Thank you to everyone for your kind thoughts and good wishes. When she was not well my dear Mum always used to repeat 'Every day, in every way, I get better and better', and I follow her example. There is power in positive thought. And I also think of Frida Kahlo and her determination.
This was the last sketch I did before the pain hit me on Sunday 18th
Normal creativity is beyond me just now, so I am sharing with you what I call 'real' sketchbook pages, rough drawings. The following sketches were all done for Lynn Cohen's Paper, Paint, Pencils and Pens
blog where artists share quick sketches to a theme - well worth looking at and joining, I love it.
You can see what I mean when I say these are 'rough sketches'. The current theme on PPP&P is 'My Daily Life', and I was determined to do a very quick sketch almost every day. It's amazing how focussing on drawing can mask pain for a while, though I was pretty-well zonked out anyway.
The first thing I always do every day when I get up is look at the sky.
When Dev got me up for early pill time I quickly sketched
the unusual cloud formation in coloured pencils.
My new digital radio, which helps to pass the time.
Dev had bought me a huge bunch of carnations.
I didn't think I'd be able to draw them
but I was very pleased with the result in coloured pencil.
With Dev's help in running errands to choose a few pieces of pre-gelliprinted papers for me,
scissors, glue, and anything else I suddenly needed,
I managed this simple collage of a Windmill Flower.
And finally, one of my silly doggerel doodles:
I brush, I mop, and then I clean,
Swipe away any dust that can actually be seen.
Stop for a drink, a ciggie and a rest,
I may not be good but I'm doin' me best.
When I've banished all the dust and fluff,
I'm all worn out, and I think I've done enough.
Just wash the windows, no more time,
Say I'm finished - and they'll think it's fine.
Just the one sketch a day was all the creativity I had energy for in one day, but it did me good.
I hope you have enjoyed this glimpse into another of my many sketchbooks and I hope you are all well.
Linking to Paint Party Friday, and Manon's Paper Saturdays