Monday, November 28, 2011

Closing the atlas

I've been missing in action for a week. Well...action. Lack of action is more like it. Sometimes we can want all sorts of things, but our bodies simply won't allow it. That was the case with  me last week.

My neck muscles were so cramped up it felt like a chore just to hold my head up to keep it from falling off!

I was suffering from vertigo and headaches and this left me feeling so dazed I decided to take a few hours off every day, just to get some rest. This has been going on and off for a while now.

I suffer from migraines and they can cause the same symptoms, but then it's usually done with after a few days. Now, it just won't let go. Very very annoying! :-(

Last week it was so bad that I went to see my doctor. All these things are probably tied to each other. It also turned out my ears were clogged up (which can affect your balance), so I had to have those washed out this morning. I've had water in my ears all day, but it sure feels clean in there! ;-)

The cramp in my neck muscles can also cause the dizzyness, and measuring my blood pressure also showed differences between sitting up and lying down and that may be the cause too. In short...we're just guessing here. If it keeps up I might need physical therapy for my neck.

All in all it was not fun. But I am feeling somewhat better now and most importantly my head feels clearer. Like I can actually think again. So...let's take this opportunity to show you the final pages of my atlas!

I finished the atlas about ten days ago (and have already started my next journal, but that's something for another post). It was wonderful and sad at the same time to close this amazing book.

I've had such fun working in this journal and it was a completely new format for me. It even inspired me to do my three parter easy peasy journaling tutorial!

It was my steady companion for four and a half months! But no book can last forever. So I finished the last page and also made an opening page (I saved that for last). The inside covers are perfect for storing loose items I want to keep.

As you can see I dubbed it the US Postal book, because as you may remember the cover was made from a US Postal bag. You can see it here.

The next atlas is already waiting to be prepped, so this will not be my last atlas. I already look forward to altering another big book to use as my journal. Let's hope I keep feeling better and can get some work done this week!

Wishing you all a wonderful artsy week!