This is me on a much better day when I decided to act like a ‘Sand Zombie’. Don’t ask. Oh but if George Romero is reading this, call me. I make a great ‘sand zombie’ if you need one for your next film. This was the same day that I stuck my head in the plywood ice cream cone. I got up to a lot of nonsense that day. In case you are wondering where the heck the paintings have been- well, I’ve been working on it, but things are taking time as I’ve come down with my yearly bout of seasonal allergies. It sounds so insignificant- doesn’t it? Seasonal allergies. To those who don’t get them you probably just think it’s about sneezing and snurfling. Mine however, get into my sinuses and then do something wonky to my ears which throws off my balance- making me walk like Lucille 2 from Arrested Development. I’m sure you can imagine what kind of impact this has on my ability to paint. A lot of things seem to slide off the canvas and there have been a lot of lopsided faces. Making matters worse, I decided to start taking sinus pills which did in fact help with the dizziness factor but I started having these strange panic attacks. There was a lot of grasping of my chest and driving erratically around town (yes that was me in the little black Benz with the rust spots going through stop signs-sorry!) It came to a head when I broke into tears at my doctor’s office clutching my empty package of over-the-counter sinus pills thinking I was losing my mind. Fortunately my doctor explained that it wasn’t entirely my fault as those darn addictive pills had something in them that was giving me adrenaline rushes which was causing the panic attacks and insomnia. Stupid pills. So I’ve weened myself off of them but still seem to have the dizzies. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to get back to work over the weekend once I get my sea legs back.
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