Good evening all!
First, I want to express my gratitude to all those who have left comments, sent emails and generally showed me Love. I cannot say how thankful I am, and how much it has helped me in this new adventure. This has been so trying both mentally and physically. As a Safety Manager I speak so much about Life Changing injuries, I never imagined that it would happen to me... and how the simplest things in life have become huge obstacles. I live in a town house with multiple levels of stairs. I have to go up 15 (steep!) stairs to go to the washroom. One trip up and down feels like a marathon. I conquered that obstacle the first day home, then when the Man went to work that night, I realized that I didn't know how to carry anything up the stairs with me. I believe things happen for a reason, and over coming these little obstacles along the way are only going to make me stronger, and more appreciative for the little things in life.
Here is a picture of my new friend:
I think it's called an "Air Cast", but it feels like it weighs 100 pounds! LOL
Now, back to art. These are two pages that I finished just before my accident in my Moleskine:
This first page is a little scary. Or rather, the cat on this page is a little scary. ;) I am working on just sketching and not worrying what the outcome is... just trying something new. A lot of random things on this spread. The black and white stripes is some tissue paper.
I really like how this turned out. I used some scrapbook paper as a background, and then tried to copy the flowers using swirls. I used some handmade paper and a Ba sic Grey border fram from a sticker sheet. I applied a thin layer of white acrylics over everything. I then added some purple watercolour paint right out of the tube and used my wet fingers to spread it across the page. I finished with some Hero Arts alpha stamps for the title, with my own handwriting.
I've been trying to do a bit of art everyday so far. It's hard because I'm limited to what I can have beside me here on the couch. I plan on buying a table of some sort that fits under the couch so that I can work more easily.
Again, thanks so much everyone for your support and comments. I truly appreciate all of you that have taken the time. I will try very hard not to keep my posts so negative, please bear with me!