Saturday, April 22, 2006

IF - Robot, Sunday Scriblings - Chocolate & Inspire Me Thursday

You may run....

Robots


... especially if its sunny and you are made of chocolate.

Robots collaged in Quality Street and Cadbury's chocolate fingers (broken), on a background made in Painter IX.

I'm not sure whether this is the way that Inspire Me Thursday was meant to be pushing with its suggestion to "Challenge Yourself to Find the Art in the Everyday" but once I'd got the idea into my head I had to play with it.




Sunday Scribblings - Chocolate

Chocolate has been an important part of my life yet I spent 17 years avoiding it. At that time I got a migraine if I had even the tiniest amount. Those days are now behind me, cured through the use of health kinesiology. I'd known how to do such a correction for 2 years before I used it and then only because I had accidentally put some chocolate in my mouth, tasted it and spat it out but then still felt the familiar bubbles at the top of my spine that heralded a migraine for me. (Some people get interesting visual distrubance with migraines I had weird sensations.) So I did the correction and discovered I also needed one for experiencing pleasure too! (HK testing is very accurate when performed competently but you either need a good practitiner or, like me, train so you can treat yourself.)

Nowadays, except when attempting to slim ;-), I have chocolate everyday... and like Johnny Depp, in Chocolat, my favourite form of chocolate is Hot Chocolate.

I hope Mr Depp likes chocolate and is not himself allergic to it as he has had two such tasty roles, Chocolat and Charile and the Chocolate factory.

Hmm... well I'm not quite sure how I got here as I'm not really much into films... but chocolate seems to have led here. Just imagine if all those coins in Pirates of the Carribean had been chocolate... the curse would have been unliftable... luckily I have learnt to lift this particular curse and I wish you all to be free of it too, if you'll accept my blessings!

And I'm sure the chocolate robots are going to have some very melting moments soon....

38 comments:

Robert McLaughlin said...

Quite the interesting approach to make robots. Very nice illustration!

andrea said...

Wow -- she's a very well-endowed chocolate robot, isn't she? :) I ration myself: a couple of squares of Lindt 70% Cocoa from the freezer every day ~ for medicinal purposes of course!

Caroline said...

Robert - thanks - I wasn't sure what to do for robots until chocolate got into the mix ;-)

Andrea - well-endowed? That's the effect of an overdose of chocolate. You have wonderfully self-control if you really do leave all that chocolate in the freezer, all cold and and on its own.... just crying out to be made warmer... I really do prefer mine hot!

Liz Jones said...

YAY!!!! Chocolate robots!!

If they were mine, they'd have to run pretty fast to remain in their current form :oP

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

I am glad for the explanation, I thought it was candy and hotdogs... that would have been "really" disturbing... very funny.

Laini Taylor said...

Wow, I can't imagine chocolate-triggered migraines! It would be an interesting quandary for me, but I suspect I would have a lot of migraines! I enjoyed your ramble through Depp-land! Funny stream of consciousness.

Caroline said...

Liz Jones - I regret to say they have already met their demise ;-)

Princess Pepper Cloud - :-)

Laini - the migraines were bad enough that I had no choice... then... and I rather enjoyed plunging in so deep, I mean Depp...

ValGalArt said...

this is clever and funny! i love how you have made up with the love that would hurt you, but now soothes you!!! I had no idea that chocolate could cause migraines! I'm glad that you can heal yourself! unique and lovable illo!!!

Paris Parfait said...

Clever idea about the robots. Great post! Am so glad you can now eat chocolate without invoking migraines! (I have the weird vision migraine onslaught warning). Have you tried chocolate with red wine? It can be quite the treat!

megg said...

I loved this! I am especially intrigued by health kinesiology as I get migraines and have some food allergies. I will follow your link when I have more time. And MMMMM Johnny Depp in Chocolat. It's my favorite movie ever I think!

Caroline said...

Valgalart - thank you - Chocolate, Coffee, Red Wine, Oranges are all common causes... and all things I've had to do work on...

Paris Parfait - Have you ever made pictures of your migraine visions? Red wine used to give me a migraine immediately from the first time I ever tried it so although I could drink it now I've no nice associations and no wish too...

Megg - you might like to go straight to the uk website http://www.hk4health.co.uk/ and their practitioners are listed on: http://www.hk4health.co.uk/register.htm I think you are in a good part of the world for them and will have a choice of who to see. I think there is someone good in Totnes - Bill Stenlake - that's fairly near to you isn't it?

Hundred and One said...

I love, love, love your chocolate robots!!

cosmos said...

Cool. They look like toh sgod to me. Do more.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Wonderful illustration... I hope no candy was hurt in the making of that image?

Janet said...

Cool! 'like to read your rambles. I've had migraines since I was 14. I have the visual disturbance kind;usually set off by a flash of light (camera flash,etc) That strobe light effect of sunlight through the trees when driving gets me every time. I have found in the last few years,if I run for my pain pills and drink something highly caffeinated,I can often ward it off.

aynaku said...

very interesting approach to the topic!i like the idea and... chocolate, as well.
thanks for your comment
:)

Caroline said...

hundred and one - I'd offer to share if there was anything left... ;-)

Cosmos - hmm... I don't think I've quite understood that remark sorry... and I don't think I shall become a chocolate artist as it would only mean getting fatter ;-)

Ascenderrisesabove - not until after the picture was shot... I mean chocolate fingers like to be broken don't they?

Janet - thank you - rambling is so much more fun when I've no idea where I'm going!

Aynaku - thank you!

Katili said...

Great imagination you have, choco robots ! They look quite busy there, may be sun is rising? Eatable good looking robots ;-)

Cate said...

Oh, I know NOTHING about health kinesiology, but now, you've got me all interested in learning more! I've known people who got migraines after eating chocolate and though I've never had a migraine, you describe the beginnings of one so vividly, I can almost imagine it!

I also love the segue into films, so basically, I'm tellin' ya, I'm gonna be spending my afternoon, researching kinesiology amidst candy wrappers, then zipping off to the video store to rent a Johnny Depp movie!

P.S. Your IF is gorgeous! So creative and beautifully done!

Joy Eliz said...

I too have problems with chocolate but I'm such an addict that I can gauge how much more I can have before I get a migraine or start to feel sick.
Very interesting about kinesiology...you seem to be quite a personal Shaman.

Caroline said...

Katili - they were delicious!

Cate - I've found HK has had a strong effect on me emotionally etc. too but that's much more tricky to put into words than saying it sorted out my migraines. Hope you enjoyed your chocolate Depp afternoon ;-)

Joy Eliz - you are lucky that you can have some without ill effect... and also that you can judge the amounts... very good!
Kinesiology can lead to strange things... especially HK...

Lee said...

great post, I love the chocolate robots...I can imagine them leaving little gooey footprints everywhere ;)

Robyn said...

Mmmmmm! Chocolate! The whole world should be chocolate ...

Cheers,
Robyn
Scratches & Scribbles

Caroline said...

Lee - and I can remember the chocolate fingerprints I left... ;-)

Robyn - sometimes I wonder if it is... ;-)

carla said...

These two better run before someone eats them! This is marvelously creative, and fits the bill three ways...excellent multitasking! I love the bacground you put in...it gves this an urban edge. As far as chocolate goes...I must have a taste of dark chocolate everyday. That and coffee are my favorite drugs:> Well, I guess really my only drugs aside from a glass of wine here and there.

Jaimie said...

whee!! I love your little yummy robots.

TXArtcGal said...

What a fun piece...and, a great post!...and, now you have me thinking about Johnny Depp! Both he AND chocolate are YUMMY! :)

Caroline said...

Carla - I'm currently down to chocolate as my only drug ;-) I sometimes find it easier to create something when I add in extra constraints... robot on its own did nothing for me but chocolate + robot after reading "inspire me thursday" was much easier... so I see it less as creativity and more as effective laziness.

Jamie - thank you - I've just noticed that foil wrappers are in your colours!

TXartcgal - tee hee I agree...

ian russell said...

i would love to see these chocobots dance a little dance across the screen - they look up for it!

does that mean there's been less chocolate for the rest of us since you've been cured? oo

;o)

tinker said...

Very clever use of what you have - for a three-for-one post :>)
I'm going to have to look into the HK thing - my migraines are triggered by light changes/flashes ever since I had my eye socket fractured. Thanks for the tip!

Caroline said...

Ian - I like the idea of them dancing but Jim who likes to do animations isn't here at the moment... And there certainly has been less chocolate, hadn't you noticed?

Tinker - thanks - good luck with finding some help.

Roz Foster said...

I didn't know anything about HK. Sounds like a neat system--especially if it allows you to each chocolate! Fun illustration--what a combo!

Caroline said...

Roz - that's how I felt! A lot of kinesiologists just identify things for you to avoid that wasn't much use to me as I'd already worked those out for myself...

Tony Sarrecchia said...

That would make a great dancing screen-saver. Wonderful.

Linda said...

Cool mix on the different themes,
agree w/tony re: "great dancing screen saver" but my chocalate cravings would be crazy.

Caroline said...

Tony and Linda - if you want to make it dance please do - not sure it would be good for chocolate cravings though as you say... probably best to stick with abstracts afterall...

Guyana-Gyal said...

Is the health kinesiology only for migraines? I must check out that link, sounds interesting.

We still have pirates in the Caribbean, and they're really really awful.

Caroline said...

GG - HK is not only for migraines - its very holistic so can be used in many ways from restoration of health and preventative medicine to sport's performance enhancement.