Season's Greetings to one and all!

Season's Greetings to one and all!

  

Today is the Winter Solstice, so tomorrow things will start to get brighter once more..........................Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

 

 

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Yes, these are our hands but yes, we do have electricity: we couldn’t run our PCs otherwise!..........................Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

 

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

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PPMSi-misdiagnosed 2001-diagnosed 2006. Probably caught cpni in birth canal but it didn't pass BBBi until my 40s. Minocycline 7 mos.- resulting bronchitis 5 months.Go to private m.d. out-of-plan. Wheldon CAPi 3/2/07 Stopped 12/12; resumed 12/13

Cool  Happy Christmas to you both.

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Female UK. High EBVi, CMV. In winter 12/13 waslow Lyme and Cpni-tx'ed 6mths. Sept 13 -ve lyme, +ve erlichia, bart &Yersinia, starting tx for co-infectionsi also aspergillus

Merry Christmas to you too sweet Sarah! You have been the best Santa ever. You've handed out the best gift of all to all of us, the gift of hope.

I love the detail in their hands, the wrinkles and tendons etc. I'm not artistic in the least so I don't interpret paintings. What do you want to come across with this one? 

MSi: First sxi '93 dxi '09 no obvious relapses just steady decline since '07. Crippling fatigue, too weak to sit up for extended periods of time. Cane/walkers/electric chair inside, helicopter outside. 

Started protocol 11/16/13.  1200mg N

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Here's wishing a sparkling Christmas and an EVEN HAPPIER New year to all!!Laughing

Love,

Lori

FM/CFSi/IBSi/Reynaud's/suspected Lupus and many neuroi problems, disabling muscle & joint pain and weakness.

Started CAPi 4/10/13 - Doxyi 100mg bidi/Clarithromycin 500mg bidi/NACi 1800MG per day/Flagyli pulse 500mg bid once per month,All supplementsi<

What did I want to come across in this one?  Well, above my signature you can often see the words: A Journey hough Light and Shadow and here the light from the candle is beaming out on the dark, night-time world.  Printed in matte ink on matte paper, it looks really velvety, like a nineteenth century mezzotint, more effective I would say, than the original drawing, where the gloss of the ink predominates...........................Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

 

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

I particularly like the luminosity of the candle. Thank you Sarah, for sharing this with us.

74 y/o male, (mis) dxi 1980's, b-/ w-chair bound 24/7, Wheldon protocol. No problems with ABXi  Experimenting with 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off Tinii pulses. Early glimmers. Life is tough, but I'm tougher . Mission statement:

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Thank you, Trent.  As I said above to Julie, printing a grayscale picture of it in matte ink on matte paper really exaggerates this effect: the candle look even moe luminous against the matte, velvety background, which is why David has a print standing on the mantelshelf in his study.........................Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

 

 

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Hi Sarah,

Im a little confused - in an account of your early treatment,  David writes of your starting off with 200mg of Doxi,  whereas in his Protocol description it states 100mg until Roxie is added and well tolerated, then increase Doxi to  200mg.

Is the Protocol more recent/current?

Chris

74 y/o male, (mis) dxi 1980's, b-/ w-chair bound 24/7, Wheldon protocol. No problems with ABXi  Experimenting with 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off Tinii pulses. Early glimmers. Life is tough, but I'm tougher . Mission statement:

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Yes, it is more recent because many people find it tough going and it is better to build up gradually rather than stop in agony............Sarah

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Trent:

Get hold of your doxyi.  Start taking 100mg a day with food.  When you're ok with that, do 200mg separately.  When you're ok with that, see if you can then do the two 100mg together.  By that stage you should have alaready have had the 2nd antibiotic either in your hand or in the post.

Good luck.

“Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

―    Abraham Lincoln<

I was liking the Seasons Greetings part of this topic.  How'd it turn medical? Beautiful piece, Sarah! 

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Thank you Mac! I actually drew it  few years ago but found that I could print it to look like a velvety mezzotint with my new state-of-the-art printer so quite a few people got it as ther card this year!.....................Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Hi Sarah,

I've come back to this post to admire your picture several times over the last couple of weeks - and each time to be in awe that folks have talents like yours.  My Dad was an Artist - never or only rarely commercial, and only locally to acquantances, but always innovative and original.  He used burlap (nearly 50 years ago!) in a series of very cool landscapes - which provided some intriguing texture.  Your drawing has "texture and depth." 

I used to watch my Dad draw and paint when I was quite young - but never had the discipline or focus - or something - to be able to draw or paint.

Best & Highest Regards - and a very Happy New Year!

Tom

 

Proud Parent of Rick - R started CAPi in Nov. 13. Small measurable improvements as of 7/14, more by 10/14.  Holding Steady in early 2017.  "I will leave no stone unturned, no theory unexamined, to help my son." Tommi

Truly Ahhh-mazing!  The whole piece resonates and leaves me at a loss for words.  Much appreciation for sharing ....

Hope the New Year is full of new improvements for everyone.

All the best,

Louise_C

03-23-2013
PPMSi  - May 2009, working with Naturopath since 2009, taking listed supplement_s, plus LDNi 4.5 and L-Arginine Plus.
[had CCSVI in 2011 - helped a little]
Doxyi 200 mg, Azithromycin 250 M - W - F and NACi 600 mg.
Tinidazole #3 - 1000 mg 12-15 thru 12-19-2013

Burlap: I had to look it up but now know it is what is now known as hessian or jute.  When I paint in ouils I use a fairly rough linen so I guess that is similar, but the main difference is that linen is much more stable and doesn’t go ultra floppy or tight with changes in humidity or temperature.  When I was a student I used cotton duck for reasons of economy but as with hessian it can cause problems.

This and most of my drawings are done on heavy Bristol Board, made from pure cotton originally at the board mills in my home town of Bristol, but now the best board is made in the US by Strathmore, now owned by Mohawk in upper state New York.  It is beautiful to work on both in ink and pencil and will tand much erasing (with pencil) and scratching out with ink!

Well, Supaguy did say I sounded like a teacher in one of his recent posts!........................Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

 

 

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Oh, thank you Louise, if you would like to look at some more of my work you can see it here: http://www.avenues-of-sight.com/< The first two are large drawings based on two of David’s poems which in their turn are based on the sprite Ariel from Shakespeare’s Tempest.  They are going to be part of a series on twelve put on my new Wodpress site: David Wheldoni and Sarah Longlands – Working Together  http://sarahlonglands.org/<, but I haven’t put those two up yet!  In fact I haven’t even got round to promoting the site yet or anything: it is just standing there in glorious isolation........................Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Hi Sarah,

Your comments about how "burlap" reacts to changes in humidity explain a couple of things about how my Dad would prepare the stuff before painting on it.  I recall he stretched it over home-made wooden frames and put some clear coat of something on it before painting it (he was a hard working Steel Mill guy - raising 7 kids, on one income - he needed to improvise materials because he couldn't always afford the store-bought stuff).

He was a remarkable man - "his light shines through us."

The thrust of my original comments was that your painting - and use of materials to achieve the effect of luminosity - is very cool.

Best & Highest Regards,

Tom

Proud Parent of Rick - R started CAPi in Nov. 13. Small measurable improvements as of 7/14, more by 10/14.  Holding Steady in early 2017.  "I will leave no stone unturned, no theory unexamined, to help my son." Tommi

Tom, the transparent stuff that your dad used on his burlap after stretching it must have been a size made from animal skin, usually rabbits.  This protects the canvas from the oil in the paint.  The next stage is to normally use a primer coat of white then the colours are added.  Some people used to not bother with the size, often not because they couldn’t afford it but just because they couldn’t be bothered.  The best known person who couldn’t be bothered was Jack, brother of W B Yeats and his paintings are now nearly falling apart because they are rotting away.  So your dad was very prudent in his way of working: the size is cheap but necessary.  The white primer is useful but not necessary.  Nowadays the two stages can be shortened into one because acrylic primer will also work as the preliminary size and stop the oil paint from damaging the ground. 

I actually like the look of a painting on burlap, being very similar to the roughish linen canvas that I use.  Do you have any of his paintings that you could post?  I would be interested to see some.

It is very difficult for an artist to be a vegan!  Apart from the animal size, which I don’t have to use anymore, I use sable brushes for watercolour and mongoose brushes for oil paint.  Synthetic brushes, even those with hairs shaped like real hairs, don’t hold the paint like real hairs......................Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Hi Sarah,

Unfortunately - I don't have any of his burlap paintings - but I do happen to have a painting of his I can post - and I'll try to do that later today.  I don't have a scanner it will fit in - but perhaps a snap shot taken by my phone's camera will do.

I had no notion of why he did what he did - e.g. the "size" stuff you mentioned.  It was only clear - no additional white coat - he used the burlap color as part of his painting - or - painted over it entirely, depending on what he was trying to paint or convey.  He did sell a set of them - and for a pretty fair sum back then - to someone.

He had aspirations of being a painter - and otherwise acheiving some level of fame.  He never did - but did eventually publish a small set of original cartoons very late in life.  He was a very dedicated family man - who raised 7 of his own kids - and foster parented 4 more over the years. 

I'll post a copy of his painting I have a bit later today, as I have a meeting to get ready for and go to this morning.

Best & Highest Regards,

Tom

 

Proud Parent of Rick - R started CAPi in Nov. 13. Small measurable improvements as of 7/14, more by 10/14.  Holding Steady in early 2017.  "I will leave no stone unturned, no theory unexamined, to help my son." Tommi

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