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Crops In Pots, Indoor Gardening While Housebound

3 pots with seedling vegetables growing in them. Title reads Growing crops in pots, follow my gardening adventure growing vegetables indoors

​This month my sister and I are taking on a new project: crops in pots! I have always been interested in gardening and have always had a dream of being self-sufficient, living off the land, ​so now we are going to have a go at growing some edibles in pots at home! 

In this series, I will be documenting our progress and sharing any information or tips I discover. I hope you will find this helpful or interesting. Gardening indoors while severely ill, ​I'm excited to see how it turns out, and you?

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The 52-Week Art Project – Garden Critters

Watercolour painting of guinea fowl. Title reads: Critters in the garden, Week 3 of the Chronially Hopeful 52-week art project

​I was blown away by all the incredible critters you fabulous artists have created this week! It was week 3 and the prompt was Critters In The Garden. We had paintings, some pencil and ink drawings and we even had clay sculptures! Your creativity is so inspiring. I love seeing how each person interprets the prompts in their own way.

In this post I'll be sharing my ​process, supplies and throughts behind the painting I made. To see the art created by all the other participants, scroll down to the end of this page, then just click on any of the thumbnails to ​open the original post by the artist. Enjoy!

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This Week’s M.E. News – Week 3, 2020

A bunch of coral roses, title reads ME Community News. News Headlines and Blog Hightlighs, Week 3

​After a long break, I'm back with this week's ME News highlights and blog updates from the ME community. So make yourself comfortable and let's have a catch up with our fellow warriors and allies!

​Remember, if you find any of these posts ​helpful or interesting, please share them on your social media, it will help ​to raise awareness and eliminate stigma.

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Getting Organised For The Year Ahead – Personal Update, Jan 2020

A photo of a bookshelf with books and greeting cards. Title reads: Getting organised for the year ahead.

​I am so excited for the year that lies ahead; something about new beginnings just really ​makes me happy. For me, 2019 was quite a difficult year health wise. It started off really well and then I think I overdid things in May with my very ambitious ME awareness campaigns and it totally wiped me out for the rest of the year. So I will try hard not to make the same mistake again this year.

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The 52-Week Art Project – Snowy Scenes

A snowy winter scene painted with gouache. Title reads: Snowy Winter Scenes, Week 2 of the 2020 52-week art project.

​It's week 2 of the Chronically Hopeful 52-week art project! This past week ​the theme was ​Snowy Scenes and I have ​loved seeing all the winter wonderlands you have created!

​If you missed the ​previous weeks, you're still welcome to jump in at any point and join us on this arty adventure! This is a no pressure project, not a stressful challenge, so take your time and enjoy the process when you can and just enjoy the gallery when you can't participate yourself.

In this post I'll be sharing the piece I made for this week's prompt and discuss the ​process and supplies behind it. At the bottom of this page is a gallery of all the latest pieces created by the other participants who are joining in from around the globe. Simply click on any of the thumbnails to be taken to the original piece where, in most cases, you'll find a description by the artist.

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