Thinking summer thoughts! We have a busy few weeks ahead; I have a couple blocks of vacation time in July and August, the kids have camps, and there are road trips semi-planned.
I am plodding my way through art-making and working a lot in Procreate, because it’s relatively low effort, and I am tired. My iron levels have not improved from where they landed after the infusions, so I’m still anemic. Work + regular exercise + time with family + the occasional household chore is about all I have the energy for before I crash on the couch for the day, so doodling on my phone is a solid compromise. Although Tim just got a new iPad with an Apple Pencil, and I might have a little bit of tech envy…just think of the lettering possibilities!
I am two iron infusions down, and starting to feel a bit better, if not exactly energetic. It will probably be a couple months before I’m back to “normal”, but the lightheadedness and general wooziness is fading, my heart rate seems to have calmed a bit, and I can do simple chores around the house without feeling like I’m going to collapse. Small wins!
To make things really interesting, I caught a cold last weekend, and by Monday it had morphed into the sinus infection from hell. Talk about adding insult to injury. I’ve been reduced to a lump on the couch for the last three weeks, and I’m sick and tired of being, well, sick and tired.
But I have plenty of time to draw! I’d fallen out of the habit last year while I figured out how to navigate changes in my career. It’s nice to turn my attention back to making things in my spare time, and I promise to post more screenshots and works in progress here.
I’m really into patterns and vaguely floral designs at the moment. This weekend’s doodles so far: