Monday, February 18, 2013
Studio and Storms
The great thing about a storm that most of the province is experiencing is that I can hunker down and not feel guilty. Everyone else is hunkering down also, doing their own version of storm day doings. I pulled out my favourite pencil crayons and went to Carla Sonheim's blog.
Carla is an illustrator/book author and an online teacher. She has several free self-directed tutorials and I like her Cracked Sidewalk of the Month event.
Then, I began to get the hang of things and tried a few more.
That night, it began to rain and the back yard was magical. I tried shooting it with a flash and then a low setting, but the most fun photo was the one that didn't work technically.
Some of us get the winter blues. With my concussion, I wasn't allowed to use the SAD light, it was too strong. I slept tons and feel great mood-wise. Maybe those of us with winter depression should give ourselves permission for an afternoon nap in front of a fire (or a video of a fire) and relax more. Go outside and get chilly, it's good for the endorphins. Very often it all comes back to attitude and attitude, unlike many forms of depression, is linked to decisions. Decide to be adventurous. Decide to accept the challenge. Buy bright mitts, buy bright nailpolish and do your toes so when you look down in despair, 10 happy toes are looking back at you. Decide to have a hot chocolate get together with someone who likes making cookies. If you do have chemical depression, get an anti-depressant (I love mine) and vitamin D and literally lift your chin up when you walk.