Pillars of Pine

Pillars of Pine

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Taking the Good with the Bad

Sometimes, a 'bad' thing can be used for good.

Today, I awoke to discover that I had pulled all the muscles in my lower back - meaning walking was quite a challenge, let alone any other physical activity.

So, Sunday became a day of definite rest! But not being one to sit and do nothing all day, I spent the day reading, watching a DVD, and turning my attention to painting.

I am reading the 'Inheritance Cycle', by Christopher Paolini. I'm up to book 3 - 'Brisingr', and managed to read quite a few chapters today, before my eyes begged me to stop. Keeping up with the theme of it all, I then watched the Eragon DVD, and at the same time, began a painting which was based on a photo from my online art forum, 'Old Abandoned Stuff'. This photo was of a ticket booth at an old train station.

Usually, I'm constantly interrupted with many things that need to be done, but because of my back, I was confined to my chair, unable to take part. So while my husband and children cooked, cleaned, and did whatever else they did for the day, I happily painted away the day. And here is the result.

Although I did enjoy my restful Sunday, I am hoping that tomorrow will involve a little less pain - no doubt it'll only be a few days before I'm back to my old self once more.


1 comment:

Marina said...

Oh my goodness!!! That is sooooo good! Maybe you'll be one of those famous painters who can only produce great works out of misery, pain and despair! (he he he)