Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Ottoman Studio, IPad Photograph



The first, hopeful step:  getting out supplies and setting up a mini studio on the ottoman next to my spot on the couch.  Unfortunately, carrying through with my desire was hampered. My hands are bruised and aching from the IVs. That's why my watch is on the World Atlas not on my wrist.  Icing helps.  --Why the Atlas?  It's a great substitute for the tray, which is too far away to make the trip.

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  1. Ready, steady, you go girl! You are amazingl, nothing can stop you!

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    1. Getting the materials out did. The bright sign was I had the urge. You have to start somewhere. Hands are worrisome. Luckily, I had them use the left and only allowed using the right for one at the very end of my stay. Energy is hard to muster.

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  2. You are right...the urge is a wonderful sign. Your body will tell you if you do too much.
    Love the photo - the round watch face with all the different angles around it.
    Hate the hands hurting but you have not mentioned if your lung area bothers you.
    Sending a friendship hug.
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    1. Surprising as it is, no, the lung wound doesn't hurt; it's just sore. The annoying part of it is there's drainage that leaks out every now and then; just when we think it's tapering off, there's a gush. Poor Ellis is not only learning to cook, but he's doing laundry like there's a baby in the house--everyday. When I first got home last Sunday, I would feel like I had to sneeze, yawn or cough, but the body wouldn't carry through; I'd brace myself for the action and it would stop. A couple of days later after using the Airlife apparatus religiously, those urges were allowed. The Airlife helps expand the air capacity of the lungs.

      Aside from rounding up some supplies, I am popping up more. I'm getting antsy lying on the couch. No pain pill needed so far, other than Tylinol. The hands hurting is worrisome, but the bruising is fading. In time. --you really don't want to ask me how are you feeling. 😄

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  3. A wonderful still life photo, and a good sign that the urge is coming back. Sorry about your hands, I hope they feel better soon so you can use all these artsy stuff.

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    1. Thanks Judy. I hope my hands stop aching soon too. The ice is helping. Photography is important to my work given I mostly work from references. While editing is limited on the iPad, it gives you just enough leeway to produce a satisfying photo. Of course, our artistic vision helps a lot. Yesterday, after getting out the pencil materials, all the energy I had left was for photographing. Then I was back to napping and bad television. These are long days.😊

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  4. You sure have the eye---this is a cool photo. I hope your hands feel better soon! Will you do some of those great Sargent copies? I love those! Or maybe something of your handsome family...or maybe just a jar or a bowl---whatever you draw is always fun to see. You never disappoint. Oh, how about another of those iPad drawings? Well, you'll get to it soon, I'm sure. Meanwhile.... put those feet up and watch a funny movie. I'm so glad you are on the mend! :)

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    1. Thanks Celeste for trying to entice me back to art. I'd love to oblige, but I am totally absorbed in how I'm feeling and what can we do to make me feel less achy, less like I've been hit by a truck. I hate big deal pain killers; they knock you out of your head. Tylinol helps, but doesn't eradicate. I am constantly seeking a comfortable spot. Sitting upright, pacing seem the best, but whack me out. I'm too self absorbed these days to even think about painting or drawing--but your mention of Sargent, did spark interest. Copying somebody else isn't demanding since it was already done by someone else. :-)). FB entertains. There's a lot of people out there who have nothing more interesting to do, but see what others like them are doing. And I'll stop there. My friends might unfriend me if I keep talking this way. :-))

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  5. Small steps .... I hope you can do something soon .Your artist hands
    wish certain gestures connected to draw or paint. When the hands can do something, everything becomes more beautiful....
    I hope very soon.
    Warm hugs, Rita.

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