You’ve heard of a ‘vacation’.
This summer some clever stores unveiled the ‘stay-cation’ (where you save $ and gas by staying home and fixing up your house instead of going on vacation)
I would like to introduce the ‘coma-cation’. That is where you go and become so relaxed that all you want to do is sleep for days. OK… so my ‘coma’ was somewhat medically induced — afraid of getting queasy on my cruise last week I took 1/2 a Bonine for motion sickness and was out cold by 8 pm. I almost feel asleep at my muster station but did rally for dinner. That was my trend the next 2 days… sleep, eat, nap, eat, see a show, sleep… it was heaven on water! Oh how I needed a break!
There is nothing better than a little R&R with the one you love! BTW… my main-squeezes name is Craig — it has been pointed out that I have been ‘protecting’ his identity — for good reason! He is so amazing I don’t want anyone trying to steal him away!
When I came out of my fog… I got my sea legs and didn’t take any medication after day 2… I found artistic inspiration in between reading, eating and napping.
I checked out the art and was able to study many different art techniques and styles at the art auctions. They even had a 1/2 hour ‘history of art’ that was pretty interesting.
Leslie Lew, one of the artists whose paintings were being auctioned off was on board and did a few live demonstrations. She does very textured art — “sculpted oils” she calls them. You can see more of her work on her website at: leslielew.com
And every night we had a new towel animal waiting for us in our cabin — talk about a piece of art! I of course bought the book that shows me how to make 75 different animals — it is harder than it seems. Those cabin stewards are quite talented to clean up the rooms and create these towel creations so quickly! Kudos to the towel art!
Anyway — I had a wonderfully relaxing time and found some inspiration at sea. I hope you have the chance to unwind, relax and look for new things to keep you inspired!