Monday, April 9, 2018

8 hours in the hospital


Processsing
Black marker on Fabriano paper
6 1/2 X 8 1/4 inches
Barbara Muir © 2018
A family member got sick last night, and we went to
the emergency department at a local hospital today.
It was a long saga, and in total we spent eight hours
until we saw a doctor.  The good news, everything
is going to be all right. And along the way, especially
in the final waiting room, we met some very nice
people.

Worrying
Black marker on Fabriano paper
6 1/2 X 8 1/4 inches
Barbara Muir © 2018
One lovely woman, Carmella, shared a sandwich
with a woman who had cut her hand badly falling
on a wine glass.  A total stranger feeling compassion
for someone else's pain, and feeding them after
a long, long, long wait.  I was so happy to
witness that, and all of the humour in that room
too.
They say it's worse on Monday
Black marker on Fabriano paper
6 1/2 X 8 1/4 inches
Barbara Muir © 2018
I'm sharing some sketches I did.  Even though the
wait was long, people were always coming and going
and I drew what I could get down quickly.
A challenge I always enjoy.  But it would be
more fun to draw this way in a café for sure.

I hope my girlfriend's okay
Black marker on Fabriano paper
6 1/2 X 8 1/4 inches
Barbara Muir © 2018
Have a valuing your good health day.

2 comments:

Georgia Fullerton said...

I love that you found your own unique way of coping during your hospital visit. Very, very inspiring...thanks for sharing my friend...

Georgia

Nicki said...

These are lovely, fresh sketches catching a moment in time.

I am glad your family member is going to be okay.

XO Nicki

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