Here's one of the latest in my horizon series. Horizontal lines have a calming effect so they can stimulate feelings of peacefulness. After some thought I realized that this series came about because of my recent illness. That sounds negative, but it really isn't. When we get sick, it's often important to go a little slower, come to a place of peaceful acceptance, and learn how to heal. All of my paintings are about journeys we take in life. Out of necessity this series is more gentle, less urgent.
They're smaller too. If you ever have to limit your activities because of illness, one trick I found was to not tackle something big. Go for smaller pieces. Even ATC sized. IMHO, it's good for your morale because you'll feel a sense of accomplishment. That's better than exhausting yourself with a gargantuan project that doesn't get finished.
When was the last time you gave yourself a break? Sometimes a little gentleness with ourselves can go a long way.