Monday, November 26, 2007

Busy and Sore...

When I’m quiet for a while on the blog, it usually means that I am either sore or busy. This past week has been both!

I went for another CT scan of the whole spinal area and again, did not fit the machine so much of the dragon’s long, long legs suspended out into space as I tried to brace my abs and hold the legs up as they ran me through the scanner. Now I know what a pattern feels like when it’s being copied! No unauthorized extra copies of me please!

I’ve also been working hard on a set of drawings for Owen and the dinosaur. I went through 2 or 3 days of hating what my hands were producing because I decided to go with coloured pencil and brush marker instead of watercolour. To me the differences are VERY obvious! I was mourning the loss of some of the things I can do with paint while savouring how much faster each drawing could go together because I didn’t have to wait for everything to dry before adding my ink details.... I’d worked myself into a lather when I met with the author to see which he preferred. He sat at the dining room table, looked at both... peered at them closer and told me that until I pointed out the details, he couldn’t see much of a difference!

Artists sometimes get so obsessed with detail that it gets in the way. I bet all creative types can be like that. Some stitchers worry so much about a mistake that seems glaring to them, they forget that most people won’t ever notice unless they point the mistake out.

This week is the most invasive test thus far and I go off all forms of pain medication tonight, eat lightly tomorrow and basically purge the dragon completely on Wednesday before the test on Thursday. I won’t go into details or doodle any cartoons unless something totally twisted comes to mind, but I might show off some of the drawings later this week, just to put some pictures up here. It always feels so naked when there are only words!

6 comments:

tkdchick said...

Awww Jen big hugs for the dragon, from your description I think I know what test you're going for! You're going through such a rough time!

You're in my thoughts!

Lori-Ann said...

Good thing Dragons are typicaly known to be tough creatures.

Perhaps Merlin will have some magic to help. After the last picture of a toasted physician (lol), I expect he will wear his flame- retardant robes ;) Seriously wishing and praying for discovery of the problem.

WhizGidget said...

I hope the physician is a good wizard and can solve the issue the big dragon faces...

As for pictures... perhaps a dragon tightening his belt is appropriate.

Anonymous said...

Hugs for the Dragon!


But just think, many more scans and you'll be able to model for an "Abs of Steel" commercial!:)

My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Stacey in Dartmouth

Misty said...

Hope the test went quickly and not painfully! Hugs!

Erin said...

I hope today's tests went well! And I *really* hope it yields some answers.