Monday, June 29, 2015


As I slowly get back into a drawing routine, I'm sticking to forgiving subjects. A friend sent me an article about fresh herbs they saw in The Guardian at the weekend. At the bottom of the article was a lovely little illustration of parsley over a simple watercolour background. That was enough to inspire me. I picked up my sketchpad and a pen and sat outside, enjoying the warm weather while I drew a section of parsley from our herb pot (a gift from the said friend). It will take a while before I'm happy with my sketches, so I'll just have to keep doing the physio exercises!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

What I'm wearing today - 28 June 2015

Boden top
Choice neckace
M&S white linen trousers
KangaROOS pumps

It's wonderful to be able to wear those summer clothes again. Long may it last.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

What I'm wearing today (and yesterday and the day before) - 27 June 2015

Boden tee-shirt
Levi's Outlet jeans
Bally's suede loafers (I've had these forever but rarely wear them - you really need a dry day for these)

Green tee-shirt
Boden white jeans
Bally suede loafers

Boden top
Boden white jeans
KangaROOS shoes (they are really cosy, but a bit sweaty, it has to be said)

The Pendulum

Four weeks without drawing - I don't know how I haven't gone insane. Well, maybe I have? And it's definitely hit my confidence - to think that four weeks ago, I was drawing mugs that looked like mugs. I'm almost afraid to try, now.

So, from that perspective, a broken foot is much better than a broken arm.

I would never have imagined that having a shoulder immobilised for a few weeks would have such dire consequences on basic mobility. And it's not like the exercises hurt hurt, but it's not pleasant, having to push to the point where it starts to hurt. Each time I feel like I'm making a little bit of progress, I have to push myself beyond that point, and then it hurts. I don't like pain. And I can't drive, I can't do yoga, I can't go to the gym. It will be a while before I have the strength in my arms and shoulders for chaturanga. And I will have to put my dream of playing the cello on hold for a few months.

OK - rant over. I'll just have to keep on pushing, with the physio, so I can get my mobility and strength back!