Positive out of a Negative

Kathryn M. McCullough

It’s been two weeks since I fell head-first down our back stairway, earning myself some souvenir bruises and a side trip to the emergency room.  The black and blue has faded, and now there’s little left but peace to be made with the stretch of steps down which I tumbled.

As many of you know, I’ve taken on a creative reconciliation with that stairway.  I’ve rumbled with the tumble and am 4 steps into turning a staircase into art.

So today I bring you a photographic update on my mixed-media redo.

Step 1

This step features paint and decoupaged papers, including a map of Southeast Asia recycled from an out-of-date atlas.  The circle painted a deep rose on the far right is covered with 2 sizes of orange and yellow stickers, the dots often used as price tags at yard sales.  The decoupaged surfaces will be covered in multiple coats of an oil-based polyurethane…

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About M.E. In The 21st Century

At time of writing, I live in Oz, am a 61 y o grandmother, have had M.E. for about 33 years along with Fibromyalgia and Bilateral Tenosynovitis, among other health problems. The blog isn't really about me. Sure some of it will be, but mostly it's about M.E. and how it affects people who have it, and the ways M.E. patients are treated (or not treated) by the medical profession, allied health industry, disability groups, and their families & friends. There will be other subjects commented upon too. I really cannot, refuse to, concentrate on just one area of interest to the exclusion of everything else. I intend to update this info later.

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