Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday
First up still no pictures to load BUT that is only because I now have a battery rechargeable gadget and is finally doing its thing at a power point nearby!
However, it didn’t seem to be working when I plugged it. Yes, I had read the English instructions and looked at the pictures, but nowhere did it say “remove a tiny piece of inserted other material” – it now has the indicator lights showing – let’s use how long it takes to charge up! Woman assistant says they last forever, I guess what she meant was “how long is a piece of string”.
My art-bag left home on its journey down to the mentor, I was surprised at how much art I had been creating over the last 10 weeks since I broke said wrist and one week prior to that action. I did quite a lot of art-making on Monday including some new stuff, which is still heart related just in a different medium. Nothing has been completed as now it’s taking me far more time with lefty really not on full-strength.
During the last month I have been sifting and sorting a number of things up and it seemed that a lot of paper really didn’t need to be here anymore, so I put 5 carrier bags of paper out on the kerb for the recycling truck.
Then I decided I would go into the city library to look at certain types of book relating to our own heart, the one inside of us. It turned out to be less successful but all was not lost. I trundled around here and there – various inner city suburbs until I found myself walking along Dominion Road, the kind of road that stretches from just out of city limits to the sea.
I was feeling sad, that things were going well, when I spied in the distance a posh food store Nosh – so I went there to buy a nice cake and maybe other things. As I left the store, Billy was coming in. Billy Apple is a famous sort of artist born in NZ but found his fame mostly overseas. I know Billy; I met him through his wife Mary Morrison who belongs to one of my textile groups. I had a great chat with him, blocking the entrance ramp, about art-related things and learnt a lot about how to go forth in my own art-future.
Sitting down with the WIP stuff about which is now at the hand sewing end of things, feeling positive even though hard to thread a needle, holding said needle with lefty. Holding fabric and making a running stitch or three.
Then off to physio who says I’m making huge leaps in some areas including bending wrist backwards and holding things, strength is getting better – but must continue the exercises.