Posted tagged ‘energy’

Nebulae

12 December, 2018

Painting with poster paints or water colours is still very theraputic for me.
I started drawing and painting again whilst undergoing cancer and chemo treatment in 2014/15. Nowadays I paint or draw once a week (except in the summer months when I am too busy!) and this helps me to ground myself and focus my mind on something creative.
I call this painting Nebulae because I was writing poetry for my Arturina cycle (as yet unpublished) when I created this picture. What do you think it looks like?
Elisa Choi Ang’s workshops at SkillShare are incredibly inspiring and helpful. Sign up and try them out for yourself!
© Freya Pickard 2018
Have you seen the videos I’ve made about my writing! Check them out at YouTube
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Iris

10 November, 2018

Colour therapy is really important when you’re going through chemotherapy.
The treatment makes you feel so tired and grey. I began to identify with how zombies must feel! So I tried drawing and painting in order to concentrate on colour. This helped to focus my mind on something other than how I was feeling. Vibrant colours really helped me to feel a little bit alive …

When I was recovering, I found Elisa Choi Ang’s workshops over at SkillShare really inspiring and helpful. Sign up and try them out for yourself!

© Freya Pickard 2018
Have you seen the videos I’ve made about my writing! Check them out at YouTube
To navigate around this blog, simply click on the dragonscales at the top of the page and scroll down to see the options on the right handside.

Wednesday Words – Cancer & Chemotherapy

6 May, 2015
I’m back!
I am recovering from 6 months worth of chemotherapy. I am at home, learning how to rest and to not DO all the time… It’s actually impossible for me to do most of the things I want to. I simply don’t have the energy.
So, for now, I will continue to blog in one place at a time, alternating between here and Pure Haiku
My creativity still has not returned so I need to draw on the wealth of writing I was doing prior to being diagnosed with cancer. I can still write a clipping and a short form poem each day, but that’s the limit to my writing.
Thank you to everyone who’s carried on following this blog despite my inability to get online much over last few months. Thank you for all your comments and support – it has meant so much to me. I still can’t promise to respond immediately to comments/emails as I have to limit myself to what I can do each day. But please be assured; each comment/email is always gratefully read and appreciated.
© Freya Pickard 2015

Being – 70

10 March, 2015
cobwebbed lungs, strands flutter in my throat triggering spasm of coughing, grey feeling netting my airways, restricting oxygen, leaching me of energy
© Freya Pickard 2015

Wind – 8

27 February, 2014
I taste the frigid wind; thin, colourless, sapping energy
© Freya Pickard 2014

Being – 38

13 August, 2013
heat searing and heavy drains my energy, motivation leaks out of me; just want to slow down and rest
© Freya Pickard 2013

Being – 14

21 May, 2013
punk rebelled against everything until there was nothing left to rebel against; I like the raw energy of it
© Freya Pickard 2013

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