Recuperation


I am recuperating from surgery on my dominant hand, arm, and thumb for bone on bone DX.  I am 1 month in to recovery and already going semi bananas...lol...with 2 more months in a rigid splint...

I have been doing art with my left hand and using some of the spray dyes by Lindys, making cards, trying different techniques, and also the black Elegant Writer calligraphy pen which bleeds out pink and blue.  From Tattered angels I am also using their Dazzling Diamond and Pearl Sprays as a FINISH .... and I might even flyspeck some of Decoart's Glamour Dust paints for that extra bling....

This last therapy session the therapist fashioned me a good sized "thing" that has a hole in the center and my paint brush will slide in and then with a tip it becomes secure.....  I am more of an arm painter....so I think it is going to work really nice to appease my addiction so that I can paint a project.

Right now I am working on a painting that is surreal and impressionistic using a picture I tore out of a magazine as inspiration.....  It has been a challenge picking out the right shade of color or mixing the right shade for it to work in the mono toned subject manner...and I have been able to use my left hand along with occasionally putting the brush between my index and middle finger to get a bit more control...... it has definitely been a challenge but it has helped to concentrate on what I am doing rather than on not being able to use the thumb.....

These daisies were taken last year in a friends wildflower garden.....I long for warm weather and sunshine----but our weather report says rain all this week.   POO.

When I am done with my impressionistic painting I will post photos.....

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