Yup. I'm kinda happy 2011 is gone. I felt like crap all year. The holidaze came and found my right hand, the hand I draw with- shriveled. My middle finger decided to turn into a cooked shrimp in my palm. All of the tendons tightened and it locked in and out of place along with a lot of pain.
Thing about the ever useful middle finger is- it drags it's neighbors down with it.
I could not draw. I tried. I got frustrated. I drew the holiday card down below by taping the wacom pen to a splint.
Not being able to draw is inconceivable to me.
So - I have had some health issues for a very long time. I have been to many many doctors who have pretty much told me I was nuts. I chose to go to a doctor that was non traditional. She told me I was not nuts. This week I went on thyroid medication. As a result, my finger uncurled.
My finger is now free to flip the bird.
Yes - 3 days and it moves and doesn't lock up! Such a small movement- allows you to do or not do so much. Couldn't braid my daughter's hair, open a jar, go to the gym.... such a small body part caused all kinds of frustration and worry and now.. relief. Ahhhhhhhhh....
If you see me and I flip you the bird, take no offense please. I'm really just rejoicing in the motor skill freedom I have regained!
So I doodled today for the first time.
Who else is watching Downton Abbey!?!?!? Who else freakin LOVES it? It has got to be a cut above the average historic costume drama- cause my husband usually runs screaming from them to the safety of his sci fi movies. He's hooked. My Mom's hooked. So many friends are hooked.
And out of all of this Turn of the Century British Greatness- rises the greatest of all. Maggie Smith.
I love her and always have but- she seems to get better and better.
So I doodled her. It's what came out of the hand- maybe I'll take it further, but I am rusty. I usually don't show stuff this rough but- today, I am thrilled by the act of drawing- and don't care a fig about the results!!
I hope we all have healthy , happy, productive, art filled - 2012's !!!!