Saturday, January 4, 2020

Fair is fair -- did I speak too soon? No. And I still love 2020.

Self portrait -- quick sketch
Brown marker on 
Fabriano notebook paper
6.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019

Not fair to do a quick sketch of other people, and 
not of myself! In my ongoing promise to myself to
draw every day, I am continuing. But here’s the thing.
(Favourite expression of one of my favourite bosses!)
I spent part of today in a hospital emergency ward because
of a bad pain in my leg. Essentially I have been ordered to
lie down with that leg up for a week!  A week!  Good news
is that should get rid of the problem.  Sound weird right?
Running, weights, something intensely physical?  Nope.
Lie down!  Argh...

So drawing  — however limited is going to be my best friend.
And I’m sorry because great painting ideas have been floating
 into my mind while I slept since before the holidays. "Slow down
 girl!" is the message. Let my leg heal. Alright!

I am allowed to walk, but can't stand, or sit without that leg high
in the air.  My walking friend was happy about the walking news.
Tried yoga with my hands on the floor, and the leg
high in the air.  But you can only do that for so long. LOL. I usually
stand or sit to paint.  So be content with awkward drawings please.

Happy weekend!


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