To minimize your risk of decompression sickness while diving: Dive and rise slowly in the water, and don't stay at your deepest depth longer than recommended. Scuba divers typically use dive tables that show how long they can remain at a given depth. Don't drink alcohol before diving.
Good news: I didn't drink alcohol before diving!
That said, I didn't use a dive table either, and I may have overstayed my time at my deepest depth.
But, I am taking great care to rise slowly.
Today I spent just a few minutes in my studio, utterly content, respecting my own inner voice as to what I might paint and how long I might do so.
I'd started a piece maybe three days ago. Today, I added more color by dabbing paint with my finger and scribing some free-form circles with Neocolor II wax pastels. After that, I threw in some big fat orbs using a paint marker. Then, I made some passes with neutral paint on my brush.
Just right and just enough for today.
|work in progress: a snippet|
acrylic, pencil, and wax pastels on drawing paper