Day 143 – Whirling Dervish

Art Apple - Day One Hundred Forty Three.1

Art Apple - Day One Hundred Forty Three.1

Art Apple - Day One Hundred Forty Three.2

Art Apple - Day One Hundred Forty Three.2


I’m spinning.

When I think of a Whirling Dervish – I think of the Urban Dictionary (caution there is some crazy stuff there) definition.  I was thinking of whirling because I’ve felt a bit frenetic lately. It feels very strange and I’m thinking that the way I’m feeling is probably how most people feel on a bad energy day! I received my Remicade infusion on Monday after a horrible week waiting for relief and I ended up getting one more vile because I’ve gained a couple of pounds and it put me into a new dose – 7 vials!

The Sema is a ritual dance performed by a Whirling Dervish, a mystical dancer. He rotates in a precise rhythm as part of a sacred ceremony. The purpose of the ritual whirling
is for the dervish to empty himself of all distracting thoughts, placing him in trance; released from his body. In a crazy sense this whirling I’m feeling is releasing me. I’m savoring the taste of real energy but it has me thinking of the inevitable crash.

Until tomorrow.


Day 143 was created in mixed media x 2 – two apples for one courtesy of Remicade! Let me know which one is your favorite 🙂

***New Guest Artist – Jennifer LeBlanc***

Update – How do you like the new site design? Still some kinks to work out but please let me know what you think.

Comments 10

  1. chris wrote:

    i think the new site design has a very exciting look to it—especially love the new font! oh…and my vote is for the top apple…i see more freedom of spirit in that one!

    Posted 21 Feb 2011 at 5:05 am
  2. Jenna wrote:

    Hi Chris!
    Thanks so much for the feedback – still working through some kinks 🙂 I think you are right – on the first one I just let go!

    Posted 21 Feb 2011 at 10:08 am
  3. marycay wrote:

    I think the first one describes how I feel most of the time- it appears to be coming unraveled, yet no.two appears stiff and tight, sooo. Or. To be more positive- one is loose and limber and two is put together. They’re both fantastic.
    Mary Cay

    Posted 21 Feb 2011 at 7:20 am
  4. Jenna wrote:

    Thank you Mary!
    I decided since my concept was to do something that required me to really let loose that I’d better do two at the same time so that one came out! LOL And then I couldn’t decide which one to use. – I think I like the first one best for matching the post and spinning. But I like no. 2 also! Just one more to help raise awareness and future funds for research for a cure!

    Posted 21 Feb 2011 at 10:03 am
  5. Jeannette Hays wrote:

    Both your apples turned out lovely, lively and full of energy. 🙂

    Posted 21 Feb 2011 at 9:15 am
  6. Jenna wrote:

    Thank you Jeannette! Hope you’re feeling a bit better today. Hugs, Jenna

    Posted 21 Feb 2011 at 10:04 am
  7. dthaase wrote:

    these are wonderful – great use of color

    Posted 21 Feb 2011 at 4:06 pm
  8. Jenna wrote:

    Hey thanks!
    Haven’t seen you in awhile – thanks for stopping by.

    Posted 21 Feb 2011 at 4:29 pm
  9. Susan Dye wrote:

    Number one reminds me more of you. I like them both – I like all versions of you.

    Posted 22 Feb 2011 at 3:32 am
  10. Mirelle wrote:

    I love the new style in the page.
    I feel very identifying with this apples and for the feelings that you describe in this day.
    Big Hugs Jenna!

    Posted 22 Feb 2011 at 8:01 pm

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