5.22.2010

Sketches






I am sorry for my late update...

Maybe I have allergies? For some reason, I have a persistent cough that has been hanging around for a month and makes me exhausted.
Does anyone have the same symptom? I used to take some medicines but I stopped because nothing was helpful.
I am living in the city, so air pollution and dust could be causing health problems...

I have been drawing and painting a lot for designing greeting cards.
I will tell you more about it next time!

Have a great weekend, everyone! xo



31 comments:

Emily Young said...

Have you ever tried thyme tea? It's good for persistent coughs and is naturally antiseptic. Here's how to make it if you're interested:

1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Steep thyme in the hot water for 10 minutes, strain out the thyme, and add honey. Lots of honey - it's a little medicinal tasting : )

You can have up to 3 cups per day.

Hope you feel better soon!

P.S. I love your watercolor bear.

Line said...

I hope you find the good medecine! I love these prints you have a unique style!

Bichos da Matos said...

Your bears are so cute and delicate, I love it! Looking forward to see what you'll do with it:)
I've got allergies too at this time of year... Hope you'll feel good soon, happy week!

Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem said...

I was also going to say the thyme tea too. Hope it works for you. I just saw that you were a contributor to "An Imaginery Band" - I found that blog last year, before I found this one, and thought it was great. Why did it stop?
Cute little bears.
Enjoy the weekend.

Jennifer said...

Natsumi:
Almost everyone I know has had this illness. It may be allergies (the pollen count is very high this year, and even people who don't usually experience allergy symptoms are presenting with them this year), or possibly a viral infection.
I had a sore throat, that lasted about 1 day- then turned into congestion- upper respiratory infection- with a persistent cough (that was usually worse at night). It lasted for about two-three weeks. Whooping cough infections are also on the rise this year. I chalk it up to a bad economy, everyone being stressed- leading to weakened immune systems.
Codeine cough syrup worked for me, along with fluids and rest.
Hope you feel better soon.

the notebook doodles said...

i hope you get well soon, natsumi :)

la fille vanille said...

Get better soon - and what adorable sketches - looking orward to hearing/seeing more on that project :-) xo

Cabrizette said...

oh, i really love the last one !!! Have a great end of day !

christel said...

Hope you'll fell better very soon ! Love your bear! SOOOOO cute !

Françoise said...

Lovely little bears.
I hope you get well soon. Allergies are so strange. Some years, I get them. And other years are just fine. Usually, I use homeopathy to get some relief.

Elisabelle said...

love your bear and your use of colors! just touch...
that's really great:)

persistent cough sounds like asthma to me... the same kind I have. pollution does not help, for sure.
take care.

Francesca said...

I hope you find what's causing your persistent cough!

ibb said...

Take care and I hope you are a bit better now. Maybe you should go to country somedays...maybe you need some desintoxication...
Lovely drawings.

Yoli said...

Lovely sketches and I do hope you feel better soon. Take good care.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I hope you're better now !

I like this bear !!! friend of the adorable rabbit !

Claire said...

My little Marie had a cough during more than one month... And it's finished now, since 2 or 3 days... We don't know the reason... Hope you feel better now...
Your sketches are wonderful! I really love the last one with all this colours!!! Gorgeous!

Janis said...

Love your drawings Natsumi and can't wait to hear more about the card project!

I have bad allergies all year long, in every season, but I have never had a cough like I have now. It's something new for me. Interesting you do too, and interesting what Jennifer said as well. huh?

naomemandeflores said...

I hope you feel better now! Pollution is such a horrible thing.

Lovely bear design. ♥

jgy said...

Hi Natsumi,
How are you feeling? I hope your cough is better.
It's true there are many allergies now with the air quality, could be that but I hope you can find what it is and take care:)
The bears are so precious, I love seeing your drawings, good luck with the greeting cards, xoJoanne

la casita said...

Oh I have allergies too, mine is because of rapeseeds flowers that are everywhere here, but also other plants.
It's annoying also because people are keeping pointing me out that I'm always unwell! o bother.... it's an allergy I say!
Love your bears ;)

Ritva said...

hope you get well soon!
have you considered acupuncture?
i had allergy years ago- not anymore,
had help from acupuncture :)
take care!
hugs!

prístino. atrapasueños. said...

Get well soon, Natsumi!
Your drawings and pictures are so delicate and always give caresses to my heart...

I love daises, too...

Have a nice week!

Natalia said...

Hi natsumi!!
Espero que te repongas muy pronto!!! Este año me di la vacuna contra la gripe!!! Espero que funcione...!
Hermosas tarjetas :), simples y bonitas.

Espero que te mejores!!!
I hope you get well soon!

babalisme said...

Yaaay drawings! ..of Bears!! double yaaay!

I used to have a persistent cough as well, I thought it was nothing, one medicine take, it's gone and coming back again in a few days. I went to check it up and it was TB, deadly serious. You might want to consult your doctor too, just in case.

Mulot said...

Lovely Teddy Bear :)

Dorte said...

Lovely drawings, natsumi. Hope you get well soon!

fil@home said...

your sketches are awesome. Will come back to discover more about these greeting cards
take care
ccildeturin

intan said...

The bears are so cute :)

hope you get well soon

Cate said...

i'll bet that it's allergies, natsumi. seems like so many people around me have them and have that same cough that won't leave them alone.

sending you a big get well hug. love your bears!

naomemandeflores said...

Hi Natsumi! I just sent you an invitation to an art swap! I hope you like it!

♥, Camila

Yanyan said...

Get well soon Natsumi. It might be the pollution. Landon and I both had dry cough when we visited China. Even though I have lived 21 years in my country... Try some Chinese remedy- Warm Pear soup with ice sugar