Tuesday, May 1, 2018

April 30 My Return

Day 30

9:00 a.m.  Gimli Hospital and cast comes OFF!

9:45  I am back at work.  The staff decorated the office and there was a "welcome back" cake!  How fun!

6:00  Phil took me for dinner to celebrate.

9:00  I sit at my sketchbook and use my left hand, which has become my close friend this past month.  I will not forget you and visit with you often.

Monday, April 30, 2018

April 29 Saying Goodbye

Day 29

Saying Goodbye

This is how I spent my last day.  I felt strangely grateful for the accident.  So, tomorrow I say a bittersweet farewell to my cast and my month long art retreat.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

April 28 The Rooster Story

Day 28
The Rooster Story

This was an unforgettable day.  We drove into the city and sat at the back of an audience of grade 2's and were transported into Antonio's magical world.  I've never seen a group of children so engaged and delighted.  He told a story of a rooster with a magic stomach who returned stolen treasures to the people of a town ruled by a mean and greedy king. 

After the show, I reintroduced myself.  He remembered our visit on the plane. I asked him to sign my cast.  Such joy!

SEVAL is Red Rooster - a symbol of spiritual unfoldment, wisdom.

Friday, April 27, 2018

April 27 Synchronicity

Day 27


I once sat on an overseas flight with an engaging storyteller from Maine.  He was travelling to perform at a festival in Bangalore.  I was returning home for Nikhila's wedding.  I kept his business card on my fridge in University.

This week in Winnipeg he is performing at the Storytelling Festival.  I recognized his name, and then saw his face on a flyer.  Wouldn't it be fun to see him perform.  I might see if Phil wants to drive in for it.

April 26 More One Liners

Day 26

More One Liners

My neighbour Hillary Rose is a character.  She has the perfect hat for any occasion.  I see her out walking her dogs each morning.

She's a retired dentist.  She is always smiling and her dogs have the cleanest teeth in town.

I love drawing without lifting the pen.  It gives the face a whimsical touch.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

April 25 How I Feel Today

Day 25

I saw a photo online of this bust.  This is how I feel about going back to work.

Coulrophobia: Fear of clowns.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

April 24 Composition

Day 24


Phil was teaching me about composing a shot.  It all started Saturday when I took pictures at the flea market.  There was a saddle made into a swing.  I had fun cropping it into small abstract compositions.  I think each one would make a good painting - perhaps a western series.

One week today, my cast will be no more.