Tuesday, 6 September 2011

A bit of journalling therapy...

Had a bit of a stressful afternoon yesterday with DD1's physio appointment. Due to a couple of factors, but mostly the hypermobility in her ankle joints, she is still not walking independently at 29 months. She is almost there... but she won't seem to take that final step (literally!) to walking without holding onto me. And any attempts to push or encourage her result in screaming tears and general upset. She was a nightmare at the appointment yesterday, cried nearly the whole time (for no reason whatsoever) and just wouldn't do anything... even things she normally happily does at home! It was so upsetting and stressful and it makes me worry so much, wondering how on earth we are ever going to get her walking properly.

So once the kids were in bed last night I decided to indulge in a bit of therapeutic journalling and dug out my too-long-neglected art journal. This was the result:


This started out as a simple plain background painted with Fresco paint. I jourrnalled and doodled all over it and coloured in the figures with a combination of fineliner pens and a bit of watercolour pencil.

3 comments:

Sarah said...

that's a very moving page, your lady (self portrait presumably) looks so sad :(

I hope your little girl takes that leap of faith soon and starts walking (once she starts I bet there will be no stopping her!)

Biskit said...

lovely page Ali, must have been good to get it all down on paper. Hope you're little girl takes that next step soon.

Steph said...

This page really shows your heartache, Ali.((hugs)) Hopefully some day soon you will be able to look back on this page and smile as Aimee walks about stealing your promarkers. The page is really good...did you draw the figures?? They are amazing! xx

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