a High and Low Week

This was a week of highs and extreme lows.
I am glad I started the journaling again last week because sanity prevailed,
if for no other reason than I had a page to write in instead of laying it all on Mitchell.
*we take it pretty good for each other but it is still nice to have another outlet*

Last week I sent several surprises out,
and one huge high was having the recipients share their squeals with me.
It is fun to give for no reason other than you thought of someone.
My mom taught me to thank people for gifts, and
I know the thanking is about sharing the pleasure of pleasuring someone else!

Then on the flip side, a complete dissing from a good friend.
I just don’t get it — blindsided.

I did a LOT of breathwork this week, from the hurt feelings to the heat and
how it must be effecting those who are homeless to stresses caused by things in business.
Breathing in those problematic situations and sending out the antidote.

Must. Do. Gratitude.
Having a bad week always reminds me of the importance of gratitude.
Trying something new this time, which is setting up a couple of pages where I can jot down the things each day as they come to me.  This is a very good way of inducting highs.

Savitri and Yamantaka were spayed/neutered and this was the lowest low…
They had an adverse reaction to the anesthesia that made them
completely crazed fearful little beings as they were coming out of it.
No sleep for us, as we held them or tried to calm them all night.
The painkillers they gave didn’t help, and the next day we asked for a sedative for them
*and shoulda gotten one for us thank you*
and the damn sedative had the same reaction, though not as bad.  Still not much sleep.

Then we stopped all drugs and simply put them in the bathroom for the night.
We checked on them — and damn, they slept like they were on sedatives.
So did we.

*thank the god/dess*

Thankfully a new day, new weekend.
The fricking heat and smoke from fires has been unbearable but we had a bit of a beak from both and made it to PSU early to pick up our fresh foods.  Yum.

I love that image of my Mitchell.   Sweet memory.

*i sometimes participate in Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday.
you can to… it s a friendly crowd!*

To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook  or check out my new,

Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook, Pentalic HB woodless pencil,
liquid watercolors and inks in Pentel Aquash waterbrushes
: Platinum Cassis Black inkPlatinum Citrus Black ink,
Noodler’s Lexington Grey InkSuper5 Frankfurt, and Super5 Dublin inks,
De Atramentis Document Brown ink, Robert Oster Jade ink,
Pilot Metropolitan with Platinum Cassis Black ink,
Lamy Al-Star with Platinum Citrus Black ink,
Lamy LX pen with De Atramentis Tobacco ink,
Pilot Preppy pen with Noodler’s Lexington Grey Ink,
gave up on Noodler’s Ahab pen with a Goulet stub nib and and Super5 Dublin inks,
Platinum Carbon pen with De Atramentis Document Brown ink,
Lamy Al-Star with De Atramentis Document Black ink,
Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges, White Uniball Signo, Sennelier, Holbein, Primatek watercolors and Daniel Smith Watercolors.

About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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12 Responses to Art Journal of a High and Low Week

  1. I am sorry that it has been a dramatic week. Peaks and troughs can be incredibly fatiguing and soul-sucking. I hope that this coming week is much more stable.


  2. loisajay says:

    Ah, Kate–I am sorry about all of the lows this week. Poor little kitties. Hope all is better know and you are able to get some rest. The avocado toast looks great. Boo! Hiss! to people who never learned the find art of ‘thank you.’ I don’t understand them. Probably shouldn’t try…Wishing you a wonderful week.

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  3. JoAnna says:

    Sorry you were all traumatized by those meds. But you did the right thing getting them spayed and neutered. Hopefully the family is getting back to the new normal. I enjoyed the pictures!


  4. Hoping you’re having a much better week!


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