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What was your fasting blood glucose? (full on chat)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Alien Aspie, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @geefull
    It is always interesting to see other artists work. John Blockley satisfied my needs for awhile in the 1990's. There are bits of his paintings I like now which is solitary cottages and the colours he uses. I need to look a little more into Ann Blockley.

    I looked up both your artists you were using for inspiration. I liked Charles Ash, but there is no way I could leave that white space in a watercolour painting. For some reason it doesn't appeal to me. However you have made nice use of that white space in your top painting.

    I like very much your bottom half of the second painting. I looked at it last night but I was so tired my brain could only see the water as a 3D landscape, so I went to bed. This morning, I cannot find in the water what I saw in it last night. The water is very effective, really good. Personally I like the bottom two thirds of the painting as a complete very good painting.
     
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  2. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Glad to have been of service. I shall now empty the rain dance bucket for the next, hopefully, satisfied customer.
     
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  3. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Was this your doing?

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  4. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @Muddy Cyclist
    Yes the sea colour is dark, but I am trying to experiment and not play safe.

    Your painting looks promising unfinished. So I look forward to seeing how it progresses.
     
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  5. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @Muddy Cyclist
    Ah, I did not know that about wild life photography.
     
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  6. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @HarryBeau
     
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  7. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think I have got away with it, with the aid of a couple of hair slides either side to adjust the length @Krystyna23040
    Otherwise it would most probably have been, lop off a bit more the long side. Then oops the other side needs a bit more off, and so on....
     
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    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  9. johnpol

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    Morning all from a decidedly chilly and damp Northeast, the forecasters actually got it right! Doomy is off on one his jaunty runs at the moment he's decided that no matter what I do he's throwing 5's one minute, then deciding to be mischievous and throw a 28.9 at me! Shocked isn't in it, nothing has changed, training consistently now even have a cross trainer thingy in the shed and Bs's are still fluctuating wildly. Ah well never mind, nose back to the grindstone to get it back in its box. My wife has decided the Government hasn't got a clue what its doing regarding the "Shielding" malarkey and is staying in for a few more weeks until a grown up comes up with some proper science about it's relaxations. Hope everyone is safe and well and achieving everything they have planned.

    Take care and stay safe
     
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  10. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Last night had few oven chips with my salmon. Tested before 5.1 and 2 hours after 4.1. Was really pleased with that, especially as the main activities for the day had been shopping and watering. No cauliflower or celeriac in either shop so was thinking might be eating oven chips more often than once a month.
    Wonder if the lower BG levels prompted liver to make more?....or is this side effect of stomach bug i seem to have picked up yesterday. How? Copious use of alcohol gel during and after shopping trip. Seems very strange to me.
     
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  11. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Glad the shopping trip seems to have gone well @SlimLizzy

    I have been off my food since I went shopping last Friday. Just felt a bit queasy. I ate very little yesterday, just eggs first thing, and nothing else. Just had a few small cubes of cheese this morning. I doubt I will eat anything else today.

    What I am wondering is, something along the lines of because we are not mixing with others anywhere near as much as we did before lockdown, are we now more vulnerable to any bugs and viruses flying around because we are not getting our daily dose of bugs which our bodies generally deal with?

    I might be talking nonsense here. I simply don’t know.
     
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    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good National Bin day Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen and all who overslept like me this Morening 7:30 am, this late start has thrown my day into the shredder.

    A 4.7 this morning, whoops if I take any insulin I shall be straight into hypo mode, hence no insulin. This evenings reading will be interesting.

    Well folks today I am scheduled a beard trim, I keep tripping over the beard and also it gets caught in my shoe laces, oh to be hairless.
    Have a great afternoon.
     
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  13. Muddy Cyclist

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    Back from a wet and chilly visit to Dorothy Clive Gardens, well worth the visit, only us and two other couples there, excellent. Lunch in VW camper and back home. Pictures of Mrs MC dressed for winter, I was/am still in my shorts, it's summer but Mrs MC put heating on stun when back home...:oops:

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  14. Krystyna23040

    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    So.pleased you had a lovely visit to the Dorothy Clive Gardens - even with the wet and chilly weather. Very sensible of Mrs MC to dress warmly.

    The gardens look absolutely stunning. Good that the plants were still flowering.
     
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  15. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That looks stunning.
    A brilliant day @Muddy Cyclist

    I am so pleased you enjoyed yourselves.
     
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  16. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    As it is raining, no soft pastels done outside today.

    So a digital piece of artwork.

    I drew the first layer with FingerPro
    Then I moved that layer to Bitpoem app, where I added the words using text saying (something I said on an earlier message todayon this thread) which say "rain has negative ions and lifts my mood"
    Then I moved that layer to Jigsaw where I put a jigsaw pattern on it.
    Then I moved it somewhere else where I darkened bits of the page.
    Then I moved that layer into Ink where I abstracted it very slightly.
    Then I moved that layer into Lens where I added the white shining light
    Then I moved that layer into Reflections app, so half of it is a reflection.
    Then I used Silhouette to add the silhouettes
    And finally in Snapseed for frame and name.

    It crashed a few times going through different apps (compatibility issues or too large file?) but I always save every step of the way.

    So, here we are...

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    An added bit.
    The first layer was concentric circles I drew to reflect the rain outside.
    This digital painting was to reflect me and my moods and the day which was rain; the words were about negative ions raising my previous downcast mood; the jigsaw was partial, because we don't have all the pieces for this COVID-19; I darkened to highlight bits; I abstracted it a tiny bit because the individual components were a bit too clear for my liking, I needed to muddy the waters a bit; I needed the shining light of hope; half of this picture is a reflection because reflections change, but it may also be the rippling effect of change; then the rest was silhouettes to make my point, but I will keep that mystery to myself.

    I never explain my digital paintings, so this is an exception, but they do reflect me at the point of time I do them.
    gennepher
     
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    Thanks you @Krystyna23040 and @gennepher for comments about Dorothy Clive Gardens Visit, pleased we ignored the weather and went. I took lots of pictures of flowers and Mrs MC is quiet in her study drawing and painting them. Me well I have been trying to save the picture I started yesterday, failed, but I will post it to show I finished. I am going to put aside this Canson Rough Paper, it and I do not get on. I am also giving up with trying to change my stile as that also seem s to be defeating me. A big rethink needed so lots of sketching and doodling tonight for some new ideas.

    So A4 watercolour on Canson Rough Paper, about 2 hours.

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    Just realised I have another Canson Rough sheet already with a wash laid down, so I will do another Stepping Stone Painting but try a more dramatic angle, then away with the Canson as it's driving me nuts.
     
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    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That is what art should be about, I really enjoyed this Digital Art, loved the water effect you created and it's depth to the bright light.

    I have to say seeing the eyes and nose of faces and the curly lines in the water, your haircut came to mind. :)
     
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  19. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The eyes and nose were a totally accidental effect of the reflection app. I didn't see them until after I had posted this painting @Muddy Cyclist (but it is something I have deliberately done in the past!).

    When you said "seeing the eyes and nose of faces and the curly lines in the water, your haircut came to mind." that was funny :) But relevant in that the pic is about the last 24 hours so to speak. You just know a bit of the backstory of my 24 hours because I post on here.
     
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  20. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    White Canson is not my favourite paper.
    I think I have a couple sketchbooks of it somewhere at the back of a cupboard, and that is where they are going to stay.

    Your painting is effective. It has got depth, good reflections and the stepping stones lead you to the golden sunlight in the distance. It is a good painting.
     
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