There aren't any widgets in this section. Go to WP Admin → Appearance → Widgets and add some to Top Bar Widgets. You can disable this section in the Theme Options.

96 What a Virus & Art


So I thought I was doing so well, feeling fit and healthy, giving the credit to my great fitness regime of daily exercise, lots of fresh vegetables, fruit and nuts and plenty of water (Got to keep the exercise up if you are an artist and sit at an easel painting all day).

image of mosaic and handmade ceramic sculpture by Marie Jonsson-Harrison of people drinking beer and wine at a hotel

What hangover?

I was watching all the others drop like flies giving in to the colds, flus and viruses and thinking that my immune system was second to none.  Feeling rather smug really and no doubt that’s what did me in – smugness is not a great quality and what happened was just Karma.


So here I sit in the bedroom feeling rather worse for wear, lol no not that kind of worse for wear- the sniffling spluttering kind, with a runny nose and a racking cough.  When I look in the mirror someone by the name of Rudolph springs to mind, and it’s not even Christmas.   With a husband, daughter and son who enquire by the door if I want anything before the scuttle off to the opposite part of the house just so they don’t, heaven forbid, should get whatever it is that has descended upon me.

I know it’s not the flu as every year for the last 10 years we have had our flu injections and if it was the flu (proper) I would not even be able to lift my head of the pillow.  However as this started it came with the aches and pains in the arms and legs and a general feeling of malaise.  It is enough to give you the pips really, I haven’t got time to be sick, so little time and so many things to do.

Now whatever you do if you feel a little ill do not follow in my footsteps and Google the ailment as that is guaranteed to make you feel ten times sicker than you already do.  These people on my ceramic and mosaic sculpture called Drunk as the Lord at the Oxford, will no doubt be feeling ill tomorrow although that will be self inflicted!


This is just a taste of what Wikipedia says about viruses; A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of organisms.  Most viruses are too small to be seen directly with a light microscope and they can infect all types of organisms such as animals plants and even bacteria.  Viruses are found in almost every ecosystem on Earth and there are millions of different types.

Viruses are spread in many ways, by insects or coughing and sneezing or like the gastroenteritis virus which goes the faecal-oral route (Yucky!) and then there is the HIV which is spread by sexual contact.

As antibiotics have no effect on viruses it is enough to make you ponder whether Howard Hughes and Michael Jackson were on to something with the gloves!

Don’t forget to bring a miners lamp, magnifying glass and tweezers if you are contemplating some sexual contact, oh better bring the book “WHAT ANIMAL IS THAT?” too just in case you cannot identify what crawls down below, LOL.

Well it is quite obvious to me that I will have to stop this goggling of diseases as that would have to be a short cut to the Hypochondriacs Club, for sure.

As a matter of fact I think I am actually feeling a little bit better now that I have seen what a lot of terrible ailments I don’t have!

image of mosaic and handmade ceramic sculpture by Marie Jonsson-Harrison of people drinking beer and wine at a hotel

A Self inflicted headache!

So here is a quote I like from Lisa Marie Presley;

“I’m a hypochondriac. Yesterday it was brain damage from the vodka the night before. Today, heart attack – my arm and chest started hurting at the same time.”

So until you come and visit me again, I hope you are all happy and very very well.

Happy painting and sculpting to you all.

Much Love

Marie xxx        (C)

If you enjoyed this health & art blog you may also like this one; 97 Meditation are you serious

Why not come and have a look at Marie Jonsson-Harrison’s PAINTINGS FOR SALEGICLEE PRINTS FOR SALE and SCULPTURES for sale or WALLBASED SCULPTURES.  Enjoy an original artwork on your walls or perhaps one on your bed ARTnBED.

Total Views: 2303 ,

There are no comments published yet.

Leave a Comment