Okay let's catch up, I finished all of my Halloween projects and shipped them off to their new homes. yeah!
I was already to really concentrate on my favorite things, Santa's, snowmen, tiny decorated trees and ornaments, I carefully sketched,
planned and organized all of my projects fully focused on the task ahead. yea right! I tripped other one of my dogs and broke both of my wrists!!! yea! I am not sure which one of my small doggies was the culprit, both were sitting in their beds with wide eyes and looked really guilty as we hobbled off to the hospital. I have a new appreciation for my husband who did all the cooking,cleaning laundry, and dishes! My husband has never put a dish in the dishwasher,and here he is doing it all it been heaven!
I did manage to convince my doctor that I need as much of my hands exposed, so he allowed me to have my right fingers exposed to mid palm, however the left was broken in 2 places so that one got the whole cast treatment. As I sat in my studio, I decided to try painting a completed sculpted gourd, figuring that would be an easy project to do,I am in total denial at this point , after all I have my fingers exposed! I carefully squeezed the paint on to my foam plate, took about 2 minutes because I didn't have any strenght in my fingers because well my wrists were broken. I pushed on, I fought with my brush to get it into a workable position, dipped my brush in the large pool of paint, accidently tipped it over ON TO MY LAP!! Of course I couldn't grab it because my casts wouldn't let me reach around to pick it up. Yay! That was the high point of my first day back to work in my studio.
I'd like to report things did get better, I have been able to do some sculpting keeping my projects scaled down, still have trouble keeping hold of things but all in all not too bad.
My casts came off Thursday, I have to continue to wear splints for another month,but hey is all good! AND my husband contiues to cook,clean,and wash dishes! It's a Christmas Miracle! Life is good!
Happy Thanksgiving !!