For quite some time now I've been very below par, picking up every bug and germ that's crossed my path. I finally took myself to the Doctor and was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue, probably brought on by the many upheavals in my life. Changes have to be made and sadly I've had to part with some of my animals in order to survive.
Something that's come out of this has been my return to reading for pleasure. I've been forced to take time out for me and books have always brought me happiness but instead of reading biographies or training manuals, this time I'm losing myself in the fantasy world of The Woodwife, by Terri Windling. I can't tell you how great it's been, getting to know these complex characters and sharing the rich, colourful world of the Rincon Mountains. I feel very inspired to paint the images I see in my head when I'm reading and there are plenty to choose from at the moment :D