Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Unfortunate and fortunate. My right foot.

Today it's not so much what is on my desk, as I can't get to it at the moment, but what is on my lap!

I mentioned in my last post that I had been ill with pneumonia and was at last on the mend....

Well life often throws us a curved ball and within days of that last post I had fallen down my steps and fractured my foot!
I have never broken a bone before and nor do I want to again. Life on crutches is proving tricky as I can't weight bear for around 4 weeks. :(
Things I take for granted are often out of reach, my house has become an assault course, and trips up or down stairs to be viewed with trepidation.

I have started to sketch on my  lap, it is hard to get things easily to hand so I am using what is easy to get hold of.

Sketching with Inktense pencils.

I have used some of the lovely get well flowers sent to me as inspiration.

I have been doodling flowery patterns too.

Also... Big Tah dah...
 I have spent my sofa time learning to crochet, something that until last week had baffled me! Now courtesy of you tube I am beginning a blanket. By the time my cast comes off I want it to be finished. It will be a reminder of how much I take my mobility for granted and how lucky I am to be fit and able bodied ( Usually) Many are not so lucky and it is not a case of enforced rest for a few weeks and the removal of a cumbersome cast.

I may be unfortunate, but I am fortunate in so many ways.

linking up to WOYWW this week as I have lots of time to seek out woolly inspiration.;)

 Learning to Crochet

Linking up to  Paint party friday too where I have lots of time to peruse this weeks artful meanderings.

Friday, 6 February 2015


Neocolor crayon and collage on bamboo paper

It's been a few weeks since I last posted having been struck down by a horrible virus, which then left me with pneumonia. I  am not a good patient but lack of energy and breath made doing nothing very easy!!

Feeling the energy levels returning I finally opened my tin of neoocolor crayons for the first time in weeks to do a little sketch.

I am still not up to full speed yet but each day I can do a little more.
I sketched some of my  'get well Daffodils' They are such joyful flowers.
 I added some book-paper petals before the water wash.

And  using picmonkey I  blended the original photograph and the neocolor drawing.

Hope to be up to full speed, blogging and creating very soon.....

Linking to Paint party Friday