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Being here (in early spring)

Welcome to Spark and the Thyroid Community Team.

I get asked a lot about my art... the images you see here that are non-photos.

The medium is aquatint/etching.

Its a type of printing process, where an image is created on a sheet of copper, using corrosive salts, grounds, burnishing, sanding and scraping. After the image has been refined, its inked and wiped, pulled thru a 1.5 ton hand press with a dampened sheet of paper and felt blankets. During this ...
Welcome to Spark and the Thyroid Community Team.

I get asked a lot about my art... the images you see here that are non-photos.

The medium is aquatint/etching.

Its a type of printing process, where an image is created on a sheet of copper, using corrosive salts, grounds, burnishing, sanding and scraping. After the image has been refined, its inked and wiped, pulled thru a 1.5 ton hand press with a dampened sheet of paper and felt blankets. During this final process the ink is transferred to the paper.

Its extremely time consuming and challenging as the process is full of surprises that you don't always have the ability to anticipate or control. Many of these surprises are not um... desirable. LOL

Rather like thyroid disease.

Between the Hashi's and Aquatints I should be a Zen Master by now.
Unfortunately, I am not.

Its nice to have a goal... although I can't quite decide if the goal has me.
Namaste
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Mzzchief
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Member Since: 11/8/2007

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To wake each day, filled with joy and gratitude.

To learn from others.

To share what I've learned, hopefully without boring people to tears or confusing them further.

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To enjoy life and all that it brings me.

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Middle aged and snarky.

Artist... I have a BS in that!

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MORTICIAADDAMS
5/3/2015 7:37:08 PM

Some doctors here are so bad that they charge you as much as the lab does.



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MORTICIAADDAMS
5/3/2015 6:28:27 PM

For some reason our drug stores here sell a lot of those do-it-yourself lab kits. I have used some of them before. Sure beats what the doctors charge!!



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3RDTIMECHARM11
4/30/2015 5:49:32 PM

Mzzchief, thanks a lot for the comment on my sparkpage! I've been on thyroid medication since 2001. Have been taking 225mcg (T4) until I got my new doctor in Dec 2014. She got it down to 200 and now 175 and 5mcg of T3. She tested everything and now I take Bvitamins, iodine, iron, and vit c. I have to check my zinc and selenium next month.

I wish the regular doctors did something about it in past 14yrs! Even though I don't have any blood sugar issues(its in low 80s) now, I know I am heading towards it with high fasting insulin levels. I read somewhere that high reverse T3 can cause insulin resistance too(body storing fat for repairs, makes sense!). This is the first time ever I got my fT3 and rT3 levels checked and the ratio is 12.4. So I asked my doctor to add T3 and lower T4. Hoping it'll work :).

Thats awesome you are growing all the medicinal plants in your garden. We used to have mulberry plants in my grandma's garden. Silk worms eat the leaves, and the fruit is delicious! I eat bitter melon almost everyday(I love all bitter things more than sweets). I cook it with shredded coconut, kinda tones down the bitterness. You should take a sip of water with the gooseberry it'll become sweet. I am going to go get some gooseberries :)


Good luck with taming your IR!

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MMMDROP808
4/18/2015 7:51:17 AM

Happy Spring Mzz! Hope all is well!! emoticon



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1CRAZYDOG
4/7/2015 8:30:04 AM

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“Love everything about yourself, knowing you are the sum of all your parts.” Gail Lynne Goodwin
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