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Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Sun, Sand, Sea, Swine Flu and Other Adventures

So, I had a Swine Flu scare while in Tobago due to coughing, sniffles, stomach queasiness and a 2 day old headache. But I feel alot better now and I'm a believer in the virtues of hand sanitiser. And masks.

I have never before, even after living on an island for 25 years, felt desperation to submerge myself in the ocean. Perhaps it is the fact that I've grown up on an island that has allowed me to not feel that desperation. I'm not sure. Whatever it is, I understand now why older Trinbagonians say that a "salt dip" will fix all sorts of problems. I was done working, we headed to the beach, perhaps one of the more notable ones in Tobago, Store Bay, and I felt prickly and hot and all I needed was to wade in an sit down. And I did. I walked in, sat down with the water up to my chin and felt the stress float away.

I took some pics first of course!

My Boy and I cleaned up his new home a bit on Sunday. That was good.

With my day off yesterday, I finished my pieces for Erotic Art Week. I did about 4 during my trip to Tobago , added to the 4 I had before and the rest when I came back. I'm done I think. 12 pieces the size of postcards.

I still have to take shots of them before and after mounting them and as soon as they're officially mounted this afternoon, I'll post them here.

I'm a little excited, a little hesitant, a little scared, a little proud, a little fulfilled. I did work specifically for an event and it feels good.



9 comments:

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I'm deeply impressed with your drawing talents. I am self taught as well but I think you've got a really wonderful gift! Keep it up.

~EssenseVibez~ said...

hey sugah'---so glad to hear you're feeling better--get some rest when you can---your work is truly amazing--give me the heads up about your postcards--i wanna see if i can purchase some to put in my library at work--i luv ya gurli-poo---remain blessed

Aleesuhn_Muhree said...

You didn't miss much. Lot's of hilarious cake wrecks, but other than that, not much. Missed you :)

Retromus-ik said...

Glad you're feeling better. We had a swine flu scare with my lil bro as well, a few weeks ago. He came back home from the doc with some pills and a mask. Doc said they werent exactly sure, but they thought it was the swine! Anywho, I cant wait to see your creations!;)

Nana said...

Hey, swine flu is everywhere!!!! Gee, when my mom went to Poland, they caled her over to ask her if she felt sick etc... They told her that since Canada had a few cases, if she felt a little bit ill, it was very important she went to the doctor IMMEDIATELY. Well, Poland ended up getting a case from a woman, coming back from the US, if I;m not mistaken. Anywho, the pics are gorgeous. You are absolutely LUCKY to be so near the water & near sand... I have to get a pedicure really bad... that reminds me :S I can't wait to see the new art you'll post up. Take care till then, Love you much!

Ken Mac said...

great shot of the beach. Sun always helps one feel better!

Babydoll said...

Glad everything turned out OK. I've seen you over at scrapbook.com. Your drawings are awesome and I love your hair!! :)

Lion-ess said...

I'm jealous... I could do with a nice salt water dip.. my muscles craving for it!

RocNaija said...

Glad to hear the flu scare was just that.. a scare.