My connection to birds shows up in my art frequently but
really still remains a mystery to me. I recall as a child wanting to take care
of birds. One time in particular I had
found an injured bird and had put it in a box to get it home to care for
it. On the way home I had an epileptic
seizure and as I lost control of my body the box began to tip and the bird
began to cry out. I was consumed with concern for the bird
fearful it would be injured further. Fortunately
the bird was fine and shortly there after returned to the wild. This moment marked a new beginning for me
because it was the last seizure I ever had.
Having been on anti-seizure medicine for 5 years I had forgotten to take
them for about a week. After the
seizure I was taken to the Doctor’s office were the EEG revealed that my
brainwaves were normal. They decided
that the sudden removal of medicine had caused the seizure however I would not
have to take medicine again. After
years of feeling a disconnection from my consciousness and drive I was gifted
with a new life without the mind numbing medicine. When I began working with clay last summer I
felt a similar reconnection to my being; A newfound clearing and revitalization
in my life. I feel deep gratitude for Chirs
Scamehorn’s guidance on my journey with clay.
It is nice to be home again.