Thursday, May 13, 2010

Dental surgery day -- no time for painting

Happy Together
black marker on bond paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010
My younger son had six wisdom teeth taken out today.

Not only that but we were sitting in the waiting room
ready to take him home after one tooth was removed
when the nurse told us it would be six! Six! Steven
nearly had a heart attack. That's a lot of wisdom teeth --
but then Sam is extra smart. So we took a deep breath,
and now we're home administering to our recovering
young fellow. The dentist is amazingly skilled (I
used to be a dental assistant as a teenager and I know),
and the whole operation was done neatly and cleanly
within an hour.

But I am administering drinks, pain killers, mushy
food, and attending to the wee 6'4" lad. So the
most art I got around to today is this small sketch
I did waiting in the dentist's office. The children
in the picture are a family I'll be painting in the next
couple of weeks. They are lovely children, and a
happy, close knit bunch. I am looking forward to
capturing their energy in paint.

Have a taking-care-of-your-family day.


Floea Doehler said...

My dear Barbara, I didn't realize when i talked to you on the phone today that Sam was having 6 (WTH???) wisdom teeth out. We went through all of that at our house a few years ago and it was gruesome for a couple of days. Well, at least it'sdone!!
It was great talking to you and getting all fired up about painting.
I love the sketch....can't wait to see the results.
xoxo Hugs to the good parents and the tall, handsome patient too.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Bless his heart and yours. Here's to quick healing!

eldon said...

Bummer for your young 6'-4" sone. I had 4 out all at the same time and it was one of the miserable things I ever have done. I hope he's a quick healer and gets back to it real soon.


oh man, been there. no worries though, give drugs and gruel and he'll bounce back in no time. love the way you always find time for art...

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Flora,

6 -- the boy is wise, but then you knew that. Actually I think the dentist is a miracle worker, because he has hardly any swelling and is feeling pretty good. I'm impressed.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Elizabeth,

It seems to have worked - your blessing, because he is healing very

Take care,


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Eldon,

I remember getting one at a time out and it was rough. His dentist is extremely skilled, and it was fairly quick. Plus Sam seems almost better today. Thanks for your good wishes.

Take care,


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Chris,

Thanks for your kind thoughts. All these sweet thoughts, plus our wonderful dentist, seems to have worked, and the boy is almost better.

Which is great.

Take care,


Melinda said...

I've been thinking of your dear boy and his dental surgery. I hope he's doing really well with his recovery.

Weird things--teeth. So glad all went well.

Nice drawing too!

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