Hi friends, You might remember that I mentioned Chronic Pains and PPIP the pain society that works together with INPUT. PaIN PUT in perspective or PPIP, is a society helping people who suffer Chronic Pains and run by people who suffer themselves. The members are people that participated in one of the courses of INPUT in recent years. I joined as a new member after my recent INPUT course that can teach you how to deal, manage and live with Chronic Pains. I hope to raise as much money as I can in future from the sales of my paintings to support this society. I have decided to donate a regular % from each painting sold so please help me to support this charity and help many people in our society who suffer from Chronic Pains.
In their recent magazine they published my story about my world of painting which I would like to share with you and hope that you will be able to help. If you know people who suffer from this problem, you might be able to understand it better yourself and maybe even direct them to the website to learn more if they not aware about such a society. You never know they might be suffering and not sure who to talk too, after all 1 in 4 people is suffering from Chronic Pains. They also can benefit from reading and understanding more about it in the society website. They might also be interested to participate in INPUT course in the near future, or even that there is someone that can help out there, so please visit the site PPIP
I finished my INPUT course last Friday and returned home with some hope. Did not have the best of week though with my health but at least now I have some better knowledge how to deal and manage it. While I was not at my best I managed to sketch a bit. The last few days I feel slightly better … so it was back to painting again. First I had to show my friends that there is always some light at the end so never give up. While relaxing I also saw my day stretching from Dawn to Dusk, so I have tried to put it in colours too. If you also suffer from Chronic Pains visit this site; www.ppip.org.uk
After my operations I suffered severe chronic pains. I am currently participating in a course at St. Thomas Hospital teaching me how to live with pains (INPUT). I share this course with Kerry, Kay, Vivien, Rahme, Pat, Sue and Zoe. At times when the pains reach high level we all in common found that we turned away to our ‘Room’ which is our safety zone sanctuary.
I always loved the seaside and for me it is a beautiful icon of freedom and pleasure, pains free. With recent inspiration from Martin Taylor’s series of painted postcards, in The Artist magazine I have also painted some postcards during my hospital stay with my small travel painting kit. I am going to give one of the cards, to each one of my new friends, so at times when they feel down they can visit the imaginative beautiful seaside and gain some strength to deal with the pains… I said before that everyone can paint and painting always gave me additional strength during my illness. I hope one day to encourage and help many more people that suffer like me to paint as all they have to do is to pick-up paints and brushes and enjoy the therapeutic art, it helps.