I tried to get a little work done today and managed a couple hours, but my eyes were so heavy I finally had to just lay down. I haven't felt this tired since I was 20 and had a bad couple of years with chronic fatigue. Maybe after the weekend I'll be feeling better. I hope! I have so much work to do. I slept 10 hours last night you'd think that would be enough. I always get so worried when I start to get this sleepy thinking that I'll never feel awake again. Very annoying. But it has been a crazy week so I guess I'll try to cut myself some slack.
Here's a PoppetTM sketch commission that I finished and sent off. Aren't they sweet!?
Oh and don't forget to play along in the new podcast! Submissions are due Saturday night. Here's how to play. We hope you'll give it a shot, right now we only have one player and we need more than that!
I have unfortunately missed the first podcast challenges, but am walking into my studio right now this evening to finally do my little entry. So, you'll at least have two entries. :o)
I too suffer from migranes, they started in my early teens.
I work fulltime as an artist just like you and I have discovered that I typically get migranes after a period of too much stress. Maybe your body is asking you to take some time off? You seem to be a hard worker and naturally anxious (like so many creative people) and maybe you just need more playtime and some R&R?
Best wishes :)
just a quick comment to let you know it will pass....I feel this as well when I'm in the midst of a migraine/fatique lull. I know this feeling well! you are so productive though! you travel so much and do so much! now it's break and recharge your batteries time! p.s. love your art, I'm in your group and love your books. am learning alot! plus saw the hgtv shoe and loved it. very informative an good piece.
You could probably use more raw foods! I suffered with chronic fatigue too. It's definitely no fun- I lost friends over it as my fatigue was also partnered with depression and sometimes migraines that lasted days. I just couldn't pass your post without letting you know that I feel AT LEAST 95% better since eating more raw foods. Check out Alissa Cohen and David Wolfe. www.alissacohen.com and www.davidwolfe.com and www.welikeitraw.com
I think you'll be surprised about how lovely you feel after just a week eating all raw fruit, veggies, nuts & seeds. :) You never know unless you try, right?
Also, I love your work! Hey, maybe you're just pushing yourself too hard- like you said. Sorry for the unsolicited raw food suggestion. I hope it's not taken the wrong way. I just wanted to share how wonderfully it worked for me. I don't think I ever felt so alive and creative!
Well, now that I've rudely preached I'll get off my soapbox (Please don't take offense! It's meant with respect and well wishes :o) )
Oh, Ella! So true! Ella's suggestion of fresh fruits and veggies is actually sound advice. I recommend people do fresh juicing initially since raw foods at first, if you're not used to them, are hard on the digestive system. But, I do a lot of veggie juicing and it's amazing how much it improves inflammatory conditions. It cleans the garbage out of the system brought on by too much refined flours and sugars and additives/preservatives in foods. Cleans everything up good and you feel so much more clarity and physical comfort and are so much more mobile. I love fresh raw foods. When I get monthly cramping issues (ahem), I don't reach for Advil. I have ginger tea and a big leafy green salad with lots of olive oil and garlic and lemon juice, some shredded carrot, a little cheese and crumbled nuts, etc. All those things have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and I feel tons better afterwards. If I'm really on the ball each month, I don't get any discomfort at all. But, the more refined flours and sugars I have, and the less raw veggies and fruits and essential oils, the more prone I am to aches and pains, headaches, muscle stiffness, clouded thinking, etc.
I slept on my arm funny and now it's hard to type. maybe my body is conspiring to MAKE me rest! LOL!
I don't follow any CFS protocols prescribed by Western Medicine. I eat organic, meditate and exercise regularly. Initially, when I first got sick, I couldn't get out of bed. I dragged myself to an accupunctuist for several sessions and within 4 weeks was not only no longer bed-ridden, but had lost a lot of the chemical sensitivities I'd developed when I got sick, and suddenly had lots of energy and only needed 6-7 hours of sleep per night. It's amazing what a little natural living and respect for the body will do for you. The body just asks us for a little room to do its thing, and when we give it that room, it goes right to healing itself nicely. Now, as a result, when I go into my studio to work, I feel so much more connected to my work, so much more joy for it.....I am actually grateful for having gotten sick because I've learned so much and enjoy my life so much more than I used to. :o)
Blessings in disguise.