Thursday, March 15, 2012

Just Another Box Of Berds Here


Something like this (journal entry) turns into this . . .


 . . . on the nights I cannot sleep because the adrenaline (from asthma meds) makes my heart race. Now that we know why we've been getting sick so often, I try to roll with the punches. We have toxic mold in our home. It came just before we moved in years ago. All those late night trips to the ER because I couldn't breathe, and having to suck on inhalers and do inhalation treatments at home weren't because of asthma, pollen, or my fault really made me run hot when the test results came back. JC and Simon are ill, too. The brain fogs happen 'cause I'm not getting enough oxygen. Phonelady, I empathize and sympathized. 
But, this is what I do when I can't think well enough to write letters. 


Thought the markers were to blame as well. They do make me heady, so I tried COPIC. They have less alcohol but their colors aren't as bright. Wonder what he's looking at?

Get it? Hehe. 

Not sure why the bleed or why I drew the black line with a marker, so am blaming the fumes from the PRISMACOLOR markers. Since these were meant to be thumbnails (they ran amok) I get a do-over. I do like funny stationery, don't you? So am going to try one more time. No mail today. Didn't feel like driving to the post office, so hope I can make you smile. 

Tell me you got it. Please??? And thanks.

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  1. got it. Nice colors BTW. Hope you feel better. Sounds like you got a bad batch of drywall they had a court case about using substandard drywall from china a few years ago. might want to check on that. same issue - mold. had to replace the entire house.

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    1. :) You got it! Thank you. Artists seek validation whether we admit it or not.

      Hope you're wrong this time Dodson, D.. First time they tore out the sinks and cabinets I lived a week without being able to cook. We weren't reimbursed for having to eat out either. So am really sore, but happy to know I'm not a hypochondriac. :)

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  3. Yuck toxic mold :(
    good I don't have any of that, but I have had difficulty breathing from bleach this week. They use it to clean the central stairway of my apartment building and they had lots of extra fun this week cleaning the painted woodwork.

    Aww cute birdies & do the bottom ones fly themselves ;)

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    1. Sad to hear that, because the bleach kills the mold and germs but also makes breathing difficult. I understand how you feel.

      Glad you like the berds. LOL! They're in a self-mailer box. FED-EX picks them up. ;)

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  4. I like your artwork. The colours of the box are super. I thought it was watercolour before I read your post! I never could do such an awesome job with markers.

    However I am afraid I don't get it. Must be a cultural thing, an issue with the language (my bad English) or just that I have just woken up a few minutes ago. ;-)

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    1. Thank you very much Alhana. I haven't drawn like this in over 10 years. I've missed out on a lot of fun. I hated markers until recently. We set ourselves up to be intimidated by markers. Really. They just want to have fun too. :) I'm still teaching myself how to use them. For instance. Brands DO NOT mix; hence the bleed and the bad shading attempt.

      Now. Baby chicks still arrive by mail order, in boxes. New Zealanders have a commonly used expression, "a box of birds." This is the definition: "box of birds: cheerful, happy, very good." My NZ friend taught me another word: chook. :) LOL. Maybe I should retying my funny stationery?

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  6. my dear sweet limner , I dont have any more breathing problems praise God . I have a bruised skeletal muscle and that was the reason for the pain and the shortness of breath . I also found it that it might be time for my colonoscopy , not thrilled about that at all and Im also probably going to be moving into another apt in the same complex. Not sure yet though . I also found out due to suspcion that I might be suffering from an allergy and that is easy enough to fix lol !! So Im hoping all is well and I hope you get that black mold problem fixed and yes I imagine simon and JC are sick as well . Please be careful and get taken care of . toodles .

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  7. Not a good thing at all why you are awake inth middle of the night, but the results of the nights are just gorgeous!!

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    1. I understand what it's like to wake in the middle of the night. :) Hope you get a good night's sleep from now on. Blogs are good things for insomniacs.

      Sleep tight.

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