Tuesday, 25 January 2011

IT WASN'T ME .... well it was really!

If you're not a comfort eater then stop reading right here because this will make no sense to you whatsoever! Confession time, when I'm stressed I tend to hit the biscuits (that's cookies to you transatlantic sisters) and just one simply won't do - it has to be half a packet, a seriously major sugar hit. It feels good at the time but of course there's the inevitable disgust at what a pig I've just been. I like to tackle my failings head on so I thought a journal page was called for. Background is Basic Gray paper, and I had some fun making a border out of scraps and bits.
Drawing the biscuits was fun (Promarkers came in handy there) I started with acrylic paint and added detail gradually. If you're interested (and you are aren't you?) the biscuits in question were those ones from the Co-op in a black box, triple chocolate cookies. They're not bad but the hazelnut ones from the same range are even better. Anyway, I ate rather a lot of these but was in denial on the whole subject ...
Anyway, eventually I faced my demons and beat them down, and like I said - there are worse things to do when stressed aren't there? I could have been unkind to people I love, or kicked the cat, or drowned myself in alcohol ... but all I did was scoff cookies like a famine was about to start. Who cares anyway?

And did it help at all? Well no, apart from a momentary distraction and an energy rush from the sugar, not at all really. Will I do it again? Oh yes, almost certainly .... wouldn't you?

10 comments:

Wipso said...

I'm usually guilty too but having been weighed at the Dr's this month and she says I have to go back next month for blood tests I won't be eating any for a while :-)
A x

YorkshireKaren said...

Oh Rosie, I so love looking at your journal pages, they inspire me, and make me laugh too! I hope you enjoyed those cookies....my guilty pleasure is a glass (or 2)of red (or white!) but like you said, who cares if it makes you happy and a temporarirly more mellow human being!
Did you paint your cookies straight onto your page, or cut them out and stick them on after you'd painted them?

Doone said...

you are right - I cope badly with Acute pain and illness - i would take a lifetime to adjust to chronic stuff (which I guess is exactly what you Have to Do), Who stole the cookie? I can happily eat a whole packet of Jacobs custard creams by myself in one go and destroy all evidence - Thanks for your visit I think of you often,

Dxx

Theresa said...

Love it! and indeed I WOULD - surreptitiously ;)

Vicki said...

ooh this is really pretty; i love this page xx

Lainey Parker said...

Great journal page!

Anonymous said...

Of course I would. Pass me the rest of the packet-----!

alexa said...

Love how your page has developed! Are you going to stick it on the front of the biscuit cupboard? Or perhaps it really doesn't matter that much! Great journalling ...

Rosemary said...

Oh yes, I understand this entirely. Good on you for facing your demon head on and making beautiful art with it!

Any cookie in a storm (sort of like any port in a storm)...

muriel said...

Hello from France! I discovered your blog yesterday and spent my evening going through your posts. I love your art and the way you "look" at things. Your pages are full of inspiration and they made me laugh a lot. Thank you for sharing.