Last week, I took a trip to Canada to celebrate my birthday that passed. How great it is to get away from the city and embrace nature for a bit.
Getting ready for my vacation to Canada, I didn’t feel too good. I had to get blood work to see what was wrong. Turned out I managed to get food poisoning! Just my luck! I still decided to get away to the trip I planned.
I stayed on the mountain of Mount Tremblant and it was beyond gorgeous. Such a sight to see! Everything leading up to the vacation just made the trees and the water that much more beautiful.
These health problems are a constant battle for me, but I use them as challenges to overcome and make me stronger. Perhaps that’s why I find such beauty in self-empowerment… who knows? It’s fascinating thinking about what influences our interests: Why do we like what we like? Why do we dislike what we dislike? What drives our passion? What drives us to continue on through all of the battles?
I like to think of events I have coming up during tough times. Nothing wrong with a bit of optimism! It reminds me that I have things to look forward to (even if I feel like I am going to die as I lay in bed with food poisoning.) If you have been reading up on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AnastasiaAlexandrinArtist), then you should know that I am one of the artists involved in POST 2013!
I just received flyers for the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, sponsored by Made in Philly. The flyers show the work that is being featured in a bus shelter on 7th & Market in Philadelphia. For more information on POST, please visit http://www.philaopenstudios.org/.