Art journals and spoons go hand in hand, yes? Well, they do for me. I suffer from a chronic illness, often referred to as an invisible illness, and folks like me are often referred to as ‘spoonies‘. Urban Dictionary defines a spoonie as:
A person living with chronic illness, that identifies with Christine Miserandino’s Spoon Theory.
Spoonies are people that live with chronic illness; theoretically measuring personal daily abilities much as one would measure the proper amount of spoons needed for an event or occasion… sometimes having an abundance, other times coming up short.
Which sums it up fairly well really. Some time you have all the energy/spoons that you could need to get through the day, and other days there just isn’t enough spoons in the world. This journal came about as a result of one of those days when I fell short. An extra spoon would have come in handy!
If you’re a spoonie like me, I wish you all the spoons in the world today, and tomorrow.